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Congratulations to #IUTF signee Gabriel Sanchez on being named Gatorade Indiana Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year.

The Gatorade Company announced their players of the year on Feb. 10 and Indiana Track & Field signee Gabriel Sanchez was named the 2019-20 Gatorade Indiana Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year.
 
Four other Hoosiers have received this accolade prior to their arrival at Indiana. On the current roster, Dustin Horter (Ohio), Bryce Millar (New York), Ben Veatch (Indiana), and Matthew Schadler (Indiana) have all garnered this honor.
 
In his final season at Lowell High School, he raced to the individual state championship with a time of 15:28.7. Sanchez also broke the tape at the Dave Walker Invitational, the New Prairie Invitational, the Sectional championships, the Regional championships and the Northwest Crossroads Conference championships in 2019. He finished eighth at the Nike Cross Nationals Midwest Regional championships.
 
Off the course, he has volunteered locally on behalf of his school's peer-mentoring program.
 
The Gatorade Player of the Year program annually recognizes one winner in the District of Columbia and each of the 50 states that sanction high school football, girls volleyball, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, baseball, softball, and boys and girls track and field, and awards one National Player of the Year in each sport. From the 12 national winners, one male and one female athlete are each named Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year. In all, 607 athletes are honored each year.

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IUTF Wraps Up Stint at Alex Wilson Invite

Indiana Track& Field wrapped the regular season on Saturday afternoon at the Alex Wilson Invite hosted by Notre Dame.
 
Jalen Royal received a top-5 finish in the men's 800m after notching a time of 1:51.16. Reece Proctor took fourth in his section by securing a time of 1:55.77. Elizabeth Stanhope and Kelly Mindak competed on the women's side of the 800m. Stanhope finished in 11th and clocked a time of 2:10.51 while Mindak clocked a 2:11.91 and nabbed 16th place.
 
Claire Hamilton ran her second mile of the season where she nabbed eighth with a time of 4:55.39.
 
The men's DMR squad consisting of Matthew Schadler, Shaton Vaughn, Cooper Williams and Kyle Mau combined for a season best time of 9:27.72 and finished in the third. The time is good for second all-time in program history. In the women's race, Joely Pinkston, Janii Jenkins, Mallory Mulzer, and Jenna Barker clocked a time of 11:14.72 to finish in sixth.
 
In the men's weight throw, Nick Lane won his fifth competition of the season after heaving a throw of 20.59m (67'6.75"). On the women's side, Princess Brinkley finished third in the women's weight throw with a mark of 20.27m (66' 6").
 
Khayla Dawson and Maddy Pollard went 1-2 in the women's shot put. Dawson put up a season best mark of 17.56m (57'7.50") while Pollard secured a distance of 16.29m (53'5.50"). Willie Morrison finished as the top-collegiate in the field in the men's shot put with a mark of 19.40m (63'7.75").
 
Up next the Hoosier will embark on the postseason journey beginning with the Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships. Action is set for Feb. 28 & 29 in Geneva, Ohio at the SPIRE Institute.

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Dawson Rakes In Third Big Ten Athlete of the Week Award

The Big Ten Conference announced their weekly Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week accolades on Wednesday afternoon. For the third time this season, Indiana Track & Field's Khayla Dawson was awarded as field athlete of the week.
 
Dawson competed at the Alex Wilson Invite this past weekend where she notched a distance of 17.56m (57' 7.5") to place first in the shot put. The mark also now ranks No. 5 in the country headed into conference championships weekend.
 
Dawson and the Hoosiers will be in action on Feb. 28 & 29 at the Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships. 

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Big Ten Indoor Championships Lay Ahead for IUTF

 Indiana Track & Field begins the postseason journey with the Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships on Feb. 28 & 29. The Championships will be held in Geneva, Ohio at the SPIRE Institute.
 
Meet Information
 
Fans can purchase tickets ahead of the time at the SPIRE Institute's website. On site, tickets can be purchased at $25 for adults and $15 for Big Ten students who show their school ID. Single session tickets are also available, $15 for adults and $8 for Big Ten students with their school ID. Active military and children under six will be admitted free of charge.
 
Both days of the championships will stream live on BTN+ and FloTrack. Live results for the event can be found here.
 
More additional information about the meet visit the championship central page.
 
Schedule of Events
 
Friday track schedule of events (women followed by men)— 3000m (unseeded final), mile (prelims), 400m (prelims), 60m (prelims), 800m (prelims), 60m hurdles (prelims), 600m (prelims), 200m (prelims), 3000m (seeded final), and distance medley relay (final).
 
