sports   |   track & field

Hoosiers have a record-filled weekend at Florida and Stanford


Then-sophomore distance runner Kelsey Harris, now a junior, runs the first leg of the distance medley relay in the Hoosier Hills Invitational on Feb. 10, 2016, in Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse. Harris is currently ranked 8th place in the Big Ten for her performance of 4:26.19 at the Florida Relays and the Stanford Invitational this past weekend.  Bobby Goddin

The Hoosiers had successful performances across the board this weekend at the Florida Relays and the Stanford Invitational. Highlighting those performances were the jumpers and the distance runners. 

At Stanford, junior Katherine Receveur finished second in the 5,000-meter race with a time of 15:43.26. This time earned Receveur a personal best and helped her set the IU record for this event for the second time. 

Receveur now holds the school record in both the 5,000-meter outdoor and indoor race as well as the 3,000-meter indoor race. 

Junior Maggie Allen also had a strong performance, earning sixth place in the 5,000-meter with a time of 15:51.73. This time marks an almost nine-second improvement in her outdoor 5,000-meter time, landing her at number two in the IU record books for this event. 

In Gainesville, the jumpers had a field day. Sophomore Leah Moran earned second place in the long jump as well as a new personal best. The Stillwater, New York native improved her distance by thirteen-hundredths of a meter for a total distance of 6.04 meters. 

Finishing right behind Moran in third place was junior Aaliyah Armstead, who completed the event with a jump of 5.91 meters. 

To round out this event for the Hoosiers, sophomore Jenna Jungels earned sixth place with a distance of 5.85 meters. 

On the track, junior Kelsey Harris rocked the 1,500-meter race, earning first in her heat as well as a PR of over ten seconds. Harris is currently ranked eighth place in the Big Ten for this performance of 4:26.19. 

Fellow junior and twin sister Haley Harris also gave a solid performance this weekend dropping four seconds off her 3,000-meter steeplechase personal record. The Carmel, Indiana native earned second place in the event with a time of 10:24.81. 

Also participating in the event were freshmen Lexa Barrott and Hannah Stoffel who earned fifth and eighth place with times of 10:33.76 and 10:40.63, respectively.  

Also notable was senior Kendell Wiles who earned eighth place and achieved her personal best in the 800-meter race with a time of 2:05.44. The veteran knocked off about two seconds from her last personal record earning her the fifth fastest time in the 800-meter in Hoosier history. 

Joely Pinkston also competed in this event, earning 23rd place with a time of 2:09.09. This time ties her previous PR which she earned at the Big 10 Indoor Track and Field Championships on Feb. 23 and 24.  

As for the sprinters, freshman Natalie Price earned a collegiate best time of 53.36 in the 400-meter dash. This is the fourth fastest time in IU history.  

Additionally, freshman Zykeria Williams earned a personal best in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:04.52. 

Lastly, the Hoosiers earned first place in the Sprint Medley Relay. This team featured sophomore Megan Grabowski, Williams, Price and Kelsey Harris. They set a school record of 3:49.08. 

The Hoosier throwers will be the only athletes back in the field next week since the runners and jumpers will be taking a week off to prepare for the Tennessee Relays April 13 to 14. 

Like what you're reading? Support independent, award-winning college journalism on this site. Donate here.

More in Sports

Comments powered by Disqus