Hoosiers Win Meet at Michigan (1-18-03)
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana University men's and women's track and field teams opened the indoor season at a four-team meet at Michigan Saturday. The men's squad finished first with 172 points and the women's team was second, behind the host Wolverines, with 151.50 points.
The men's team had five first-place finishes on the day. Sophomore Aarik Wilson was the winner in both the long and triple jumps. His leap of 15.93m (52'03.25) in the triple jump exceeded the NCAA Provisional mark (15.6m). He won the long jump with a leap of 24'05.50. Junior Contrell Ash was the champion in the 200m with a time of 22.11 and finished runner-up in the 60m (6.99).
"The kids did a nice job today," head men's coach Marshall Goss said. "We had a lot of young guys step up and we were pretty good overall"
Junior Ryan Sarbinoff captured first in the 400m with a time of 49.2 seconds. Indiana's 4x400 Relay team was first as well (3:17.47). In the 600m, Russell Hollis was second with a a time of 1:21.84 and Rodney Hollis finished third (1:22.05).
Junior Mike Minton was double second-place finisher in the shot put (55'11.75) and weight throw (52.02.75). In the pole vault, sophomore Jake Wiseman came in fourth with a personal-record of 14'07.25.
On the women's side, Indiana posted the top four times of the meet in the 60m. Senior Rachelle Boone was the winner with a time of 7.46. She was followed by senior Danielle Carruthers in second, Ara Towns in third and Karla Marshall in fourth place. Boone added a second first-place finish in the 200m with her time of 24.31 and Towns 24.98 made it a 1-2 finish as the runner-up.
Carruthers captured first-place in the 60m hurdles with an NCAA Provisional time of 8.33. Chioma Ndubisi turned in a second-place finish in the 400m with a time of 58.06 and Audrey Geisler (4:58.74) and Mindy Peterson (5:02.75) finished in second and third in the Mile, respectively.
The field events were highlighted by Lauren Chesnut's first-place showing in the triple jump with a leap of 41'03.25. Jennifer Cobbina (18'09.75) finished second in the long jump and Emily Tharpe was second in the pole vault with a height of 12'01.25.
Both teams return to action on Saturday, Jan. 25, against Purdue in West Lafayette.
Men's Team Results
1. Indiana, 172
2. Michigan, 157
3. Kent State, 135
4. Michigan State, 53
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