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IU track and field finds success across board at Tennessee Relays



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Senior Haley Harris, No. 4, waits before the start of the women’s 1-mile run Jan. 26 at the IU Relays at Gladstein Fieldhouse. IU competed in the Tennessee Relays on Friday and Saturday in Knoxville, Tennessee. Colin Kulpa Buy Photos

Headlined by the steeplechase, the Hoosiers saw success in a variety of areas at the Tennessee Relays this weekend.

Leading the way for IU in steeplechase were seniors Joe Murphy and Haley Harris, as well as sophomore Alexa Barrott. Murphy and Harris grabbed first place in their respective event, completing the sweep for the Hoosiers.

In the men’s race, Murphy clocked in at a time of 9:06.08, which was 10 seconds ahead of the next fastest opponent.

On the women’s side, Harris finished with a time of 10:32.21. Barrott grabbed second place with her time of 10:46.81.

The 800-meter race proved to be a successful event for the team as well, as it took five top-10 finishes.

Cooper Williams led the way with a first-place finish for the men, crossing the finish line with a time of 1:48.23.

Freshman Jalen Royal and junior Adam Wallace saw top-10 finishes as well. They ran times of 1:50.68 and 1:51.66, respectively.

On the women’s side, junior Kelsey Harris led the way for IU with her time of 2:06.46. That mark earned her third place. Junior Mallory Mulzer rounded out the top-10 finishes with a time of 2:08.75.

The team also had many participants in the 1,500-meter races. Kenneth Hagen and senior Katherine Receveur were both runners-ups in the event. Hagen finished in a time of 3:43.29,and Receveur ran a time 4:22.26.

Sophomore Ben Veatch and senior Daniel Michalski followed Hagen, grabbing third and fifth places. Veatch clocked in at a time of 3:44.17,while Michalski crossed the finish line in 3:44.89.

The Hoosiers saw success in the field events as well.

Sophomore Maddy Pollard was the top women's collegiate finisher in the shot put with a distance of 16.87 meters. Junior Khayla Dawson finished right behind her with a distance of 16.30m. Those marks put both of them in the top 10 of the NCAA East region.

Junior Adam Coulon grabbed another first-place finish for the Hoosiers as he jumped a height of 5.35 meters in the men's pole vault.

To close things out in Tennessee, the relay teams took home top finishes.

Three different relay teams came in second place: the women’s 4x800, women’s 4x200 and the women’s distance medley relay.   

The Hoosiers are set to compete in three meets next weekend, including the Cardinal Classic, the War Eagle Invite and the Kentucky Open.

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