Jenkins Leads Hoosiers As Four Win At Indiana Team Classic
Jan. 20, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Led by junior Kyle Jenkins' provisional qualifying mark in the triple jump, the Indiana track and field team won four events for a solid day at the Indiana Team Classic, hosted by Indiana University on Saturday, Jan. 20. Teams also participating in the Classic included Big Ten foes Wisconsin, Purdue, Illinois and Ohio State.
Jenkins, who set a provisional qualifying mark for the second time this season in the triple jump, had a leap of 15.86 meters. His mark is currently the longest in the country in the event.
Three other Hoosiers won their respective events on the day. Junior Doug Dayhoff finished first in the 400-meter dash with a time of 48.63. Indiana took three of the top four spots in the event, as sophomore John Gunnell was third (49.11) and senior Trey Warfield finished fourth (49.20).
"We had a good meet," interim head men's track and field coach Wayne Pate said. "Our kids are getting a little better every day, and the whole coaching staff has done a fantastic job to get them ready. We've still got a lot of work to do, but we're improving every day. We're getting stronger and faster and spirits are high. Hopefully we can win a few more meets."
Junior Ryan Smith was second in the 600-meter run, but his time of 1:19.61 ranks third on the all-time indoor record list at Indiana.
Others on the men's side who had solid results include junior Tyler Skelton, who was third in the long jump with a mark of 6.81 meters, and sophomore Paul Fearnow, whose 17.48 meter toss in the weight throw was good for third place.
The Hoosiers return to action when they host the Gladstein Invitational, Jan. 26-27. Events begin at noon EST on both Friday and Saturday.
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