Chin Earns Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week Accolades
April 15, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana freshman Stephanie Chin claimed Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week honors for her performance in the pole vault last weekend as the IU track and field team competed at the Sea Ray Relays in Knoxville, Tenn.
Chin vaulted her way to the top of the Hoosier's all-time performance list at Sea Ray with a clearance of 4.25 meters (13-11.25). The Bloomington native finished first among collegiate competition and her mark currently ties her for first in the NCAA. Along with exceeding the NCAA regional qualifying standard, Chin also bettered the Olympic `B' standard by five centimeters.
Chin takes home her first career weekly honor and IU's second of the outdoor season.
The Hoosiers return to action on Friday, April 18 when they host the Indiana Invitational at the Robert C. Haugh Track and Field Complex on the E.C. "Billy" Hayes Track in Bloomington, Ind. The meet is slated to begin at 4 p.m. ET.
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