Friday field schedule of events— women's pole vault (prelims & finals), women's weight throw (prelims & finals), men's pole vault (prelims & finals), men's weight throw (prelims & finals), women's long jump (prelims & finals), and men's long jump (prelims & finals).
 
Saturday track schedule of events— 5000m (unseeded final), mile (final), 400m (final), 60m (final), 800m (final), 60m hurdles (final), 600m (final), 200m (final), 5000m (seeded final), and 4x400-meter relay (final).
 
Saturday field schedule of events— women's high jump (prelims & finals), women's shot put (prelims & finals), women's triple jump (prelims & finals), men's triple jump (prelims & finals), men's shot put (prelims & finals), and men's high jump (prelims & finals).
 
Last Time Out: Alex Wilson Invite
Over this past weekend a group of Hoosiers traveled to Notre Dame for the Alex Wilson Invite. The men's DMR squad consisting of Matthew Schadler, Shaton Vaughn, Cooper Williams, and Kyle Mau propelled themselves to No. 4 in nation with a time of 9:27.72. On the women's side, Joely Pinkston, Janii Jankins, Mallory Mulzer, and Jenna Barker combined for a time of 11:14.72. Khayla Dawson and Maddy Pollard highlighted the field as Dawson saw a season best mark of 17.56m (57' 7.5") to take first in the shot put. Pollard recorded a distance of 16.29m (53' 5.5") and placed second.
 
2019 B1G Indoor Championships
Last season at the indoor track & field championships. Three Hoosiers won individuals titles throughout the championships. Ben Veatch won the lone title on the track in the 3000m with a time of 8:26.3 while Jenna Jungels picked up the first field award in the Long Jump and recorded a distance of 6.12m (20' 1"). Rounding out the trio was Adam Coulon in the pole vault who cleared a height of 5.44m (17' 10.25"). As a unit, both teams took home silver in the team standings. The men finished behind Nebraska with 91 points while the women claimed 83 points behind Ohio State.  Post Big Ten Championships, Brock Mammoser and Hope Purcell were honored as Conference Sportsmanship Honorees.
 
Hoosiers in the NCAA Top-25
18 Hoosiers and two relay squads currently rank among the NCAA top-25 in their respective events.
 
Men
Rikkoi Brathwaite (60m; 6.66)- T20th
Adam Coulon (Pole Vault; 5.65m)- 5th
Jyles Etienne (High Jump; 2.23m)- T9th
Treyton Harris (Long Jump; 7.66m)- 22nd
Nick Lane (Weight Throw; 21.25m)- 22nd
Brock Mammoser (Pole Vault; 5.37m)- T18th
Kyle Mau- 13th (3000m; 7:50.22), 17th (5000m; 13:44.47)
Willie Morrison (Shot Put; 20.21m)- 7th
Matthew Schadler (Mile; 3:58.45)- 14th
Nathan Stone (Pole Vault; 5.37m)- T18th
Ben Veatch- 5000m (14th; 13:56.51), 3000m (21st; 7:53.75)
Adam Wallace (800m; 1:49.07)- 20th
Cooper Williams (800m; 1:47.84)- 6th
Distance Medley Relay; 9:27.72- 4th
    -Schadler, Vaughn, Williams, Mau
 
Women
Khayla Dawson (Shot Put; 17.47m)- 5th
Alexis Hill (Weight Throw; 21.25m)- 18th
Leah Moran (Triple Jump; 13.22m)- 16th
Maddy Pollard (Shot Put; 17.57m)- 4th
Anna Watson (Pole Vault; 4.30m)- 15th
Distance Medley Relay; 11:14.72- 17th
     -Pinkston, Jenkins, Mulzer, Barker
 
In the USTFCCCA poll
The Hoosier men checked in at No. 14 in the USTFCCCA rankings ahead of the Big Ten Conference Championships.
 
In the regional rankings, Indiana continues to hold the top spot on the men's side, while the women are ranked No. 3 in the Great Lakes Region.

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Three Individuals And One Relay Crowned B1G Champions On Day One of Indoor Championships

Indiana Track & Field competed in day one of the Big Ten Indoor Championships where three individuals and one relay captured Big Ten Championships. Adam Coulon repeated in the pole vault while Leah Moran won her first long jump Big Ten title. On the oval, Bailey Hertenstein secured her first career individual gold medal in the 3000m and the men's DMR squad raced to gold to end the night.
 
As a team the men are in first place with 48.5 points while the women sit in second with 36 points.

 
Megan Grabowski wasn't going to let her final season end until she advanced to the final of the 60m. The senior clocked a personal best time of 7.34 to win her heat while also capturing the second-fastest qualifying time. Rikkoi Brathwaite also advanced to the final of the 60m after notching a time of 6.67, just .01 off of his personal best of 6.66. Brathwaite also had the second-fastest qualifying time.
 
