Hoosiers Host Michigan, Kent State and Indiana State
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. The Indiana mens and womens track and field teams are in action for their second meet of the 2004 indoor season on Saturday, Jan. 17. IU welcomes the mens and womens teams from Indiana State and Kent State and the womens squad from Big Ten rival Michigan to Gladstein Fieldhouse. Competition begins at 11 a.m. with the mens long jump and admission in free.
The meet will be team scored in the following fashion:
Indiana vs Michigan - Indiana State - Kent State
Women - Individual Scoring (Points) = 9 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Relay (Points) = 9 7 6
Indiana vs Indiana State - Kent State
Men - Individual Scoring (Points) = 7 5 4 3 2 1
Relay(Points) = 7 5
Only two individuals per institution can score in any given event.
Rankings: The Indiana mens team is ranked tied for 14th in the Jan. 13th version of the Trackwire 25 rankings. The only other ranked team competing this weekend is the Kent State womens team, which is tied for 24th in the poll.
Last Time Out: Indiana participated in its own Hoosier Open last Saturday to open the 2004 season. The meet, which was not team scored, featured Louisville and the University of Indianapolis.
A handful of Indiana athletes produced personal bests in the meet. 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 Indiana vs. Michigan Rivalry: The Hoosiers and Wolverines have represented the best of the Big Ten Conference on the womens side in recent years. IU and U-M have won eight of the last Big Ten Conference titles (combined indoor and outdoor). The Wolverines edged the Hoosiers at both conference championship meets last season.
BIG TEN CONFERENCE
WOMENS TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
2003 Michigan Michigan
2002 Michigan Michigan
2000 Indiana Indiana