January 6, 2000
Hoosiers Open Track & Field Season
Indiana will open its 2000 Indoor Track & Field season with
the Early Bird Invitational on Saturday, January 8 at noon at
the Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse. The meet will be a non-scored
event with respect to team results.
Noon M Long Jump
Noon M Shot Put
12:10 W Weight Throw
12:10 W Long Jump
12:10 W 600M Run
12:15 M 600M Run
12:15 M Pole Vault
12:30 W High Jump
12:30 M 5000M Run
12:50 W Mile Run
1:00 W Pole Vault
1:05 M Mile Run
1:15 M 60M Hurdle
1:25 W 60M Hurdle
1:35 W 400M Dash
1:45 W Triple Jump
1:45 M Triple Jump
1:45 M High Jump
1:45 M 400M Dash
1:45 W Shot Put
1:45 M Weight Throw
1:55 W 60M Dash
2:05 M 60M Dash
2:15 W 800M Run
2:25 M 800M Run
2:35 W 200M Dash
2:45 M 200M Dash
2:55 W 3000M Run
3:10 M 3000M Run
3:25 W 4x400 Relay
3:35 M 4x400 Relay
Individuals from six different institutions will join the Hoosiers
at Gladstein Fieldhouse, along with a number of individuals from
track clubs throughout the Midwest. Eastern Illinois, Lewis,
Indianapolis, Louisville, Rose Hulman and Franklin will all be
represented at the meet.
Complete meet results will be made available on the web at www.athletics.indiana.edu
following the event. They can be viewed and printed out by choosing
either men's, or women's track and field from the main menu.
Weekly updates and season best lists can be obtained at www.athletics.indiana.edu
all season long.
Marshall Goss is in his second season as the Indiana head men's
track and field coach and program coordinator and is in his 17th
season with the Hoosiers.
Randy Heisler is in his second season as the women's track and
field coach and is in his 11th season with the Hoosiers.
Indiana head men's track and field coach and program coordinator
"We are looking forward to our kids getting back into
competition to see if they can put it on the line without a lot
of concentrated practice. We are interested to see what has carried
over from the preseason workouts."
Indiana head women's track and field coach Randy Heisler:
"With just two practices and coming off spring break
we are just trying to see where we are fitness wise. This is
a non-scored meet so we will be moving some people around to
try to get ready for the Big Ten season and the scored meets
we have ahead of us."
The 2000 women's roster includes five Indiana school record holders.
Maria Fleischmann owns the top mark in the triple jump (12.45m)
while Jennifer Brown owns the same in the 20 lb. weight throw
(18.01m). Cori McLeod is the school's top pole vaulter (3.45m)
while Lorraine Dunlop has the top time in the 60 meter dash (7.48)
and LaToya Tuner (8.52) has the best time in the 60 meter hurdles.
The men's roster features Russell Brooks the school's record
holder in the 60 meter dash (6.72) and Nick Sears the record
holder in the 60 meter hurdles (8.17).
Joe Rice and John Watts will compete for the men in the long
jump while Maria Fleischmann will represent the Hoosiers for
Last season Rice jumped a best of 6.42m while Watts' top performance
was 6.14m. Fleischmann owned the top mark among IU women last
season with a jump of 5.41
Ben Jackson, John Watts, Wasyl Fedoriw and Mike Minton will compete
in the shot put for the Hoosiers on the men's side, while Heather
Colyer, Krista Keir and Jennifer Brown will compete for the women.
Fedoriw had the second-best shot on the team for the men last
year (13.60m) while Brown had a women's team-best 16.07m a season
Four different Hoosiers will compete in the women's 20 lb. weight
throw for the Hoosiers, including Jennifer Brow, who owned the
team's top mark last season with a record-throw of 18.01 at Notre
Dame. Three Hoosiers will compete in the men's 35 lb. weight-throw,
including Wasyl Fedoriw who owned the third best mark (13.58)
on the squad last year.
Seven different Hoosiers will compete in the men's pole vault,
while a trio of Hoosiers will vault for the women. Both Dino
Efthimiou (4.95m) and Cori McLeod (3.45m) will compete after
posting top vaults for the men and women respectively last season.
Cori McLeod will lead a crew of four Hoosiers in the women's
high jump while five different Hoosiers will compete for the
men. McLeod jumped a team-best 3.45m last year. Jon Lange owns
the top mark among those men jumping as he jumped 2.14m last
Stephanie Magley and Erin Womble will represent the women's team
in the mile. Magley will look to improve on her time of 5:21.55
which ranked fifth on the team last year.
60 Meter High Hurdles
John Watts and Nick Sears will compete in the 60 meter hurdles
for the Hoosier's men's team, while LaToya Turner will lead a
pack of five women. Sears (8.17) and Turner (8.52) were the top
performers for the men and women respectively last season.
Monica Davis and Tarviant Campbell will compete for the women
while Ben Paswater and Chad Schwartz will represent the men in
the 400-meter dash. Campbell (56.41) owned the second best team
for the women's team last season.
Rachelle Weiss and Rose Richmond will look to capture the triple
jump for the women while Joe Rice will compete for the men.
Tia Trent will lead a trio of IU women in the 600-meter dash,
while Ryan Huber will do the same for the men. Trent owned the
top time (1:33.61) among IU women last season while Huber (1:20.79)
ranked second among the men a season ago.
Six different women and three different men will compete in the
60-meter dash for the Hoosiers. Russell Brooks will lead the
men after posting a team-best time of 6.72 last season.
Whitney Bevins and Suzanne Botkin will compete for the women
in the 800-meter dash while four different Hoosiers will run
for the men.
Three Hoosiers, including Raheem Elli, will vie for the 200-meter
men's crown while LaToya Turner and three other Hoosiers will
run for the women's title. Ellis (21.27) and Turner (24.64) led
the men and women respectively last year.
Amber Macy and Megan Creek will compete for the women in the
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