Women's Track Returns to Bloomington this Weekend
Jan. 28, 2010
OXFORD, Ohio - For the second-straight weekend, the Miami University women’s track and field team heads to Bloomington, Ind. for its competition, as the RedHawks will compete at the Indiana Relays Friday and Saturday at Indiana University’s Gladstein Field House.
Friday’s action begins at 3 p.m. ET with the 60-meter hurdles prelims, while the field events begin at 4 p.m. with the long jump. Friday’s final field events are the weight throw, triple jump and high jump, which begin at 7 p.m. while the final event on the track is the distance medley relay at 8:30 p.m.
Action resumes Saturday at 11 a.m. with the 5,000m run while the long jump kicks off field events at noon. The meet then concludes with the 4x800 and 4x400-meter relays beginning at 4 p.m. Like last weekend at the Gladstein Invitational, there will be both regular finals and invitational finals, many of which will feature RedHawks. To see the complete schedule, click here.
Miami will face its toughest and broadest competition of the year at the Indiana Relays with over 20 teams sending athletes, as the RedHawks will go up against women from schools such as Mississippi State, Marquette, Butler, DePaul, Notre Dame, Western Kentucky, Wright State and Illinois State, as well as Toledo from the Mid-American Conference and host Indiana, among other teams. For a complete list of competitors by event, click here.
Last weekend in Bloomington at the Gladstein Invitational, junior Kelley Miller (Dublin, Ohio) just missed setting a school record, as she placed fourth in the mile run invitational in 4:51.63, the second-best mile time in Miami history and just 6/10 of a second off the record, while redshirt sophomore Rachel Patterson (Rochester, Mich.) narrowly missed a school record in the 3,000m, taking second in the invitational final in 9:38.84, less than 3/10 of a second off the record. Sophomores Diona Graves (Fenton, Mo.) and Rachael Clay (Rossford, Ohio) also combined to finish in the top two spots in the 200-meter dash final last weekend.
Live stats will be available for this weekend’s meet on MURedHawks.com. Following the Indiana Relays, the RedHawks will compete at the Meyo Invitational, hosted by Notre Dame, next weekend, Feb. 5-6.