January 19, 2000
Hoosiers Take to the Road
The Hoosiers will once again get the opportunity to gauge themselves
against a Big Ten foe as they travel to Ohio State in their first
road meet of the season. They will battle the Buckeyes along
with Western Carolina and Washington in a scored meet where two
individuals from each team can score. The meet will begin at
9 a.m. on Saturday, January 22 and the final event of the day
will take place at 3:20 p.m.
Last season the Ohio State men placed eighth at the Big Ten Championship
while the women finished fifth. Last weekend the Buckeye men
took first at the nine-team New York Sports Museum Collegiate
Invitational, while the women took second.
Washington competed in a quad meet at Penn State and the Eastern
Washington Early Bird Open last weekend while Western Carolina
placed fifth out of 15 teams at the Clemson Invitational.
Complete meet results will be made available on the web at www.athletics.indiana.edu
following the event. They can be viewed and printed out by choosing
either men's, or women's track and field from the main menu.
Weekly updates and season best lists can be obtained at www.athletics.indiana.edu
all season long.
Marshall Goss is in his second season as the Indiana head men's
track and field coach and program coordinator and is in his 17th
season with the Hoosiers.
Randy Heisler is in his second season as the women's track and
field coach and is in his 11th season with the Hoosiers.
Indiana head women's track and field coach Randy Heisler:
"This should be a good meet for us. Each team is strong
in a number of different areas. Ohio State has great sprinters,
Washington has good distance runners and Western Carolina has
a great vaulter and 400 meter runner, so we will get tested in
a number of different events. We just want to keep getting better
with each meet. We beat Michigan last weekend, but we have not
really won anything yet."
Heisler on two-time Big Ten Athlete of the Week Jennifer Brown:
"I would be selling her short it I said that she was
satisfied with her performance this season. I know that she now
knows just how good she can be. She may not set a personal best
every meet, but we are going to to keep trying to do that each
The Hoosiers hosted Michigan in a dual meet last weekend and
the women posted an 84-77 victory while the men fell to the Wolverines
85-78. The victory for the women over the two-time defending
Big Ten champions was their first against Michigan since the
Brown Takes Home Honors...Again
For the second time in as many weeks Jennifer Brown was named
Big Ten Women's Track & Field Athlete of the Week. Brown
helped lead the Hoosiers to an 84-77 victory over Michigan on
Saturday. For the second straight week the St. Joseph, Ill. native
set a school record, and this time added a Gladstein Fieldhouse
record, with a mark of 18.42 (60' 5.25") in the weight throw,
bettering her mark from the opening week by three feet. She posted
a season team best mark of 16.09 (52' 9.5") in the shot
put inching closer to the NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 16.10
Danielle Carruthers (7.45) owns the team's fastest 60 meter time
on the women's side while Russell Brooks (6.78) has the top mark
among the men. Both are positioning themselves to be threats
at the Big Ten Championships. Both are coming off of double-win
performances last weekend as Carruthers also won the 60 meter
hurdles and Brooks captured the 200 meters in addition to the
Russell Brooks is quickly getting into Big Ten Championship form
as he won the 200 meters last weekend against Michigan in a time
of 21.81. Rachelle Boone did the same for the women in a time
Tia Trent, one of the conference's top 400 meter runners, ran
her first 400 race last weekend and won it with a time of 56.09.
Trent and Tarviant Campbell (58.19) give the Hoosiers a formidable
one-two punch in the 400 meters. On the men's side, Ryan Huber
ran for the first time last weekend and posted a team best time
Tia Trent will be spending most of the season running the 400
meters, but she still owns the team's top time in the 600 meters
(1:35.15). Brooke Beckfort led the Hoosiers against Michigan
with a time of 1:36.26. Ryan Huber currently owns the team's
top time in the 600 meters (1:20.96) for the men, but should
see a lot of time on the 400 meter track. Joel Cotton led the
men against Michigan with a time of 1:21.73.
Mikko Simos (1:55.31) posted a team best time last weekend for
the men while Allyson Hammond (2:17.33) did the same for the
The women have been led by Kim Craig in the mile this season
as she owns the team's top time of 5:10.58, while Brett Tipton's
4:16.45 is best among the men. Both marks were set last weekend.
Monica Hostetler (9:52.80) owns the top time in the 3,000 meters
for the women while Eric Heins (8:29.33) holds the same honor
for the men.
60 Meter High Hurdles
Indiana's Danielle Carruthers (8.58) and LaToya Turner (8.59)
promise to battle one another all season for the 60 meter hurdle
crown on the women's side. Last week the two nearly finished
in a dead heat. Nick Sears (8.36) owns the top time among the
Hasan Reddick made his debut last weekend against Michigan and
not only did he win the long jump (22' 2.5") but he also
captured the triple jump (47' 11.25"). On the women's side,
Tandra Foster owns the team's top jump with a mark of 18' 4.25"
which she set last weekend.
Jon Lange (6' 8.75") set a team best mark for the men last
weekend while Nicole Randolph's jump of 5' 3.75" in the
Early Bird Invitational still stands as the team's best on the
Jennifer Brown is inching ever closer to the NCAA automatic qualifying
mark of 52' 10" as she currently owns the team's top mark
of 50' 9". She was won both shot put events that she has
competed in this year. Mike Minton owns the top mark for the
men with a distance of 54' 10.75"
Dino Efthimiou will look to improve on his career-best mark of
16' 7.25" which he set the opening weekend of the season.
Cori McLeod posted a team best mark of 11' 3.5" last weekend
Hassan Reddick leads the way for the men with a team best mark
of 47' 11.25" while Maria Fleischmann's jump of 38' 1.5"
is tops amongst the women.
Jennifer Brown has posted a school record in the weight throw
in each of her first two meets this seaosn. Last weekend she
posted a Gladstein Fieldhouse record mark of 60' 5.25" to
provisionanlly qualify for the NCAA championships. Ben Jackson
owns the men's top throw of the season with a mark of 53' 1.75"
which he set last weekend.
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