Hoosiers Move Up the National Rankings
Jan. 25, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana track and field ranks highly in the first release of the national computer rankings from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The Hoosier men rank seventh after being slotted 10th in the preseason ranks, and the women are 16th after finding themselves outside the top 25 in the preseason. The rankings, based on a point system, find the men less than one point out of sixth and the women less than two points out of the top 15.
Indiana track and field director and head coach Ron Helmer said he likes how his team has responded to the increased expectations that come with success.
"Our student-athletes have done some pretty impressive things this season and they haven't let those moments define them," Helmer said. "We have to continue to improve to meet what are now higher expectations. That will be important for us in accomplishing the goals we have set for ourselves come the championship part of our schedule."
Indiana currently has 32 marks that rank among the top 20 in their respective events this season on the national lists, including national-leading marks from Andy Bayer in the mile and 3,000m and Faith Sherrill in the shot put.
The Hoosiers return to action when they host the Indiana Relays on January 28-29. For complete coverage of all things IU track and field, stay tuned to IUHoosiers.com.
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