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    Hoosiers Head to Big Tens

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    February 20, 2002

    Hoosiers Head to Big Tens

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    Rachelle Boone

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    Danielle Carruthers
    Indiana will look for its fourth Indoor Big Ten Track & Field Championship and its second in three years when the Hoosiers head to the Penn State University for the conference meet on Saturday, February 23 and Sunday, February 24.

    Historical Perspective
    Here is a look how the Hoosiers have done at the indoor conference meet over the last ten years along with each of their championship seasons:
    Year Place Points
    2001 3rd 89.5
    2000 1st 150
    1999 3rd 93.5
    1998 8th 49
    1997 9th 31
    1996 9th 20.5
    1995 5th 39
    1994 7th 25
    1993 5th 42
    1992 7th 48
    1991 1st 91
    1988 1st 98.5

    Coach Heisler Says...
    "I feel pretty confident going into this meet. If we do what we are suppose to do we should be in good shape. But, you never know what can happen. I felt confident going into last year's meet and then some things did not fall our way. Our goal is to win the Big Ten Championship and I can say that I will be disappointed if we do not reach that goal."
    In just three years, Randy Heisler has made history as the head coach of Indiana women's track and field. Since he began in 1999, the Hoosiers have reclaimed their place at the top of the Big Ten Conference and positioned themselves to grow as a national powerhouse. As he enters his fourth season, Heisler aims for Indiana to continue to dominate the Big Ten in its pursuit of a national team title.
    Indiana is the first team to win both the indoor and outdoor title since Michigan in 1998 and the first team to win back-to-back outdoor titles since Wisconsin in 1996-97. All of Indiana's outdoor titles have come under Heisler.

    Individual Champions
    Hoosier individuals or relay teams have won an indoor Big Ten crown 43 times. Here is a look at the recent Indiana indoor Big Ten champions:
    Year Individual Event
    2001 Tandra Foster Long Jump
    Lorraine Dunlop 60 Meters
    2000 Jennifer Brown Shot Put
    1997 Hilary Bruening 600 Meters
    1995 Heather Brown 400 Meters
    Hilary Bruening 600 Meters
    1994 Regina Frye Long Jump
    1993 Regina Frye Long Jump
    1992 Regina Frye Long Jump
    Katrin Koch Shot Put
    1991 Amy Legacki 3,000 Meters
    Amy Legacki 5,000 Meters
    Regina Frye 55 Meters
    Nancy Goldman 400 Meters
    1990 DeDee Nathan 55 Meter Hurdles
    DeDee Nathan Pentathlon
    Michelle Dekkers 5,000 Meters

    Just How Fast is Carruthers
    Danielle Carruthers time of 7.92 in the 60-Meter Hurdles, which she set on the exact track she will compete for a Big Ten crown on, is the fastest time ever by a collegiate hurdler. The time ranks fourth in the world this year. Carruthers has her eyes on the American record of 7.81 which was set by Jackie Joyner-Kersee in 1989.

    Points Record Could Fall
    Indiana set the record for points scored at the 2000 conference meet with 150 and the Hoosiers did it by winning just one event.

    School Records
    A total of two school records have fallen this season. Here is a look at who is rewriting the record books:
    Athlete Event Time/Mark
    Rachelle Boone 60 Meters 7.28
    Danielle Carruthers 60 Meter Hurdles 7.92

    Among the National Elite
    Here is a look at where some of the Hoosiers rank on the national scene heading into the Big Ten meet:
    Athlete Event Time/Mark Rank
    Rachelle Boone 60 Meters 7.28 3rd
    Danielle Carruthers 60 Meters 7.34 8th
    Rachelle Boone 200 Meters 23.44 4th
    Tia Trent 400 Meters 54.25 18th
    Danielle Carruthers 60 Meter Hurdles 7.92 1st
    Emily Tharpe Pole Vault 3.80 41st
    Heather Colyer Shot Put 15.05 36th
    Kelley McKinney Weight Throw 19.27 17th
    Heather Colyer Weight Throw 18.52 34th

    NCAA Marks
    Indiana has had athletes either provisionally or automatically qualify for the NCAA Championship nine different times this season.
    Here is a look at Hoosiers who own NCAA marks:
    Athlete Event Time/Mark A/P
    Rachelle Boone 60 Meters 7.28 A
    Danielle Carruthers 60 Meters 7.34 P
    Rachelle Boone 200 Meters 23.44 A
    Tia Trent 400 Meters 54.25 P
    Danielle Carruthers 60 Meter Hurdles 7.92 A
    Emily Tharpe Pole Vault 3.80 P
    Heather Colyer Shot Put 15.05 P
    Kelly McKinney Weight Throw 19.27 P
    Heather Colyer Weight Throw 18.52 P

    Inside the Big Ten Rankings
    At total of 21 Indiana athletes are ranked among the top ten in the Big Ten heading into the conference meet. Of those 21 a total of 12 of those athletes are ranked in the top three in their event.
    Athlete Event Time/Mark Rank
    Kelly McKinney Weight Throw 19.27 2nd
    Heather Colyer Weight Throw 18.52 2nd
    Rachelle Boone 60 Meters 7.28 1st
    Danielle Carruthers 60 Meters 7.34 3rd
    Danielle Carruthers 60 Meter Hurdles 7.92 1st
    Rachelle Boone 200 Meters 23.44 1st
    Danielle Carruthers 200 Meters 24.34 5th
    Ara Towns 200 Meters 24.69 8th
    Tia Trent 400 Meters 54.25 1st
    Charlene Maddox 400 Meters 56.17 3rd
    Chiama Ndubisi 400 Meters 56.72 10th
    Courtney Bell 800 Meters 2:11.30 5th
    Christina Archibald High Jump 1.74 4th
    Rose Richmond Long Jump 6.09 1st
    Tandra Foster Long Jump 5.90 4th
    Jennifer Cobbina Long Jump 5.89 5th
    Mindy Peterson Mile 4:54.15 2nd
    Audrey Giesler Mile 4:58.71 7th
    Emily Tharpe Pole Vault 3.80 2nd
    Heather Colyer Shot Put 15.05 7th
    Carolin Schopf Triple Jump 12.27 2nd

    Hoosiers Big Ten History
    Here is a look at how some of the current Hoosiers have done at Big Ten Indoor Championship meets over the past three seasons:
    2001
    Event Athlete Place Points Time/Mark
    60 Meters Rachelle Boone 2nd 8 7.38
    60 Meters Danielle Carruthers 4th 5 7.45
    200 Meters Rachelle Boone 2nd 8 24.13
    400 Meters Tia Trent 5th 4 56.08
    60 M Hurdles Danielle Carruthers 3rd 6 8.23
    Long Jump Tandra Foster 1st 10 6.12
    Long Jump Rose Richmond 2nd 8 6.10
    2000
    Event Athlete Place Points Time/Mark
    60 Meters Danielle Carruthers 6th 3 7.49
    200 Meters Danielle Carruthers 2nd 8 24.10
    200 Meters Rachelle Boone 6th 3 24.88
    400 Meters Tia Trent 3rd 6 56.03
    800 Meters Courtney Bell 4th 5 2:15.31
    60 M Hurdles Danielle Carruthers 3rd 6 8.25
    Long Jump Rose Richmond 2nd 8 6.07
    Long Jump Tandra Foster 4th 5 5.95
    Shot Put Heather Colyer 3rd 6 14.69
    Weight Throw Heather Colyer 7th 2 16.29
    1999
    Event Athlete Place Points Time/Mark
    400 Meters Tia Trent 8th 1 57.70
    Weight Throw Heather Colyer 5th 6 16.84





     

     

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