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IU Gives One Late Push for National’s By Christopher Webb With aspirations of getting few more members into the NCAA national next week in Texas, by an inch of a nail, the IU track and field squad did just that. Junior shot putter Monique Riddick moved into 15 th on the national list with a heave of 16.66- meters and though she finished in second place at the Iowa State NCAA Qualifier, Riddick’s heave may have been good enough to get one of the final spots in the shot put at the NCAA nationals. “I feel confident that I will get in,” Said Riddick of her chances getting the last spot at nationals “I feel like the underdog now but I am optimistic.” Although the NCAA has a mandatory field size of 14 in every event, Riddick might just squeeze in, as the field size typically range from 14-16 at the NCAA Championships.
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Unformatted text preview: IU Coach, Ron Helmers wasn’t too enthusiastic about his team’s performance at the Alex Wilson Invitational but appreciated Riddick’s zeal. “We didn’t get done, what we wanted to get done,” Said Coach Helmers of the meet “We had two goals this week: improve our marks on the season and get people to qualify for nationals and we gave the right people that chance and [Riddick] took the opportunity.” The Hoosier squad also got some great performances at the Iowa State Qualifier from junior Kind Butler, who won both the 60 and 200-meters with a time of 6.70 and 20.95, respectively. Sophomore Patrick Onye won the men’s weight throw with a heave of 20.17-meters....
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