Women's Track

    Hoosiers Travel to Big Meets This Weekend

    Go Hoosiers! The Hoosiers scatter across the country this weekend to compete in the Mt. Sac Relays and the Sea Ray Relays.
    Go Hoosiers!
    The Hoosiers scatter across the country this weekend to compete in the Mt. Sac Relays and the Sea Ray Relays.
    Go Hoosiers!

    April 12, 2006

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    The Indiana track and field team will scatter across the country to participate in several big meets this weekend, April 14-15. The IU distance runners will head west to compete at the 48th annual Mt. Sac Relays at the Hilmer Lodge Stadium in Walnut, Calif. Some members will also run at the Pomona Pitzer Invitational at Strehle Track in Claremont, Calif. Majority of the track and field squad will take part in the Sea Ray Relays at the Tom Black Track in Knoxville, Tenn.

    Seven Indiana athletes met the NCAA regional qualifying standard in their respective events, including Wil Fleming (hammer-62.61m (205-5)), Stephanos Ioannou (110m hurdles-14.27), Ryan Smith (400m hurdles - 52.35), Ryan Ketchum (discus - 52.17m (171-02) and shot put- 18.02m(59-01.50)), David Neville (200m - 20.74), Courtney Johnson (100m hurdles-13.38), and Lorian Price (100m hurdles-13.55) at the third-annual Indiana Relays on Saturday, April 8.

    On a cold and windy day, 13 Hoosiers turned in personal best marks. Johnson ran a wind-aided time of 13.38 in the 100m hurdles, Ketchum threw a 54.59m (179-1) in the hammer and Sarah Gilleran cleared a 1.61m (5-3.25) in the high jump.

    In the 400m hurdles, both Britney and Courtney Freiberger turned in personal best with times of 1:04.33 and 1:04.85, respectively. Audrey Smoot recorded a 25.69 en route to a third-place finish in the 200m, while Caitlin Lauer earned a personal best in the 200m with a mark of 26.01 and Kyndal Carr picked up a personal record in the 200m with a time of 26.04.

    In the men's 200m, Martin Stephen earned a personal best with a fourth-place time of 22.05, while teammate Jacob Moylan took fifth place with a personal best time of 22.20. John Gunnell took sixth with a personal best of 22.20.

    Jean Schaffer leapt to a personal best in the long jump with a leap of 4.87m (15-11.75) en route to a fifth-place finish. In the women's pole vault, Jamie Reklau finished second after clearing 3.10m (10-2).

    Senior Ryan Ketchum was named Big Ten Track and Field Co-Athlete of the Week, the league office announced on April 11. The honor is the first of his career. Ketchum shared this award with Illinois' Dominique Worsley.

    Ketchum is coming off an impressive weekend at the Indiana Relays, in which he reached two NCAA regional standards. He finished first in the shot put with a throw of 18.02m/59-01.50, and took third in the hammer (54.59m/179-1) and discus (32.17m/171-02). His marks in the shot put and discus earned him a trip to compete at the NCAA Mideast Regionals, set for May 26-27 in Knoxville, Tenn.

    After two weeks of outdoor competition, 12 Hoosiers and a relay team have met the NCAA regional qualifying standard in their respective events. The list after week two of the outdoor season is as follows: For the men, Wil Fleming (Hammer Throw), Kyle Jenkins (Triple Jump),Stephanos Ioannou (110m Hurdles) Ryan Ketchum (Shot Put and Discus), David Neville (200m) and the Indiana "A" 4x400m relay team (Smith, Warfield, Dayhoff, Gunnell). On the women's side the list is: Jessica Gall (5,000m), Lindsay Hattendorf (10,000m), Courtney Johnson (100m hurdles), Lorian Price (100m hurdles), Wendi Robinson (5,000m), Kelly Siefker (3,000m steeplechase.)

    At the Stanford Invitational on March 31, two IU women's distance runners etched their names into the Indiana record books. Jessica Gall clocked in a 16:16.50 in the 5,000m, which ranks second-all time, while Lindsay Hattendorf ran the school's third fastest time in the 10,000 with a time of 34:27.95.

    WHAT's NEXT?
    Indiana remains on the road for its upcoming meet, the widely-known Penn Relays, April 27-29 in Philadelphia, Penn.



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