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IU track and field dominates Hoosier Open



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Freshman Jyles Etienne competes in the high jump in the Hoosier Open in Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse. Etienne set a new meet record with a jump of 2.21m and was named one of IU's three Big Ten Athlete's of the Week.  Bobby Goddin Buy Photos

The IU track and field teams broke multiple records in their first meet of the year at the Hoosier Open at Gladstein Fieldhouse on Friday.

Senior Daniel Kuhn was the first to make the record book after winning the men’s 500m dash with a time of 1:01.35. It was good enough to break the previous Gladstein Fieldhouse record of 1:01.76, set by Timi Peters of IU in 1986, as well as set the mark for the fastest time in the country this year.

Junior Katherine Receveur was the next one to make history when she broke the facility record in the women’s 5K run. Her time of 15:48.10 just edged out the previous mark of 15:48.12 set by Courtney Frerichs of the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2014.

Freshman Ben Veatch continued to be the dominant IU distance runner in the men’s 5K run. His time of 13:57.27 was good enough to make him the national leader in the event this year as he cruised to a first-place finish. 

Sophomore Kyle Mau followed in Veatch’s footsteps with his own nationally leading time of 8:07.44 in the 3K run. The time was also the best in the country so far this year.

The Hoosiers also got victories from juniors Haley Harris in the 1-mile run with a time of 4:52.55 and Kelsey Harris in the 1K run with her time of 2:50.07.

On the men’s side, senior Jordan Huntoon came out victorious in the 1K run with a time of 2:25.29.

In the field events, junior Willie Morrison competed unattached and won the men's shot put with a distance of 19.5m, while freshman Jyles Etienne set a new meet record in the high jump by clearing a mark of 2.21m. 

IU’s next contest will be a dual meet with Tennessee in Bloomington on Jan. 6. 

Murphy Wheeler

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