Meyo Invite Day Two - Seven Hoosiers Record Career Marks
Feb. 9, 2008
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The Hoosiers finished competition in the Meyo Invite on Saturday at the Loftus Center on Notre Dame's campus. Saturday was the second day of competition in the meet.
The men's team performed very well on Saturday, recording eight career best marks. The team also had five top ten finishes on the day.
Senior Wil Glover led the Hoosiers as he finished seventh in the 60m dash, recording a time of 6.85 seconds. He was followed in by fellow senior Marcus Thigpen, who finished eighth with a time of 6.87 seconds.
Thigpen then ran the 200m dash, finishing in seventh with a time of 21.94 seconds. His time is just over seven tenths of a second short of the NCAA provisional mark of 21.23. Following Thigpen in was freshman Devin Pipkin, who recorded a career best in the event with a time of 22.08 seconds. Pipkin shed .26 seconds off of his previous best of 22.34.
Senior Kyle Jenkins finished sixth in the triple jump. His jump of 15.26m was just ten centimeters short of the fifth place jump and only 14 centimeters short of eclipsing the NCAA provisional mark for the second time this season.
Three Hoosiers ran to career best times in the 400m dash. Leading the trio in the event was junior Martin Stephen, who recorded a time of 48.71 seconds. Stephen shed just under a full second off his previous best of 49.69. Following Stephen across the finish line was fellow junior John Gunnell, recording a time of 48.91. His time was a .11 second improvement on his previous best, 49.02. Senior Devin Moore was the third Hoosier that recorded a career best in the event. He recorded a time of 51.89 seconds.
Just like in the 400m dash, three Hoosiers recorded career marks in the 800m run. Freshman De'Sean Turner finished fourteenth in the event with his time of 1:52.11. Turner sliced .26 seconds off of his previous best, 1:52.36. Turner was followed in by junior Evan Bardach, who recorded a time of 1:53.23. Bardach's time was an improvement of one tenth of a second. Sophomore Todd Leone also recorded a career best in the event with a time of 1:54.01. Leone improved his previous mark by 1.22 seconds.
Freshman Andy Weatherford also recorded a career best on the day. His came in the 3,000m run, as he recorded a time of 8:41.53, improving his previous best by 3.07 seconds.
The Hoosiers will return to action next weekend as Gladstein Fieldhouse will play host to the Hoosier Hills Open, and a portion of the team will compete at the Tyson Invite in Fayetteville, Ark.
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