HOOSIERS DEFEAT RIVAL PURDUE
February 13, 1999 HOOSIERS DEFEAT RIVAL PURDUE
Bloomington, Ind.- The Indiana Men's Track and Field team remained undefeated against Big Ten teams by defeating Purdue 88-72 at the Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse Saturday.
IU junior Kurt Krick showed why he is worth watching. Not only did he improve his standing as the school's second best weight thrower ever with a mark of 16.94m (55-7), but the launched the fourth best collegiate shot put throw in the nation this year at 18.99m (62-3 3/4). The 18.99m in the shot also moves him closer to the school record held by Nathan Davis, who achieved 19.12m (62-8 3/4) at the Big Tens in 1996.
Krick wasn't the only IU athlete putting up great numbers. Freshman Raheem Ellis moved into the top ten nationally and third on IU's all-time list with a 200m dash time of 21.31 seconds.
Senior Jeremy Rochford stayed consistent in the high jump by winning the event and clearing 2.16m (7-1). This is the third consecutive meet Rochford has reached that height, which is currently 20th in the nation and fifth all-time at IU.
Junior Russell Brooks continued to take care of business in the 60m dash, by winning in 6.82 seconds. His best time of the year was 6.72 seconds, which is 22nd in the country, against Ohio State and Tennessee.
The other Hoosier winners included junior Sean Cleary, who ran a personal best in the 600m at 1:21.82. Sophomore Mikko Simos and junior Chris Ekman ran personal bests in the 800m as they finished first (1:51.33) and second (1:51.61), respectively.
Indiana also went one-two in the mile and the pole vault. In the mile with sophomore Aaron Gillen (4:09.81) and senior Tom Chorny (4:12.04), and with sophomore Brian Garriotte (4.90m) and freshman Dino Efthimiou (4.90m).
Juniors Tom Breckenridge and Nick Sears rounded out the IU event winners by taking the 3,000m (8:38.83) and the 60m hurdles (8.23), respectively.
The Hoosiers travel to Wisconsin for the Big Ten Championships Saturday and Sunday February fifth and sixth.
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