Hoosiers Finish Strong at Indiana Relays
Jan. 29, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Ben Hubers and Andrew Poore made sure that day two of the Indiana Relays was just as exciting as day one. A day after teammate Andy Bayer paced the world in the mile, Hubers and Poore put the nation on notice that Indiana is loaded in the distance events. The Hoosiers finished the meet with 12 events won and a trio of NCAA automatic qualifying marks.
Hubers took the 5,000m in 13:44.93, the second fastest time in IU history and the second fastest in the world this season. Andrew Poore was right behind him in 13:45.33 for second. Poore is third in IU history and third in the world this year. Zach Mayhew was the fourth of four competitors to finish in under 14 minutes. Mayhew's time of 13:58.40 is the fourth-best in IU history and the world's fifth fastest.
Hubers broke Poore's track record from a year ago along with Mayhew became the fifth and sixth Hoosiers all-time under the 14-minute mark. Hubers and Poore are both under the NCAA auto standard of 13:47.00.
In the women's 5K, Sarah Pease and Erica Ridderman matched Hubers and Poore with the second- and third-best times in the world and the top two nationally. Pease finished in 16:38.10 for the win, and Ridderman was done in 16:40.84. Ridderman moves into ninth in the IU record books.
Emma Kimoto matched her career-best in the high jump to win the collegiate title in the high jump. She cleared 1.73m (5-8), moving into third in the Big Ten this season. Monique Riddick was the collegiate winner in the shot put with a heave of 15.98m (52-5.25).
Devin Pipkin was the collegiate winner of the 60m with a time of 6.77 seconds, his season best. Chris Vaughn was second in the 400m with a career-best time of 48.32. He was less than .01 away from the win.
The Hoosiers also won the women's 4x400m relay with a time 3:43.94, a season best for the team.
The Hoosiers split up next weekend with part of the team competing at the Meyo Invitational and part of the team will head to the brand new GaREAT Sports Complex for the College Open Meet. For complete coverage of all things IU track and field, stay tuned to IUHoosiers.com.
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