Hunter ninth, Buckley 11th at NCAA Championships

Indiana’s Rorey Hunter finished ninth in the men’s1,500 meters at the NCAA Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., and Kyla Buckley finished 11th in the women’s shot put. With those finishes, both earn second-team All-America honors. Full release from IU sports info follows.

Hoosiers Add All-America Honors at NCAA Championships

Senior Kyla Buckley and junior Rorey Hunter earn Second Team All-America honors at the NCAA Championships

 

EUGENE, Ore. – Senior Kyla Buckley and junior Rorey Hunter closed out the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships for the Indiana track & field team as each earned Second Team All-America honors.

Buckley, the indoor and outdoor Big Ten Champion this year, finished in 11th place in the shot put with a mark of 16.52m (54-2.5). Buckley competed in her fourth NCAA Championship meet.

Buckley earned the Hoosiers 23rd All-America honor in the shot put, while Hunter earned the program’s 15th All-America honor in the 1500m run.

Hunter, the Big Ten Champion in the 1500m finished in ninth-place in the event as he crossed the finish line in 3:40.75, his second best 1500m time of the season. Hunter competed in the NCAA Indoor Championships as well and anchored the Hoosiers distance medley relay to a third-place finish.

6 comments

  1. Dustin you have to include the final team standings showing where Indiana finished as part of your report…please.

  2. What??? The IU T&F performers individual times and/or distances??? Team performance???? What do you want…details????…

    Or a follow up as to whether an announced assistant coach actually took the position or it was usual b.s. spin from a notorious serial spinner???? What do you think this is…an informative source????????

  3. Here’s a comment for Hoosier Scoop Soccer Fans. We’ll number it #1, and follow up as the WC evolves: (If you want to comment on it, write to DD and I’m sure he’ll pass it along.

    Anyone watch Holland’s 4-0 spanking of defending world champion Spain. One of the most overwhelming one sided games I’ve ever seen in any sport. Difficult to believe any team in the WC can play with them; but it’s happened before when Holland first introduced ‘total soccer’, the concept with everyone a an attacker and a defender. They overwhelmed dominant…until they lost and were out in two WCs (against Germany first and in 1976 against Argentina in overtime).

    Still…what I saw the other day left me gasping. Holland absolutely demoralized Spain with their defense. Spain could rarely if eve get attackers beyond the midfield, much less into the Dutch penalty box. How….whenever Spain had the ball and neared the attacking zones you could count eight (8) Dutch blue shirts between them and the lane to goal. The Spanish were so depressed they simply put their arms down and meekly surrendered in front of their own fans and the world. For a Spaniard, it had to be depressing and infuriating at the same time.

    I’m not sure that Germany, Brazil or Argentina (or outside the favorites Italy and France) (England is still England, losing their opener to Italy,…definetly not one of the power teams and has not been since 1966).

    Brazil has a very, very young team. Neimar is a really good one but not nearly close to Pele, Garrincha, Pepe or even Falcao. Still, they are in Brazil and their millions of fans emotions are the equal of the 17,000 or so who hurt Kentucky ‘feelings’ at Assembly Hall. On cruise control they got past their first game.

    Argentina has four of the scariest attacking players in the world. Messi is already legend and showed it with a brilliant goal against Bosnia (Argentina 2-1). Aguero and Higuain are two of the best strikers in the European leagues (English and Spanish/now Italy, respectively). And Angel Di Maria, known as spaghetti for how thin he is, is the heart of Real Madrid’s creative soccer and one of the best midfielders in the world. But, beyond that…on defense…’Please Pray For D, Argentina’. Only Mascherano is a worthwhile defender and he is giving away his daughter in marriage in the near future…near 40.

    A long shot. Colombia, whose coach is brilliant (Jose Pekerman…almost took Argentina to the title eight years ago and is considered one of the top strategist/teachers in the game).

    The US…Klinsman has done a great job teaching the young team to play at a world level…, but it is still an ‘era’ away. Bradley is a good midfielder, there are some young faces benefitting from their coaches’ teaching but as long sa it has to rely on players like Altidore nothing is happenng. One exception, the US may have the top goalkeeper in the world these days.

    Enjoy…especially those of you whose sports intellect is up to the simplicity and complexity of soccer at the same time. If you get bored with the lack of scoring, remember it is by design…like bhaseball it means to get you to follow the demands and elegance of the game and….explode in emotion when a goal is scored.

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