ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The Indiana University mens and womens track and field teams opened the indoor season at a four-team meet at Michigan Saturday. The mens squad finished first with 172 points and the womens team was second, behind the host Wolverines, with 151.50 points.
On the womens side, the Hoosiers had four first-place finishes. Indiana posted the top four times of the meet in the 60m. Senior Rachelle Boone was the winner with a time of 7.46. She was followed by senior Danielle Carruthers in second, Ara Towns in third and Karla Marshall in fourth place. Boone added a second first-place finish in the 200m with her time of 24.31 and Towns 24.98 made it a 1-2 finish as the runner-up.
Carruthers captured first-place in the 60m hurdles with an NCAA Provisional time of 8.33. Chioma Ndubisi turned in a second-place finish in the 400m with a time of 58.06 and Audrey Geisler (4:58.74) and Mindy Peterson (5:02.75) finished in second and third in the Mile, respectively.
The field events were highlighted by Lauren Chesnuts first-place showing in the triple jump with a leap of 4103.25. Jennifer Cobbina (1809.75) finished second in the long jump and Emily Tharpe was second in the pole vault with a height of 1201.25. The mens team had five first-place finishes on the day.
For the men, sophomore Aarik Wilson was the winner in both the long and triple jumps. His leap of 15.93m (5203.25) in the triple jump exceeded the NCAA Provisional mark. He won the long jump with a leap of 2405.50. Junior Contrell Ash was the champion in the 200m with a time of 22.11 and finished runner-up in the 60m (6.99).
The kids did a nice job today, head mens coach Marshall Goss said. We had a lot of young guys step up and we were pretty good overall
Junior Ryan Sarbinoff captured first in the 400m with a time of 49.2 seconds. Indianas 4x400 Relay team was first as well (3:17.47). In the 600m, Russell Hollis was second with a a time of 1:21.84 and Rodney Hollis finished third (1:22.05).
Junior Mike Minton was double second-place finisher in the shot put (5511.75) and weight throw (52.02.75). In the pole vault, sophomore Jake Wiseman came in fourth with a personal-record of 1407.25.
Both teams return to action on Saturday, Jan. 25, against Purdue in West Lafayette.
Womens Team Results
1. Michigan, 188
2. Indiana, 151.5
3. Kent State, 116
4. Michigan State, 82.5