Men's Cross Country

    HOOSIERS HOST PURDUE

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    February 9, 2000

    HOOSIERS HOST PURDUE

    Purdue Meet Data
    Indiana returns to dual meet competition as the Hoosiers play host to arch rival Purdue on Saturday, February 12. Action will get underway at 1 p.m. at Gladstein Fieldhouse.

    Cannon IV Classic Data
    Four women from the Indiana track team will bypass the Purdue meet to compete at the prestigious Cannon IV Classic Friday, February 11 and Saturday, February 12. Over 500 individuals from 75 teams will converge onto the National Institute for Sport and Fitness in Indianapolis to compete on the fast 200 meter banked track. Last season 180 individuals (men and women) either provisionally or automatically qualified for the NCAA Championship at this meet.
    Indiana's Danielle Carruthers, Tia Trent, LaToya Turner and Lorraine Dunlop will look to post qualifying marks at the two-day event which gets underway on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and then resumes at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

    Hoosier Hills to Have Earlier Start
    Next weekend's Hoosier Hills Open will start at 11:00 a.m. A complete schedule for the meet can be found on www.athletics.indiana.edu on the track & field pages under meet information.

    Meet Results
    Complete meet results will be made available on the web at www.athletics.indiana.edu following the event. They can be viewed and printed out by choosing either men's, or women's track and field from the main menu. Weekly updates and season best lists can be obtained at www.athletics.indiana.edu all season long.

    The Coaches
    Marshall Goss is in his second season as the Indiana head men's track and field coach and program coordinator and is in his 17th season with the Hoosiers.
    Randy Heisler is in his second season as the women's track and field coach and is in his 11th season with the Hoosiers.

    Coaches' Outlook
    Indiana head women's track and field coach Randy Heisler
    (Purdue meet):
    "Though four of our athletes will be competing at the Cannon event we still must stay focused and beat Purdue. Purdue is the defending outdoor Big Ten champions and is strong in a lot of events so we are going to need solid performances in every event and must win those events that on paper we have a slight edge in."
    (Cannon IV Classic):
    "As well as Danielle, Tia, LaToya and Lorraine are running at this point in the season I think that it is important that they compete against some of the country's best and this meet will allow them to do just that. We are hoping that they qualify for NCAA's at this meet. Plus I feel that it is important that they run on another track (other than Indiana's) before the Big Ten Championship."

    Last Weekend
    Both the Indiana men and women took home first place honors at the Indiana Invitational last weekend.

    Big Ten's Best
    The marks of six Indiana men's athletes rank in the top five in the Big Ten in their respective events. They include; Dino Efthimiou (Pole Vault-4th), John Miles (High Jump-4th), Jon Lange (High Jump-5th), Eric Heins (5,000M-4th), Ryan Huber (600M-4th), Russell Brooks (60M-4th) and the Distance Medley Relay team of Ben Paswater, Brett Tipton, Kevin Chandler, Nathan Purcell (3rd).
    On the women's side 17 of the team's marks rank in the top five in the Big Ten in their respective events. They include; Danielle Carruthers (60M-3rd, 60MH-4th), LaToya Turner (60MH-5th), Lorraine Dunlop (60M-5th), Rachelle Boone (600M-5th), Tia Trent (400M-3rd, 600M-3rd), Kim Craig (800M-5th), Monica Hostetler (5000M-3rd), Amanda Bell (5000M-4th), Distance Medley Relay-Kim Craig, Tia Trent, Courtney Bell, Allyson Hammond (1st), Tandra Foster (Long Jump-3rd), Rose Richmond (Long Jump-5th), Maria Fleischmann (Triple Jump-5th), Jennifer Brown (Shot Put-1st, Weight Throw-2nd), Heather Colyer (Shot Put-3rd).

    Hoosiers Host Clinic
    Indiana University and the Big Ten will host a youth clinic in conjunction with the men's conference championship. The clinic will take place on the Friday night (February 25) preceding the two-day championship. The purpose of the clinic is to instruct youth in participation at an early age. Instructors are from the track and field community of Bloomington and surrounding areas. There will also be a session for parents. The clinic will begin at 6 p.m. and is free. Each participant (kindergarten-8th grade only) will receive a free T-shirt and pass to one of the championship sessions if accompanied by an adult. For information, or to register contact the Indiana track and field office at 812-855-8583 between 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

    Big Ten's Closing In
    Indiana University will host the 2000 Big Ten Men's Track & Field Championships February 26-27. Tickets will be available at the door for $5 per day.

    60 Meters
    Russell Brooks (6.78) has the top mark among the men while the women will look to Tandra Foster (7.78) to move up the ladder as she currently ranks fourth on the team.

    200 Meters
    Russell Brooks (21.77) owns the team's top time on the men's side while Rachelle Boone (24.59) will look to post a top time this weekend. She currently sits second on the women's best list.

    400 Meters
    Ryan Huber (49.37) posted a team best time last weekend and Sean Cleary (49.58) is just behind that mark. The women's top three times in the 400 meters come from three of the four women that are competing in Indianapolis this weekend.

    600 Meters
    Ryan Huber set a school record with a time of 1:19.44 against Notre Dame. Brooke Beckfort will look to improve on her time of 1:34.74 which ranks second on the team.

    800 Meters
    Kim Craig posted a team best time of 2:14.61 last weekend. Brett Tipton ran a team season best 1:53.65 at Ohio State.

    Mile
    Both of the Hoosier's top times in the mile came against Notre Dame as Allyson Hammond ran 5:03.62 and Brett Tipton posted a time of 4:15.34.

    3,000 Meters
    Amanda Bell (9:52.75) owns the top time in the 3,000 meters for the women while Tom Brooks (8:28.90) holds the same honor for the men after setting season best time last weekend.

    60 Meter High Hurdles
    Brooke Beckfort will look to improve on her season best time of 9.70 which she set the first weekend of the season and still stands as the team's third fastest this year. Nick Sears (8.31) posted the men's top time of the year against Ohio State.
    Long Jump
    Dino Efthimiou (22' 7.75") holds the men's top mark in the long jump while Tandra Foster (19' 3.25") has the best mark on the women's side. Both marks were set against Notre Dame.

    High Jump
    Amy Clippard's mark of 5' 4.5" stands as the top mark on the women's side while John Miles jump of 6' 11.75" is the top mark on the men's side.

    Shot Put
    Jennifer Brown is inching ever closer to the NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 52' 10" as she currently owns the team's top mark of 50' 9.5". She was won three of four shot put events that she has competed in this year. Mike Minton owns the top mark for the men with a distance of 57' 2".

    Pole Vault
    Anglea McGregor tied the school record one weekend and last weekend broke the record with a vault of 11' 7.75" and in the process provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships. Dino Efthimiou will look to improve on his career-best mark of 16' 7.25" which he set the opening weekend of the season.

    Triple Jump
    Hassan Reddick leads the way for the men with a mark of 49' 45" while Maria Fleischmann's is coming off of a team season best jump of 40' at the Indiana Invite.

    Weight Throw
    Jennifer Brown posted a school record (62' 3") in the weight throw for the fourth time this season last weekend. She has won all five weight throw events that she has competed in this season and has provisionally qualified for the NCAA championships. Ben Jackson owns the men's top throw of the season with a mark of 55' 1" which he set against Notre Dame.

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