Women's Track

    Two Win On First Day of Gladstein Invitational

    Go Hoosiers! Sophomore Courtney Freiberger finished sixth in the pentathlon.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Sophomore Courtney Freiberger finished sixth in the pentathlon.
    Go Hoosiers!

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    Jan. 26, 2007

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Three Hoosiers won events during day one of the Gladstein Invitational on Friday, Jan. 26, hosted by Indiana University.

    The women were led by senior Stacey Clausing, who recorded a provisional qualifying time in the 400 meter dash. She finished first with a time of 54.37.

    "Stacey ran a smart race today," assistant track and field coach George Freeman said. "She went out smooth, finished strong and ran a great race."

    Senior Courtney Johnson won the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.48. The time was just off her personal best of 8.43, which she did last season at the Hoosier Relays.

    "I think the seniors like Stacey and Courtney, they know this is their last go around, and each week they're getting closer to the Big Ten's," interim head women's track and field coach Judy Wilson said. "They're trying to get sharper every week. Each week each meet gets a little more competitive."

    Competing in the pentathlon, sophomore Courtney Freiberger won the 800-meter run, gaining 829 points for the event. She finished sixth overall with 3,326 points.

    Others who finished strong include sophomore Tiffany Howard, who was fourth in the shot put with a toss of 14.19 meters, her best throw of the season. Sophomore Wendi Robinson was fifth in the invitational mile run in 4:57.85.

    The Invitational includes athletes from Michigan, Ohio State, Iowa, Mississippi, Cincinnati, Louisville, Tennessee and Memphis.

    Action continues on Saturday, Jan. 26, with day two of the Galdstein Invitational. The heptathlon events begin at 9:30 a.m., while the field and running events start at noon.



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