HOOSIERS TIED FOR LEAD AFTER DAY ONE
February 5, 1999 HOOSIERS TIED FOR LEAD AFTER DAY ONE
Bloomington, Ind.- The men's track and field team is tied for the lead after day one of the two-day Indiana Invitational at the Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse. The first day was mainly qualifications for Saturday's finals,but the Hoosiers did well in today's scoring events and moved several athletes into tomorrow's championship rounds.
The men are tied at 23 with Southern Illinois-Carbondale after day one. 20 of the IU points came from two events. The Hoosiers won the distance medley relay with a time of 9:50.80 and junior Kurt Krick destroyed the field in the shot put by launching a season best of 18.48m (60-7 1/2). Krick's throw is well beyond the NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 18.00m.
The men also moved several runners into Saturday's finals. Junior Russell Brooks ran the 60m dash in 6.73 to win his heat and lead all finalists by meeting the NCAA provisional mark. Freshman Josh Ellis will also lead his event finalists. Ellis topped his heat with a time of 21.54 in the 200m.
The Hoosier's middle distance group also had success. Junior Sean Cleary moves to the 400m finals with the fourth best time overall (50.15), which was good enough to win his heat. IU freshman Ryan Huber will run in the 600m finals after winning his heat in 1:23.01, which is just 0.13 seconds off the best time of the meet. In the 800m, IU will start three-four in the finals. Sophomore Kevin Moore ran the 800m in 1:56.15 and junior Dan Billish ran it in 1:56.56.
IU junior Chris Ekman was his mile heat in 4:23.40 with teammate, freshman Kevin Chandler, right behind him at the finish (4:23.73).
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