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February 08, 2005

Cooksey to run in televised meet

EVANSVILLE, Ind.óJunior All-American Heather Cooksey (Brownsburg, Indiana) will get a chance to run in a nationally-televised meet Friday night when she competes at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Cooksey, who ranks fourth in the NCAA Division II 800 meters as well as fifth in both the mile and 5,000 meters, will compete in the mile at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Fridayís action will be replayed Saturday night on ESPN 2 from 8-9:30 p.m. (CST). The Tyson Invitational is considered one of the most prestigious meets of the indoor season and is held at the Randal Tyson Track Center. It is part of the VISA Championship Series and has athletes, both collegiate and professional, from around the world.

On Saturday, sophomore All-American Candace Perry (Anderson, Indiana) as well as USIís menís and womenís Distance Medley Relay (DMR) teams will be in action at the Tyson Invitational. Perry ranks second in Division II in the long jump, while the womenís DMR ranks sixth and the menís DMR ranks 16th.

USI also will send a squad to Greencastle, Indiana, to compete in the DePauw Invitational on Saturday.

Dan McDonnell,
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