1/31/2009 12:00:00 AM
Redhawks Advance 16 in Day One of Indiana Relays
Jan. 30, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, IN. (Friday, January 31, 2009) – The Redhawks track and field team continued their early season success at the first day of the Indiana Relays at Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse in Bloomington, Indiana. 16 Redhawks advanced to the finals to be held on Saturday.
Terry Tyler was the top qualifier as he won the preliminaries of the men’s triple jump with a leap of 47’11 ¾”. Tyler also will compete in the finals of the long jump after finishing fourth in the prelims with a jump of 23’ 1 ¼”.
Tyler was not the only Redhawk that will pull double-duty on Saturday as Rachel Kahle will run in the 60 and 200 meter finals after running season’s bests in both races. Shemeika Brewer, fresh off her impressive weekend at the Redbird Invitational, advanced to the finals in the women’s long jump and triple jump with leaps of 16’ 10 ½” and 36’ 6 ¾” respectively.
Ashley Brewer and Brianna Egbuka each advanced in both the shot put and the weight throw. Brewer had the fourth-best weight throw of the day with a toss of 53’ 6 ½”.
Precious Elliott will join Kahle in the finals of the 60 meter dash after running a season’s best 7.85 in the prelims. Whitney Thomas finished seventh in her prelims heat with a season’s best time of 8.93 in the 60-meter hurdles to move on to the finals.
Funtasia Clark finished third in the prelims of the triple jump with a leap of 37’ 4 ½”. Clark finished 11th in the finals of the high jump earlier in the day with a height of 5’ 2 ¼”.
Senior Juli Koenegstein finished sixth in the finals of the 3,000 meter run with a time of 10:10.80. Audrey Harwood tied for sixth in the finals of the pole vault at 10’ 6”.
In the finals of the mile Monica Noble and Kasey Owens finished 13th and 14th.
Ryan Criglar was a double-qualifier for the finals after running 22.24 in the 200 meters and jumping 22’ 4 ¼” in the long jump. Josh Uchtman advanced to Saturday’s finals in the shot put with a prelims toss of 50’ 3 ¼”.
Yemi Oduwele ran a season’s best 6.97 in the 60 meter dash to qualify him for the finals.
Paul Stemmerman, the OVC's reigning outdoor mile champion, was the Redhawks best finisher of the day as he finished fifth in the mile with a personal best time of 4:13.53. Freshman Nate Shipley finished seventh in the finals of the 3,000 meter run with a time of 8:45.66.
Results for Saturday’s finals will be posted on www.iuhoosiers.com .