Men's Track

    Werskey Hits Regional Mark Again as IU Competes in Final Day of Cardinal Invitational

    Go Hoosiers! Freshman Eric Werskey has reached the regional mark in the shot put twice this season.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Freshman Eric Werskey has reached the regional mark in the shot put twice this season.
    Go Hoosiers!

    April 21, 2007


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Freshman Eric Werskey recorded another regional qualifying mark as the Indiana track and field teams concluded competition at the Cardinal Invitational, hosted by the University of Louisville, on Saturday, April 21.

    Werskey reached the regional qualifying standard in the shot put for a second time this season with a mark of 17.48 meters for second place in the event.

    Sophomore Blayne Burkholder used a clearance of 4.90 meters to win the pole vault. Junior Keith Heerdegen took second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.83 and also placed third in the 100-meter dash in 10.90. Junior Ryan Smith placed second in the 400-meter hurdles in 53.04. Redshirt sophomore Chris Klakamp finished third in the javelin with a mark of 53.09 meters.

    Sophomore John Gunnell took fourth in the 400-meter dash after clocking a time of 48.26. Junior Jacob Moylan also finished fourth with a time of 11.03 in the 100-meter dash. Freshman Patrick Dalton used a toss of 16.04 meters to finish fourth in the shot put and sophomore Jason Johnson took fourth in the triple jump with a mark of 13.62 meters. Redshirt freshman Tyler McCreary placed fifth in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 3:52.41. Junior Devin Moore used a leap of 7.04 meters to place fifth in the long jump, while freshman Jared Nuxoll also finished fifth as he cleared 1.95 meters in the high jump.



    "We are very happy with Eric's mark in the shot put," IU interim head men's track and field coach Wayne Pate said. "We had some athletes step up today. Blayne stepped up in the pole vault and Keith really ran well and got through the meet healthy."

    The men's 4x100-meter relay team clocked a time of 40.80 for first place, while the 4x400-meter relay team took second with a time of 3:13.75.

    The Hoosiers will be back in action next week as they travel to the Drake Relays on April 26-28, in Des Moines, Iowa.

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