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Hoosiers end season with impressive performances at NCAA Championships


Redshirt freshman Ben Veatch races in the 3000 meters at the Gladstein Invitational. Veatch finished 16th in the men's 5,000-meter run at the NCAA Track and Field Outdoor Championships on Friday.  Bobby Goddin

The IU track and field teams wrapped up their seasons during the final three days of the NCAA Championships from Thursday through Saturday in Eugene, Oregon.

The Hoosiers had solid performances each day during that span.

On day one, IU turned in second team All-American performances from sophomore Adam Coulon in the men’s pole vault; senior Daniel Kuhn and sophomore Cooper Williams in the men’s 800-meter run; and sophomore William Session in the men’s 110-meter hurdles. 

On Thursday, junior Maggie Allen followed that up by picking up second team All-American honors of her own in the women’s 10,000-meter race. 

She managed to finish 13th overall with a personal best time of 33:48.94, marking the fifth-fastest time in IU program history. It was the first All-American distinction of Allen’s career, after knocking eight seconds off her previous personal-best time she ran at the Big Ten Championships in Bloomington.

Freshman Ben Veatch joined Allen in securing his first All-American honors in the men’s 5,000-meter run Friday. He was named a second team All-American after finishing 16th overall with a time of 14:06.40.

Veatch was one of just two freshmen to advance to the NCAA Championships in the event this season.

The Hoosiers got their final performance of the weekend from junior Katherine Receveur in the women’s 5,000-meter run Saturday. She concluded her impressive 2018 campaign with a 21st-place-finish with a time of 16:08.40.

The championships end the Hoosiers’ outdoor season, in which they saw numerous bright spots, including second and fourth-place finishes at the Big Ten Championships for the men’s and women’s teams.

Murphy Wheeler

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