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IU Indoor track and field has strong showing at Jack Gladstein Invitational

<p>Then-sophomore Anna Watson celebrates during the pole vault competition at the Hoosier Open on May 10, 2019, in Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse. IU track and field competed in the Jack Gladstein Invitational Saturday in Gladstein Fieldhouse.</p>

Then-sophomore Anna Watson celebrates during the pole vault competition at the Hoosier Open on May 10, 2019, in Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse. IU track and field competed in the Jack Gladstein Invitational Saturday in Gladstein Fieldhouse.

IU track and field hosted the Jack Gladstein Invitational on Saturday at the Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse in Bloomington, the first of three indoor home meets this season. 

At home in Gladstein, 14 Hoosiers took first place in their respective events. 

Like last weekend’s Harvey-Simmons Invitational in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Saturday’s meet was non-scoring, so none of the competing schools — IU, Ohio State, Northwestern, Michigan and Michigan State — won the overall event. 

Sophomore Alyssa Robinson scored  her first win of the season in the women’s 200-meter with a time of 24.22. She followed up with a second-place finish in the 60-meter with a time of 7.58.

Senior Natalie Price continued the women’s success, following up a personal record last week with her first win of the season in the 400-meter, finishing in 55.78.  

Junior Bailey Hertenstein placed first in the mile with a time of 4:42.75. Her performance earned her a new personal record, and her time is the ninth-best this season in the NCAA. 

Senior Anna Watson followed up last week’s win with another victory in the pole vault, clearing a height of 4.07 meters.

After a second-place finish last week, senior Princess Brinkley broke through in the weight throw, securing her first victory of the season with a distance of 19.40 meters. 

Freshman Mahogany Jenkins won her first career triple jump competition with a jump of 12.03 meters. 

The men’s team members placed first in 15 events. 

After a first place finish in the 60-meter last week, junior Rikkoi Brathwaite went back to back, taking first place on Saturday with a time of 6.67. 

Sophomore Micah Camble secured his first collegiate victory in the 600-meter, crossing the finish line in just 1:21.21. His relay teammate, senior Cooper Williams, snagged his second straight 800-meter win with a time of 1:48.09.

Junior Matthew Schadler and fifth year senior Ben Veatch rounded out the victories on the track in the mile and the 3,000-meter, respectively. 

Schadler, who finished as the runner up in last year’s Big Ten Championships, clocked a time of 4:02.40. Veatch, a former All-American, finished with a time of 8:02.27. 

The men’s team narrowly missed a clean sweep, winning four of the five events.

IU was led by junior JaiQuan Earls, who won his first two events as a Hoosier. Earls, a transfer from Bethune-Cookman, recorded a distance of 6.98 meters to place first in the long jump, and he followed it up with a win in the triple jump of 13.85 meters. 

The men also saw victories from senior Jyles Etienne and freshman Nolan Landis in the field. Etienne secured high jump wins in back-to-back weeks, clearing a height of 2.06 meters. Landis gained his first career win in the shot put, throwing a distance of 16.10 meters. 

The Hoosiers will send athletes to both a track and field meet and the Big Ten Cross Country Championships on Saturday. 

The track and field meet will be hosted by the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, and  the Big Ten Cross Country Championships will take place in Shelbyville, Indiana. 

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated Mahogany Jenkins’ triple jump results.




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