Hattendorf Earns NCAA Provisional Qualifying Mark On Day One of Tyson Invitational
Feb. 9, 2007
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.- Led by senior Lindsay Hattendorf, several members of the Indiana University track and field team posted strong performances on day one of the Tyson Invitational, held at the Randal Tyson Track Complex in Fayetteville, Ark.
Hattendorf finished fifth in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 16.39.95, which is an NCAA provisional qualifying time. Her time ranks fifth on the school record list. It is the second event Hattendorf has qualified for the NCAA Championships in this season, reaching the mark in the 3,000-meter run last week at the Indiana Relays.
Senior Lorian Price was seventh in both the long jump and the 60-meter hurdles. Price's best time in the hurdles was an 8.48, which came in the preliminary heats. She recorded a distance of 5.72 in the long jump.
"Lorian did a great job in the hurdles, considering that she was also jumping at the same time," interim head women's track and field coach Judy Wilson said. "She looked really good in the preliminaries. It was good for her to get in two hurdle races."
Also for the women, sophomore Wendi Robinson earned a fifth-place finish in the mile run, finishing with a personal best time of 4:53.20. Senior Stacey Clausing finished 11th in the 400-meter dash (54.75).
"Wendi really showed a step in the right direction tonight," Wilson said. "She ran faster in the second half than she did in the first, and I'm excited because she ran the race that I wanted her to run. I don't think she has showed us everything she has yet.
"Stacey also had a great finish in the 400-meters. She had a great time at the 200-meter mark, and we look forward to her competing tomorrow in that event."
Action continues at the Tyson Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 10, beginning at 10 am. Clausing is attempting to qualify for the NCAA tournament in the 200-meter dash. The 4x400-meter relay race and the distance medley relay race will also be held.
"We're really looking forward to an exciting second day," Wilson said. "We've put together a great distance medley relay team of Caitlin Lauer, Molly Beckwith, Stacey Clausing and Wendi Robinson, and we're hoping to get onto the national list with this team."
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