WOMEN'S TRACK LEADS AFTER DAY ONE
February 5, 1999 WOMEN'S TRACK LEADS AFTER DAY ONE
Bloomington, Ind.- The women's track and field team holds the lead after day one of the two-day Indiana Invitational at the Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse. The first day was mainly qualifications for Saturday's finals,but the Hoosiers did well in today's scoring events and moved several athletes into tomorrow's championship rounds.
The women hold a two and a half point lead (39-36.5) over second place Cincinnati after getting strong performances in the field events. Sophomore Jennifer Brown won the 20 pound weight throw with a throw of 17.89m (58-8 1/2). That is beyond the NCAA provisional qualifying mark, but is short of her 18.01m personal best set last weekend at Notre Dame. IU juniors Cori McLeod and Angela McGregor finished two-three in the pole vault, respectively. McLeod took second with a school record setting vault, clearing 3.34m (10-11 1/2).
The women's team also got a boost on the track as the distance medley relay team finished in 11:59.05 to win the event.
The women's team also had many runners qualify for tomorrow's finals. IU sophomore Lorraine Dunlop is the top qualifier in the 60m dash finals (7.53), and junior LaToya Turner is the top collegiate qualifier in the 60m hurdle final (8.59). Dunlop and Turner are also the top two qualifiers in the 200m dash with times of 24.97 and 25.28, respectively.
Hoosier runners are also one-two going into the 400m finals. Freshman Tia Trent and junior Tarviant Campbell ran the 400m in 56.22 and 56.78, respectively. IU freshman Jenna Lock won her heat and will begin the 600m finals as the three seed (1:38.20), and junior Kim Craig also won her heat and will begin the 800m finals as the top qualifier (2:16.46). Senior Traci Knudsen was the last Hoosier to advance to the finals by winning her heat with the fifth best overall time in the mile run (5:12.62).
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