Women's Track

    Indiana Travels To Illinois For Big Ten Championships

    Go Hoosiers! Senior Stacey Clausing has NCAA provisional qualifying marks in both the 200-meters and 400-meters.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Senior Stacey Clausing has NCAA provisional qualifying marks in both the 200-meters and 400-meters.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Feb. 21, 2007

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    BLOOMINGTON, Ind.- The Hoosiers will travel to Illinois for the Big Ten Indoor Championships, held Saturday through Sunday, Feb. 24-25. The Hoosiers finished ninth in the event last season.

    SANTA CLAUSING
    Senior Stacey Clausing earned an NCAA provisional qualifying time in the 400-meter dash (54.37) 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 3:43.88 at the Hoosier Hills on Feb. 16. 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 of 53.32 (held by Tia Trent, 2002).

    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 Championship 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.

    RELAY ROUND-UP
    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 3:43.88 this season, at Hoosier Hills on Feb. 16.

    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).

    COURTIN' JOHNSON
    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.

    VAULTERS PARADISE
    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.

    SEEING LAUER
    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.

    SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON
    Junior Zakiya Robinson and sophomore Wendi Robinson (no relation) have each posted solid performances for Indiana in recent meets.

    Zakiya had a personal-best 5.82 meters in the long jump at the Gladstein Invitational on Jan. 27. She has also been a strong competitor in the 60-meter dash and 4x400-meter relay for Indiana.

    Wendi holds Indiana's top time in the mile run this year, running a 4:54.16 at the Indiana Team Classic on Jan. 20.

    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-best 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.

    JUMPIN' JACKIE
    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.

    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.

     

     

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