Hoosiers Finish Eighth at Big Ten Indoor Championships
Feb. 25, 2007
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Several Hoosiers recorded personal bests on the second day of the Big Ten Indoor Championships, hosted by Illinois, leading Indiana to an eighth-place finish.
"We have improved so much from last year's indoor meet," interim head women's track and field coach Judy Wilson said. "We were only five points away from Ohio State. We have such a young group this year, and they were so excited an enthusiastic, which will give us a lot of team momentum going into the outdoor season. A lot of these young women want to improve, and we know that they can get there."
Indiana scored 42 points in the meet. Minnesota won with 121.5 points, followed by Michigan (108.5 points), Illinois (107 points), Penn State (92 points), and Iowa (75 points) to round out the top five.
Molly Beckwith earned a fifth-place finish in the 600-meters. She ran a time of 1:32.69, which is the third-best time in school history.
Senior Stacey Clausing finished sixth in both the 200- and 400-meter dashes. She ran a time of 55.34 in the 400-meters, while running a time of 24.11 in the 200-meters.
The 4x400-meter relay team of senior Michele Huber, Clausing, Lauer and Beckwith ran a time of 3:48.07 to finish sixth.
A pair of freshmen each had personal-bests in their respective events. Jackie Coleman was 10th in the triple jump with a mark of 11.95 meters, while Laura Oehlman was 11th in the high jump, clearing 1.65 meters.
The Hoosiers will send a few members of the team to the Notre Dame Qualifier, held in South Bend on March 3, as a precursor to the NCAA Indoor Championships, held March 9-10, in Fayetteville, Ark.
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