HOOSIERS SET FOR BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS
February 18, 1999HOOSIERS SET FOR BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Upcoming Meet Information: The Hoosiers head to Columbus, Ohio, for the Big Ten Championships Saturday (Feb. 20) and Sunday (Feb. 21). Saturday's action begins at 9 a.m. and Sunday's events begin at 10 a.m. Follow the action at www.bigtenchampionships.com.
Media Inquires: Assistant Media Relations Director Jay Jameson is attending the championships. Please contact him with questions or with interview requests.
Results...are available on the world wide web at www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com. The results are also available on fax-on-demand at (800) 300-2050. First dial the 800 number, then enter your personal identification number, then 282 for the Big Ten, and the item numbers are: 3505 for first day results, 3506 for second day results, and 3507 for championship information.
9:00 a.m. Pentathlon 60m hurdles
Sunday February 21
10:00 a.m. Weight throw (trials & finals)
Head Coach Randy Heisler... is in his first year as the Indiana head coach.
Hoosiers in the Polls: The Hoosiers are ranked 11th in the team Power Ranking with 231.76 points.
Last Meet: The Hoosiers lost to Purdue 85-77 Saturday February 13 at the Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse. Freshman Heather Colyer, junior Cori McLeod, and senior Traci Knudsen collected the highlights. Colyer achieved a personal best 15.24m (50-0) in the shot put, which is the 11th best collegiate throw this year. McLeod broke her own school record in the pole vault by clearing 3.45m (11-3 3/4), and Knudsen ran a personal best 4:52.33 in winning the mile which is just 2.33 seconds off the NCAA provisional qualifying time.
Next Meet: The Hoosiers host the USA Track & Field Championships at the Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse Friday February 26. This meet will not be team scored.
Raising The Bar: Junior Cori McLeod continues to improve her pole vault and has set a personal best in three consecutive meets. McLeod set the school record at 3.45m (11-3 3/4) vs. Purdue.
Throwing The Weight Around: The Hoosiers are dominant in the shot put. Freshman Krista Keir is seventh nationally with a mark of 15.41m (50-6 3/4), sophomore Jennifer Brown is eighth at 15.32m (50-3 1/4), and freshman Heather Colyer is 11th nationally with a mark of 15.24m (50-0).
Looking Through the IU Record Book: Several Hoosiers have moved into the top-five in the IU record book this year. Freshman Tia Trent recorded the fourth best time in school history in the 600m at the Indiana Invitational (1:33.61). The pole vault has the most new members: junior Cori McLeod, first (3.45m; 11-3 3/4); junior Angela McGregor, second (3.20m; 10-6); freshman Melissa Banton, third (2.91m; 9-6 1/2); and Jaclyn Repay, fifth (2.45m; 8-0 1/2). The weight throw also has a lot of new company: sophomore Jennifer Brown, first (18.01m; 59-1 1/4); freshman Krista Keir, third (16.40m; 53-9 3/4); junior Sara Fedor, fourth (16.00m; 52-6); and freshman Heather Colyer; fifth (15.94m, 52-3 3/4).
Instant Impact: Freshmen Krista Keir and Heather Colyer have both made NCAA provisional marks in the shot put and are ranked seventh and 11th nationally, respectively.
Jennifer Brown: 20 lb. wt. throw - won the Indiana Invitational by reaching 17.89m (58-8 1/2)...set the meet and school record at Notre Dame by throwing the weight 18.01m (59-1 1/4) to provisionally qualify for the NCAA championships...won the event against Ohio State (17.56m; 57-7 1/2)...out-threw everyone with a mark of 16.89m (55-5) at the Michigan Quadrangular.
Shot put - launched a season-best 15.32m (50-3 1/4) to finish second at the Indiana Invitational and reach the NCAA provisional mark...threw the shot 14.85m (48-8 3/4) to win at Notre Dame.
Tarviant Campbell: 600m - outpaced everyone with a 1:35.80 at Notre Dame.
Heather Colyer: Shot put - won the Purdue meet with a personal best and NCAA provisional mark of 15.24m (50-0).
Kim Craig: 800m - won her second consecutive race by recording a time of 2:16.69...ran a 2:13.93 to claim the win at the Indiana Invite.
Lorraine Dunlop: 60m - took the Purdue meet by recording a 7.52...won the Indiana Invitational in 7.59...cruised to victory at Notre Dame in 7.61...captured the race in 7.50 against Ohio State...ran the 60m in 7.58 to win the Michigan Quadrangular.
200m dash - ran a 24.98 to win the Indiana Invitational...first at the Michigan Quadrangular in 24.87.
Maria Fleischmann: Triple jump - grabbed another win against Purdue by leaping 12.20m (40-0 1/2)...out-leapt the competition at the Indiana Invite by going 12.26m (40-2 3/4)...won at the Michigan Quadrangular by leaping 11.85m (38-10 1/2).
Krista Keir: Shot put - won the Indiana Invitational and reached the NCAA provisional mark with a personal best 15.41m (50-6 3/4)...set the meet record at 15.23m (49-11 3/4), improving her NCAA provisional mark...her throw of 14.91m (48-11) won the Michigan Quadrangular and was beyond the NCAA provisional qualifying mark.
Traci Knudsen: Mile - ran a personal best 4:52.33 to win at the Purdue meet...first at the Ohio State meet with a time of 5:06.46.
Jenna Lock: 600m - won her first race of the season at the Purdue meet in 1:34.74.
Angela McGregor: Pole vault - won for the second this season time by clearing 3.20m (10-6) at Notre Dame...won the Ohio State meet by clearing 3.05m (10-0).
Cori McLeod: Pole vault - set the school record and finished second by going over 3.45m (11-3 3/4) against Purdue.
Tia Trent: 600m - outran everyone in the Ohio State meet by finishing in 1:33.61.
LaToya Turner: 60m hurdles - flew to victory in 8.53 at the Indiana Invitational...dominated at Notre Dame by finishing in 8.61...won at the Michigan Quadrangular with a time of 8.60.
Rachelle Weiss: Triple jump - won at Notre Dame by going 10.85m (35-7 1/4).
Big Ten Scoring: The top eight places score at the Big Ten Championships at 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 points, respectively. The following is a list of all Hoosiers in the top eight in the Big Ten in their respective events.
Current scoring would place the Hoosiers fourth with 87 points, but second place Wisconsin is only at 91, which may allow Indiana to jump to second with some big performances.
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