BACK IN ACTION
The Indiana men's and women's track and field team hits the road for the first time this season as the Hoosiers head north to participate in the Meyo Classic hosted by Nore Dame in South Bend, Ind. The two-day event begins on Friday, Feb. 4 with the meet scheduled to start at 5 p.m. On Saturday, Feb. 5, events will get underway at 10 a.m.
Over 15 schools will compete with Indiana and host Notre Dame in the Meyo Classic. Some programs participating will be Alabama, Clemson, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Michigan State, Missouri and Wisconsin.
MEN NOW AT THREE
The Indiana mens track and field team is ranked third in the country in the latest Trackwire 25 power rankings released on Jan. 31. The Hoosiers tallied 32 points trailing only defending national champion Arkansas (73) and Big Ten rival Michigan (40). 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 student-athletes in their respective events in the latest Trackwire Dandy Dozen power ranking, released on Monday, Jan. 31. Wilson, a six-time All-American, is number one in the triple jump. Last year, he finished second in the nationals 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 Championships. Jefferson, a 2004 All-American, was tabbed as the leader in the mile, after winning the event at the Indoor NCAAs last season.
NEVILLE LATEST QUALIFIER
Sophomore David Neville became the latest Hoosier to provisionally qualify for the NCAAs. At the Hoosier Relays, Neville finished second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 47.33. With the run, Neville tied his career-best in passing the provisional qualifying standard of 47.65.