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Hubers Wins 1,500 Title, women third, men fourth

May 15, 2011

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Ben Hubers highlighted the day, winning IU's fifth Big Ten individual title of the meet with a win in the 1,500 meters. IU's women finished third overall with 96 points, and the men were fourth with 94.5 points. IU finished ahead of Purdue in both, claiming two Crimson and Gold Cup points to clinch a 12-8 victory for Indiana in the all-sports competition.

Ben Hubers

Photo by Mike Dickbernd

Ben Hubers

Hubers took the 1,500m title, winning the race for his first Big Ten title and the 12th at that distance in IU history. He closed with a huge kick in the last 100 meters to overtake Penn State's Ryan Foster at the line by .02, a time of 3:50.13. Danny Stockberger added a point with eighth place in 3:52.08. IU scored 11 points in the race.

Andrew Poore came within .4 seconds of a repeat title in the 5,000 meters. Poore finished in 14:03.12, narrowly missing out on the win. Hubers followed him in for fourth in 14:03.53. The Hoosiers scored 13 points in the race. Poore took second in the event, a day after finishing second in the 3,000m steeplechase.

The Hoosiers took second in the men's 4x100m relay, getting a time of 40.06 out of Tyler Sult, Kind Butler, Chris Vaughn and Devin Pipkin. They finished .09 out of the win. Butler and Pipkin ran in blazing 100m and 200m finals as well, taking fourth and fifth respectively in the 100 and third and fifth in the 200. At 10.23 and 10.24 in the 100m, they both were just off the IU record of 10.22 and will fall second and third in the record book. They were just a hair out of the win as well, as 10.18 took it. In the 200m, Butler medaled with a third-place finish in 20.70, and Pipkin was fifth in 20.98. Butler's time is the third-best in IU history. The Hoosiers scored 27 points in the men's sprints on the day.

Aireonna Bailey had herself quite a weekend, scoring points in four events and medaling in the 200 meters. Bailey clocked a time of 23.53 in the 200 for third place and fifth in IU history. She took seventh in the 100m, with a time of 11.70, which ranks seventh in IU lore. She ran the second leg of IU's 4x100m relay, with Ann-Marie Clarke, Fabrina Espinoza and Portia Bailey, helping IU to fifth in 46.04. And then, she anchored IU to sixth in the 4x100m relay with a time of 3:41.82, which ranks eighth in IU history.

Emma Kimoto scored five points for IU in the high jump, clearing 1.76m (5-9.25) for fourth place. Olumide Olamigoke matched Kimoto's fourth place finish in the triple jump. He jumped 15.64m (51-3.75) to move into seventh in the IU record books and score five points for IU.

Rounding out IU's scoring on the day was Faith Sherrill, who took eighth in the discus, adding a point to her meet total of 15. Sherrill had a throw of 50.34m (165-2).

The Hoosiers return to action when they host the NCAA East Preliminary Round on May 26-28.