Men's Track

    Neville Takes First at Fla Relays (03-26-04)

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    Gainesville, Fla.-- The Indiana men's and women's track and field teams opened its spring season at the 2004 Florida Relays with highlighted performances coming from David Neville who finished first in the 200-meter dash with a time of 20.83, Ryan Ketchum who finished second in the discus throw with a personal best of 52.52m (172-04.00) and a fourth-place finish from long jumper Aarik Wilson who jumped 7.49m (24-07.00).

    On the men's side Neville picked up right where he left off in the indoor season. >Neville's time in the 200-meter (20.83) was a regional qualifying standard time and is also the fourth-best time in school history. On top of his performance in the 200-meter, the Merrillville, Ind., product also placed seventh overall in the 400-meter dash with a time of 47.16.>

    After red-shirting the indoor season, Wilson proved he still has what it takes to place among the best in the jumps competition. Wilson leaped 7.49m (24-07.00) in the long jump, putting him in fourth-place. Freshman Kiwan Lawson made his debut in the outdoor season and finished 11th overall with a jump of 7.09m (23-03.25). For the women's team, Jennifer Cobbina finished seventh in the long jump with a mark of 5.87m (19-03.25).

    In Friday's sprint events on the women's side, Ara Towns ran well, as she made a regional qualifying time in the preliminaries of the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.78. Towns sits at sixth-place heading into tomorrow's finals.

    Prior to today's competition, two Hoosiers, Wil Fleming and Andrea Dalla Rosa, competed in the hammer throw on Thursday. Fleming hurled a personal best mark of 58.12m (190-08.00), good for a fifth-place finish. Dalla Rosa took 13th-place after she heaved a 42.83m (140-06.00).>

    Competition at the Florida Relays will resume tomorrow with the first event set for 9:00 a.m.>

    The IU distance runners are competing at the Stanford Invitational in Stanford, Calif., Results were not available as of press time. For full results from this event, please check back on>

    Indiana Finishers @ Florida Relays

    Thursday March 25

    Hammer Throw Finals
    5. Wil Fleming 58.12m (190-08.00) * Personal Best>

    Friday March 26

    400 Meter Finals
    7. David Neville 47.16 >

    110 Meter Hurdles Prelims
    14. Stephanos Ioannou 14.63 >

    Discus Finals
    2. Ryan Ketchum 52.52m (172-04.00) *Personal Best
    8. Mike Minton 49.17m (161-04.00)>

    Long Jump Finals
    4. Aarik Wilson 7.49m (24-07.00)>
    11. Kiwan Lawson 7.09m (23-03.25)>

    400 Meter Hurdles Finals
    17. Kevin Kempf 54.72

    200 Meter Finals
    1. David Neville 20.83
    29. Andre Grimes 22.17>


    Thursday March 25

    Hammer Throw
    13. Andrea Dalla Rosa 42.83m (140-06.00)>

    Friday March 26

    100 Meter Dash Prelims
    6. Ara Towns 11.78>
    26. Karla Marshall 12.28>

    100 Meter Hurdles Prelims
    18. Courtney Johnson 14.31>
    38. Lorian Price 15.17>
    42. Darcelle McCutcheon 15.79>

    400 Meter Finals
    29. Stacey Clausing 57.23>
    30. LaDonna Ray 57.23>
    31. Charlene Maddox 57.28>
    37. Michele Huber 57.72>

    Discus Finals
    10. Jaclyn Taylor 43.15m (141-07.00)>

    Pole Vault
    T9. Ellison Tipton 3.55m (11-07.75)>

    4x200 Meter Relay
    10. 1:38.90 (Marshall, Towns, Maddox, Clausing)>

    Long Jump
    7. Jennifer Cobbina 5.87m (19-03.25)>

    200 Meter Finals
    6. Ara Towns 24.08>
    11. Stacey Clausing 24.39>



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