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"This class represents an outstanding start to our 2015-2016 recruiting efforts.  All are good students, 11 outstanding students, as evidenced by their academic scholarship awards and recognition.  We focused very much on team oriented, high character, selfless individuals who will have the ability to accelerate the maturation process and accept their roles and responsibilities as we continue to build our programs into highly competitive teams.  There will be some outstanding individual competitors emerge but more than that they will all be good solid teammates and representatives of our great university."

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12/4/2015 9:51:00 AM  | November Scholar Athletes of the Month
Diquis Manley (Track and Field) and Taylor Williams (Track and Field) have been honored by being selected as November Scholar-Athletes of the Month. 

Diquis Manley: Men's Track, Junior, Telecommunications

"This fall, Diquis has shown a tremendous improvement in his commitment to academics. Even through the transition of his academic support personnel he has maintained a positive attitude and dedication to academics. He has helped guide his teammates to reach for excellence in academics, even offering extra support when they are preparing for exams and projects. He has truly come into his own and I'm excited to watch his continued success." –Tasha Buchmiller, Academic Advisor


Taylor WilliamsWomen's Track, Freshman, Media & Sports Broadcast 

"Taylor started off strong and took full advantage of her resources. She has high standards for herself. Even as a freshman her leadership shines through and motivates anyone around her.  She is an independent learner but also understands  when to ask for help. This type of attitude so early on in her career excites me to see her continue to succeed on and off the track. " –Tasha Buchmiller, Academic Advisor

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The first indoor track meet of the season is now in the books.  Coach Ron Helmer had said on Tuesday that he was interested in seeing how all of his young talent would perform under the pressure of a collegiate event.  Many of the freshman stepped up in a big way.
Freshman Taylor Williams finished eighth in the 500m dash.  In the mile run freshman Haley Harris andKelsey Harris took second and fourth respectively.  The 4x400 relay team that consisted of Kendall WilesSydney Anderson, freshman Riley Egbula, and Williams finished below the previous meet record with a third place finish and a time of 3:46.83. 

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Two Track Athletes Honored by Big Ten

Dec. 16, 2015 Track and Field
Junior Madison Stenger and freshman Markevious Roach were honored by being selected Big Ten Athletes of the Week, the conference announced on Wednesday.

Madison was honored as the Co-Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week. She earned this distinction for her 3rd place finish in the 1,000m run. Her time of 2:49.71 is the 2nd best time in school history and the 2nd best time in the nation right now for collegiate runners.

Markevious was crowned the Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week on the men's side. He set the school record in the 500m dash with a winning time of time of 1:02.88. Roach also currently holds the top time in the nation for this event.

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After consecutive dual meet weekends, the Track and Field team will partake in two separate invitational style meets. The majority of the team will stay home to compete in the Gladstein Invitational on Friday and Saturday. Many of the field athletes will head south to Lexington, Kentucky for the Rod McCravy Memorial.

Coach Ron Helmer is excited to see how his team will stack up in a couple of very competitive meets. "Everyone should be settled back into their work routine and be ready to start posting some high level marks in most areas. Ideally, we will come out of the weekend with some more national level marks that will potentially qualify for the NCAA championships, as well as a number of personal bests."

Indiana's men's team will try to continue its hot start after beating Tennessee and Purdue handily in two prior dual meets. Daniel Kuhn followed up his Co-Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week honor with a #GoIU Student Athlete of the Week honor for his winning performance in the 600m run, while Adrian Mable turned in the best performance of his career in the 60m hurdles against Purdue.

The women's team will look to continually improve. The young team had several strong performances in the Purdue dual, but came up short on the scoreboard. Sydney Clute took first in the pole vault with a new career best mark of 4.11m. That mark is good for fourth place on Indiana's all-time list. Kendell Wiles posted the third best time in the Big Ten Conference with a 1:33.80 effort in the 600m run.

Follow @IUTrackXC on Twitter for live updates; live stats for the meet can be followed via: http://sidearmstats.com/indiana/track/


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Track and Field Attacks the Program Record Books

Jan. 23, 2016 Track and Field
Daniel Kuhn continues to leave his mark on the indoor record books as he placed second in the 800m run with a new school record time of 1:48.13. Matt Schwartzer also climbed up the record board with a 7:59.95 in the 3,000m run. He now stands at eighth all-time. Rorey Hunter finished fourth in the event with a time of 8:06.32.

The Hoosiers found great success in the Heptathlon. Dylan Anderson scored 5,616 points in a second place effort. That point total is the second best in school history. Stephen Keller placed third with 5,471 points, good for fourth all time. Chase Pacheco finished fifth with a score of 5,154, seventh place in program history. Finally, Andrew Huber placed sixth with 5,069 points, good for eighth on the all-time list.

Adrian Mable took third in the 60m hurdle final with a time of 8.07. Cornelius Strickland finished first among collegiate athletes, third overall, in the 60m finals this morning with a time of 6.86 seconds. Strickland carried that momentum into a winning 200m dash effort of 21.49. Marco Burkert won his heat, and finished fourth overall, in the 600m run with a time of 1:22.38.

Jordan Huntoon also took third in the fast section of the 800m run with a season best time of 1:53.02. Adam Wallace won his heat of the 800m run with a time of 1:55.48, his best time this year.

Indiana's 4x800m relay team of Kyle Duvall, Joe Murphy, Connor Martin, and Eric Claxton crossed the line first with a time of 7:40.97. That time ranks as the fifth best time in the nation.

Brittany Thomas finished third overall in the 200m dash with a time of 24.97. She also tied for third in the 60m finals with a time of 7.63. Sydney Anderson finished third in the 600m run with a time of 1:35.47. Taylor Williams won her heat, and finished sixth overall in the event with a 1:36.39.

Olivia Hippensteel took third in the fast section of the 800m run with a time of 2:13.96. Taylor Wiley took second in the fast heat of the 600m with a time of 1:33.42, edging out her previous season best.

Indiana's 4x800m relay team of Corinne Cominator, Brenna Calder, Brianna Johnson, and Kellie Davis cruised to the victory with a time of 9:03.60. That time puts them in the top ten nationally for the event. The 4x400m relay team of Riley Egbula, Williams, Anderson, and Kendell Wiles placed second with a time of 3:44.17.

After the meet Coach Ron Helmer said he was happy to see the risk-taking and hard work of his young team start to show positive effects.

Indiana will be back in action on Friday as host of the Indiana Relays Weekend. The meet will cover both Friday and Saturday. Many top teams such as Alabama, Notre Dame, Cincinnati, and Tulane will make for a great weekend of competition.


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