Coover a Four-Time All-American, Pease Advances
June 11, 2010
EUGENE, Ore. - Jeff Coover earned All-America honors with a fifth-place finish in the pole vault on day two at the NCAA Championships. Sarah Pease took third in her heat of the 3,000m steeplechase to advance to a Saturday final. The IU men finished the day with 3.5 points for 20th place through two days of competition.
Coover earned his fourth-career All-America certificate by tying for fifth in the pole vault. The senior from La Jolla, Calif., cleared 5.30m (17-4.5) to tie USC's Brandon Estrada for fifth. The 3.5 team points moves him past IU legend Don Lash on IU's all-time NCAA scorer's list with 16.5 career points scored. Coover joins former IU greats Dave Volz (5) and Mark Buse (6) as the only Hoosiers to earn All-America honors four times in the pole vault.
Pease took third in her heat of the steeplechase, finishing in 10:09.03 for an automatic berth into the Saturday final. Pease's time was less than two seconds out of second in her heat, and she enters the final as the sixth advancer.
The Hoosiers continue action at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore., on Friday, June 11. For complete coverage of IU track and field, stay tuned to IUHoosiers.com.
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