Women's Track

    Indiana Hosts Gladstein Invitational

    Go Hoosiers! Kristen Ness is one of the top throwers for Indiana.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Kristen Ness is one of the top throwers for Indiana.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Jan. 24, 2007

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    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana hosts the Gladstein Invitational, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 26-27, at Gladstein Fieldhouse. Action begins at noon EST both days. The Hoosiers have three home meets remaining after this weekend.

    Freshmen Vera Neuenswander and Laura Williams have both emerged as solid contenders in the pole vault for the Hoosiers this season. Neuenswander cleared 3.75 meters at the Pole Vault Summit in Fresno, Calif., on Jan. 20, a mark which ranks third on the all-time list at Indiana. Williams cleared 3.55 meters at the Summit, which ranks fifth in the Hoosier record books.

    Senior Stacey Clausing paces the Hoosiers in three events. She won the 200-meter dash at the Indiana Open on Jan. 6, with a time of 24.02. The time ranks third on the all-time Hoosiers record list. Her time of 7.65 in the 60-meter dash at the Open also leads the team.

    Clausing also holds Indiana's top time in the 400 meters. She ran a time of 24.02 at the Indiana Team Classic on Jan. 20.

    The St. Mary's, Ohio native also runs a leg of the 4x400 meter relay, which turned in a season-best time of 3:47.91 at the Indiana Team Classic.

    A number of freshmen are leading the Hoosiers in their respective events. In the weight throw, Kristen Ness has a team-best distance of 16.04 meters, done at the Indiana Open on Jan. 6. Faith Sherrill has also been strong in the shot put and weight throw events.

    Jackie Coleman's season-high in the triple jump is 11.43 meters. Ashley Rhodes cleared 1.73 meters in the high jump at the Indiana Open II on Jan. 13.

    Senior Lorian Price was named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week on Jan. 9 after winning the 60-meter hurdles (8.67) and long jump (5.67 meters), and finishing third in the 200 meters (25.65) at the Indiana Open on Jan. 6. It was her first career weekly honor. Price is ranked in the top-five all-time at Indiana in both the long jump and 60-meter hurdles.

    Price also has the best distance in the long jump for Indiana this season.

    Freshman Jacqueline Coleman earned Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week honors on Jan. 9 after taking first place in the triple jump at the Indiana Open on Jan. 6 with a distance of 11.29 meters. She followed that by finishing third in the long jump with a leap of 5.36 meters.

    Coleman's top mark in the triple jump this year is 11.43 meters.

    During the 2006-07 season, the Big Ten will celebrate the conference's 25th Anniversary of Women's Championships.

    From Aug. 15, 2006, to July 2007, the conference will be sharing some of the many stories of student-athletes, teams, coaches and administrators who have made the past 25 years a success and have set the stage for "the story to continue."

    Information about the campaign can be found on the official conference Web site - www.bigten.org.



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