Hoosiers Enter the Top 20 in National Rankings
Feb. 16, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana men's track and field moved into the top 10 of the national rankings, the USTFCCCA announced today. The first rankings of the year to include only performances from the current season saw the IU men move up six spots to No. 7 and the IU women move up seven spots to No. 18. Both rankings represent the highest national mark for the two teams since the implementation of the current rankings system in 2008.
Indiana track and field director and head coach Ron Helmer said the rankings provide reinforcement to his program to keep working hard and maintained that February rankings aren't the goal for IU track and field.
"It is great to see our student-athletes recognized for what they've accomplished this season, but as always, our eyes are set on earning high rankings at the Big Ten Championships in two weeks and at the NCAA Indoor Championships in March," Helmer said.
The Hoosiers have recorded nine marks this season that rank among the top ten in the nation, led by NCAA Automatic qualifiers Molly Beckwith, Jeff Coover, Derek Drouin and Andy Bayer. Drouin's mark in the high jump is the best in Division I this season.
Next on the schedule for the Hoosiers are the Big Ten Championships on Feb. 27-28. For complete coverage of IU track and field, stay tuned to IUHoosiers.com.
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