Men's Track

    Haas Sets Another Record

    Go Hoosiers!
    Go Hoosiers!

    Go Hoosiers!
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Junior Stephen Haas was at it again as he set a school record for the second straight week, this time in Day Two of Tyson Invitational on Saturday. Haas placed second in the 5000m championship with a personal-best and school record time of 13:41.42. The run also passed the NCAA automatic qualifying standard of 13:53.10.

    The previous record was 13:59.35 held by Chris Powers at the Smith Barney Invitational in 2002 Haas' previous best was a run of 14:06.29 at the Tyson Invitational in 2004.

    In all, nine Hosiers earned provisional scores on the day, while two others garnered NCAA automatic standards.

    Junior Aarik Wilson earned an NCAA automatic mark in the triple jump with a leap of 16.36m (53-08.25), taking fourth place. He also finished third in the long jump with an NCAA provisional standard of 7.55m (24-09.25), his season-high in the event.

    Sophomore David Neville posted two provisional qualifying times on the day. Neville took third in the 200-meter dash with a 20.99.The Merrillville, Ind., native also placed fourth in the 400-meter championship with a career-best time of 46.95.

    Junior Sean Jefferson was sixth in the 3000m championship, clocking an NCAA provisional time and personal-best 8:03.95.

    Stephanos Ioannou produced two provisional times on the day, both in the 60-meter hurdles. Ioannou was fourth in the preliminaries with a personal-record 7.87. In the finals, the sophomore took third with a 7.88.

    Junior Ryan Ketchum increased his provisional NCAA bid with a toss of 18.55m (60-10.50) in the shot put to finish second. He also placed sixth in the weight throw recording a score of 18.74m (61-05.75). Senior Wil Fleming produced a provisional effort in the weight throw with a 19.29m (63-03.50).

    Senior Rodney Hollis took third in the 800-meters with a run of 1:49.84, while freshman Michael Diederich was 19th with a PR of 1:54.22.

    Junior David Stead tallied a career-best in the pole vault clearing 4.93m (16-02.00) to finish sixth. Senior Jake Wiseman was 11th in the event with a 4.83m (15-10.00).

    Senior Tom Burns was seventh in the 3000m college with a personal-best 8:23.57, besting his old mark by nearly 17 seconds, 8:39.51. Freshman Brian Sullivan was 11th in the race with a run of 8:25.59.

    Indiana returns home on Friday, Feb. 18, as the Cream and Crimson host their final indoor event of the season, the Hoosier Hill Invitational. Events are scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.



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