Grabowski wasn't done as she also qualified for the final in the 200m with another personal best time of 24.05. Alyssa Robinson also advanced to the final with a time of 24.02. Brathwaite will return in the final of the event on the men's side as he clocked a time of 21.39.
 
Shaton Vaughn ran a PR time of 47.06 in the 400m prelims to move on Saturday's final. On the women's side, Janii Jenkins (55.16) and Lauren Thomas (56.22) both recorded personal records.
 
De'Aira Robertson competed in the 60m hurdle prelims but her PR time of 8.59 just missed the finals in the event.  
 
Jalen Royal left it all on the line in the men's 600m prelims by clocking a time of 1:18.52 to ensure his spot in the finals.
 
Cooper Williams had the fastest qualifying time in the men's 800m prelims with a time of 1:51.65. Adam Wallace was right behind him with the second-fastest time capturing a time of 1:52.10. Joely Pinkston was the lone Hoosier in the women's field that advanced on to the final after notching a time of 2:07.62.
 
Matthew Schadler (4:07.35), Teddy Browning (4:07.91), and Dustin Horter (4:09.28) were the trio of Hoosiers that advanced to the finals in the mile while Grace Walther went 4:49.83 to also move on the finals in the women's race.
 
Bailey Hertenstein won her first career Big Ten Championships 3000m with a personal best time of 9:23.25. Ben Veatch, Kyle Mau and Arjun Jha all scored in the men's 3000m final. Veatch was runner-up with a time 8:13.65 while Mau crossed fourth in a time of 8:13.95. Jha took eighth in a time of 8:19.71.
Three Individuals And One Relay Crowned B1G Champions On Day One of Indoor Championships 
In the last event on the oval, Browning, Dushawn Tunstall, Williams, and Schadler combined for the Big Ten Championship in the distance medley relay with a time of 9:41.36. In the women's race, Walther, Jenkins, Mallory Mulzer, and Jenna Barker earned a fifth place finish in a time of 11:21.88.

Leah Moran highlighted the field events for the Hoosiers as she picked up her first Big Ten title in the long jump. Moran hit a personal best mark of 6.26m (20' 6.5"). Treyton Harris and Jakub Andrzejczak went 7-8 in the men's field. Harris saw a mark of 7.19m (23' 7.25") while Andrzejczak secured 7.09m (23' 3.25").
 
Adam Coulon repeated as Big Ten Champion in the men's pole vault as he cleared a Big Ten record of 5.56m (18' 2.75"). Brock Mammoser was runner-up and Nathan Stone palced fifth as both hit a height of 5.27m (17' 3.5"). Anna Watson also walked away with bronze in the pole vault after clearing a height of 4.05m (13' 3.5").
 
Alexis Hill took home bronze in the women's weight throw with a mark of 20.30m. Princess Brinkley placed after seeing a mark of 19.71m.
 
Hope Purcell competed in the women's pentathlon where she just missed podium in ninth with 3,875 points.

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Indiana Men Return To Bloomington As Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Champions

The Indiana Men's Track & Field team was crowned Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Champions on Saturday night with a total of 120.5 points, prevailing over Iowa who finished in second with 107 points. This is the second time the Hoosiers have taken the men's team title in the last four years. Indiana won the team championship in 2017.
 
Jyles Etienne won his first career men's high jump after matching his personal best height of 2.23m (7' 3.75") to highlight the day. Also in the field, Willie Morrison picked up bronze in the shot put with a mark of 19.11m (62' 8.25").
 
The first event on the track was the mile final where Matthew Schadler led three Hoosiers to the finish line in scoring positions. Schadler took silver in a time of 4:09.65 while Teddy Browning placed fourth with a time of 4:10.50. Rounding the trio was Dustin Horter who raced to sixth and a time of 4:11.34.
 
Shaton Vaughn left it all on the track on Saturday afternoon in the 400m final. He clocked a time of 47.06 to earn eighth.
 
Rikkoi Brathwaite took home a silver medal in the 60m final after going 6.67.
 
Cooper Williams and Adam Wallace ran their last indoor 800m final together where they finished in fourth and seventh, respectively. Williams went 1:49.13 while Wallace picked up a time of 1:50.02.
 
Jalen Royal put the men back in the title contention after laying down a time of 1:18.52 in the 600m final to pick fifth.
 
Heading into the men's 5000m final, Ben Veatch, Kyle Mau, and Arjun Jha scored key points to help secure the team victory for the Hoosiers. Veatch placed second in a time of 13:50.33 while Mau finishes closed behind in third with a time of 13:51.72. Jha ran the unseeded section of the event but clocked a 14:06.90 to earn eighth.
 
