IU Finishes Na

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Hoosiers Couldn’t Handle the Pressure By Christopher Webb By saying he wanted to lower expectations for his team going into nationals, Coach Ron Helmer of the no.6 ranked IU track and field squad was looking for his team to be more suttle going into Texas. With an adverse magnitude of loud and eager fans gripping at the edge of their seats looking to shatter whatever confidence that their opposing teams had by their side, the only expectations the IU squad would come to sustain as they lined up to gain a national title was adversity. Expectations for the IU men’s squad seem to be everything but low, and with a raucous crowd that was in attendance at the Commerce Fieldhouse, the hype that surrounded the team seem to reflect their performance. “We just need to master meets like these,” Said Coach Helmer, as his team tied with Minnesota for sixth place “We need to learn how to handle environments like this (nationals) and I just think
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Unformatted text preview: competitions like this can be the most humblest experiences for a team. The IU womens squad finished up the competition in a four way tie for 36 th place with five points, as senior Faith Sherrill maybe had her worse performance of the season by fouling out on her last heave in the shot put event to take fourth place in the competition that she dominated all season. The IU squad had only one lone first place finish in the competition, as junior Derek Drouin defended his title in the high jump and came up with his third national title with a clearance of 2.33-meters. Its always a big feat to win nationals, Said Drouin as his title makes it the 41 st in IU school history I am really proud of it and I am always happy to win a title for IU....
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This note was uploaded on 10/13/2011 for the course JOUR 190 taught by Professor Segal during the Fall '11 term at Indiana.

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