Two More Qualify for Regional Meet in Day Two of the Drake Relays
April 27, 2007
DES MOINES, Iowa - Two more Hoosiers reached regional qualifying marks in the second day of competition of the 98th running of the Drake Relays at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday, April 27.
Freshman Vera Neuenswander cleared 3.95 meters in the pole vault for the second-best mark all-time in the Indiana record book. Her sixth place finish was good enough to get her into the NCAA Mideast Regional meet, which is on May 25-26, in Columbia, Mo.
Sophomore Caity Lauer, who just made the transition to middle distance this season, placed fourth overall in the 800-meter run with a personal-best time of 2:07.44. Her time also got her into the regional meet.
Seniors Lorian Price and Courtney Johnson clocked times of 13.58 and 13.77, respectively, to advance to tomorrow's finals of the 100-meter hurdles. Price placed second, while Johnson finished sixth in the prelims. Both times surpassed the regional qualifying mark. The pair has already qualified for regional competition.
The women's 4x200-meter relay team finished ninth with a time of 1:40.39 and the distance medley relay team clocked a time of 12:02.22 for 14th place.
The Hoosiers will be back in action tomorrow for the final day of competition of the Drake Relays. The women's long jump is slated to open the field events at 11 a.m. ET, while the women's sprint medley gets things going on the track at 11:05 a.m.
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