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Indiana women’s track and field records successful split-meet weekend


Indiana women’s track and field competed at the Tennessee Relays and the Pacesetter Sports Invitational this weekend in Knoxville, Tennessee, and Terre Haute, Indiana, respectively. 

Most of the Hoosiers traveled down to Knoxville for the weekend, but the throwers traveled to Terre Haute, Indiana, to compete in the Pacesetter Sports Invitational. 

Junior Madison Pollard and freshmen Jayden Ulrich finished in first and second place in Terre Haute, respectively. Pollard won with a heave of 16.82 meters, and Ulrich finished close behind with her throw of 15.19 meters. 

In Knoxville on Friday, freshman Elizabeth Stanhope kicked the Hoosiers off with a win in the 800-meter run. Stanhope finished in first place with a time of 2:10.38. Sophomore Shynae Deas also competed in the 800-meter run and finished with a time of 2:18.57 to take 22nd place. 

Sophomore Morgan Snow competed in the 200-meter dash and finished in fourth place with a time of 24.10 seconds, setting a new collegiate personal record. Snow’s performance marked the third weekend in a row in which she set a new personal best in either the 200-meter or the 400-meter dash. 

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In the Women’s Long Jump Invitational Power Hour, junior Paola Fernandez-Sola took second place with a leap of 6.08 meters.

Junior Anna Watson finished in third place towering over the bar at 3.92 meters in the Women’s Pole Vault Invitational Power Hour. 

In sophomore Sarah Schmitt’s first time competing in the 1500-meter invitational power hour, she secured a win with a time of 4:24.84. Sophomores Jenna Barker and Maddie Dalton also competed in the Women’s 1500-meter Invitational Power Hour and finished in seventh and eighth place, respectively. Barker finished with a time of 4:28.31, and Dalton followed closely behind with a time of 4:29.44. 

In the Women’s 800-meter Invitational Power Hour, senior Hannah Stoffel and sophomore Maria Anderson finished in fifth and sixth place, respectively. Stoffel crossed the finish line with a time of 2:10.19, and Anderson followed right behind with a time of 2:12.28. 

In the women’s 1500 meter run, senior Kelly Mindak finished in second place with a time of 4:26.39 and hit a new personal record in the process. Freshman Mariah Wehrle crossed the line with a time of 4:28.01 seconds to take third place. Sophomore Mikaela Ramirez also set a new personal record with a time of 4:29.06, taking fourth place in the event. 

Sophomore Mahogany Jenkins had a successful weekend in the triple jump and the high jump. Jenkins took home second place in the triple jump with a jump of 12.09 meters, and in the high jump, Jenkins towered over the bar with a height of 1.68 meters to finish in fourth place.

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The Saturday portion of the Tennessee Relays kicked off the relay races. The Indiana A team started the competition with a win, setting a meet record in the women’s 4x1500 meter relay. The relay team consisted of sophomores Mikaela Ramirez and Jenna Barker, joined by Stoffel and Schmitt. They set the record with a time of 18:14.52. 

The Indiana B team followed closely behind, finishing in third place with a time of 18:55.63. The B team consisted of Wehrle, Dalton, sophomore Ana Barrott and freshman Phoebe Bates.

Indiana also took home first place in the 4x800-meter relay with a time of 8:43.84. The Indiana team was made up of Stanhope, Anderson, Stoffel and Mindak. 

Indiana will next compete in the Louisville Invitational on April 15-16 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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