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February 22, 2023
Fourth for Evans, Johnson, and Wiley at USATF Indoor Championships in Albuquerque
2023 USATF Indoor Championships
were held February 16-18 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Five athletes from USATF Indiana competed in the championships.
The storylines of the meet for the Indiana athletes were the fourth place finishes by
, 32, of Terre Haute in the High Jump,
, 33, of Anderson in the Shot Put, and
, 19, of Huntington in the 1500m. While Evans was competing in her 18th USATF championships it was the first open/senior championships for Wiley.
In the high jump Evans cleared 1.84m (6-0½) to finish fourth. The mark was her second best performance in her career indoors. Her career bests are 1.85m (indoors) and 1.90m (outdoors). The event was won by Vashti Cunningham with a clearance of 2.00m (6-6¾).
In the shot put Johnson's best throw of 17.53m (57-6¼) came on her final throw and moved her from fifth place up to fourth place.
2022 USATF U20 outdoor champion Allison Wiley used her experience at the world U20 championships last summer to navigate her rookie appearance at the open level as she ran 4:18.84 to finish fourth in a tactical women's 1500m. Wiley led the race for the first 1100 meters but was overtaken during the final 2 laps by Nikki Hiltz (1st, 4:17.10), Sage Hurts-Klecker (2nd, 4;17.26), and Kristin Gear (3rd, 4:18.21). The mark was a career best indoors for Wiley. Her career best outdoors is 4:11.43.
In the women's weight throw
, 27, of Terre Haute finished fifth with a heave of 24.34m (79-10¼). The competition was won by Deanna Price who set a world best of 26.02m (85-4¼).
, 29, of Bloomington finished ninth in the pole vault with a clearance of 4.41m (14-5½).
The complete Indiana results scoreboard can be found