Fast Times for IU at Stanford Invitational
March 27, 2010
PALO ALTO, Calif. - A group of Indiana distance runners competed at the Stanford Invitational on Fri., March 26. The group performed very well, recording times that are among the best in school history. Sophomore Andy Bayer placed third in the 5,000m, redshirt sophomore Andrew Poore ran the third-best 10k in school history, junior Sarah Pease ran the fourth-fastest 10k in school history and sophomore Chelsea Blanchard clocked the fourth-best 5,000 meters in IU lore.
Bayer finished in 13:45.75 for third among collegiate runners and the third-best time in Div. I this season. Bayer's time is the fourth-fastest in school history, behind only IU legends Bob Kennedy, Jim Spivey, Terry Brahm and Stephen Haas. Bayer was followed in by sophomore Ben Hubers, who finished in 13:56.21, which is the eighth-fastest time in school history, surpassing Sean Jefferson. Hubers' time is the tenth fastest in Div. I this season.
Poore finished the 10,000m in 28:58.07 for 11th among collegiates. He is only the third Hoosier to finish the 10k in under 29 minutes. He has the 11th-best time in Div. I this season. Freshman Zach Mayhew also posted a historic time in the 10k, finishing in 29.19.57 for the fifth spot on the IU all-time list, and senior Tim McLeod finished in 29:38.70 for sixth in the IU records. Mayhew and
Pease finished 12th among collegiates in the 10,000m. Her time of 33:51.86 is the fourth-fastest ever by a Hoosier. She moves to number 12 on the national list. Following Pease in was senior Wendi Robinson in 13th, posting the 13th fastest time in Div. I this season (33:57.31).
Blanchard clocked a time of 16:22.62, which is the fourth best in school history. The seventh collegiate to finish, Blanchard moves into seventh on the descending order list.
The Hoosiers are competing when the Alabama Relays continue on Saturday, March 27. For complete coverage of IU track and field, stay tuned to IUHoosiers.com.
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