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Hoosiers cruise to victory in 1st scored meet

Sophomores lead IU to 63-point triumph against Midwest foes

The men's track team won nine events, set eight career-bests and had its first NCAA provisional mark met of the outdoor season in route to its first scored team victory.\nIU finished with a 63-point margin of victory against runner-up Cincinnati, which finished with 117 points. Central Michigan remained a contender with 116 points. Iowa finished with 108 points, and Ball State scored 61 points. \nLeading the victory for the Hoosiers was sophomore stand out Contrell Ash, who won both the 100- and 200-meter races. He also set career bests in both events with times of 10.46 seconds in the 100-meter race and 21.23 seconds in the 200-meter race. \n"I got out of the blocks better than normal," Ash said. "There was a little bit of cross wind, but besides that, it was good weather to run in."\nSophomore Hasaan Reddick also won two events, the long jump and triple jump. He won the long jump by just 3.5 inches, but took first in the triple jump by more than two feet.\n"The day went OK for me," Reddick said. "I just found out how bad the weather really can affect you outdoors." \nReddick said he was not totally upset with his performance, though.\n"I'm pretty content, because there's nothing you can do against wind like this," he said. "I know though that the competition is going to be a lot steeper at (the Big Ten Championships), so I need to step my game up for then."\nJunior Dino Efthimiou tied his career-best mark in the pole vault with 17 feet and 4 and a half inches. His performance is the first NCAA provisional qualifying mark met in the outdoor season for the 2001 Indoor All-American and is the highest mark posted in the Big Ten conference thus far. \nSenior Brian Bowman won the high jump with a career-best height of 7 feet and one fourth inches.\nIU's 4x400-meter relay team posted a season-best winning time of 3:13.18, shaving a significant amount of time off of their previous 2001 outdoor best of 3:20.14 set at the Baldy Castillo Invitational in Tempe, Ariz., March 24.\nAlso placing highly and setting career-bests was sophomore Micah Harvey, who took second in the 110-meter high hurdles with a career-best time of 14.58 seconds. He clocked in 0.38 seconds behind the winner, Brandon Hon of Cincinatti. Despite not finishing first, Harvey said he was still pleased with the race. \n"I felt the race went great today," Harvey said. "I need to get out (of the blocks) a little bit faster, but besides that, all went well."\nSophomore Mike Minton won the discus with a throw of 177 feet, 17 inches and took second in the shot put with a career-best throw of 57 feet and 4 and 1/4 inches. Senior Wasyl Fedoriw teamed up with Minton in the shot put to take third with a career-best mark of 53 feet, 8 and one fourth inches, and also set a career-best in the hammer throw at 161 feet and 11 inches. Freshman Ryan Sarbinoff took third in the 400-meters with a season-best time of 48.12 seconds. \nCoach Marshall Goss was extremely pleased with the way the meet went. \n"I think the guys had a super meet," Goss said. "As I told them, we're just a really good track team when we run against people. It's just that we've got to get better to compete that way at NCAAs and Big Tens. We made big jumps today. We\'ve really developed a team." \nThe third-year coach said he was also delighted by his team's effort throughout the whole meet. "They really didn't let up even when the lead was big. They could have gone in and just gone through the motions, but they didn't, and that was a real good sign"

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