BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana mens and womens track and field teams hit the road for their second meet of the season on Saturday, Jan. 25, when they battle intra-state rival Purdue and Big Ten foe Ohio State in West Lafayette. The meet is set for a 9: 30 a.m. start at Lambert Fieldhouse. (See meet schedule at the bottom of the page)
At last season's women's Big Ten Indoor Meet, Indiana was the runner-up. Purdue and Ohio State finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
In The Polls
The Hoosier womens team is ranked No. 9 in Trackwires in this weeks Trackwire 25 Power Rankings. The IU mens team has moved up two spots to No. 14 this week. The Purdue mens team is ranked one spot in front of the Hoosiers at No. 13.
Once again, Indiana is only Big Ten School with both its mens and womens squad in the top 25.
Womens Trackwire 25 Power Rankings -- Jan. 20
3. South Carolina
7. North Carolina
8. Rice 9. Indiana 10. Auburn
13. Arizona State
14. Washington State
16. Iowa State
North Carolina State
Last Time Out
In the season opener at Michigan, the mens team captured a win over Michigan, Kent State and Michigan State. The Hoosiers totaled 172 points to beat the host Wolverines by 15 points.
On the womens side, Indiana finished second to UM. Indiana scored 151.50 points to top Kent State (116) and Michigan State (82.5).
Doubling Up Senior Rachelle Boone and sophomore Aarik Wilson were both double winners last Saturday at Michigan. Boone took top honors in the 60m (7.46) and the 200m (24.31). Wilson finished first in both the long jump (7.45m./24-05.50) and the triple jump. In the triple, his jump of 52-03.25 exceeded the NCAA Provisional mark (51-02.25).
In her very first outing of the season, senior Danielle Carruthers ran an 8.33 in the 60m hurdles to take the win at the Michigan Quad. Her time met the NCAA Provisional mark. Last season, Carruthers best outing in the 60h was a time of 7.92 at the USTCA Challenge on Feb. 8, 2002.
Aarik Wilson also turned in a provisional performance in the triple jump with a mark of 15.93m (52-03.25).
Chesnut Making Her Mark
In her first ever outing as a Hoosier, Lauren Chesnut made an impact. Chesnut, a junior transfer from George Mason., was the winner in the triple jump with a leap of 12.58m (41-03.25) last weekend at the Michigan Quad. She also finished fifth long jump.
Indiana Women To Host Big Tens
IU will host the 2003 Big Ten Womens Indoor Championships. The meet is set for March 1 and 2 at the Harry C. Gladstein Fieldhouse on the Indiana campus.
Both the men's and women's teams compete at Illinois next Saturday, Feb. 1, in a meet against the Ilini and a pair of teams from the Big 12 Conference, Baylor and Missouri.
Purdue Meet Schedule of Events Field Events
9:30 a.m. Mens Weigth Throw (Women to follow)
10 a.m. Womens Pole Vault (Men to follow)
Womens Long Jump (Men to follow)
Womens High Jump (Men to follow)
11:3 0 a.m. Mens Shot Put (Women to follow)
12:30 p.m. Womens Triple Jump (Men to follow)
11:30 a.m. Womens 60 meter Dash (Prelims)
11:35 a.m. Mens 60 meter Dash (Prelims)
11:45 a.m. Womens 60 meter Hurdles (Prelims)
11:55 a.m. Mens 60 meter Hurdles (Prelims)
12:05 p.m. Womens Mile Run
12:15 p.m. Mens Mile Run
12:25 p.m. Womens 400 meter Dash
12:35 p.m. Mens 400 meter Dash
12:45 p.m. Womens 600 meter Dash
12:55 p.m. Mens 600 meter Dash
1:05 p.m. Womens 60 meter Dash (finals)
1:10 p.m. Mens 60 meter Dash (finals)
1:15 p.m. Womens 60 meter Hurdles (finals)
1:20 p.m. Mens 60 meter Hurdles (finals)
1:25 p.m. 800 meter run
1:35 p.m. 800 meter run
1:45 p.m. Womens 200 meter Dash
1:55 p.m. Mens 200 meter Dash
2:05 p.m. Womens 3000 meter Run
2:20 p.m. Mens 3000 meter Run