Sherrill, Kimoto Win on Day One at Penn
April 28, 2011
Sherrill recorded a heave of 17.64m (57-10.5) to win by almost four feet. The Hoosier surpassed Katrin Koch's IU record by 4.25 inches. Fittingly, Koch was the last Hoosier to win the Penn Relays shot put crown. Koch won in 1990 after IU's Angie Ryker won in 1989 and 1988. Sherrill wins the fourth Penn Relays shot put crown in IU history. Sherrill's throw is the eighth-best in the history of the meet. Monique Riddick took fifth with a throw of 15.79m (51-9.75).
Emma Kimoto won the collegiate section of the women's high jump, matching her career best of 1.75m (5-8.75) for the win. The clearance is the sixth-best in IU history.
The Hoosiers had a stellar day in the women's pole vault. Kelsie Ahbe and Vera Neuenswander went 1-2 in the championship section. Ahbe cleared a career-best 4.25m (13-11.25), which was better than the Penn Relays record coming into the day, which puts her second in the meet's all-time records. The sophomore moves into a tie for second all-time at IU. Neuenswander cleared 4.15m (13-7.25) for third. In the college section, Stephanie Chin cleared 4.00m (13-1.5), which was the winning height, and took third on number of misses. Ahbe and Neuenswander are tied for fifth in the East region and first in the Big Ten on the season.
Sarah Pease ran a season best time of 10:12.38 for third in the 3,000m steeplechase. She leads the Big Ten this season and is the sixth-fastest in Penn Relays history. Andy Weatherford finished in 8:55.48 for third in the men's steeplechase.
In the 5,000 meters, Zach Mayhew took fourth in 14:07.33, and Erica Ridderman ran the eighth-best time in school history, bettering her PR by 37 seconds for a time of 16:36.68.
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