Women's Track

    HOOSIERS HOST 26th ANNUAL INDIANA INVITATIONAL

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    February 2, 2000

    HOOSIERS HOST 26th ANNUAL INDIANA INVITATIONAL

    Meet Data
    The Indiana track and field program will host the 26th annual Indiana Invitational Friday, February 4 and Saturday, February 5. Action will get underway on Friday at 4 p.m. and continue beginning Saturday at noon. The event is a scored meet with eight places scoring (10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1). A maximum of two members of each team may score in a single event.

    The Competitors
    A total of 10 men's track & field programs and 12 women's programs will join the Hoosiers at Gladstein Fieldhouse.
    Men's programs include; Ball State, Butler, Cincinnati, Eastern Illinois, Middle Tennessee State, Murray State, Southeast Missouri State, Southern Illinois-Carbondale, Tennessee-Chattanooga and Western Kentucky.
    Women's programs include; Ball State, Butler, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Eastern Illinois, Middle Tennessee State, Murray State, Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois-Carbondale, Troy State, Tennessee-Chattanooga and Western Kentucky.

    Meet Results
    Complete meet results will be made available on the web at www.athletics.indiana.edu following the event. They can be viewed and printed out by choosing either men's, or women's track and field from the main menu. Weekly updates, heat sheets and season best lists can be obtained at www.athletics.indiana.edu all season long.

    The Coaches
    Marshall Goss is in his second season as the Indiana head men's track and field coach and program coordinator and is in his 17th season with the Hoosiers.
    Randy Heisler is in his second season as the women's track and field coach and is in his 11th season with the Hoosiers.

    Coaches' Outlook
    Indiana head women's track and field coach Randy Heisler:
    "We certainly have some good competition this weekend. We are seeded first in only one or two events. After last weekend we had 26 lifetime bests on the team and 18 different people were on the edge of posting national qualifying marks. But, I do not want to be just close. We are looking for as many top individual performances as we can get at this point in the season."
    Indiana head men's track and field coach Marshall Goss:
    "We are hoping to carry over our success from last weekend into this meet and post as many personal bests as we can. We will be looking at a number of different people in a some different events and we will rest some other people so we may not be in the best position to win the meet, but we are looking forward to some high quality performances."

    Last Weekend
    Both the men and the women defeated Notre Dame last weekend. The men posted an 89-73 victory while the women won 99-62.

    School Records Fall
    Last weekend's dual meet against Notre Dame saw two Indiana school records fall and another get matched. Jennifer Brown broke the school record in the weight throw (61' 2.75") for the third time this season and Ryan Huber broke a record that had stood since 1992 as his time in the 600 meters (1:19.44) was the fastest in school history. Cori McLeod and Angela McGregor both tied the school record in the pole vault (11' 5.75").

    Power Rankings
    In this week's on line power rankings located at tower.isu.edu/power/ranks the Indiana women are ranked fourth behind Kansas State Nebraska and Maryland.

    60 Meters
    Danielle Carruthers (7.45) owns the team's fastest 60 meter time on the women's side while Russell Brooks (6.78) has the top mark among the men. Both have won three of the four races that they have competed in this season. Carruthers enters the meet with the top seed time among collegiate runners. Brooks is seeded sixth.

    200 Meters
    Russell Brooks is coming off a season-best performance (21.77) last weekend against Notre Dame. He is seeded sixth among collegiates in this weekend's race. Lorraine Dunlop, LaToya Turner and Danielle Carruthers will vie for first place finish for the women. Rachelle Boone currently owns the team's top time (24.59).

    400 Meters
    Tia Trent will run the 400 meters for the second time this season. She posted a season best (56.09) in her lone 400 meter race this season against Michigan. On the men's side, Ryan Huber (49.51) will return to the 400 meters for the first time since posting a season-best time in the event against Michigan.

    600 Meters
    Brook Beckfort is the top-seeded Hoosier on the women's side. Her season best time of 1:36.26 is the second fastest amongst Hoosiers. Beckfort is seeded sixth among collegiates in the event. Mikko Simos enters the meet with the top seed time (1:20.80) as he competes in the 600 meters for the first time this season.

    800 Meters
    Courtney Bell is coming off a team season best time (2:15.30) last weekend and she is seeded fourth among collegiate runners. Tom Taylor is the top seeded Hoosier on the men's side. This is his first race at 800 meters this season.

    Mile
    Allyson Hammond is the top-seeded Hoosier in the mile. Her team season best time of 5:03.62 ranks her eighth among collegiates. Tom Breckenridge will make his first appearance for the Hoosiers this season. He enters the meet seeded fifth.

    3,000 Meters
    Amanda Bell is coming off a team season best performance (9:52.75) last weekend and is seeded third in the 3,000 meters. Chris Ekman is the top seeded Hoosier on the men's side and he will make his season debut this weekend.

    5,000 Meters
    The Hoosiers will compete in the 5,000 meters for the first time this season. Tom Brooks is the top-seeded Indiana runner on the men's side while Amanda Bell and Monica Hostetler will vie for top honors on the women's side.

    60 Meter High Hurdles
    Indiana's Danielle Carruthers (8.51) and LaToya Turner (8.51) have battled all season in the 60 meter hurdles and both are currently tied for the team's season best mark. Only Turner will compete this weekend. Nick Sears (8.31) is the top-seeded Hoosier as he owns the team's top time this season.

    Long Jump
    Tandra Foster is coming off a team season best (19' 3.25") performance last weekend and is seeded sixth in this weekend's meet. Joe Rice and John Watts will look to improve on their personal best marks on the men's side.

    High Jump
    Amy Clippard's team season best mark of 5' 4.5" seeds her ninth this weekend. John Miles (6' 11.75") set a team best mark for the men at Ohio State and is seeded third among collegiates this weekend.

    Shot Put
    Jennifer Brown is inching ever closer to the NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 52' 10" as she currently owns the team's top mark of 50' 9". She was won three of four shot put events that she has competed in this year. Mike Minton owns the top mark for the men with a distance of 55' 10.5" which he posted last weekend. Both Hoosiers are seeded first in their respective events.

    Pole Vault
    Cori McLeod posted a new school record (11' 5.75") in the pole vault at Ohio State and then both her and Angela McGregor tied it last weekend. Dino Efthimiou will look to improve on his career-best mark of 16' 7.25" which he set the opening weekend of the season. The Hoosiers own the top seed on both the men's and women's side.

    Triple Jump
    Hassan Reddick leads the way for the men with a mark of 49' 4.5" which seeds him third, while Maria Fleischmann's is coming off of a team season best jump of 39' 3" against Notre Dame.

    Weight Throw
    Jennifer Brown posted a school record in the weight throw (61' 2.75") against Notre Dame. She has won all four weight throw events that she has competed in this season and has provisionally qualified for the NCAA championships. Ben Jackson owns the men's top throw of the season with a mark of 55' 1" which he set against Notre Dame. Brown is seeded first among the women while Jackson is seeded fifth on the men's side.

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