Penn relays come to a close for IU
April 30, 2011
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- The Hoosiers closed out the Penn Relays on Saturday. Indiana posted impressive performances throughout the weekend and the final day was no different. IU took third in the 4xMile relay and got top three finishes from Tommy Smith in the hammer and Olumide Olamigoke in the triple jump.
Andy Weatherford, De'Sean Turner, Andrew Poore and Ben Hubers clocked a time of 16:22.02 in the 4xMile Championship of America for third place. Indiana got outstanding legs all around, as the Hoosiers led much of the way and Weatherford and Turner handed off the baton with the lead. Weatherford ran a lead leg of 4:07.6, Turner followed with an impressive 4:01.3 split, Poore clocked a 4:08.3 and Hubers 4:04.8.
The collective time is the fifth-fastest in IU lore. The race is very impressive for a Hoosier team without the services of top miler Andy Bayer, who is redshirting this season. The Hoosiers were also fourth in the Distance Medley Championship of America on Friday.
Tyler Sult, Kind Butler, Chris Vaughn and Devin Pipkin took fifth in the 4x100m Championship of America, clocking a time of 40.36. Indiana was .36 out of second and .01 out of fourth. The foursome followed that performance with sixth place in the 4x200 Championship of America with a time of 1:24.23. The Hoosiers were the only northern team in either relay.
Smith and Patrick Onye were second and fifth respectively in the hammer throw. Smith launched a throw of 58.64m (192-4), and Onye's best was 55.96m (183-7).
Olamigoke was third in the college men's triple jump. He hopped, skipped and jumped 15.32m (50-3.25). He was just three inches off his season best.
Butler finished sixth in the men's 100m championship, clocking a time of 10.63 seconds.
The Hoosiers returns to action at the Billy Hayes Invitational in Bloomington on Friday, May 6.