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Seven women compete this weekend for IU



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Junior Katherine Receveur races in the 5000 meter in the Hoosier Open in Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse. Receveur won the event in a new facility record time of 15:48.10. She, and six other teammates competed in the Alex Wilson Invitational this weekend. Bobby Goddin Buy Photos

Of the three events in which the Hoosiers participated this weekend at the Alex Wilson Invitational, only one group of athletes picked up personal bests. 

The IU distance medley relay team ran their best this weekend, dropping six seconds from their time.

Consisting of senior Brenna Calder, juniors Kelsey Harris and Katherine Receveur and freshman Natalie Price, the group finished the race in second place overall with a time of 11:00.77.

Calder finished the first leg, the 1200-meter, with a time of 3:22.9, followed by Price's 400-meter, which she finished in 53.2 seconds. Next up was Harris’s 800-meter leg, which she finished in 2:07.4. Harris then handed the baton off to Receveur, who knocked out her 1600-meter leg in 4:36.9.

The performance puts IU in fourth place in the NCAA for the DMR, as well as first place in the Big Ten.

In the field events, junior Ashley Hash displayed consistency in the high jump when she put up similar numbers to those of the past few weeks.

Notably, her mark of 1.59 meters earned her fourth place in the invitational and was also only six-hundredths of a meter off her personal best.

Sophomore thrower Khayla Dawson struggled to put up solid numbers. Despite currently sitting at No. 4 in the Big Ten for her 16.64 meter performance in the shot put at the Gladstein Invitational on Jan. 19-20 , Dawson fell short this week.

She placed ninth in shot put with a mark of 13.51 meters, ranking her behind IU freshman Maddie Pollard.

Pollard came in fifth place with a distance of 15.25 meters, only a quarter of a meter off her personal best which she earned at the Hoosier Hills meet on Feb. 9.

This weekend was a tune up meet for the Hoosiers, which is why so few athletes participated in this invitational. The team is focused on preparing for the Big Ten Championships, which will be Friday, Feb. 23 and Saturday, Feb. 24 in Geneva, Ohio.

Alexis Oser

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