USI Women Compete In First Indoor Meet


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Women’s Track & Field competed in their first indoor meet of the season Friday night at the UIndy Winter Break Meet in Indianapolis, Indiana.

 Without having its distance runners compete, USI was represented by just three athletes, including two freshmen making their collegiate debuts in long jumper/sprinter Ralen Campbell (Indianapolis, Indiana) and sprinter Dakota Gates (Columbus, Indiana).

Campbell competed in both the long jump and 200 meters, tying for seventh in the long jump with a distance of 16 feet, three inches. She placed 18th in the 200-meters in a time of 28.46 seconds, good for eighth in program history.

Also in the 200-meters, Gates placed ninth in 27.80 seconds, which put her with the fourth best time in the record books.

The other Screaming Eagle to compete was sophomore pole-vaulter Rylie Smith (Floyds Knobs, Indiana).  Smith placed fifth with a vault of 8’9″.

USI will return to action after the holiday break for the Gene Edmonds Open on January 13 in West Lafayette, Indiana.