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Sycamore Track To Compete At Sea Ray Relays; Some To Compete At Rose Hulman
Courtesy:ISU Athletics
Release:04/10/2013

KEVIN JENISON

GoSycamores.com

 

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Indiana State outdoor track & field season continues this weekend as the Sycamores hit the road for the Sea Ray Relays which will be held Thursday through Saturday (Apr. 11-13) at the University of Tennessee's Tom Black Track at LaPorte Stadium.

 

The competition will begin on Thursday with the women’s hammer throw at 4 p.m. (ET) with the men’s hammer throw starting at 6:30 p.m. (ET).

 

Friday’s field events begin at 12:15 p.m. with the men’s open discus and run through the evening with the last event, the men’s shot put, scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. (ET). Track events start at 12:35 p.m. with the running of the women’s 3,000 meters and conclude with the men’s 10,000 meters at 8:15 p.m. (ET).

 

Competition wraps up on Friday with the women’s invitational discus opening up the field event competition start at 12 noon. The final field event is set to start at 3 p.m. with the men’s javelin. Relays will highlight Saturday’s action on the track starting with the women’s 4x100 relay at 2 p.m. (ET). The men’s 4x400 meter relay wraps up the competition starting at 4:40 p.m. (ET).

 

While part of the team ventures south, another part will remain close to home and compete at the Rose-Hulman Open Meet which will begin at 6 p.m. (ET) Friday at the William Welch Track and Field Complex.

 

This is the second straight weekend that the Sycamores have sent competitors to two different meets on the same weekend as athletes continue to improve their performances ahead of the 2013 Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships next month at Drake University.

 

Sea Ray Relays Live Results

 

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

 

April 9 - Junior Max Tuttle was named the Men’s Track Athlete of the Week after he ran a career best 52.28 seconds to win the second heat and finish third overall (second collegian) in the 400 meter hurdles at the Auburn Tiger Track Classic. The time was the sixth fastest in Indiana State history. The junior also ran the second leg of the 4x400 meter relay that finished seventh in 3:15.12 which is the top time in the Valley this season.

 

Senior Stacia Weatherford was named the Women’s Track Athlete of the Week after she had an outstanding hurdles competition at the Auburn Tiger Track Classic, placing eighth (fourth collegian) in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 13.80 and fifth (third collegian) in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 59.11. Weatherford also ran the third leg of the 4x400 meter relay that finished fourth in 3:40.31 which is the third fastest time in school history. The 4x400 relay leads the Valley, ranks 20th in the East and 39th in the nation.

 

WOMEN IN THE RANKINGS

 

Several members of the Indiana State track & field team are ranked in the top 50 of the nation and/or lead the Missouri Valley Conference after the first full weekend of the outdoor season.

 

Felisha Johnson ranks third nationally in the shot put (first in the Valley, first in the Great Lakes, and first in the East) with a heave of 56’-10” (17.32m) at the SIU Bill Cornell Spring Classic (March 30). Johnson also ranks 33rd nationally in the discus (third in the Valley, sixth in the Great Lakes and eighth in the East) with a throw of 168’-9” (51.45m) at the SIU Bill Cornell Spring Classic (March 29). The senior also ranks 52nd nationally (fourth in the Valley, sixth in the Great Lakes and 21st in the East) in the hammer throw with a distance of 187’-9” (57.24m) at the SIU Bill Cornell Spring Classic (March 30).

 

Kimyanna Rudolph posted the second best clearance in the pole vault as she cleared 13’-5.25” (4.10 meters) at the Auburn Tiger Track Classic (Apr. 6). The height moves her to 19th in the nation, first in the Valley, second in the Great Lakes, and seventh in the East.

 

Stacia Weatherford ranks 2nd nationally in the 400 meter hurdles (first in the Valley, third in the Great Lakes and 1th in the East) with a time of 59.11 seconds at the Auburn Tiger Track Classic (Apr. 6). She is also second in the Valley for the 100 meter hurdles (35th in the East and 63rd nationally) with a time of 13.80 seconds at the Auburn Tiger Track Classic (Apr. 6).

 

Mary Theisen ranks 35th nationally in the shot put (fourth in the Valley, fifth in the Great Lakes and 15th in the East) with a heave of 51’-0.75” (15.56m) at the Auburn Tiger Track Classic (Apr. 6). She also ranks 37th nationally in the discus (fourth in the Valley, eighth in the Great Lakes and 11th in the East) with a distance of 167’-5” (51.03m) at the Auburn Tiger Track Classic (Apr. 6).

 

Shelby Higginbottom, Leeann Michl, Stacia Weatherford, and Macey Black combined to run the third fastest 4x400 meter relay in school history with a time of 3:40.31 at the Auburn Tiger Track Classic (Apr. 6). That ranks 39th in the nation, first in the Valley, third in the Great Lakes, and 20th in the East.

 

Leeann Michl has the top 800 meter time in the Valley (fifth in the Great Lakes, 25th in the East, and 52nd nationally) after running 2:07.91 at the Auburn Tiger Track Classic (Apr. 6).

 

Demetra Camble leads the Valley in the 100 meters (58th in the East and 116th nationally) after running 11.82 in the event at the Auburn Tiger Track Classic (Apr. 6).

 

MEN IN THE RANKINGS

 

Several members of the Indiana State track & field team are ranked in the top 50 of the nation and/or lead the Missouri Valley Conference after the first full weekend of the outdoor season.

 

Brandon Pounds moved to 11th in the nation for the hammer throw after he threw 213’-5” (65.05m) at the Auburn Tiger Track Classic (Apr. 6). That is second in the Valley, tops in the Great Lakes, and third in the East.

 

Greggmar Swift ranks 20th nationally in the 110 meter hurdles (first in the Valley, second in the Great Lakes, and 10th in the East) with a time of 13.91 seconds at the Auburn Tiger Track Classic (Apr. 6).

 

Maurice Lyke moved into 26th nationally for the long jump with a leap of 24’-4.5” (7.43m) at the Auburn Tiger Track Classic (Apr. 6). That leads the Valley, ranks second in the Great Lakes, and 14th in the East.

 

Max Tuttle posted the 37th best time in the 400 meter hurdles as he ran 52.28 at the Auburn Tiger Track Classic (Apr. 6). That leads the Valley, ranks fifth in the Great Lakes, and 14th in the East.

 

Jonathan Jackson ranks 43rd nationally in the 400 meter hurdles (second in the Valley, sixth in the Great Lakes, and 17th in the East) with a time of 52.45 seconds at the Auburn Tiger Track Classic (Apr. 6).

 

John Mascari leads the Valley in the 5,000 meters (69th in the East and 131st nationally) with a time of 14:26.06 at the SIU Bill Cornell Spring Classic (March 30).

 

Shaun Smith leads the Valley in the 100 meters (sixth in the Great Lakes, 88th in the East, and 162nd nationally) with a time of 10.69 seconds at the Auburn Tiger Track Classic (Apr. 6).

 

Keith Housley, Greggmar Swift, Justin Baxtron, and Shaun Smith combined for a 40.90 finish in the 4x100 meter relay at the SIU Bill Cornell Spring Classic (March 30) which is the top time in the Valley (fourth in the Great Lakes, 39th in the East, and 72nd nationally).

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