February 9, 2000
HOOSIERS HOST PURDUE
FOUR TEAM MEMBERS TO COMPETE AT CANNON CLASSIC
Purdue Meet Data
Indiana returns to dual meet competition as the Hoosiers play
host to arch rival Purdue on Saturday, February 12. Action will
get underway at 1 p.m. at Gladstein Fieldhouse.
Cannon IV Classic Data
Four women from the Indiana track team will bypass the Purdue
meet to compete at the prestigious Cannon IV Classic Friday,
February 11 and Saturday, February 12. Over 500 individuals from
75 teams will converge onto the National Institute for Sport
and Fitness in Indianapolis to compete on the fast 200 meter
banked track. Last season 180 individuals (men and women) either
provisionally or automatically qualified for the NCAA Championship
at this meet.
Indiana's Danielle Carruthers, Tia Trent, LaToya Turner and Lorraine
Dunlop will look to post qualifying marks at the two-day event
which gets underway on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and then resumes at
4:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Hoosier Hills to Have Earlier Start
Next weekend's Hoosier Hills Open will start at 11:00 a.m. A
complete schedule for the meet can be found on www.athletics.indiana.edu
on the track & field pages under meet information.
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 and season best lists can be obtained at www.athletics.indiana.edu
all season long.
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.
Indiana head women's track and field coach Randy Heisler
"Though four of our athletes will be competing at the
Cannon event we still must stay focused and beat Purdue. Purdue
is the defending outdoor Big Ten champions and is strong in a
lot of events so we are going to need solid performances in every
event and must win those events that on paper we have a slight
(Cannon IV Classic):
"As well as Danielle, Tia, LaToya and Lorraine are running
at this point in the season I think that it is important that
they compete against some of the country's best and this meet
will allow them to do just that. We are hoping that they qualify
for NCAA's at this meet. Plus I feel that it is important that
they run on another track (other than Indiana's) before the Big
Both the Indiana men and women took home first place honors at
the Indiana Invitational last weekend.
Big Ten's Best
The marks of six Indiana men's athletes rank in the top five
in the Big Ten in their respective events. They include; Dino
Efthimiou (Pole Vault-4th), John Miles (High Jump-4th), Jon Lange
(High Jump-5th), Eric Heins (5,000M-4th), Ryan Huber (600M-4th),
Russell Brooks (60M-4th) and the Distance Medley Relay team of
Ben Paswater, Brett Tipton, Kevin Chandler, Nathan Purcell (3rd).
On the women's side 17 of the team's marks rank in the top five
in the Big Ten in their respective events. They include; Danielle
Carruthers (60M-3rd, 60MH-4th), LaToya Turner (60MH-5th), Lorraine
Dunlop (60M-5th), Rachelle Boone (600M-5th), Tia Trent (400M-3rd,
600M-3rd), Kim Craig (800M-5th), Monica Hostetler (5000M-3rd),
Amanda Bell (5000M-4th), Distance Medley Relay-Kim Craig, Tia
Trent, Courtney Bell, Allyson Hammond (1st), Tandra Foster (Long
Jump-3rd), Rose Richmond (Long Jump-5th), Maria Fleischmann (Triple
Jump-5th), Jennifer Brown (Shot Put-1st, Weight Throw-2nd), Heather
Colyer (Shot Put-3rd).
Hoosiers Host Clinic
Indiana University and the Big Ten will host a youth clinic in
conjunction with the men's conference championship. The clinic
will take place on the Friday night (February 25) preceding the
two-day championship. The purpose of the clinic is to instruct
youth in participation at an early age. Instructors are from
the track and field community of Bloomington and surrounding
areas. There will also be a session for parents. The clinic will
begin at 6 p.m. and is free. Each participant (kindergarten-8th
grade only) will receive a free T-shirt and pass to one of the
championship sessions if accompanied by an adult. For information,
or to register contact the Indiana track and field office at
812-855-8583 between 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Big Ten's Closing In
Indiana University will host the 2000 Big Ten Men's Track &
Field Championships February 26-27. Tickets will be available
at the door for $5 per day.
Russell Brooks (6.78) has the top mark among the men while the
women will look to Tandra Foster (7.78) to move up the ladder
as she currently ranks fourth on the team.
Russell Brooks (21.77) owns the team's top time on the men's
side while Rachelle Boone (24.59) will look to post a top time
this weekend. She currently sits second on the women's best list.
Ryan Huber (49.37) posted a team best time last weekend and Sean
Cleary (49.58) is just behind that mark. The women's top three
times in the 400 meters come from three of the four women that
are competing in Indianapolis this weekend.
Ryan Huber set a school record with a time of 1:19.44 against
Notre Dame. Brooke Beckfort will look to improve on her time
of 1:34.74 which ranks second on the team.
Kim Craig posted a team best time of 2:14.61 last weekend. Brett
Tipton ran a team season best 1:53.65 at Ohio State.
Both of the Hoosier's top times in the mile came against Notre
Dame as Allyson Hammond ran 5:03.62 and Brett Tipton posted a
time of 4:15.34.
Amanda Bell (9:52.75) owns the top time in the 3,000 meters for
the women while Tom Brooks (8:28.90) holds the same honor for
the men after setting season best time last weekend.
60 Meter High Hurdles
Brooke Beckfort will look to improve on her season best time
of 9.70 which she set the first weekend of the season and still
stands as the team's third fastest this year. Nick Sears (8.31)
posted the men's top time of the year against Ohio State.
Dino Efthimiou (22' 7.75") holds the men's top mark in the
long jump while Tandra Foster (19' 3.25") has the best mark
on the women's side. Both marks were set against Notre Dame.
Amy Clippard's mark of 5' 4.5" stands as the top mark on
the women's side while John Miles jump of 6' 11.75" is the
top mark on the men's side.
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' 9.5". 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 57' 2".
Anglea McGregor tied the school record one weekend and last weekend
broke the record with a vault of 11' 7.75" and in the process
provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships. Dino Efthimiou
will look to improve on his career-best mark of 16' 7.25"
which he set the opening weekend of the season.
Hassan Reddick leads the way for the men with a mark of 49' 45"
while Maria Fleischmann's is coming off of a team season best
jump of 40' at the Indiana Invite.
Jennifer Brown posted a school record (62' 3") in the weight
throw for the fourth time this season last weekend. She has won
all five 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.
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