Coover Earns Big Ten Co-Field Athlete of the Week Honors
April 15, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana junior Jeff Coover claimed Big Ten Co-Field Athlete of the Week for his performance in the pole vault last weekend as the IU track and field team competed at the Sea Ray Relays in Knoxville, Tenn.
Coover recorded the third-best pole vault in the NCAA this season when he cleared 5.35 meters (17-06.50). His mark was 30 centimeters higher than the regional qualifying standard and also 20 centimeters higher than his previous personal best. The La Jolla, Calif., native finished second in the meet among collegiate competition and third overall.
The junior garners his first career weekly honor and IU's first league field honor since Ryan Ketchum received the accolade on April 11, 2006.
Coover shares this week's honor with Nolan Petties of Purdue.
The Hoosiers return to action on Friday, April 18 when they host the Indiana Invitational at the Robert C. Haugh Track and Field Complex on the E.C. "Billy" Hayes Track in Bloomington, Ind. The meet is slated to begin at 4 p.m. ET.
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