IU Hosts Last Home Meet
BACK IN ACTION
The fifth and final home indoor event of the year will take place on Friday, Feb. 18, as the Indiana men's and women's track and field team host the Hoosier Hills Invitational. Events will begin at 4 p.m. inside the Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse.
Bellermine, Butler, Florida (women throwers), Franklin, Indianapolis, Indiana State, Kentucky State, Lindsay Wilson College, Louisville, Miami and Montana State (throwers) will all make the trip to Bloomington. The meet will also feature several unattached competitors.
MEN REMAIN AT NO. 2
The Indiana men's track and field program remained at No. 2 in the country in the latest Trackwire 25 power rankings, released on Tuesday, Feb. 15. The Hoosiers tallied 39 points in the power ranking, three less than last week, and trail only defending national champion Arkansas, who totaled 82 points. The men's team has been ranked since the start of the indoor season, earning No. 4 in the initial 2005 power rankings, released on Jan. 10. Since that time, IU has passed Florida and Big Ten rival Michigan.
HAAS BREAKS ANOTHER SCHOOL RECORD
Junior Stephen Haas was at it again as he set a school record for the second straight week, this time in Day Two of the Tyson Invitational on Feb 12. 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 and is No. 10 all-time among American collegians. The previous school 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.
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