Hoosiers Host Indiana Relays This Weekend
April 4, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana track and field team is set to host the Indiana Relays, Friday, April 6-Saturday, April 7, 2007, on the Billy Hayes Track at the Robert C. Haugh Track and Field Complex in Bloomington.
Friday's field events open with the women's javelin and the men's shot put at 6 p.m. ET. The women's 3,000-meter is slated for 7 p.m., and will be the only running event on Friday evening. Saturday's field events begin at 10:30 a.m. with the men and women's long jumps, the women's hammer and the men's discus. Running events on Saturday will open with the 10:45 a.m. with the women's 4x100-meter relay race.
The Hoosiers will look for more regional marks after wrapping up a successful weekend at the 33rd Annual Stanford Invitational on March 30-31. Four Hoosiers reached regional qualifying marks in their respective events.
Sophomore Jordan Kyle led the way with a second-place finish in the 5,000-meter run. His time of 14:03.83 was a personal-best and good enough to secure him a spot at the NCAA Mideast Regional meet on May 25-26. It also ranks third among the Big Ten and 14th nationally. Freshman Eric Werskey also reached a regional qualifying mark in the shot put with a toss of 16.85 meters on March 31. His mark is currently sixth among student-athletes in the Big Ten.
Senior Jessica Gall was on pace to break the Indiana school record in the 10,000-meter run at Stanford, however, her time of 33:54.65 ranks second-best on the all-time Hoosier list for the event and has provisionally qualified her for the regional meet in May. Her time on March 31 was also a personal best, tops the Big Ten in the 10,000-meter run and ranks Gall 10th in the nation. On the same afternoon, classmate Courtney Johnson represented IU in the finals of the 100-meter hurdles and clocked a regional-qualifying time of 13.63. Her time is currently second best in the league.
Senior Kiwan Lawson and junior Kyle Jenkins extended their indoor success over to the outdoor season. Lawson placed second in the long jump with a leap of 7.40 meters, a mark that ranks 16th nationally. Lawson's jump is also currently a league-best. Jenkins finished second in the triple jump with a mark of 15.70 meters, which leads the Big Ten and is the sixth-best jump in the nation. Jenkins also competed in the long jump where he finished third behind Lawson with a leap of 7.19 meters. His mark in the long jump currently ranks third in the Big Ten.
The Indiana Relays will also host many high school events during Saturday's competition. The first high school field event is the girls high jump at 10:30 a.m., while running events start at 10:55 a.m. with the girls 4x800-meter relay race.
For complete results of the Indiana Relays, visit IUHOOSIERS.com.
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