Feb. 26, 2009
BOSTON, Mass. – Six athletes with IU ties will be competing at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships this weekend. Alumnus Danielle Carruthers, volunteer assistant coaches Lorian Price, Stacey Clausing and Tomika Ferguson and current IU athletes Kiwan Lawson and Faith Sherrill will all compete on the national level at the annual meet in Boston.
Carruthers holds the highest seed of the Indiana athletes. She is the second seed in the 60m hurdles, the same event that Price will compete in as the eighth seed. Clausing will run the 400-meters, and Ferguson will compete in the triple jump. Lawson and Price will try their hands in the men’s and women’s long jump, respectively. Sherrill will compete in the shot put. Lawson and Sherrill both hold fifth seeds in their events.
Lawson and Sherrill are both taking redshirts during the indoor season and will again don the cream and crimson during the 2009 outdoor campaign. Lawson earned All-America honors in 2008 and is a three-time Big Ten champ.
Carruthers was a 10-time All-American at Indiana, taking three runner-up finishes in the hurdles (2000-05) and seven Big Ten titles.
Price and Clausing each claimed two Big Ten crowns at Indiana. Sherrill was a 2008 regional qualifier, and her marks while competing unattached this indoor season would rank among the best in IU history.
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