HOOSIERS HOST USAT&F CHAMPIONSHIPS
February 23, 1999 HOOSIERS HOST USAT&F CHAMPIONSHIPS
Upcoming Meet Information: The Hoosiers host the USA Track & Field Inddor Championships Friday at the Gladstein Fieldhouse beginning at 4 p.m.
Results...will be available on the web at www.athletics.indiana.edu.
Event Schedule: Times will change based upon the number of entrants per event.
Friday, February 26
4:00 p.m. W 5000m
4:00 p.m. M Long Jump
Head Coach Randy Heisler... is in his first year as the Indiana head coach.
Last Meet: The Indiana women's team under first year head coach, placed third in this year's Big Ten Indoor Championships with 93.5 points, a half-point ahead of Wisconsin. The 93.5 points is the most that Indiana has tallied since it won the 1991 Big Ten Indoor title with 91 points. Comments Heisler, "I don't consider this a moral victory, but to go from eighth to third is a stepping stone for the future. You can tell our kids our hungry and they believe. Our team is primarily made up of freshman and sophomores. My goal is for every girl who comes to Indiana to get a Big Ten (championship) ring either indoor or outdoor before she graduates."
Final team scores: 1. Michigan 116, 2. Purdue 109, 3. Indiana 93.5, 4. Wisconsin 93, 5. Ohio State 78, 6. Illinois 70, 7. Minnesota 66.33, 8. Penn State 59.17, 9. Iowa 14, 10. Michigan State 0.
"Based on entries prior to the meet we can score 81 points based on everyone showing up and placing where they were entered," says Heisler. "With that being the minimum standard, if we can have people place at least a spot higher we would move up the team ranks and that's what happened today. Everybody showed up and scored. Our staff did a great job and our athletes turned in a great performance."
Several Hoosiers turned in impressive performances today. LaToya Turner earned All-Big Ten honors by placing third in the 60m hurdles (8.66) and in the 200m (24.80). Also earning All-Big Ten was sophomore Maria Fleischmann in the triple jump. Fleischmann placed third with an IU indoor record of 40-8.75, surpassing Tina Debro's mark of 40-4.75. Sophomore Lorraine Dunlop was All-Big Ten with a third place finish in the 60m with a season best time of 7.50 and she also placed fifth in the 200m (24.85).
Turning in season best times and marks today were Tarviant Campbell, fourth in 400m (56.41), freshman Jenna indoor history). Cori McLeod jumped a personal best in the high jump with a fourth place mark of 1.70m (5-7). Her previous high was 1.67m.
Indiana got 12 points from its throwers in the weight throw as sophomore Jennifer Brown was third (57-00), freshman Heather Colyer fifth (55-03), and freshman Krista Keir sixth (55-1). Colyer's and Keir's marks were season highs.
Jennifer Brown (51-2.25), Heather Colyer (50-00.75), and Krista Keir (50-00.50) placed second, third, and fourth respectively in the shot put to give the Hoosiers 19 team points. Indiana women's head coach Randy Heisler was pleased with the efforts of his throwers. "All three threw really well and were near their personal bests," commented Heisler. "I certainly can't complain with their effort. All three were over 50 feet."
Indiana picked up nine more points in the pole vault as Cori McLeod placed third (3.36m) and Melissa Banton was sixth at 2.91m.
Next Meet: The Hoosiers that qualify will compete at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana, Friday and Saturday March 5-6.
Raising The Bar: Junior Cori McLeod set a personal best and reset the school record three times this year. The last improvement was 3.45m (11-3 3/4) vs. Purdue.
Throwing The Weight Around: The Hoosiers are dominant in the shot put. Sophomore Jennifer Brown is eighth in the NCAA at 15.60m (51-2 1/4), freshman Krista Keir is 11th nationally with a mark of 15.41m (50-6 3/4), and freshman Heather Colyer is 15th nationally with a mark of 15.26m (50-0 3/4).
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, second (16.84m; 55-3); freshman Heather Colyer; third (16.79m, 55-1) and junior Sara Fedor, fifth (16.00m; 52-6). Sophomore Maria Fleischmann is the new triple jump record holder at 12.41m (40-8 3/4). Sophomore Lorraine Dunlop has moved into the top spot in the 60m at 7.48 and third in the 200m at 24.64. Freshman Jenna Lock is fifth on the 600m lis with a time of 1:33.97, and the 60m hurdles has two new members, with junior LaToya Turner holding the IU record at 8.52 and sophomore Kendal Willis in third at 8.70.
Instant Impact: Freshmen Krista Keir and Heather Colyer have both made NCAA provisional marks in the shot put and are ranked 11th and 15th nationally, respectively.
Melissa Banton: Pole Vault - finished sixth at the Big Ten Indoor Championships by going over 2.91m (9-6 1/2).
Jennifer Brown: 20 lb. wt. throw - third at the Big Ten Indoor
Championships with a throw of 17.37m (57-0)...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.
Tarviant Campbell: 400m - ran a season best 56.41 to finish fourth
at the Big Ten Indoor Championships.
Heather Colyer: 20 lb. wt. throw - fifth at the Big Ten Indoor
Championships with a mark of 16.84m (55-3).
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 - ran a 7.50 to finish third at the Big Ten
Indoor Championships...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
Maria Fleischmann: Triple jump - reached a personal best 12.41m (40-8 3/4) to finish third at the Big Ten Indoor Championships...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: 20 lb. wt. throw - threw 16.79m (55-1) at the Big
Ten Indoor Championships to place sixth.
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 - ran the third fastest time in IU history (1:33.97) to finish fifth at the Big Ten Indoor Championships...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 - cleared 3.36m (11-0 1/4) to finish third
at the Big Ten Indoor Championships...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 - finished third at the Big Ten Indoor
Championships in 8.66...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).
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