Six More Hoosiers Headed to NCAA Championships

Six More Hoosiers Headed to NCAA Championships

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May 25, 2012
Track and Field contact - Kyle Johnson (krj@indiana.edu)
 
Six More Hoosiers Headed to NCAA Championships

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Indiana track and field got six more athletes through to the NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa on day two at the NCAA East Preliminary Round, bring the total to eight on the weekend. Advancers included Rex Parker and Olu Olamigoke in the triple jump, Emma Kimoto in the high jump and Adrien Dannemiller, Andrew Poore, and DeÂ’Sean Turner in the 3,000m steeplechase.
 
Parker and Olamigoke took  seventh and 10th respectively to advance. The two Hoosiers werenÂ’t seeded among the top 12 in the region, but they earned their way into the finals and then into the championships field in Des Moines in two weeks. Parker hopped, skipped and jumped 15.70m (51-6.25) for seventh and moved into seventh in IU history with a six-inch improvement on his career mark. Olamigoke jumped 15.58m (51-1.5) for 10th. Parker advances to NCAAs for the first time in his career, and Olamigoke advances to the meet after going to the indoor championships this spring.
 
Kimoto cleared a career-best 1.81m (5-11.25) for eighth, earning her first trip to an NCAA meet. The junior is now tied for second all-time in the IU records with Ashley Rhoades and is now within a quarter inch of the school record.
 
Indiana send three men to the NCAA Championships in the 3,000m steeplechase for the second-consecutive year. Poore and Turner were second and third in their heat to earn automatic qualifying spots, and DannemillerÂ’s fourth-place time of 8:42.98 was the top time of non-automatic qualifiers.
 
Kind Butler won his heat of the menÂ’s 200 meters to advance to SaturdayÂ’s quarterfinals, clocking a time of 20.56 seconds. Aireonna Bailey advanced in the womenÂ’s 200, clocking a time of 24.05 for the 26th of 27 qualifying spots.
 
Breanne Ehrman and Samantha Ginther just missed out on their own NCAA berths taking 14th and 19th in the womenÂ’s steeplechase. EhrmanÂ’s time of 10:15.49 was less than two seconds out of advancing, and Ginther finished in 10:18.14. GintherÂ’s time is a seven-second improvement on her career mark and moves her into fifth in IU history.
 
Action continues for Indiana at the NCAA East Preliminary round in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday. For complete coverage of all things IU track and field, stay tuned to IUHoosiers.com.

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