Four Win In Hoosier Hills
Feb. 16, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana track and field team came away with four event wins as Indiana hosted the Hoosier Hills on Friday, Feb. 16.
The 4x400-meter relay team ran its best time of the season in 3:43.88. Senior Michele Huber, senior Molly Beckwith, sophomore Caitlin Lauer and senior Stacey Clausing knocked two seconds off their previous best.
Freshman Jackie Coleman had a personal best in winning the triple jump with a leap of 11.53 meters. Sophomore Audrey Smoot ran a time of 1:34.01 to win the 600-meters, while senior Candace Perry was first in the long jump with a leap of 5.77 meters.
Freshman Faith Sherrill finished second in the shot put with a toss of 13.04 meters. Freshman Vera Neuenswander earned third-place in the pole vault, clearing 3.50 meters. Sophomore Brittany Freiberger was third in the 60-meter hurdles, clocking in at 9.08.
Others who had strong performances include junior Kyndall Carr, who finished fifth in the 200-meter dash with a personal best time of 25.56. Sophomore Wendi Robinson earned fifth in the 800-meters in 2:16.24, while freshman Arielle McAlpin was fifth in the long jump with a leap of 5.40 meters.
"We use this meet to tune up for the Big Ten meet next weekend," interim head women's track and field coach Judy Wilson said. "We dropped some people down in distance for races to save their legs a little bit since we've got big races coming up the next few weeks, but they still get a workout.
"We're excited and ready to go for Big Ten's. We've got a group of seniors that we expect big things out of and they expect big things out of themselves. We also have an excited and enthusiastic group of underclassmen. We have a lot of potential and need to come out with both guns loaded."
Both the Indiana men and women next compete in the Big Ten Championships, Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 24-25. The Hoosiers host the men's championship, while the women travel to Illinois.
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