Indiana Closes Out Regular at Hoosier Hills Invitational
Feb. 15, 2006
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana men's and women's track and field teams wrap up the regular season with one final home meet. IU is set to host the Hoosier Hills Invitational on Friday, Feb. 17 at 3:30 p.m. The meet will take place in Gladstein Fieldhouse.
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In the women's mile, both Larra Overton and Kelly Siefker broke five-minute miles and recorded new personal best marks. Overton crossed the line in the event's third-fastest time of 4:52.80, while Siefker finished close behind in fifth place with a time of 4:53.44. Candace Perry continued to look strong in the women's long jump with a third-place leap of 5.94m (19-06.00).
On the men's side, Kiwan Lawson, who earned an NCAA provisional qualifying standard at Feb. 3 & 4 Hoosier Relays in the long jump, recorded a new personal best and a first-place crown with an impressive jump of 7.75m (25-05.25). Lawson's mark also ranks him fourth in the Hoosier record books. Teammate Tyler Skelton etched a new personal best next to his name in the event with a 16th-place leap of 7.04m (23-01.25).
In his first meet of the season, Stephen Haas, one of the country's best distance runners, clocked a 13:44.09, a NCAA automatic qualifying mark, a fourth-place finish in the men's 5,000m. Haas is the first Hoosier to earn an automatic time to secure his place at the NCAA Championships. In the mile, Eric Redman nearly broke a four-minute mile when he crossed the line in a new personal best and third-place time of 4:03.78. Additionally, Redman's time met the NCAA's provisional qualifying standard in the event making him the seventh Hoosier this season to meet a standard.
Both the women's 4x400m relay and DMR teams ran a season-best race with times of 3:44.80 and 11:49.23, respectively. The men's 4x400m relay team continued to get faster clocking in at a season-fast time of 3:14.37.
In the men's 200m, David Neville's time of 21.36 was good enough for third place in the event, while teammates Marcus Thigpen and Wil Glover recorded new personal bests in the event. Thigpen then went on to claim fourth in the 60m with a time of 6.88.
In third best mark in Hoosier history, Ryan Ketchum, in the men's weight throw, took sixth place with a new personal best mark of 18.61m (61-00.75).
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