February 2, 2005
BACK IN ACTION
The Indiana men's and women's track and field team hits the road for the first time this season as the Hoosiers head north to participate in the Meyo Classic hosted by Nore Dame in South Bend, Ind. The two-day event begins on Friday, Feb. 4 with the meet scheduled to start at 5 p.m. On Saturday, Feb. 5, events will get underway at 10 a.m.
Over 15 schools will compete with Indiana and host Notre Dame in the Meyo Classic. Some programs participating will be Alabama, Clemson, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Michigan State, Missouri and Wisconsin.
WOMEN EARN 11 VICTORIES
The Indiana women picked up 11 victories in the Hoosier Relays. The 11 first-place finishes nearly doubled the field as Western Kentucky was second with six, while Southern Illinois was third with 5 victories. Sophomore Stacey Clausing led the way with three more individual wins as well as a relay first-place finish. Senior Ara Towns boasted two wins in the 60-meter dash, while junior Larra Overton won the preliminary and finals of the 800. Also picking up victories were Courtney Johnson with two in the 60-meter hurdles, and junior Kelly Siefker with one in the mile invite. The 4x400-meter relay team that placed first was composed of Clausing, sophomore Michelle Huber, Junior LaDonna Ray and senior Charlene Maddox.
CLAUSING AND HOLLIS TOP WINS LIST
Sophomore Stacey Clausing has five individual and four relay victories on the season to lead the women with nine first-place finishes. Clausing has won the 200 and 400-meters twice, and the 600 once. She has also been a member of all four 4x400-meter relay teams that took first. Senior Rodney Hollis leads the men with four first-place finishes. Hollis has won the 800 three times and was part of the men's 4x400 that took first in the Big Ten Tri-Meet against Ohio State and Purdue. Senior LaDonna Ray and Ara Towns are tied for second on the women's side with five wins, while senior Aarik Wilson, junior Ryan Ketchum and sophomore Kiwan Lawson all have three victories on the men's team.