Hubers, Butler Help Win Bragging Rights for Hoosierland
April 9, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - A year after the state of Kentucky won bragging rights at the Border Battle: "Kentuckiana," the Hoosier state exacted revenge. IU and Notre Dame's track and field programs combined to defeat Louisville and Kentucky. The "Hoosierland" men won 104-96 and the women took out the "Commonwealth" women 103-96. The Hoosiers had outstanding performances from Faith Sherrill and Vera Neuenswander among others on the day.
Sherrill moved into the nation's top three with a winning heave of 17.49m (57-4.75) in the shot put. She was more than four feet better than her closest competitor.
Neuenswander and Kelsie Ahbe went 1-2 in the pole vault. Neuenswander cleared 4.25m (13-11.25) for the win. She moves into the nation's top 10 on the season with the clearance. Ahbe took second, clearing 4.15m (13-7.25). No other competitor cleared 13 feet.
Hoosiers went 1-2-3 in the 1,500m, with Ben Hubers taking the win in 3:47.15. Andrew Poore and De'Sean Turner were right behind in 3:47.97 and 3:48.51 respectively. Turner and Poore doubled back to take second and third in the 3,000m steeplechase, behind only defending NCAA champion Matt Hughes of Louisville. Turner was done in 8:58.07 and Poore in 8:58.63.
Kind Butler won the 100m, 200m and the 4x100m relay titles on the day. He clocked a time of 10.53 seconds in the 100, and Devin Pipkin took second in 10.62. In the 200, Butler crossed the line in 21.45. The Hoosiers won the 4x100 in 40.43.
The women's steeplechase saw Hoosiers finish first and second. Sarah Pease won in 10:29.28 and Breanne Ehrman was second in 10:30.54.
Next on the schedule for the Hoosiers is the Indiana Invitational on April 17-18 in Bloomington. For complete coverage of all things IU track and field, stay tuned to IUHoosiers.com.
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