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Indiana track and field continues indoor success in Meyo Invitational

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Indiana track and field traveled to the University of Notre Dame to compete in the two-day Meyo Invitational this weekend.  

The Hoosiers accumulated 25 personal bests, headlined by graduate student Jessica Mercier setting a new school record in the women’s indoor pole vault.  

Mercier cleared 4.41 meters to move up to third in the Big Ten, as well as No. 5 in NCAA Division I. 

On Friday, the sprinters showed up in the 200-meter dash. Graduate student Kenisha Phillips won the women’s race with a time of 23.88 seconds, while graduate student Antonio Laidler placed second in the men’s with 21.21 seconds.  

In the women’s 600-meter race, sophomore Ryann Parrish finished fourth with a personal best time of 1:34.68 seconds. 

In the 5,000-meter run, sophomore Garrett Hicks placed second in 14:23.54 and freshman Brayden Henkle was close behind, finishing third in 14:24.97. Both achieved personal bests. Sophomores Katelyn Winton and Tori Schmidt also ran personal bests, finishing the women’s race in 17:00.13 and 17:14.74 to place 11th and 15th, respectively. 

Graduate student Nathan Stone placed third in the men’s pole vault with a new personal best, clearing a height of 5.50 meters. 

On Saturday, graduate student Antonio Laidler placed fourth in the men’s 60-meter dash finals in 6.84 seconds.  

Senior Morgan Snow won the women’s open 400-meter dash in 55.67 seconds. In the men’s 400-meter dash championship, graduate student Micah Camble earned fourth with a time of 48.68 seconds. 

The women’s 4x400 relay team — consisting of Snow, Phillips, freshman Kristina Vinic and freshman Cambell Wamsley — finished second with a season best time of 3:39.49. The men’s team of Camble, sophomore John Colquitt, freshman Vincent Graiani and sophomore Novo Onovwerosuoke placed third in the 4x400, also earning a season best of 3:13.58. 

The Hoosiers will travel to Chicago next for the Windy City Invite hosted by Wisconsin on Friday and Saturday. 

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