May 1, 2009
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Hoosiers posted five top-five finishes on day one of the Jesse Owens Classic. Indiana also got regional marks from Wendi Robinson and Paul Fearnow. Robinson’s time is the fifth best in school history.
Junior Wendi Robinson posted her second regional qualification of the season. Her time of 16:35.41 in the 5,000-meters is nearly 17 seconds faster than the regional standard and was good for third. She moves into sixth in the IU record books, behind teammate junior Sarah Pease, who recorded a time of 16:34.21 earlier this season. Robinson shed more than 13 seconds off of her previous career best. Robinson also has a regional mark in the 1,500m and a provisional mark in the 10,000m this season.
Senior Paul Fearnow was the third-best collegian in the hammer throw. He posted the second career throw of more than 200-feet. His mark of 61.14m (200-07) is nearly five meters better than the regional standard. His regional mark on the season of 61.65m is less than two feet better than this throw.
Freshman Andrew Poore ran a career best time of 14:21.51 in the 5,000-meters. Poore was one of three runners that bettered the prior meet record. He took third place.
In the women’s javelin, senior Courtney Freiberger took fourth and junior Mackenzie Cutter was sixth. Freiberger had a heave of 39.55m (129-9), and Cutter tossed 38.26m (125-06).
Freshman Andy Bayer was fifth in the 1,500m. His time of 3:48.78 was less than a second slower than the regional standard. Bayer posted a regional mark in the 1,500m at the Sea Ray Relays earlier this season.
The Jesse Owens Classic continues on Saturday. For complete coverage of all things IU track, stay tuned to IUHoosiers.com.