Hoosiers Take 15th at NCAA Championships, 4x400m Relay Finishes Fifth
June 10, 2006
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Indiana men's track and field team earned its best finish at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in 13 years with a 15th-place finish at Sacramento State's Alex G. Spanos Sports Complex on June 10. The 4x400m relay team rounded out the competition with a fifth-place finish to give Indiana its 15 points.
Junior David Neville turned in the best 400m time of his illustrious Hoosier career with a third-place finish, crossing the line in 44.94. Neville's third-place mark in the 400m marks his fifth All-American certificate in three years and his third in the 400m.
Neville advanced to the finals after taking 11th in the prelims with a time of 47.50, followed by a then-personal best 45.03 for third place in semifinals.
Sophomore Kyle Jenkins took fourth with a personal-best jump of 16.19m (53-01.50) on his third attempt in the triple jump finals. Moreover, Jenkins became the third straight outdoor All-American in the triple jump and the fifth in five years for Indiana.
Jenkins advanced to the finals after leaping to a first-place finish with a mark of 15.97m (52-04.75) in Friday's prelims.
The 4x400m relay foursome advanced to the finals after a sixth-place finish in the semifinals on June 8 with a time of 3:04.92.
The Hoosiers' 15th-place finish is the highest since Indiana tied for seventh with 26 points in 1993. Florida State clinched the men's team championships with 67 points, while the Auburn women claimed the women's championship with 57 points at this year's championships.
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Triple Jump Finals
4x400m Relay Finals
* - Indicates personal best
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