Towns Tabbed 10th by Trackwire
January 12, 2005
BLOOMINGTON, Ind--Senior Ara Towns is ranked 10th in the country in the 60-meters, announced Trackwire in its first 2005 Indoor season poll.
Towns, a five-time All-American, was the lone female to represent IU at the NCAA Championships last season. She competed in the 60-meter dash, where she earned All-American status after finishing 12th overall. She also garnered second-team All-Big Ten, and was one of five collegiate sprinters invited to compete in the prestigious Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden, where she finished third with a time of 7.53.
Towns started off the 2004 campaign with a first-place finish in the 60-meter dash, finishing with a time of 7.61 seconds in the Hoosier Open.
The Trackwire 25 projects a hypothetical score for the NCAA meet, factoring in injury report s and other variables supported by information gathered from coaches and NCAA-qualifying competitions across the country. This projection is generated by scoring the Dandy Dozen, a power ranking of the top 12 athletes and relay squads in each NCAA event.
The factors used to build the D12 include quantitative values that measure performances in past major competitions (such as conference championships, national championships and Olympic competition), durability and freedom from injuries, demonstrated ability to compete well in multiple rounds of competition, ability in other events, head-to-head competition with other top athletes, and personal or seasonal bests.
Towns and the rest of the Hoosiers return to action on Saturday, Jan. 15, as the Cream and Crimson host the Hoosier Classic. The meet is set to begin at 11 a.m. inside the Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse. Admission is free to all.
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