RIVALS MEET ON THE TRACK
February 11, 1999 RIVALS MEET ON THE TRACK
Bloomington, Ind. - The Indiana-Purdue rivalry stretches beyond the football fields and basketball courts. This weekend it continues on the track as the rivals square off at the Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse Saturday at 1 p.m.
This meet should be very competitive. The women's track and field teams for both schools are rated in the top 10 nationally in team power rankings. The Hoosier women are No. 9 and the Purdue women are No. 6.
The women's meet has a lot riding as far as the teams preparation for the Big Ten meet at Ohio State February 20-21. Indiana sits in fourth, just three points ahead of the fifth place Boilers.
Many of the competitors for both women's teams are looking to improve their status in the NCAA rankings.
IU freshman Krista Keir is seventh nationally in the shot put (15.41 meters) and sophomore Jennifer Brown is eighth nationally at 15.32 meters. Brown is also 16th nationally in the weight throw with her throw of 18.01 meters accomplished against Notre Dame. Purdue counters with two top ten weight throwers: senior Toyinda Smith is fourth (20.20 meters), and senior Amy Hogan is eighth (19.01 meters). Purdue brings one other nationally ranked competitor in the high jump. Junior Carrie Long is sixth with a leap that cleared 1.84 meters.
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