Haas Sets Another Record
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.
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 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).
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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