HOOSIERS WIN INDIANA INVITATIONAL
February 5, 2000 HOOSIERS WIN INDIANA INVITATIONAL
Both the Indiana men's and women's track & field teams captured the 26th annual Indiana Invitational. The women dominated the field of 14 teams with 183 points, 111 better than second place Middle Tennessee. The men scored 113.50 points to win the 12-team invite. Ball State finished second with 98 points.
The victory for the women kept them perfect on the season as they are 2-0 in dual meet competition and have placed first in two invitationals this year.
"It was a good meet for us. We had a lot of personal bests," Women's Track & Field Head Coach Randy Heisler said. "We are trying to get prepared for the Big Ten meet and put ourselves in a position to win the title this season."
The Hoosiers performed well in the sprint events in the finals as Lorraine Dunlop captured the 60 meters in a time of 7.48 while LaToya Turner posted a team season best time of 24.51 to win the 200 meters. Tia Trent placed second in the 400 meters and posted her own team season best time of 55.77.
Brook Beckfort placed fourth in the 600 meters (1:34.74) while Kim Craig placed third in the 800 meters with a team season best time of 2:14.61. In the distance events Allyson Hammond placed third with a time of 5:05.01 while Monica Hostetler placed third in the 3,000 meters with 9:53.89. The Hoosiers also posted a team season best time of 3:44.91 in the 4 x 400 relay.
Jennifer Brown once again anchored the field events for the Hoosiers as she posted a team season best mark of 15.98 (52' 5.25") to win the shot put. She moved even closer to the NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 16.10 (52' 10"). Maria Fleischmann posted her own team season best mark as she placed second in the triple jump with a jump of 12.19 (40').
The men scored valuable points in the 600 meters as Brad Griggs placed third (1:22.05), Sean Cleary (1:22.20) finished fourth and Mikko Simos placed sixth (1:22.44). Tom Taylor led the Hoosiers in the 800 meters as he finished fourth with a time of 1:56.32. Tom Brooks anchored the Hoosiers in the distance events as he placed sixth in the 3,000 meters with a team season best time of 8:28.90.
Ian Curry led the Hoosiers in the field events as he placed first in the pole vault with a mark of 4.85 (15' 11"). Ben Jackson led the Hoosiers in the weight throw with a mark of 16.64 (54' 7.25") to place second. Jon Lange picked up a second place finish of his own in the high jump with a mark of 2.12 (6' 11.5").
The Hoosiers will be action next Saturday, February 12 as
they play host to Purdue at 1 p.m.
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