Men's Track

    Busy Weekend Ahead

    Go Hoosiers!
    Go Hoosiers!

    Go Hoosiers!
    April 26, 2005

    After a week of rest, members of the IU Track and Field team will compete in two of the most widely known outdoor track meets in the nation on April 28-30.

    Majority of the Hoosiers will take part in the 111th prestigious Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Penn. The Penn Relays features over 241 colleges and 924 high school teams. Three IU track athletes (Jake Wiseman, Aarik Wilson and Kyle Jenkins) will head to the 96th annual Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa

    According to Trackwire's April 19 poll, the Hoosier men's team ranks eighth in the nation. They are one of three Big Ten Conference teams ranked as Wisconsin and Michigan sit at 13th and 15th, respectively.

    Three Indiana distance runners met the regional qualifying standard in the 1,500m (3:48.21) at the Pomona-Pitzer Track and Field Invitational on April 15 on the campus of Pomona College.

    John Jefferson was the top finisher in the race as he finished eighth with a time of 3:44.19. Not too far behind him was his brother, Sean Jefferson, who came in ninth place overall and clocked in at 3:44.23.

    In addition, Eric Redman took a 13th-place finish with a career-best 3:47.03.

    A few miles down the road at the Mt. Sac Relays in Walnut, Calif., two other IU distance runners got the job done, as Stephen Haas (5,000m) and Tom Burns (3,000m steeplechase) met the regional standard in their respective events as well.

    Haas ran a great race, finishing with a time of 13:52.73, which ranks sixth on the IU all-time best list. He finished 19th overall in the event.

    Burns also turned in a solid performance as he posted a time of 8:59.95, good for a 14th-place finish.

    In the University/Open competition of the 3,000m steeplechase, Marcus Aguilar clocked in at 9:24.17, while Mike Diederich turned in a time of 1:55.96 in the 800m.

    The Hoosiers are back in action on Friday, May 6, when they host the 27th annual Billy Hayes meet at the Robert C. Haugh Track and Field Complex. Events are scheduled to get underway at 4 p.m.



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