Redhawks Keep Rolling at the ISU Classic
Feb. 12, 2007
By Patrick Clark
AMES, Iowa (Saturday, February 10, 2007) - The men's and women's track & field team continued their indoor success this weekend at the prestigious ISU Classic at Lied Recreation Athletic Facility hosted by Iowa State. The Redhawks had four top-20 finishes competing against many of the top teams in the country including Alabama, Ole Miss, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Kansas, Purdue and Missouri.
Junior longjumper John Berry was the top individual finisher for the Redhawks with a ninth place finish in the pit. His jump of 23'09.5 clinched his fourth-straight top-10 finish for the NCAA provisional qualifier.
The women's team had three of the team's top-20 finishes with Sophomore Whitney Thomas leading the way.
After running a season's best 8.79 in the preliminaries of the 60 meter hurdles, she returned with a time of 8.82 in the semi-finals, just missing out on the finals but finishing 13th overall.
Freshman pole vaulter Audrey Harwood finished 16th, clearing a height of 11'01.75. That height set a new career best for the promising youngster.
Fellow freshman Brenda Whitworth paced all Redhawk distance runners finishing 18th in the 600 meters with a time of 1:28.59.
Julie Koenegstein finished 29th in the mile run with a time of 5:05.86 to round out the team's top performances.
The men's throwers showed their strength with some impressive throws in the a field that featured many of the nation's best.
Brandon Colbert and Andy Glass finished 37th and 38th with throws of 47'11.75 and 46'06.25 respectively in the weight throw.
Colbert followed that with a 22nd finish in the shot put with a heave of 51'09.75. Bill Nekula finished 34th with a throw of 46'00.00. Glass finished 39th with a throw of 40'07.50.
Distance runner Brandon Karcher finished 25th in the 5,000 meters with a time of 14:57.70.
The Redhawks return home this coming weekend to host the Redhawk Invitational at the Student Recreational Center. The meet starts at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 16. The meet will be the team's warm-up before they venture to Eastern Illinois for the OVC Indoor Track and Field Championships on February 23.