RESULTS (Notre Dame) RESULTS (Iowa State) NOTRE DAME, Ind., AMES, Iowa -- Notre Dame, Ind./Ames, Iowa Members of the mens and womens Indiana University track & field teams participated in Last Chance Meets held at Notre Dame and Iowa State. Although no Hoosiers received an automatic qualifying mark to the NCAA Championship, many achieved their personal best or received NCAA Provisional marks.
Indiana faired better on day two of the Alex Wilson Invitational at the Loftus Sports Center on the Notre Dame campus.
Sophomore Ara Towns ran a NCAA Provisional time of 7.40 in the 60m dash, just .01 off her personal-best time received on March 2 in the Big Ten Championship Finals.
On the mens side, Rodney Hollis and John Jefferson posted NCAA Provisional times in their respective events as Russell Hollis and Sean Jefferson each recorded their personal-best times.
Sophomores Russell and Rodney Hollis competed in the 800m event. Rodney ran a personal-best and NCAA Provisional time of 1:49.70, bettering his 1:53.56 time received on Feb. 14 at the Cannon IV Classic Finals. Rodneys time was also good enough to finish first overall. Although Russell did not run a provisional or qualifying time, he did run a personal-best of 1:50.82. He improved his 1:55.30 Feb. 8 Indiana Invite time by over four seconds.
Representing Indiana in the Mile competition was John and Sean Jefferson. John finished first in the event with a NCAA Provisional time of 4:03.03. Sean improved his 4:07.71 Feb. 8 Indiana Invite time to 406.71 in todays Invitational.
Indiana University was among over 120 schools taking part in the 2003 Last Chance Meet held in the Lied Recreation Facility at Iowa State University.
Junior Lauren Chesnut competed in the Triple Jump event, jumping a personal-best NCAA Provisional leap of 13.02m (42-08.75). Chesnut bettered her 12.60m (39-06.75) jump from Jan.25 of this year at the Purdue Tri Meet. Freshman Jean Schaffer competed in the High Jump competition. Schaffer finished tied for 10th with 1.65m (5-05.00). The third IU women's athlete to compete at Iowa State was Tandra Foster in the Long Jump event. Foster placed fifth with a jump of 5.90m (19-04.25).
On the mens side, Sophomore Aarik Wilson finished second in the Long Jump competition with a NCAA Provisional jump of 7.70m (25-03.25). Wilson's jump was a personal-best, improving on his 7.62m (25-00.00) attempt from the Big Ten Championships on March 1.
Indiana now turns its attention to the NCAA Indoor Meet, which is on March 14-15 in Fayetteville, Ark.