Behind the motivation of their teammates in the 4x400-meter relay final, Dushawn Tunstall, Royal, Williams, and Vaughn combined to run a time of 3:10.35 and capture fourth to ensure the men would be crowned champions.
 
On the women's side of the team standings, Indiana took fourth with 74 total points.
 
Khayla Dawson and Maddy Pollard went 3-4 in the shot put, respectively. Dawson heaved a mark of 17.31m (56' 9.5") while Pollard hung a distance of 17.24m (56' 6.75").  
 
Megan Grabowski ran her final two indoor races of her career. The senior took fifth the 60m and seventh in the 200m. She clocked a time of 7.44 before crossing with a time of 24.02 in the 200m.
 
Also, in the 200m, Alyssa Robinson raced to fifth with a time of 23.98.
 
Joely Pinkston walked away with a bronze medal in the 800m after earning a season best time of 2:06.47.
 
Grace Walther also ran her final indoor race in the mile where she crossed the finish line eighth in a time of 4:47.49.
 
After winning gold in the 3000m last night, Bailey Hertenstein earned a point in the 5000m with a time of 16:32.65.
 
Leah Moran took silver in the triple jump with a mark of 12.94m (42' 5.5") after earning gold in the long jump on Friday night.
 
Hope Purcell just missed the podium in the high jump with a ninth-place finish and a cleared height of 1.70m (5' 7").
 
The Hoosiers will face their last indoor test on Mar. at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, N.M.

Men's Team Standings
Indiana- 120.5 points
Iowa- 107 points
Minnesota- 88.5 points
Nebraska- 76 points
Ohio State- 57 points
Purdue- 54 points
Wisconsin- 51 points
Michigan- 42 points
Penn State- 37 points
Illinois- 28 points
Michigan State- 26 points
Rutgers- 15 points

Women's Team Standings
Ohio State- 104 points
Minnesota- 99 points
Penn State- 87.5 points
Indiana- 74 points
Michigan- 70 points
Michigan State- 57 points
Purdue- 53 points
Iowa- 51 points
Wisconsin- 37 points
Nebraska- 35.5 points
Illinois- 21 points
Maryland- 7 points
Rutgers- 6 points

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Several of our squad named to the All Big Ten First Team.

 

The men’s DMR took gold during #B1GTF Championships to pick up All-Big Ten first team!  Members were:  Teddy Browning; Dushawn Tunstall; Cooper Williams and Matthew Schadler.

Leah Moran soared to All-Big Ten First Team accolades with her winning mark of 6.26m (20 6.5") in the long jump at #B1GTF Championships!

Bailey Hertenstein won her first career #B1GTF individual title in the 3000m on Friday night on her way to All-Big Ten First honors!

Big Ten Champion / Big Ten All-Time Record / All-Big Ten First Team Adam Coulon cleared a #B1GTF championship-winning height of 5.56m (18' 2.75") in the pole vault to earn All-Big Ten Accolades!

Jyles Etienne Etienne earned All-Big Ten First Team honors after winning the high jump with a personal best-tying height of 2.23m (7’ 3.75”) at #B1GTF Championships!

 

SECOND TEAM HONORS

Ben Veatch placed second in both the 3000m and 5000m at #B1GTF Championships!

Competing in his st #B1GTF Championships, redshirt freshman Matthew Schadler picked up second in the mile and earned All-Big Ten Second Team!

Brock Mammoser went home with at #B1GTF Championships in the pole vault on his way to All-Big Ten Second Team accolades!

Rikkoi Brathwaite raced to All-Big Ten Second Team honors in the 60m with a time of 6.67!

 

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Helmer and Coulon Recognized With B1G Championships Award

 Indiana Track & Field Head Coach Ron Helmer and senior pole vaulter Adam Coulon were tabbed with championship accolades following the Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships this past weekend.
 
Helmer was unanimously named Men's Head Coach of the Year while Coulon earned Field Athlete of the Championships. This is the third time that Helmer has been given this award while this is the first of Coulon's career.
 
The men's track & field squad rallied together to win the program's 19th Big Ten team title and their third team title with Helmer at the helm of the program. He saw two individuals win Big Ten Championships. Two individuals and a relay team landed on the All-Big Ten First Team list while another two were on the All-Big Ten Second Team.
 
Coulon cleared an all-time Big Ten record height of 5.56m in the pole vault on his way to his second-consecutive indoor individual Big Ten Championship. He has a clearing height of 5.65m () which puts him at No. X on the national scale.
 
Also, Joely Pinkston and Brock Mammoser were named as Big Ten Sportsmanship Honorees. Pinkston raced to second place in the 800m while Mammoser was runner-up the pole vault.

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