Three seasoned veterans and a newcomer will be representing Indiana State June 10-13 when they compete in the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at John McDonnell Field on the campus of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark.

Kylie Hutson, Erica Moore and Lauren Martin will be representing the ISU women’s team and all three have experience on the national level. On the men’s side, high jumper Major Clay is completing his first year of competition for the Sycamores and advanced to his first ever national championship.

Hutson will be making her third straight appearance at the NCAA outdoor meet after placing second in the pole vault at the Mideast Regional. The 2009 NCAA Indoor Champion in the women’s pole vault tied for ninth at the NCAA outdoors in 2008 after finishing 14th as a freshman in 2007.

Moore will be competing in her second outdoor meet after receiving an at-large selection to the NCAA meet in the heptathlon. She had provisionally qualified for the event by scoring 5,330 points in winning the heptathlon at the 2009 Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Championships in May. She is ranked 22nd nationally in the heptathlon and was also ranked 31st nationally in the 400 meter hurdles.

Martin is also making her second trip to the outdoor meet after placing second in the triple jump at the Mideast Regional. She finished 23rd at the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Championship. Martin is ranked eighth nationally in that event.

Clay placed fifth at the Mideast Regional in the high jump with a leap of 7-1. He won the MVC outdoor title in the high jump and has a career best leap of 7-21/2 set at the Indiana State Pacesetter Invitational. He currently is ranked 11th nationally.


• Sharks victorious — At Greenwood, the Wabash Valley Sharks returned to their winning ways last weekend by winning the Indy Classic. The Sharks defeated the Brownsburg Bombers in the championship game on Sunday, compiling a 4-1 for the weekend.

The Sharks (26-7) return to action this weekend in the Cayuga Spring Jam.

Auto racing

• Pohlman prevails — Gage Pohlman was one of Saturday’s winners in Terre Haute Quarter Midget racing at Hulman Mini-Speedway.

Pohlman won the feature for Senior Honda cars.

Saturday’s results

Junior novice (semi) — Chloe Hawkins, Logan Carlson, Hailey Lawrence, Braden Downs

Junior novice — Ann Brown, Cade Frey, Allison Dunlap, Lexy Snow, Douglas Dillon

Senior novice — Shawna Windham, Chase Fennell, Nicole Newgent, Devyn Brown, Vincent Pugh

Junior Honda — Teddy Pohlman, Gavin Graybeal, Caleb Ramsey, Abbi Ward, Karson Kuhn, Jaylynn Scott, Masie Davis, Jacob Campbell

Senior Honda — Gage Pohlman, Jarrett Earley, Ben Kelley, Jordynn Scott, Kaleb LaFrance, Grant Ward, Tanner Reed, Camden Holbert, Wyatt Kennedy, Jared Potts

Heavy Honda — Andrew Behnke, Shelby VanGilder, Jonathan Newgent, Kelsie Ferrell, Nick Johnson, Tyler Loughmiller, Nick Smallwood

Junior stock — Gavin Graybeal, Bailey Goldsberry, Tyler Reynolds, Jaylynn Scott

Light 160 — Cameron Parr, Kyle LaFrance, Kaleb LaFrance, Ben Kelley, Jace Snow, Dalton Wood, Taylor Reynolds, Wyatt Kennedy, Gage Pohlman, Bailey Goldsberry

Heavy 160 — Shelby VanGilder, Andrew Behnke, Sydney Shanks, Nick Johnson, Tyler Loughmiller, Tanner Shipman

Senior stock — Grant Ward, Jordynn Scott, Selvia Brand, Gabrielle Selvia

• Hockett wins — At Bechtelsville, Pa., Jesse Hocket led from start to finish Tuesday to win the 50-lap feature in the first race of the U. S.. Auto Club Eastern Tour for sprint cars.

Chris Windom was second in the main while Tracy Hines was fast qualifier, won the semi and took fourth.

Dave Darland took a six-point lead over Levi Jones into the second event on the tour at Williams Grove, Pa.

Tuesday’s results

Fast qualifier — Tracy Hines

Heat winners — Dave Darland, Billy Pauch, Brad Sweet, Hines (semi)

Feature — Jesse Hockett, Chris Windom, Bryan Clauson, Hines, Jerry Coons Jr., Darland, Levi Jones, Damion Gardner, Cole Whitt

Sprint point leaders — Darland 496, Jones 490, Hockett 488, Jerry Coons Jr. 441, Whitt 388

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