Big Ten Champ. Day One Recap (05-14-04)
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.--In the opening day of the Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the weather conditions were not the best, but the handful of Hoosiers that did compete managed to do well. The top performer for Indiana was Jessica Gall in the 10k who finished fourth overall with a time of 35:54.24.
After one day of competition, the Hoosier women are in seventh place with five points, and the Hoosier men are seventh as well with one point. On the women's side Michigan State leads the way with 20 points, followed by Ohio State with 14, Purdue with 10, Wisconsin with 10, Michigan with nine, Illinois with six. Rounding out the women's teams is Penn State with three points and Iowa with one. Leading the men is Wisconsin with 21 points, followed by Minnesota with 16, Purdue with 14, Iowa with 12, Ohio State with 10 and Illinois with four.
Gall said she was able to do so well in the 10k because of her strategy.
Distance coach Judy Wilson was also pleased with Gall's performance.
In the men's 10k, Chris Powers turned in a personal best time of 29:45.14, good for an eighth-place finish. This time also moved Powers up to third on the all-time list in this event. Nate Gooden also ran in this event and finished 14th overall with personal best time of 30:34.17
Besides Gall in the women's 10K, Becky Obrecht placed 14th (37:28.18), Heidi Crowley placed 15th (37:56.71) and Allison Miller placed 16th (38:05.39)
Decathlon (through five events)
100 Meter Dash-2nd- 10.74
Long Jump-4th- 6.71m (22-00.25)
Men's 10,000 Meters (Finals)
Women's 10,000 Meters (Finals)
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