Hoosier Hills/Tyson Invite - Hoosiers Finish Friday Competition
Feb. 15, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind.- The Hoosiers competed in the Hoosier Hills Invitational in Bloomington and in the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark. on Friday.
In Bloomington, the Hoosiers found great success. The women's team recorded seven career bests, ten top-five finishes, seven top-three finishes, and three first place finishes.
Junior Audrey Smoot crossed the finish line in first place twice on the day. She finished first in the 600m run, recording a time of 1:32.81, which was more than two seconds faster than the competition. Freshman Lindsey Hartman finished second in the event.
Smoot then anchored the 4X400m relay to victory, teaming with fellow junior Britney Freiberger, senior Kyndal Carr and Hartman. The quartet finished nearly four full seconds ahead of the second place team from Southeast Missouri.
The other first place finish for the Hoosiers came from sophomore Ashley Rhoades, who won the high jump with by clearing a height of 1.70m. Rhoades finished her night by just missing the provisional qualifying height of 1.78m.
Sophomores Arielle McAlpin and Jacqueline Coleman stuck together in the long jump and triple jump events. McAlpin finished second in the triple jump with a career best distance of 11.34m, while Coleman finished third in the event with a distance of 11.28m. Coleman finished third in the long jump, recording a career best mark of 5.56m, which was an improvement of 14 centimeters. McAlpin was right with her, finishing fourth with her own career best jump of 5.54m, adding three centimeters.
Senior Kyndal Carr finished fourth in the 60m dash. Her time of 7.78m was just .01 seconds out of third place and just .04 seconds slower than her career best in the event. Carr went on to record a career best in the 200m. Her time of 25.41 seconds was an improvement of .15 seconds and was good enough for seventh place.
Sophomore Kristen Ness finished 4th in the weight throw, recording heave of 16.12m. The toss was just 11 centimeters shy of her career best, and only 13 centimeters out of third place.
In the shot put, freshman Laura Morris finished sixth, with a career best heave of 11.77m, adding 29 centimeters to her previous best.
Senior Maura Ratcliff finished sixth in the 800m run, recording a career best time of 2:19.51. Ratcliff was followed in by sophomore Sarah Pease, who recorded a career best of her own, finishing in 2:24.54.
Pease also ran the mile, finishing eighth with a time of 5:08.46. The time was an improvement of 4.05 seconds on her previous career best of 5:12.51.
In the 60m hurdles, Britney Freiberger finished in seventh place. Her time of 9.07 was less than a tenth of a second out of the top five.
In Fayetteville, the Hoosiers also competed well, recording two provisional marks, a top-five finish and a season best.
Sophomore Vera Neuenswander recorded a season best in the pole vault when she cleared 3.96m, which is one centimeter higher than the provisional qualifying mark of 3.95m. Neuenswander finished in a tie for fifth in the event. Sophomore Stephanie Chin also cleared 3.96m, but she finished in ninth place after tiebreakers.
Sophomore Faith Sherrill finished twelfth in the weight throw, recording a toss of 16.84m.
Caitlin Lauer recorded a time of 4:52.36 in the mile championship, which was good for sixth place.
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