HOOSIERS SWEEP AT OHIO STATE
January 22, 2000 HOOSIERS SWEEP AT OHIO STATE
Columbus, Ohio - The Indiana men's and women's track teams took first place against Ohio State, Washington, and Western Carolina Saturday afternoon in Columbus, Ohio.
The women's team dominated the meet, scoring 188.5 points, which gave them a 62.5 point advantage over second place Washington. The Hoosiers scored at least 11 points in every event as they grabbed two of the top four spots in each event, including the top two in the long jump and the weight throw.
IU junior Jennifer Brown continued to pace the team, winning the weight throw (7.19m, 58-9.25) and placing second in the weight throw (15.06m, 49-5). Sophomore Heather Colyer followed Brown with fourth (13.69m, 44-11), and second (16.74m, 54-11.25) in the two events, respectively. Freshman Rose Richmond and junior Maria Fleischmann jumped their way to victories with season bests in the long jump (5.86m, 19-2.75) and triple jump (11.82m, 38-9.50), respectively.
Sophomore Tia Trent was the lone IU winner on the track. Trent won the 600m run with a season best 1:33.69. IU sophomore Danielle Carruthers and senior LaToya Turner each had a pair of top three finishes. Carruthers was second in the 60m dash (7.57) and 60m hurdles (8.51). Turner was second in the 200m (25.16( and third in the 60m hurdles (8.67). The Hoosiers also score the top spot in the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:52.15.
The Indiana men's team also had an impressive day, scoring 167 points to gain a 17 point edge over Ohio State, who finished second. the Hoosiers took two of the top three spots in five o f the six field events.
Sophomore Dino Efthimiou led the IU scoring with a win in the pole vault (5.00m, 16-4.75) and a second place finish in the long jump (6.69m, 21-11.5). IU sophomore Greg Yeldell, freshman John Miles, and senior Ben Jackson were the other Hoosier victors Saturday. Yeldell won the triple jump with a mark of 15.56m (51-0.75) in his first meet of the season. Miles leapt to the top long jump mark at 2.13m (6-11.75), and Jackson threw the shot put 15.59m (51-1.75).
Senior Russell Brooks led the Hoosiers on the track with a second place finish in the 200m (21.95) and a third place finish in the 60m (6.87). Sophomore Ryan Huber and freshman Brett Tipton contributed with second place finishes in the 600m and 800m, respectively. Huber's time of 1:20.69 and Tipton's mark of 1:53.65 are both season bests.
Both teams return home to face Notre Dame Friday January 28 at 5 p.m. in the harry Gladstein Fieldhouse.
Women's team scores Men's team scores
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