Hoosier Open Preview
January 5, 2005
BLOOMINGTON, Ind--The Indiana men's and women's track and field team will open the 2005 season at home as the Cream and Crimson host the Hoosier Open. The event will be held this Saturday, Jan. 8, beginning at 11 a.m. in the Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse.
KEEP AN EYE ON
In 2004, the team, in its sixth full year of competition won the USA National Track & Field Club Championships. The Invaders qualified 16 athletes for the US Olympic Trials with 13 athletes competing in the largest number of events for any USATF club at 11 events, five finished in the top ten, and six placed in the top 20. Hope Sanders is one athlete to keep an eye on. Sanders is a 2004 US Olympic Trials Qualifier in the 800-meters, after finishing sixth in the USA Indoor Nationals in the 800.
Indianapolis sophomore Andrea Cook broke the UIndy school record in the 60-meter hurdles in the season-opening Illinois State Early Bird Invitational last week, while Dayton junior Kelly Pohlman was a gold-medal winner in the shot put in the A-10 championships a year ago. The Illinois men's team will also feature two juniors who were Olympic trial competitors in the 400-meters in Abe Jones and Adrian Walker
LAST YEAR'S HOOSIER OPEN
A handful of Indiana athletes produced personal best on the day. Sophomore Ryan Ketchum had a pair of personal best. Ketchum threw 16.82m/55-05.25 in the shot put to finish first. In the weigh throw, he hit the 16.23/53-03.00 mark. Andre Grimes ran the 60m in 6.98 to win the event, while sophomore David Neville competed for the first time at Indiana and won the 400m in 48.55. Freshman Britain Jorgenson and junior Noah Shelton both cleared 1.97m/6-05.50 in the high jump.
On the women's side, sophomore Kelly Siefker clocked a personal-best time of 5:02.48 to cross the finish line first in the mile. Sophomore Jean Schaffer cleared 1.74m in the high jump, which set a new personal best.
Sophomore Andrea Dalla Rosa won both the shot put (14.48m/47-06.25) and the weight throw (15.47m/50-09.25). Junior Ara Towns placed first in the 60m (7.49) and the 200m (25.49). Junior Charlene Maddox ran the 400m in 57.96 to finish first, and Jennifer Cobbina placed first in the long jump with a leap of 5.60m/18-04.50. Junior Larra Overton's time of the 2:15.95 in the 800m.
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