Johnson Leads Hoosiers in Day One of the 33rd Annual Stanford Invitational
March 30, 2007
PALO ALTO, Calif. - The Indiana track and field team got the outdoor season underway with the first day of competition at the 33rd Annual Stanford Invitational on Friday, March 30, at Cobb Track and Angell Field in Palo Alto, Calif. Senior Courtney Johnson clocked a time of 13.98 for ninth in the women's 100-meter hurdles, qualifying for tomorrow's finals, which is slated for 6:42 p.m. ET.
Johnson was one of several Hoosiers that competed in the first of competition. Senior Stacey Clausing reached the finish line in 24.22 for seventh place in the 200-meter dash. Classmate Lorian Price just missed qualifying for the finals of the 100-meter hurdles as she registered a time of 14.04 for 10th place. Junior Kyndal Carr also competed in the 200 and finished with a time of 26.20 for 33rd. Junior Zakiya Robinson placed 16th with a time of 12.44 in the 100-meter dash, and was joined by Carr, who clocked a time of 12.67 for 20th in the same event. Sophomore Caity Lauer placed 30th in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:12.42. In preparation for the 1,500-meter run, sophomore Lauren Keefe clocked a time of 2:17.21 for 33rd in the 800-meter run.
Sophomore Candace Perry placed seventh with a mark of 5.81 meters in the top section of the long jump, while Price placed 10th with a jump of 5.66 meters. Robinson reached 5.61 meters for third place in her section of the long jump.
"The weather is great for our first outdoor meet," IU interim women's track and field head coach Judy Wilson said. "You never know how the travel is going to affect people. Courtney did a great job making it to finals in the 100 hurdles and we're looking forward to a good second day."
The Hoosiers will be back in action tomorrow as the field events begin at 3 p.m. with the pole vault and running events are slated to start at 3:05 p.m. with the 1,500-meter run.
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