BACK IN ACTION
The Indiana men's and women's track and field team returns to action as the Hoosiers host their third open of the season, the Hoosier Relays. The two-day event starts on Fri., Jan. 28, at 4 p.m. and will continue into Sat. where events will begin at noon. The Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse will serve as the venue on both days.
Sixteen schools will compete in the Hoosier Relays. Arkansas State, Belmont, Eastern Illinois, Evansville, Florissant Valley CC, Hillsdale, Indiana State, Indianapolis, McKendree, Middle Tennessee State (women), Rend Lake College, South Alabama, Southern Indiana, Southeast Missouri, Vincennes and Western Kentucky are all scheduled to compete. In addition, there will be several unattached competitors and club programs.
MEN NOW AT THREE
The Indiana men’s track and field team is ranked third in the country in the latest Trackwire 25 power rankings released on Jan. 24. The Hoosiers tallied 34 points trailing only defending national champion Arkansas (72), and Big Ten rival Michigan (39). Trackwire 25 projects a hypothetical score for the NCAA meet, factoring in injury reports and other variables supported by information gathered from coaches and NCAA-qualifying competitions across the country.
TWO HOOSIERS TOP POLLS
Senior Aarik Wilson and junior Sean Jefferson are still ranked as the top athletes in their respective events in the latest Trackwire Dandy Dozen power ranking, released on Monday, Jan. 24. Wilson, a six-time All-American, is number one in the triple jump, an event that he finished second in the nationals last year and just missed out on an Olympic bid at the 2004 summer trials. He is also first in the long jump, after earning, a bronze medal at last years NCAA Championship. Jefferson, a 2004 All-American, was tabbed as the leader in the mile, after winning the event at the Indoor NCAAs last season.
FLEMING TABBED EIGHTH
Senior Wil Fleming is currently ranked eighth in the weight throw in the latest Dandy Dozen rankings. Fleming, who competed unattached in the Hoosiers first two events, notched a personal-best 20.12-meters in last week’s Big Ten Tri- Meet, to take second place. The distance passed the NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 19.00-meters.