Men's Track

    Tyson Invitational - Day 1 (02-13-04)

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    Go Hoosiers!
    Fayetteville, Ark. - Day one of the Tyson Invitational concluded Friday with several highlights provided by the Indiana track and field teams.

    On the men's side, a pair of distance runners made their marks for Indiana. Stephen Haas and Chris Powers finished fourth and fifth in the 5,000 meter run, running a 14:06.29 and a 14:13.27, respectively. The story, however, is the fact that those two times represent the two fastest times run by anybody in the Big Ten this year by a wide margin. Prior to Haas' and Powers' efforts on Friday, the best time run by a Big Ten athlete in the 5,000 meters was 14:45.80.

    David Neville, III continued his solid showing this year by running a 21.26 in the 200 meter dash, representing the second-fastest time of any Big Ten athlete in the event. Neville also turned in a 47.35 in the 400 meter dash to finish second among all collegians competing in the event at the Tyson Invitational.

    In a field of 36 competing in the 3,000 meters, Nathan Purcell and Charlie Koeppen finished 9th and 10th, respectively, with Purcell running a 8:29.80 and Koeppen turning in a 8:30.53.

    On the women's side, Audrey Giesler turned in the second-fastest time of any Big Ten athlete in the 3,000 meters this year by running a 9:34.70 to finish as Friday's runner-up. That mark shattered her previous personal best of 9:52.87.

    In the sprints, Ara Towns qualified for the finals in the 60 meter dash, by running a 7.42 in the preliminary heat. Towns ran a 7.41 in the event final to finish fourth. Her time was the second-fastest mark of anyone in the Big Ten this year.

    Women's Results
    60 meters (prelims)
    Ara Towns - 6th - 7.42
    Karla Marshall - 21st - 7.65

    60 meters (finals)
    Ara Towns - 4th - 7.41

    200 meters (finals)
    Ara Towns - 23rd - 24.37
    Charlene Maddox - 36th - 25.01

    400 meters (finals)
    Stacey Clausing - 23rd - 55.75
    Michelle Huber - 28th - 56.28
    Charlene Maddox - 30th - 56.52
    LaDonna Ray - 44th - 58.51

    800 meters (finals)
    Ashley Groth - 13th - 2:12.53

    Mile Run (finals)
    Kelly Siefker - 7th - 4:57.94
    Kristin Whitezell - 19th - 5:11.40

    3000 meters (finals)
    Audrey Giesler - 2nd - 9:34.70
    Jessica Gall - 8th - 9:58.25

    60 meter hurdles (prelims)
    Courtney Johnson - 16th - 8.72
    Lorian Price - 20th - 8.85
    Darcelle McCutcheon - 29th - 9.11

    High Jump (finals)
    Jean Schaffer 16th - 1.65m/5-05.00

    Long Jump (finals)
    Lorian Price - 7th - 5.69m/18-08.00

    Pole Vault (finals)
    Ellison Tipton - 20th - 3.55m/11-07.75

    Men's Results
    60 meters (prelims)
    Andre Grimes - 38th - 6.95

    200 meters (finals)
    David Neville, III - 12th - 21.26
    Andre Grimes - 34th - 22.10

    400 meters (finals)
    David Neville, III - 10th - 47.35

    800 meters (finals)
    Russell Hollis - 9th - 1:54.56

    Mile run (finals)
    Tom Burns - 7th - 4:07.23

    3000 meters (finals)
    Nathan Purcell - 9th - 8:29.80
    Charlie Koeppen - 10th - 8:30.53

    5000 meters (finals)
    Stephen Haas - 4th - 14:06.29
    Chris Powers - 5th - 14:13.27

    60 meter hurdles (prelims)
    Stephanos Ioannou - 21st - 8.13

    Long Jump (finals)
    Kiwan Lawson - 9th - 7.05m/23-01.75

    Shot Put (finals)
    Mike Minton - 11th - 16.27m/53-04.50

    Weight Throw (finals)
    Wil Fleming - 5th - 17.97m/58-11.50

     

     

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