Ten Qualify For Finals On Day 1 of Hoosier Invitational
Feb. 3, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind.- The Indiana men's and women's track teams competed on the first day of the Indiana Relays on Friday, Feb. 2, with several athletes qualifying to continue competition in their respective events.
In all, 10 Hoosier men qualified for the finals, which will be held Saturday, Feb. 3, in their respective events.
On the men's side, notable qualifiers include sophomore Wil Glover, who had the second fastest overall time in the 60-meter dash (6.88). He was one of three who reached the finals in the 60-meter dash. Junior Jacob Moylan (6.94) and junior Keith Heerdegen (6.99) join Glover in the finals. Heerdegen also qualified for the 200-meter dash final with a time of 21.99, which was fifth overall on the day.
"We had a number of athletes who had their best times of the season tonight," interim head men's track and field coach Wayne Pate said. "We are pleased with the way they are progressing. We did very well competing against some of the nation's top athletes tonight."
In the weight throw, freshman Paul Fearnow had his second-best toss of the season with a throw of 18.16 meters, which was third overall.
"Paul had the second best mark of his career tonight," said assistant coach Wil Fleming said. "It was a pretty easy throw for him, so hopefully he'll have a lot more tomorrow."
Junior Ryan Smith's qualifying time of 8.24 in the 60-meter hurdles ranks fifth all-time at Indiana. He also qualified in the 600 meter run with a time of 1:22.30.
Several distance races were also held today as finals. Sophomore Mark Fruin finished second in the 3000 meter run open with a time of 8:44.10. Junior Brennan Plotner was fifth in the mile run (4:11.13), while sophomore Darryl Stevenson finished sixth (4:16.87).
In addition to the events listed above, other events also being held include the 4x400 meter relay and the pole vault invitational. Sophomore Jeff Coover leads Indiana in the pole vault. Lawson will compete in the 200-meter invitational.
Action gets underway at noon EST on Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Gladstein Fieldhouse.
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