WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The Indiana University mens and womens track and field teams competed in their second indoor competition of the season for a three-team meet at Purdue Saturday. The womens squad finished first with 130 points and the mens team was second, behind Purdue, with 106.50 points.
The women's team had seven first-place finishes and seniors Rachelle Boone and Danielle Carruthers led the way. Boone had two first-place finishes and Carruthers captured a first and second-place finish. Boone secured first in the 60 and 200-meter dash with times of 7.43 and 24.55, respectively. Carruthers first-place finish came in the 60 meter hurdles.
The Hoosiers captured the first four spots in the 60-meter dash and the first three positions in the 200-meter dash. Boone led the squad finishing first with a time of 7.43. Carruthers came in second, 7.44, Ara Towns third, 7.68 and Karla Marshall fourth in 7.73. Towns also finished second in the 200 as Marshall finished third.
Other first-place finishes for the Hoosier women came from Lauren Chesnut (triple jump), Lindsey Hattendorf (3000 meter run), Jennifer Cobbina (long jump) and Chioma Ndubisi (400 meter run).
On the mens side, the Hoosiers had four first-place finishes on the day. Sophomore Aarik Wilson placed first in the long jump and the triple jump. His leap of 16.01 m was not only good enough for a first place finish in the triple jump event, but it also exceeded his jump from last week's meet at Michigan of 15.93 m. Teammate Hasaan Reddick placed second, behind Wilson, in the triple jump with 15.54 m.
In the one mile run freshman Sean Jefferson finished first in a time of 4:11.96. Aaron Fisher of Ohio State was a close second, finishing in 4:15.31.
The Hoosiers took first and second place in the 600 meter run, with sophomore Russell Hollis finishing in 1:21.25 and junior Cedric Jackson following in a time of 1:24.04.
In the 400 meter run IU took the second, third and fourth place slots. Ryan Sarbinoff finished in 49.45, just .07 seconds away from capturing first place. Daniel Martin and Kevin Kempf finished third and fourth, respectively.
Indiana wrapped up the day in fashion, finishing first in the 4x400 meter relay, posting a time of 3:18.95. Purdue followed the Hoosiers finishing in 3:22.26.
We had some performances that were very good, but we also had some that were not so good, mens head coach Marshall Goss said. We have to go back to the drawing board to get back on track. We ran with two very good teams today and we didnt do the things we had to do in order to win. But like I said, we had some individual performances that were very good.
Both teams return to action on Saturday, Feb. 1, in Champaign, Ill., to go up against Illinois, Missouri and Eastern Illinois.