February 2, 2000
HOOSIERS HOST 26th ANNUAL INDIANA INVITATIONAL
The Indiana track and field program will host the 26th annual
Indiana Invitational Friday, February 4 and Saturday, February
5. Action will get underway on Friday at 4 p.m. and continue
beginning Saturday at noon. The event is a scored meet with
eight places scoring (10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1). A maximum of two members
of each team may score in a single event.
A total of 10 men's track & field programs and 12 women's
programs will join the Hoosiers at Gladstein Fieldhouse.
Men's programs include; Ball State, Butler, Cincinnati, Eastern
Illinois, Middle Tennessee State, Murray State, Southeast Missouri
State, Southern Illinois-Carbondale, Tennessee-Chattanooga and
Women's programs include; Ball State, Butler, Cincinnati, Connecticut,
Eastern Illinois, Middle Tennessee State, Murray State, Southeast
Missouri, Southern Illinois-Carbondale, Troy State, Tennessee-Chattanooga
and Western Kentucky.
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, heat sheets 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 women's track and field coach Randy Heisler:
"We certainly have some good competition this weekend.
We are seeded first in only one or two events. After last weekend
we had 26 lifetime bests on the team and 18 different people
were on the edge of posting national qualifying marks. But,
I do not want to be just close. We are looking for as many top
individual performances as we can get at this point in the season."
Indiana head men's track and field coach Marshall Goss:
"We are hoping to carry over our success from last weekend
into this meet and post as many personal bests as we can. We
will be looking at a number of different people in a some different
events and we will rest some other people so we may not be in
the best position to win the meet, but we are looking forward
to some high quality performances."
Both the men and the women defeated Notre Dame last weekend.
The men posted an 89-73 victory while the women won 99-62.
School Records Fall
Last weekend's dual meet against Notre Dame saw two Indiana school
records fall and another get matched. Jennifer Brown broke the
school record in the weight throw (61' 2.75") for the third
time this season and Ryan Huber broke a record that had stood
since 1992 as his time in the 600 meters (1:19.44) was the fastest
in school history. Cori McLeod and Angela McGregor both tied
the school record in the pole vault (11' 5.75").
In this week's on line power rankings located at tower.isu.edu/power/ranks
the Indiana women are ranked fourth behind Kansas State Nebraska
Danielle Carruthers (7.45) owns the team's fastest 60 meter time
on the women's side while Russell Brooks (6.78) has the top mark
among the men. Both have won three of the four races that they
have competed in this season. Carruthers enters the meet with
the top seed time among collegiate runners. Brooks is seeded
Russell Brooks is coming off a season-best performance (21.77)
last weekend against Notre Dame. He is seeded sixth among collegiates
in this weekend's race. Lorraine Dunlop, LaToya Turner and Danielle
Carruthers will vie for first place finish for the women. Rachelle
Boone currently owns the team's top time (24.59).
Tia Trent will run the 400 meters for the second time this season.
She posted a season best (56.09) in her lone 400 meter race
this season against Michigan. On the men's side, Ryan Huber
(49.51) will return to the 400 meters for the first time since
posting a season-best time in the event against Michigan.
Brook Beckfort is the top-seeded Hoosier on the women's side.
Her season best time of 1:36.26 is the second fastest amongst
Hoosiers. Beckfort is seeded sixth among collegiates in the
event. Mikko Simos enters the meet with the top seed time (1:20.80)
as he competes in the 600 meters for the first time this season.
Courtney Bell is coming off a team season best time (2:15.30)
last weekend and she is seeded fourth among collegiate runners.
Tom Taylor is the top seeded Hoosier on the men's side. This
is his first race at 800 meters this season.
Allyson Hammond is the top-seeded Hoosier in the mile. Her team
season best time of 5:03.62 ranks her eighth among collegiates.
Tom Breckenridge will make his first appearance for the Hoosiers
this season. He enters the meet seeded fifth.
Amanda Bell is coming off a team season best performance (9:52.75)
last weekend and is seeded third in the 3,000 meters. Chris
Ekman is the top seeded Hoosier on the men's side and he will
make his season debut this weekend.
The Hoosiers will compete in the 5,000 meters for the first time
this season. Tom Brooks is the top-seeded Indiana runner on
the men's side while Amanda Bell and Monica Hostetler will vie
for top honors on the women's side.
60 Meter High Hurdles
Indiana's Danielle Carruthers (8.51) and LaToya Turner (8.51)
have battled all season in the 60 meter hurdles and both are
currently tied for the team's season best mark. Only Turner
will compete this weekend. Nick Sears (8.31) is the top-seeded
Hoosier as he owns the team's top time this season.
Tandra Foster is coming off a team season best (19' 3.25")
performance last weekend and is seeded sixth in this weekend's
meet. Joe Rice and John Watts will look to improve on their
personal best marks on the men's side.
Amy Clippard's team season best mark of 5' 4.5" seeds her
ninth this weekend. John Miles (6' 11.75") set a team best
mark for the men at Ohio State and is seeded third among collegiates
Jennifer Brown is inching ever closer to the NCAA automatic qualifying
mark of 52' 10" as she currently owns the team's top mark
of 50' 9". She was won three of four shot put events that
she has competed in this year. Mike Minton owns the top mark
for the men with a distance of 55' 10.5" which he posted
last weekend. Both Hoosiers are seeded first in their respective
Cori McLeod posted a new school record (11' 5.75") in the
pole vault at Ohio State and then both her and Angela McGregor
tied it last weekend. Dino Efthimiou will look to improve on
his career-best mark of 16' 7.25" which he set the opening
weekend of the season. The Hoosiers own the top seed on both
the men's and women's side.
Hassan Reddick leads the way for the men with a mark of 49' 4.5"
which seeds him third, while Maria Fleischmann's is coming off
of a team season best jump of 39' 3" against Notre Dame.
Jennifer Brown posted a school record in the weight throw (61'
2.75") against Notre Dame. She has won all four weight
throw events that she has competed in this season and has provisionally
qualified for the NCAA championships. Ben Jackson owns the men's
top throw of the season with a mark of 55' 1" which he set
against Notre Dame. Brown is seeded first among the women while
Jackson is seeded fifth on the men's side.
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