Neuenswander Named IU Athlete of the Week
May 7, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana freshman track and field standout Vera Neuenswander has been named the IU Athlete of the Week ending May 6. The award is selected by the IUHOOSIERS.com staff and is her second straight honor.
Neuenswander cleared 4.12 meters to break the Indiana pole vault record at the Billy Hayes Invitational in Bloomington, on Friday, May 4. Her clearance also improved her regional qualifying mark and currently ranks seventh in the nation.
Prior to Neuenswander's mark, Emily Tharpe set the IU pole vault record of 3.96 meters during the 2002 season.
Neuenswander is one of seven Hoosiers that have qualified for the 2007 NCAA Mideast Regional Championship, which will be held in Columbia, Mo., on the campus of the University of Missouri on May 25-26.
Other IU athletes who had standout performances during the week include freshman Jason Ferrell (baseball) and the IU men's 4x100-meter relay team (Marcus Thigpen, Keith Heerdegen, Jacob Moylan and Kiwan Lawson).
Men's 4x100-Meter Relay Team
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