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Monday, June 17
The Indiana Daily Student

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Teams open with victory

Women win 13 of 19, men take 10, squeak by

The men and women's track and field teams both were victorious in their home openers Saturday. The women defeated Central Michigan, Louisville and Marquette, while the men also defeated Marquette and held off a strong Central Michigan team. The rain held off until later in the evening, making it a good opportunity to perform well.\nThe women took full advantage of this by winning 13 of the 19 events of the day. The Hoosiers dominated their opponents in two of these victories. In the long jump junior Rose Richmond led the way as four Hoosiers finished in the top five. IU also dominated the 200-meter dash, as the women swept the top five spots with Danielle Carruthers coming away with first place. She also had another good day in the 100-meter hurdles running another NCAA automatic qualifier (13.10). Two of the top five times in the nation by collegiate athletes in this event have been run by Carruthers.\nThe distance runners also performed well. In a new event for women this season, the 3000-meter steeplechase, sophomore Audrey Giesler took second. Sophomore Becky Obrecht took second in the 5000-meters, freshman Mindy Peterson took first in the 1500 and senior Courtney Bell was able to win the 800-meter run with a time of 2:10. An NCAA provisional is 2:07 seconds. Bell was pleased with her performance and how the distance runners fared.\n"Our distance is looking up," Bell said. "It is looking a lot better than last year."\nThe men had several good performances but were not able to see that across the board. Despite winning ten events, the Hoosiers were only able to win by a few points. Two of these victories were by freshman UnRico Lloyd. He won the 100 and 200-meter dashes with ease and took a second place finish in the long jump. Freshman Aarik Wilson only beat Lloyd by seven centimeters but his jump of 7.06 was good enough for the victory. Wilson also came away with a win in the triple jump, where he posted an NCAA provisional mark. \nSenior Dino Efthimiou finally got on track in the pole vault as IU had the top three marks. He now hopes to return to the form that earned him a trip to the indoor national championships and get out of the doghouse.\n"I am not really happy with the height," Efthimiou said. "I guess (I'm) happy I got over the bar but just getting over the bar is heading in the right direction, it's a step forward."\nRyan Sarbinoff, a sophomore, was well on his way to having a great meet when he pulled up in the 200-meters with an injury. He posted a time of 47.72 in the 400-meter dash and would have pushed Lloyd in the 200-meter. If the injury ends up being serious, it could hurt the team in the long run. He runs the 400 and the 200 and as well as being on the 4X400-meter relay team. These events can combine to a large amount of points and could be the difference between winning and losing a meet.\n"We all know that we are not bad but (people say) this is Central Michigan and they are not very good," coach Marshall Goss said. "That happens a lot in life, people come in to beat you. It's one of those things where you have to be prepared. To be frank I don't know why we performed like that"

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