HOOSIERS MOVE MORE ATHLETES INTO NCAA CONTENTION
February 13, 1999 HOOSIERS MOVE MORE ATHLETES INTO NCAA CONTENTION
Bloomington, Ind.- Despite falling to Purdue 85-77 at the Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse Saturday, the Indiana Women's Track and Field team showed why it can't be ignored in the Big Ten hunt.
The IU shot putters proved that they are the best group in the nation, by taking the top three spots with NCAA provisional marks. Freshman Heather Colyer took the top spot with a personal best 15.24m (50-0), sophomore Jennifer Brown placed second by throwing the shot 14.91m (48-11), and freshman Krista Keir finished third at 14.90m (48-10 3/4).
With Colyer's throw, all three are in the top ten nationally. Keir is seventh (15.41m; 50-6 3/4), Brown is eighth (15.32m; 50-3 1/4), and Colyer is tenth with her throw from Saturday. These three are also two, three, and four in the Big Ten.
IU junior Cori McLeod also covered new territory in the form of 3.45m (11-3 3/4) in the pole vault. That resets the IU record McLeod set during the Indiana Invitational February fifth and sixth. Senior Traci Knudsen improved by 13 seconds in winning the mile with a personal best 4:52.33, which is just 2.33 seconds off the NCAA provisional mark.
IU athletes also won four other events: sophomore Lorraine Dunlop won the 60m in 7.52 seconds, freshman Jenna Lock won the 600m in 1:34.74, junior Kim Craig out-paced the 800m pack by finishing in 2:16.69, and sophomore Maria Fleischmann out triple jumped everyone else by travelling 12.20m (40-0 1/2).
The Hoosiers travel to Ohio State for the Big Ten Championships Saturday and Sunday February 20-21.
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