IU 4×100 Relay Team Qualifies for NCAA Nationals

Posted on May 30, 2011

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DEANNA ALLBRITTIN

The IU men’s track 4×100 relay team is headed to NCAA nationals.

The team represents every class from 2010 to 2014 with freshman Tyler Sult, sophomore Chris Vaughn, junior Kind Butler and senior Devin Pipkin.

The team automatically qualified for nationals by winning their NCAA East Preliminary heat with a season best time of 39.68 seconds, just shy of the 39.62 second school record.

According to the Hoosier Track and Field website, this is the first IU men’s 4×100 team to qualify for the national championship since 1992.

IU coach Ron Helmer summed up the significance of the event to the Indiana Daily Student saying, “For a school in a kind of cold weather country, to have that level sprinters, I think more than anything it gets our program and our athletes respected because they are performing well against very good athletes, in multiple event areas.”

The 4×100 team will compete at the NCAA Outdoor Championships on June 8-11 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Check back at our site for an update on the team’s advance towards their goal of bringing back a national championship.

The complete results of the East Preliminary can be found here.

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Photo courtesy of Indiana Athletics.

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