Indiana Runs Well in Last Meet
BLOOMINGTON, Ind.-- With the Big Ten Championships just a week away, the Indiana men's track and field teams squeezed in one more home meet in order to prepare themselves for next weekend's championships. The final home meet of the indoor season, the Hoosier Hills, was a success as 15 Hoosiers turned in personal best marks.
Three Hoosiers advanced to the finals in the 60m dash and all turned in personal bests. Marcus Thigpen captured first-place honors with a time of 6.82, Jacob Moylan finished second at 7.02 and Keith Heerdegen took home third with a time of 7.06. David Lewis finish first in his event as well, posting a 8.05 in the 60m hurdles.
Andre Grimes became another first-place finisher as he won the 400m, clocking in a time of 49.62. Right on his heels was teammate Trey Warfield who clocked in at 49.63 in the same event.
In the mile, Chris Honig and Brennon Plotner turned in solid performances as Honig placed second with a time of 4:22.87 and Plotner took third at 4:22.96.
Ryan Ketchum was dominant as usual in the throws as he finished first in the shot put with a heave of 17.90m (58-08.75). He also earned a provisional mark in the weight throw for the first time this season with a career-best 19.51m (64-00.25). Wil Fleming placed second in the same event with yet another provisional qualifying mark of 19.34m (63-06.50).
In the long jump, all three Hoosiers that competed turned in personal bests as Jake Wiseman finished third (6.68m/21-11.00), Tyler Skelton garnered fourth-place honors (6.67m/21-10.75) and George Tembon placed 13th (6.10m/20-00.25).
The 4x400m relay team consisting of Warfield, Moylan, David Lengar and Ryan Smith and posted a time of 3:23.16, good for second place overall.
Indiana returns to action next weekend, Feb. 26-27 when they compete in the Big Ten Indoor Championships, which will be held in West Lafayette, Ind., on the campus of Purdue.
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