Women's Track

    Distance Medley Relay Team Sets School Record at Alex Wilson Invitational

    Go Hoosiers! Caitlin Lauer ran a leg of the distance medley relay.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Caitlin Lauer ran a leg of the distance medley relay.
    Go Hoosiers!

    March 2, 2007

    SOUTH BEND, Ind.- The Indiana women's track and field distance medley relay team set a school record at the Alex Wilson Last Chance Invitational, held at Notre Dame, March 2-3.

    With a time of 11:25.16, the distance medley relay team of Caitlin Lauer, Stacey Clausing, Molly Beckwith and Wendi Robinson broke the previous school record by nearly 18 seconds. The old school record of 11:41.99 was set in 2002. Their time is an NCAA provisional qualifying time and ranks in the top 20 in the country in the event. They finished eighth on the day.

    "They did a great job," interim head women's track and field coach Judy Wilson said. "Coming off of Big Ten's, it can be really tough. Caitlin ran 2,800 meters at the Big Ten meet and came back to run a good split during the relay. I told Wendi to really get after it, and she did. They were in third for awhile."

    In the 5,000 meters, Lindsay Hattendorf finished fourth in 16:50.29. Lorian Price earned a third-place finish in the long jump with a leap of 5.83 meters.

    "Lindsay ran both the 3,000- and 5,000-meter events at Big Ten's and was probably still a little tired from that," Wilson said. "Lorian is a competitor and will come out strong for the hurdles tomorrow."

    The Invitational continues tomorrow, March 3, beginning at 10 a.m. Headlining for Indiana is Price and Courtney Johnson, who will both be looking to improve their times in the 60-meter hurdles.



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