Indiana Invite Day Final Results
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The No. 8 Indiana women's team and No. 17 Hoosier men's team built on their first-day success and finished strong in day two of the Indiana Invitational. The IU women captured a total of six first-place finishes and six second-place finishes in the Invite. The men's team also had six event winners to go with four second-place finishes.
For the Hoosier men, sophomore Aarik Wilson remained undefeated on the season with his victory in the triple jump. Wilson jumped 16.03m, which meets the NCAA provisional mark of 15.6. Senior Hassan Reddick was next behind Wilson with a jump of 15.35m.
Junior Rodney Hollis set an Indiana record with a time of 1:18.70 in the 600m. Hollis' time was second in the race behind Indiana State's Jason Briggs, who set a Fieldhouse record in 1:17.45.
Indiana had two of the top four-placers in the Mile run. Stephen Haas won the race with a time of 4:11.23 and Kurtis George came in fourth in 4:21.75. In the 5000m, Nathan Gooden was the winner in 14:37.74.
Senior Matt Harris finished runner-up in the 60m hurdles by running a season-best 8.14 and junior Micah Harvey placed fourth in 8.38.
Noah Shelton tied for second in the high jump, clearing 2.05m to mark a career-best.
Saturday's action for the women's team was highlighted by victories in the 60-meters, the 200-meters, the triple jump and the weight throw. Senior Rachelle Boone kept her undefeated streak alive in both the 60m and 200. Boone ran an NCAA automatic qualifying time for the second straight day, finishing in 7.27. In the 200m, she ran a 23.91 provisional mark. On Friday, Boone set the Gladstein Fieldhouse record with a time of 7.26 in the 60m semifinals. Senior Danielle Carruthers finished second in the event with a time of 7.47.
Senior Kelley McKinney won the weight throw for the second straight week. McKinney's toss of 18.16m marked a season-best. In the triple jump, junior Lauren Chesnut's leap of 12.53m was good for first place.
Freshman Lindsay Hattendorf ran the 5000m in 17:31.25 to win the race. Junior Chioma Ndubisi ran a career best indoor time of 55.79 in the 400m to place second. Sophomore Mindy Peterson was second in the 800m with an IU season-best time of 2:12.80 while freshman Jessica Gall finished runner-up in the Mile with a time of 5:04.71.
The Hoosiers also got nice performances from sophomore Ara Towns, who finished third in the 60m (7.58) and Karla Marshall, who placed fourth in the 200m (25.34) and fifth in the 60m (7.67).
The Indiana track and field teams will return to action next weekend when they compete at the Cannon IV Classic in Indianapolis.
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