Feb. 7, 2007
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind.- The Hoosiers compete on the road for the first time when they travel to the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., this weekend. The Tyson Center is also the site of the NCAA Indoor Championships.
INDIANA RANKED IN TOP 25
The Indiana men's track and field team moved into the Trackwire 25 Power Rankings this week, coming in at No. 19. The poll is determined based on projected NCAA meet points.
Junior Kyle Jenkins won the triple jump at the Indiana Open on Jan. 20 with a leap of 15.86 meters. The leap is currently the fifth longest jump in the country in the event. It is also a personal best for Jenkins. He was an All-American in the event in the 2006 outdoor season.
Jenkins was named Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week on Jan. 9 and Jan. 23 of this season for his triple jump performances.
Sophomore Jeff Coover won the pole vault at the Gladstein Invitational on Jan. 27, clearing 5.20 meters, a provisional qualifying mark. It is Coover's personal best.
SPRINTING TO SUCCESS
Sophomore Wil Glover ran his best time of the season in the 60-meter dash at the Gladstein Invitational on Jan. 28, coming in second in 6.86. Junior Keith Heerdegen was third in the 200-meter dash, recording a career best time of 21.91.
LAWSON GOING LONG
Senior Kiwan Lawson leaped to a distance of 7.49 meters in the Indiana Open on Jan. 6. His mark was three inches off a provisional qualifying time. Lawson qualified for NCAA's in the event last season in indoor competition.
Sophomore Paul Fearnow won the weight throw on Jan. 13 at the Indiana Open II, clearing 18 meters for the first time in his career, with a toss of 18.29 meters. The throw ranks fourth on the all-time list at Indiana.
Junior Ryan Smith had a solid day at the Indiana Team Classic on Jan. 20. His time of 1:19.61 in the 600-meters ranks third on the all-time Hoosier list. He finished second in the event.
OVER THE HURDLES
Freshman Chris Sackmann continues to improve his personal best time in the 60-meter hurdles, running a time of 8.24 at the Indiana Relays on Feb. 2. His time in the event ranks fifth all-time at Indiana.
Several freshmen are leading the Hoosiers in their respective events. Eric Werskey holds Indiana's top mark this year in the shot put, tossing 17.67 meters at the Indiana Open II on Jan. 13, and is second in the weight throw with a distance of 16.06 meters at the Indiana Open on Jan. 6. Jared Nuxoll has the best mark in the high jump, clearing 2.02 meters at the Indiana Open II.
Freshman Jordan Kyle, who earned All-America honors in cross country in the fall, ran a time of 14:29.66 in the 5,000-meters at the Gladstein Invitational. He finished second in the event.
Redshirt freshman Tyler McCreary leads the team in the mile run, clocking in at 4:10.39 at the Indiana Team Classic.
INDIANA TO HOST BIG TEN MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP
The Hoosiers will host the 2007 Big Ten Indoor Men's Championship on Feb. 24-25. Indiana last hosted the championship in 2000. Its last team win was in 1992. The Hoosiers finished fifth last year.