BLOOMINGTON, Ind. The Indiana mens and womens track and field teams opened the 2004 indoor season on Saturday at Harry C. Gladstein Fieldhouse by competing in their own Hoosier Open against athletes from the University of Louisville and the University of Indianapolis.
A handful of Indiana athletes produced personal bests today. Sophomore Ryan Ketchum had a pair of personal bests today. Ketchum threw 16.82m/55-05.25 in the shot put to finish first in the shot put. 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. 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 womens 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, a Bloomington native, 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 came in first in the long jump with a leap of 5.60m/18-04.50. Junior Larra Overtons time of the 2:15.95 in the 800m.
Freshman Courtney Johnson made her Hoosier debut and finished first in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.91.
The Hoosiers will be back in action Saturday, Jan. 17. IU welcomes the mens and womens teams from Indiana State and Kent State and the womens team from Michigan to Gladstein Fieldhouse for the event. Field events begin at 11 a.m.