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Indiana track and field produces strong showing in Louisville

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Indiana track and field split the weekend, sending one heptathlon athlete and ten distance runners to the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa, California. The rest of the athletes headed to the Louisville Invitational in Kentucky. 

In Azusa, graduate student Sarah Schmitt ran a personal best in the 5,000-meter race with a time of 15:53.34 seconds, best for fifth place in the meet. In the men’s 1,500-meter race sophomore, Camden Marshall placed fourth with a time of 3:41.45 seconds. 

Starting off in Louisville, senior Antonio Laidler broke a school record in the 100-meter dash. Laidler ran a time of 10.20 seconds and took home the gold along with a personal and school best time. In the women’s race senior Alyssa Robinson also took home the gold with a personal best time of 11.45 seconds. 

Robinson continued her hot streak in Louisville, winning the women’s 200-meter race with a time of 23.46 seconds. In the men’s race freshman John Colquitt placed third with a personal best time of 21.67 seconds. 

The Hoosiers continue to show their dominance in field events, winning five events and placing nine athletes in the top two of the field events. In men’s high jump senior Grayson Rolen won with a height of 2.05 meters, and in the women’s junior Mahogany Jenkins took first place with a height of 1.78 meters. 

In the long jump, graduate student Serena Bolden won the event with a jump of 6.44 meters. On the men’s side, graduate student Robert Blue placed second with a jump of 7.38 meters. Bolden also placed second in the triple jump with a distance of 12.68 meters. 

The Hoosiers placed four athletes inside the top seven of the men’s pole vault. Senior Nathan Stone won the event with a height of 5.35 meters, and sophomore Tyler Carrel finished right behind him in second at 5.25 meters. Freshman Riley Johnston placed fourth and junior Tyler Sierks placed seventh. 

Finishing out the meet in Louisville junior Shanna Esters placed second in the women’s javelin throw with a distance of 33.77 meters. 

The Hoosiers are at home this upcoming weekend April 21-22, hosting the Indiana Invitational. All athletes will be at home in their only home invitational of the outdoor season. 

Follow reporter Michael Livington (@mblivingston) for updates throughout the Indiana track and field season. 
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