Indiana Invitational - Neuenswander, Sherrill, Howard Better Regional Standards
April 18, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Hoosiers competed in the Indiana Invitational at Billy Hayes Track on Friday. The meet was the Hoosiers first home meet of the outdoor season. The Hoosiers competed very well recording ten regional qualifications between the men and women.
In the pole vault, sophomore Vera Neuenswander recorded a season best mark of 4.10m (46-3 1/4). Her mark was good for first place and moves her into ninth in Division I. The sophomore is 30 centimeters above the regional standard and two centimeters away from her career best of 4.12m. Neuenswanders career mark is the second best mark in school history.
Sophomore Faith Sherrill bettered the regional standard in the shot put for the second straight week, recording a mark just two centimeters shy of her career best from last weeks Sea Ray Relays. Her heave of 14.63m (48-0) is 33 centimeters better than the regional standard and got her third place. Junior Tiffany Howard finished fourth in the shot put with a regional qualifying mark of her own. Her throw of 14.48m beat the regional standard (14.30m) by 18 centimeters. She improved her career best with the toss by 50 centimeters. Her mark was also 78 centimeters better than the fifth-place finisher.
In the discus throw, Sherrill finished second with a mark of 46.11m (151-3). The mark is a career best for Sherrill and puts her within 1.19m of the regional standard. Howard finished fifth in the event with a mark of 42.97m. Sophomore Mackenzie Cutter recorded a career best in the event, adding 1.25 meters to her previous best with a mark of 39.65m.
In the hammer throw, Sherrill took third place, recording a heave of 53.19m. Her mark is less than a meter shy of the regional standard of 54.15m and a 3.39m improvement on her previous career best in the event. Sophomore Kristin Ness finished fifth with a mark of 51.34m. Ness improved her career best by nearly four full meters.
In the 1,500m run, Lauer finished fifth with a time of 4:37.35.
Sophomore Jackie Coleman finished second in the long jump with a mark of 5.64m, and freshman Laura Morris finished third with a mark of 5.17m. Morris was just six centimeters off of her career best in the event.
In the 100m hurdles, junior Britney Freiberger finished first with a career best time of 14.81 seconds. She cut .25 seconds off of her previous best. Freshman Laura Morris finished third in the event, improving her career best in the process by .26 seconds. Morris finished in 15.56 seconds.
In the 400m hurdles, Kayla Smith finished first with a time of 1:02.45. Her time is an improvement on her previous career best of 1:02.61. Senior Courtney Johnson finished second with a career best time of her own. Her mark of 1:03.09 cut .53 seconds off of her career best.
In the javelin throw, Freiberger threw a nearly identical mark to her identical twin, sophomore Courtney Freiberger, as Courtney finished first with a mark of 35.68m and Britney was just a centimeter behind with a mark of 35.67m. The mark for Britney was a career best. Cutter took third in the event with a career best heave of 33.85m, and Morris took fifth with a career best throw of her own.
In the 200m dash, senior Kyndal Carr finished third. Her mark of 25.15 is .02 seconds faster than her previous career best.
The Hoosiers return to action next weekend as they will compete at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa and at the Stan Lyons Invitational in Indianapolis. For all things Indiana Track and Field stay tuned to IUHOOSIERS.com.
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