Women's Track

    Hoosiers Take to the Road

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    Go Hoosiers!
    January 19, 2000

    Hoosiers Take to the Road

    Meet Data
    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.

    The Competitors
    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.

    Meet Results
    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.

    The Coaches
    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.

    Coaches' Outlook
    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 week."

    Last Weekend
    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 1980's.

    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 (52' 10").

    60 Meters
    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 60 meters.

    200 Meters
    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 of 24.81.

    400 Meters
    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 of 49.51.

    600 Meters
    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.

    800 Meters
    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 women.

    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.

    3,000 Meters
    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 men.

    Long Jump
    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.

    High Jump
    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 women's side.

    Shot Put
    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"

    Pole Vault
    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 against Michigan.

    Triple Jump
    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.

    Weight Throw
    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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