GENEVA, Ohio – For the second straight year the Indiana track and field women’s team had two student-athletes on the podium in the pole vault at the Big Ten Indoor Championships, including a new school record by junior Sophie Gutermuth.
Gutermuth improved on her school record with a clearance of 4.34m (14-3). That mark improved her standing on the NCAA rankings from 13th to seventh.
After a fourth-place finish at the Big Ten Indoor Championships, junior Sydney Clute finished third with an indoor career-best mark of 4.14m (13-7).
Junior Terry Batemon finished third in the men’s pole vault with a career-best jump of 5.27m.
In the women’s 600m dash senior Samantha Gwin ran the fourth fastest time in the prelims of 1:31.35 to qualify for tomorrow’s final. Her time is a career-best and the fifth fastest time in school history. Fellow seniorBrie Roller also ran a career-best time of 1:31.78, the seventh fastest time in school history.
A trio of Indiana freshmen had solid performances on the day. Brenna Calder ran the eighth fastest time in the mile in 4:45.01 in the prelim to secure a spot in the final. For Calder it was the eighth fastest time in school history. Jill Whitman finished fifth in the 3,000m run in a career-best time of 9:28.44. FreshmanDaniel Kuhn also set a career-best, in the 600m in 1:18.29, the fourth fastest time in school history. Kuhn will compete tomorrow in the 600m final.
The men’s distance medley relay team took second-place in a sprint to the finish in a time of 9:41.68. In the pentathlon sophomore Michelle Adeniyi finished ninth with 3,510 points, the ninth best total for the event in school history.
In the men’s heptathlon after four events Stephen Keller is in third-place with 3173 points and Dylan Anderson is sixth with 3074 points.
Redshirt sophomore Amanda Behnke set a career-best in the women’s 3,000m run. Behnke scored points for the Hoosiers with a sixth-place finish in 9:28.57.
Sophomore Tretez Kinnaird made the final of the 800m with the seventh fastest time of the day in 1:50.28. Fellow sophomore Ari Nelson finished seventh in the long jump with a mark of 5.95m.
Sophomore Brittany Neeley ran the 11th fastest time in the mile in a career-best of 4:45.70, the 10th fastest time in school history. In the men’s mile Rorey Hunter, Josh Roche and Owen Skeete qualified for the final.