Hoosiers Set for NCAA Mideast Regional at Mizzou
May 23, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana track and field team will have 15 student-athletes representing the Hoosiers on May 25-26, at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championship, hosted by the University of Missouri at the Audrey J. Walton Stadium in Columbia.
Friday's field events get underway at noon ET with the trials and final of the hammer throw, while events on the track are scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. with the prelims of the 4x100-meter relay. Saturday's field events open at 1 p.m. with the finals of the high jump, while track events are slated to start at 5 p.m. with the finals of the 4x100-meter relay.
Lawson's leap of 7.79 meters came on his last attempt as he battled Derek Gearman from Minnesota. Lawson took the lead on his fourth jump with a mark of 7.76 meters, only to see Gearman top him with a leap of 7.77 meters. Lawson reached 7.69 meters on his fifth attempt, while Gearman fouled. It was Lawson's final attempt that mattered as he reached a new personal best with his mark of 7.79 meters.
Lawson's outdoor championship was his second of the year in the long jump, as he claimed the Big Ten indoor title in the same event on Feb. 24.
Burkholder battled Purdue's John Porter in the finals of the pole vault. Each vaulter recorded a no height on three attempts at 5.25 meters, sending the competition into a jump-off. Burkholder cleared a personal-best 5.15 meters in his fourth attempt, while Porter missed on his final attempt to lock up the win for Burkholder.
Also competing for Indiana will be both the men's 4x100- and 4x400-meter relay teams, junior Ryan Smith in the 400-meter hurdles, sophomore Paul Fearnow in the hammer throw, freshman Eric Werskey in the shot put and discus, junior Kyle Jenkins in the triple jump and sophomore Jordan Kyle in the 5,000-meter run.
For complete results and recap of the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships, visit IUHOOSIERS.com.
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