Redhawks Continue to Shine at the Indiana Relays
Feb. 4, 2007
Feb. 4, 2007
By Patrick Clark
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (Saturday, February 3, 2007) - The men's and women's track & field team picked up right were they left off last weekend at Gladstein Fieldhouse with numerous top performances in their return trip to the "Hoosier State". The Redhawks had 10 top-10 finishes at the Indiana Relays hosted by Big Ten power Indiana University this past weekend, including two top-five finishes in the non-team scored meet.
Junior longjumper John Berry led the Redhawks with a second place with a jump of 7.33 meters. It was his third-straight top-two finish after finishing second last week in the very same pit.
Fellow jumper Bilal Hammed finished seventh in the triple jump with a leap of 14.49 meters.
The Redhawks had a two throwers finish in the top-10 in the shot put led by freshman Brandon Colbert's fifth place heave of 15.58 meters. Senior Bill Nekula finished 10th with a throw of 14.66 meters.
A pair of freshmen sprinters continued to show off their speed. David Reid finished tied for tenth in the 200 meter dash with a time of 22.44. T.J. Walls made 13 his lucky number finishing 13th in the 60 meter dash with a time of 7.07.
In the distance events milers Danny Stults (4:24.56) and Paul Stemmerman (4:31.04) finished ninth and tenth respectively to round out the top ten finishers.
The men's 400 meter relay team, consisting of freshmen Myron Pettigrew, Reid, Junior Chris Poindexter and anchored by reigning OVC Male Track Athlete of the Week Chris Williams finished 20th in the competitive field with a time of 3:26.17.
The women were led by a pair of top-10 finishers in the distance events. Sophomore Julie Koenegstein finished sixth in the 3,000 meter run in a time 10:19.51.
Freshman Brenda Whitworth matched Koenegstein in placing with a sixth place showing in the 600 meters, finishing in 1:37.54. Whitworth finished sixth last weekend on the very same track in the 600 meters this time besting her time of 1:38.73.
The team's will split next weekend as the athletes will compete at the Iowa State Cyclone Classic in Ames, Iowa and others will travel south to participate in the competitive Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Arkansas hosted by the University of Arkansas at the Randal Tyson Track Center. The start gun will go off for both meets on February 9th. Live results for the Tyson Invitational will be available on www.tysoninvitational.org with the finals being showed via tape delay on ESPN2 on Sunday February 11th. Results for the Iowa State Cyclone Classic will be posted on http://www.cyclones.com .