Indiana Women Enter Top-25, Men No. 13
Feb. 9, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana's track and field program has garnered a lot of national attention this season, and the USTFCCCA increased that recognition on Feb. 9. Both Indiana's men's and women's teams are among the top-25 in the latest national rankings. The men's team, ranked No. 13, has been among the nation's top 16 for three weeks now, and the women's team makes its first appearance in the top-25 this season.
The women's team moves up seven spots in the rankings this week, largely due to four NCAA qualifying marks at the Meyo Invitational. The men's team remains in the top 15, falling two spots in the rankings this week. Director and head coach Ron Helmer says the teams national rankings are a part of the process but not the goal.
"The goal of the program is to be a top-level team, and while the rankings are great and we're happy to see our student-athletes recognized, we still understand that the real rankings are those at the national meet. Our work and preparation is all aimed at being at our best in Arkansas in March," Helmer said.
Between the two teams, there are 12 Hoosiers currently in the top-10 nationally in their respective events. Seven Hoosiers hold season bests among the top-three in Div. I, and sophomores Derek Drouin and Andrew Poore lead the country in the high jump and 5,000 meters, respectively.
The Hoosiers will host the Hoosier Hills on Feb. 12, and visit the Tyson Invitational on Feb. 12-13. For complete coverage of IU track and field, stay tuned to IUHoosiers.com.
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