Men's Track

    Ioannou Snaps Cyprus National Record in 110m Hurdles

    Go Hoosiers! Stephanos Ioannou holds two national records in his home country of Cyprus.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Stephanos Ioannou holds two national records in his home country of Cyprus.
    Go Hoosiers!

    May 9, 2006

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana hurdler Stephanos Ioannou snapped the national Cyprus record in the 110m hurdles at the Billy Hayes Invitational on May 5. Ioannou took first in the event with a stunning time of 13.90. The previous Cyprus record of 13.92 stood for 27 years.

    "Taking the national record in my home country was a great accomplishment for me," Ioannou said. "At the beginning of the year, I told Coach Beathea this was a goal of mine, and it feels really great to achieve it. I have been trying for this record for several years, and it is a wonderful feeling especially since it is my last season running at IU."

    The Larnaca, Cyprus native's 13.90 met a regional-qualifying time, allowing him to compete in the regional meet in Knoxville, Tenn., on May 26-27. In addition to holding the Cyprus national record, Ioannou clinched the second-best time in the Big Ten and ninth-fastest mark in the Mideast Region in the 110m hurdles this season. Moreover, Ioannou's time moved him into fifth in the event on the Indiana all-time best list.

    Additionally, Ioannou also holds the Cyprus national indoor record in the 60m hurdles with a time of 7.83 set on March 1, 2002.

     

     

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