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Hoosiers earn national rankings at the Kentucky Invitational



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Junior David Schall competes in the shot put in the Hoosier Open on Dec. 8 in Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse. Schall won the men's shot put in Saturday's dual meet with Tennessee with a new meet record of 18.70 meters. Schall got to rest this weekend while a few of his teammates went to South Bend, Indiana, for the Alex Wilson Invitational.   Bobby Goddin Buy Photos

After traveling for the first time this season, the Hoosiers found success this weekend at the Kentucky Invitational.

On the first day of the invitational, senior Andrew Miller started off with a win, collecting 21.34-meters in the men’s weight throw. Freshman Nick Lane placed in fifth overall in the same event receiving a mark of 18.53-meters.

For the first time this season, the men’s team ran the distance medley relay.

The relay consisted of freshmen Teddy Browning, Isaiah Ware, Marcus Ellington and Ben Veatch. The Hoosiers secured third place in the race with Browning running the first 1,200-meter leg, Ware completing the second 400-meter leg, Ellington with the third 800-meter leg and Veatch as the anchor running the final mile. Their final time was 9:50.79, earning the team the No. 3 spot in the national rankings.

IU sophomore Kyle Mau earned the No. 1 spot nationally in the mile by more than one minute this weekend. His official time was 4:02.7, which gave him the top spot in the invite as well. 

The Hoosiers also took the other top three spots in the race with junior Joe Murphy in second, Browning in third and Veatch in fourth.  

IU was also able to obtain the three top spots in the 800-meter run. In 1:49.05, senior Daniel Kuhn won the race, giving him the No. 5 spot nationally. Senior Jordan Huntoon took second place in 1:51.10, and Mau finished in fourth with a time of 1:51.79. 

Freshman Zubin Muncherji finished third with a time of 48.70 in the men’s 400-meter dash. 

In the field, junior Eric Bethea won the men’s triple jump with a mark of 15.50 meters, claiming the No. 6 spot in the national rankings. Junior David Schall finished third in the shot put with a throw of 18.05 meters. 

This weekend the Hoosiers will be at home for the Gladstein Invitational in the Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse. Events begin Jan. 19 and continue through Jan. 20. Start times for the meets are yet to be announced. 

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