Feb. 14, 2007
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind.- Indiana returns to Gladstein Fieldhouse on Friday, Feb. 16, as it hosts Hoosier Hills. Action begins at 3 pm.
Senior Stacey Clausing earned a provisional qualifying time in the 400-meter dash at the Gladstein Invitational on Jan. 26. She beat out more than 40 other competitors to win the event.
Clausing became one of just three women in IU history to run under 24 seconds in the 200-meter dash at the Tyson Invitational on Feb. 10. Her time of 23.90 is an NCAA provisional qualifying time.
The St. Mary's, Ohio native also runs a leg of the 4x400-meter relay, which turned in a season-best time of 3:45.82 at the Indiana Relays on Feb. 3. She participated in the distance medley relay race at the Tyson Invitational, running a time of 53.4 in the 400-meter portion of the race, which is just off the school record.
BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE LETTER `H'
Senior Lindsay Hattendorf recorded a provisional qualifying time in the 3,000-meter run at the Indiana Relays on Feb. 3, clocking in at 9:32.32. She also provisionally qualified in the NCAA tournament in the 5,000 meters at the Tyson Invitational, running a time of 16.39.95, which ranks fifth on the all-time list at Indiana.
The distance medley relay team of Stacey Clausing, Caitlin Lauer, Molly Beckwith and Wendi Robinson ran a time of 11:44.21 their first time out together at the Tyson Invitational on Feb. 10, clocking in with the third best time in school history.
The 4x400 meter relay team of Michele Huber, Beckwith, Clausing and Lauer hold a top time of 3:45.82 this season, run at the Indiana Team Classic on Jan. 20.
THE PRICE IS RIGHT
Senior Lorian Price was named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week on Jan. 9 after winning the 60-meter hurdles (8.67) and long jump (5.67 meters), and finishing third in the 200-meters (25.65) at the Indiana Open on Jan. 6. It was her first career weekly honor.
Price is ranked in the top-five all-time at Indiana in both the long jump and 60-meter hurdles. She holds Indiana's longest jump this season in the long jump (5.98).
Senior Courtney Johnson ran a time of 8.42 in the 60-meter hurdles at the Indiana Relays on Feb. 3 in the semifinal round. The time is an NCAA provisional qualifying time, and ranks fifth all-time at Indiana.
Freshmen Vera Neuenswander and Laura Williams have both emerged as solid contenders in the pole vault for the Hoosiers this season. Neuenswander cleared 3.77 meters at the Indiana Relays on Feb. 2, a mark which ranks third on the all-time list at Indiana. Williams cleared 3.55 meters at the Pole Vault Summit on Jan. 20, which ranks fifth in the Hoosier record books.
Sophomore Caitlin Lauer holds Indiana's top times in the 600-meters and 800-meters. Her time of 1:32.86 at the Gladstein Invitational on Jan. 27 ranks third all-time at Indiana. She ran a time of 2:13.90 in the 800 meters at the Indiana Team Classic on Jan. 20. She has also been a key member of the 4x400 meter relay team and the distance medley relay team.
THE FUTURE IS NOW
A number of freshmen are leading the Hoosiers in their respective events. In the weight throw, Faith Sherrill has a team-best throw of 16.09, which she did at the Gladstein Invitational on Jan. 26.
Jackie Coleman's season-high in the triple jump is 11.43 meters. Ashley Rhodes cleared 1.73 meters in the high jump at the Indiana Open II on Jan. 13.
Freshman Jacqueline Coleman earned Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week honors on Jan. 9 after taking first place in the triple jump at the Indiana Open on Jan. 6 with a distance of 11.29 meters. She followed that by finishing third in the long jump with a leap of 5.36 meters.
Coleman's top mark in the triple jump this year is 11.43 meters.
WILSON NAMED INTERIM HEAD COACH
Head cross country coach Judy Wilson was promoted to interim head women's track and field coach in December. She takes over for former director of track and field Randy Heisler, who resigned to take a position at Ball State. Wilson will continue to coach the women's distance runners.
Wilson is in her ninth season with the Hoosier coaching staff. Last year she guided Kelly Siefker to a ninth-place finish in the steeplechase at the 2006 NCAA Outdoor Championships.
BIG TEN CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIPS
During the 2006-07 season, the Big Ten will celebrate the conference's 25th Anniversary of Women's Championships.
From Aug. 15, 2006, to July 2007, the conference will be sharing some of the many stories of student-athletes, teams, coaches and administrators who have made the past 25 years a success and have set the stage for "the story to continue."
Information about the campaign can be found on the official conference Web site - www.bigten.org.