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Hoosiers Came Up Short at the Big Tens By Christopher Webb The IU track and field squad had outstanding performances this weekend from their top athletes, though it wasn’t enough as the Hoosiers came up short at the Big Ten Championships. In West Lafayette, the women of IU prove to have one event locked from the beginning, as IU star athlete, senior shot putter Faith Sherrill won her second straight Big Ten indoor title with a heave of 17.73-meters, breaking the Big Ten meet record. Though Sherrill won in outstanding fashion in her event, it was the only lone first place finish for the IU women, as they came in fifth place. “It just got away from us,” Said Coach Ron Helmers who although wasn’t present at the women’s meet, hope they went down swinging “I hope they competed a little more to squeeze
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Unformatted text preview: those points in for fifth.” In Illinois, the IU men showed out in their events as sophomore Andy Bayer and junior Andrew Poore won Big Ten titles in the 3000 and 5000-meters respectively but still fell short, coming in second place. “It was kind of bittersweet,” Bayer said of the win “It was a good individual win, but it was a bummer coming in second place.” The IU men also received some great contributions from junior sprinter Kind Butler, who blazed to a Big Ten title in the 60-meters with a time of 6.70 and all-purpose athlete junior Derek Drouins who took his fourth straight title in the high jump with a clearance of 2.26-meters....
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