Weatherford places third in steeplechase

Saturday, April 21, 2012

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Indiana sent four runners to Princeton's Larry Ellis Memorial on Friday to run the 3,000m steeplechase. Those four runners finished 1-2-3-4, with four of the 10 fastest times in the nation this season, including the top two times nationally from Andrew Poore and De'Sean Turner.

Poore clocked a collegiate-leading time of 8:36.41 and Turner was right behind in 8:36.61. Andy Weatherford took third in 8:42.77 and Adrien Dannemiller was fourth in 8:44.72. Those times rank first, second, fifth and 10th respectively in Division I this season. Poore's time is actually .01 off his career mark, which he ran at NCAA's a year ago. Poore is the fifth-fastest American on the young season, and Turner is seventh on the American list.

Turner's time is the third-fastest in IU history, while Weatherford and Dannemiller rank seventh and eighth respectively in IU lore. The four IU seniors are first, second, fourth and sixth in the Big Ten this season.