January 19, 2005
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - In-state rival Purdue and Ohio State await the Indiana men's and women's track and field team as the Hoosiers host the Big Ten Tri-Meet on Saturday, Jan. 22, at the Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse. Start time is set for 11 a.m.
BACK IN ACTION
The Indiana men's and women's track and field team return to action as the Cream and Crimson host Ohio State and in-state rival Purdue in its only tri-meet of the 2005 indoor season. Start time is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan., 22.
Ohio State and in-state rival Purdue join Indiana in the yearly Big Ten Tri-Meet. Last year at Ohio State, the men placed second with 97 points behind winner OSU (114) and ahead of the Boilermakers (76). The women also earned second place with 112 points, again following the Buckeyes (123) and ahead of Purdue (80).
THRICE IS NICE FOR PRICE
Sophomore Lorian Price has posted victories in three of the five events she has participated in on the year. Price opened the season with a first-place finish in the 200 meters with a time of 25.72. She then followed that with two wins in the Hoosier Classic, finishing first in the long jump with a personal best of 5.72 meters as well as in the 60-meter hurdles with a run of 8.87.
MEN NOW AT THREE
The Indiana men's track and field team is ranked third in the country in the latest Trackwire 25 poll released on Jan. 17. The Hoosiers tallied 33 points in the poll, trailing only defending national champion Arkansas (71), and Big Ten rival Michigan (36). Trackwire 25 projects a hypothetical score for the NCAA meet, factoring in injury reports and other variables supported by information gathered from coaches and NCAA-qualifying competitions across the country.
TWO HOOSIERS TOP POLLS
Senior Aarik Wilson and junior Sean Jefferson are still ranked as the top athletes in their respected events in the latest Trackwire poll, released on Monday, Jan. 17. Wilson, a six-time All-American, is number one in the triple jump, an event that he finished second in the nationals last year and just missed out on an Olympic bid at the summer trials. He is also first in the long jump, after earning a bronze medal as last years NCAA Championship. Jefferson, a 2004 All-American, was tabbed as the leader in the mile, after winning the event at the NCAA's last season. Other ranked Hoosiers included, sophomore David Neville, sixth in the men's 400 meters and 11th in the 200, and the tenth ranked men's distance medley relay team, comprised of Jefferson, Neville, Eric Redman and Rodney Hollis.