Hoosiers Compete at Jesse Owens Classic
April 30, 2010
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Hoosiers competed on day one at the Jesse Owens Classic on Friday. IU turned in several good performances.
Caitlin Engel was the second collegiate finisher in the 3,000m steeplechase, finishing in 10:37.91 for the fourth-fastest time in school history. The finish marks the fifth-time this season that a Hoosier has claimed the fourth spot in the record books and the third time Engel has done so, vying with Breanne Ehrman on a weekly basis. Ehrman was fifth with a time of 10:40.95, which is less than a half second off her career and season mark.
Jeff Coover took second in the pole vault with a clearance of 5.05m (16-6.75) despite brisk and swirling winds. The height is a personal best for Coover from a short run. Coover's clearance matched the winning height, and he finished second after tiebreakers.
Kelsie Ahbe tied for third in the women's pole vault. Her clearance of 3.85m (12-7.5) was good for a seven-way tie for third.
Faith Sherrill took 10th in a very impressive field of collegiate hammer throwers. Her heave of 54.37m (178-4) is just a centimeter shy of the IU record held by Jennifer Brown. The throw is a 10cm improvement for the Fort Wayne, Ind., native.
The Hoosiers return to action at the Jesse Owens Classic on Saturday. For complete coverage of IU track and field, stay tuned to IUHoosiers.com.
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