INDIANA LEADS AFTER DAY ONE
February 4, 2000 INDIANA LEADS AFTER DAY ONE
Both the Indiana men's and women's track & field teams lead the competition after day one of the Indiana Invitational. The women are dominating the field with 68 points. Cincinnati sits in second with 29 points. The men own a slight 39-22 lead over Ball State. Competition continues Saturday at noon.
Jennifer Brown once again highlighted the two-day meet as the junior weight thrower broke the Indiana school record for the fourth time this season. Her 18.97 (62' 3") inched her even closer to the NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 19.2 (63'). Angela McGregor matched Brown as she broke the school record in the pole vault (3.55/11' 7.75"), a record she had set last weekend. The mark provisionally qualified her for the NCAA Championships. The women won five of the six scored events on the night.
Tandra Foster captured the long jump (19' 1.25") while Monica Hostetler (17:23.32) and Amanda Bell (17:26.15) finished one-two in the 5,000 meters. The Hoosiers also won the distance medley relay (11:50.96). A number of Hoosiers advanced to the finals led by Tia Trent in the 400 meters. Trent posted a team season best time of 55.85, just 0.85 off of the NCAA provisional mark.
The men won two of the four events on the evening. Eric Heins captured the 5,000 meters with a time of 14:44.33 while Mike Minton posted a team season best in the shot put (17.42/57' 2") to gain 10 points for the Hoosiers.
The men also had a number of athletes advance to the finals
led by Ryan Huber. Huber, fresh off of his record breaking performance
in the 600 meters last weekend, posted a team season best time
of 49.37 in the 400 meters.
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