Stockberger, Hubers Finish Close to NCAA Marks
Feb. 6, 2010
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The 2010 indoor season has seen the IU men's distance runners gain national recognition. At the Meyo Invitational, the women's distance runners got in on the act. The Hoosiers got four NCAA qualifications in women's distance events, including two new school records.
Senior Molly Beckwith, who ran a leg on the school record D.M.R. on day one of the meet, ran an NCAA auto time in the 800m on day two. Beckwith's time of 2:04.50 is a new school record and the third fastest in the NCAA this season. The time is a half second better than the NCAA auto standard.
Senior Wendi Robinson, who also ran a leg on the D.M.R. on day one, ran a provisional qualifying time in the 3,000m. She finished in 9:26.55 for her third NCAA mark of the season. The time is the 5th best in school history.
In the men's 800m, Danny Stockberger came within .21 seconds of his first career NCAA qualification. His time of 1:50.71 is a 1.25 second improvement on his career best.
Junior Ben Hubers ran a time of 8:07.27 in the men's 3,000m. The time is just off the provisional standard of 8:05.00. The time is more than 10 seconds better than his previous career best.
The Hoosiers will host the Hoosier Hills on Feb. 12 and visit the Tyson Invitational on Feb. 12-13. For complete coverage of IU track and field, stay tuned to IUHoosiers.com.
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