Billy Hayes Meet Info
Several members of the Indiana track and field distance crew will head out West to take part in the 47th annual Mt. San Antonio College Relays on April 15-16, in Walnut, Calif.
RECAP OF PEPSI INVITE (WOMEN)
Reigning Big Ten Co-Athlete of the Week, Stacey Clausing swept the 200m (24.00) and 400m (54.35) events at the Pepsi Invitational on Saturday, April 9, as the Hoosiers finished fourth overall in the quadrangular meet with 107 points. Missouri (171.50 points) won the meet, while Oregon (171 points) and Washington (164 points) were the next finishers.
Four other Hoosiers took home second place laurels in the running events as Lorian Price lost by just under a meter at the finish line in the 100m hurdles, clocking in at time of 13.67. Ara Towns took second in the 100m dash, turning a 12.20 , Michele Huber finished on Clausings' heels in the 400m with a time of 55.98, and Larra Overton gutted out a second place finish in the 800m with a personal best time of 2:07.39. Price and Overton met the regional qualifying standard in their respective events.
Zakiya Robinson was another second-place finisher, as she recorded a mark of 5.77m (18-11.00) in the long jump on her fifth attempt.
CLAUSING HONORED BY BIG TEN
Indiana sprinter Stacey Clausing was awarded Big Ten Co-Athlete of the Week for the period ending April 4. Clausing earned the first weekly conference honor of her career after posting two first-place finishes at the Indiana Relays over the weekend. The St. Mary's, Ohio, native shares the award with Liz Roehrig of Minnesota.
In the second annual Indiana Relays, the sophomore finished almost two seconds faster than the runner-up in the 400m with a regional qualifying time of 54.58, and just missed a second qualifying standard in the 200m, clocking in at 23.97.
Clausing is the first female Hoosier to earn Athlete of the Week since the 2002-03 season when Danielle Carruthers was recognized on April 19, 2003.
NCAA MIDEAST REGIONALS COME TO BLOOMINGTON
Indiana University's E.C. "Billy" Hayes Track at the Robert C. Haugh Track and Field Complex will host the 2005 NCAA Mideast Track and Field Championships on May 27-28.
The NCAA Mideast Regionals, which have only been in effect for two years, come to Bloomington after being held at LSU in Baton Rouge, La., in 2004 and Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio, in 2003.
The regional format is set up so the top five individuals and top three relay teams in regional competition will automatically qualify for the 2005 NCAA Championships in Sacramento, Calif. Athletes can qualify for regional competition by obtaining marks that are above the standard, but can also qualify by winning their conference championship in either an individual or relay event. The 10,000-meter run and the decathlon are the only two events that qualifying is based on competition outside the regional championships.
The Robert C. Haugh Track & Field Complex at E.C. Billy Hayes Track is regarded as one of the country's finest outdoor facilities. In the spring of 2004, new lights were installed at the facility, in addition to 3,000 temporary seats. This puts the overall seating capacity at 6,200.
IU has hosted several outdoor track and field championships, including the 1997 NCAA Championships, the 2001 Big Ten Championships and the 2004 Indiana High School Athletic Association Championships.
Director of Indiana track and field Randy Heisler, was very pleased to hear that IU will host the 2005 NCAA Mideast Regionals.
"This is great for the program," Heisler said. "We are excited to host such a big meet and it will certainly be a good opportunity for our athletes at that level to compete on their home track."
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