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    Hoosiers Set for Meet at Illinois (1-30-03)

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    Jan. 30, 2003

    Hoosiers Looking For Second Straight Win at Illinois

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    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana men’s and women’s track and field teams will be in action at the University of Illinois in the Carle/Helath Alliance Classic Meet on Saturday, Feb.1, In addition to the host Illini and the Hoosiers, Eastern Illinois and Missouri will be competing on Saturday. The meet is set to begin at 8 a.m. at the Illinois Armory Track.

    In the Polls
    The Hoosier women’s team is ranked No. 10 in this week’s Trackwire 25 Power Rankings. Illinois is the only other Big Ten that is ranked, coming in at No. 19.

    After its third-place finish at Purdue, the IU men’s team dropped into a tie for No. 19 in the latest poll.

    Once again, Indiana is only Big Ten School with both its men’s and women’s squad in the top 25. (See complete polls on page 2)

    In addition, the IU women are ranked eighth in Team Power Rankings, while the Hoosier men are 11th.

    Chesnut Breaks IU Triple Jump Record
    Junior transfer Lauren Chesnut has wasted no time putting her name in the Hoosier record books. Chesnut, who came to Indiana from George Mason, has broken the school record in the triple jump, not once, but twice. In her first competition at Indiana on Jan. 18, she posted a mark of 12.58m/41-03.25, bettering the indoor record by more than a foot. Chesnut improved on her record in the second week of the season at Purdue with a leap of 12.60m/41-04.25.

    Last Time Out
    The Hoosier women’s team captured its first win of the season at Purdue last weekend. Indiana totaled 115 points to beat Big Ten foes Purdue (105) and Ohio State (98).

    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).

    A Pair to Watch
    Indiana boasts two of the nation’s best athletes in seniors Rachelle Boone and Danielle Carruthers, a tandem that has collected a combined 15 All-America honors.
    Last weekend at Purdue, both met the NCAA Provisional qualifying mark in the 60m. Boone placed first with a time of 7.43 with Carruthers right behind at 7.44.
    Carruthers ran an 8.20 in the 60m hurdles at Purdue, just off the NCAA Automatic mark of 8.17. Boone’s time of 24.31 in the 200m is also a provisional mark. Carruthers is undefeated in the hurdles this season and Boone has not lost in either the 60m or 200m.

    Indiana's NCAA Automatic/Provisional qualifiers

    60m Hurdles (8.17-auto/8.43-prov)
    Danielle Carruthers 8.20 at Purdue 1-25

    60m (7.30-auto/7.44-prov)
    Rachelle Boone 7.43 at Purdue 1-25
    Danielle Carruthers 7.44 at Purdue 1-25

    200m (23.70-auto/24.40-prov)
    Rachelle Boone 24.31 at Purdue 1-25

    Head Coach Randy Heisler
    Women’s: Randy Heisler is entering his fifth season as the head coach of the women’s track and field program and his 14 overall at Indiana. Since 1999, the Hoosiers have finished in the top four in three of the last four Big Ten Indoor Championships and captured the conference title at both the 2000 and 2001 outdoor meet. In addition, the Hoosiers finished second, by just 1.5 points at last season’s meet.

    Returning Indoor All-Americans
    Women’s: Seniors Rachelle Boone and Danielle Carruthers both attained All-America status during the 2002 Indoor Season. Boone finished second in the 200m and fifth in the 60m at the NCAA Championships. Carruthers was the runner-up in the 60m hurdles and the sixth-place finisher in the 60m at the NCAAs. During her three-year career Boone has
    captured a combined six Big Ten titles and eight All-America honors. Carruthers also has six conference titles and is a five-time All-American.

    Indiana Women To Host Big Tens
    IU will host the 2003 Big Ten Women’s Indoor Championships. The meet is set for Saturday and Sunday March 1 and 2 at the Harry C. Gladstein Fieldhouse on the Indiana campus.

    Next Up
    The Hoosiers will host the Indiana Invitational next Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7-8, at the Harry C. Gladstein Fieldhouse.

    Carle/Health Alliance Meet at Illinois
    Schedule of Events
    Field Events
    8 a.m. Weight Throw, Women’s
    9:30 a.m. Weight Throw, Men’s
    11 a.m. Pole Vault, Women’s
    11:30 a.m. Long Jump, Men’s and Women’s
    Noon High Jump, Women, then Men to Follow
    12:30 Pole Vault, Men’s
    12:30 Shot Put, Women, then Men to Follow
    1:30 p.m. Triple Jump, Men’s and Women’s

    Running Events
    11:45 a.m. 3,000m Section 1
    Noon 60m Dash Trials
    12:36 p.m. 60m Hurdles Trials
    12:56 p.m. DMR Finals
    1:20 p.m. Mile Finals
    1:36 p.m. 60m Dash Finals
    1:46 p.m. 60m Hurdles Finals
    2:02 p.m. 400m Finals
    2:27 p.m. 800m Finals
    2:47 p.m. 600m Finals
    3:07 p.m. 200m Finals
    3:57 p.m. 3000m Section 2
    4:21 p.m. 4x400m Finals

    *Women’s races will proceed men’s unless otherwise noted.



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