April 17, 2009
WALNUT, Calif. – Senior Wendi Robinson made history on Thursday night, running the second-fastest 10,000 meters in IU history at the Mt. SAC Relays. Robinson took fourth place in the first 10,000m race of her IU career.
Robinson’s time of 33:40.79 is slower than only the legendary Michelle Dekkers in IU lore. She moves past All-American Jessica Gall for second in the Indiana records. Less than three seconds separated Robinson from the race winner, Catherine White of Arkansas, in the 25-lap race. The Danville, Ind., native’s time is faster than the provisional NCAA standard of 34:59.7 and should be fast enough to garner a spot at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., in June.
The rest of the Hoosier track and field program will be competing at the home in the Indiana Invitational on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18. For complete coverage of all things IU track, stay tuned to IUHoosiers.com.