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IU loses starting guard for season

Depth doesn’t worry coach; 3 from area join track team

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– Indiana coach Kevin Wilson announced right guard Dan Feeney will be out for the season with a foot injury.

Feeney, who started all 12 games for the Hoosiers last season, suffered a lisfranc fracture during camp. The team will look into other options, but Wilson isn’t concerned about IU’s depth along the line.

“We’ve got to be ready to overcome that,” Wilson told reporters Tuesday. “I think our team’s going to be good enough that we can start handling some adversity and some little hiccups.”

Redshirt sophomore Jake Reed, who was competing for the starting center job and also played at guard, will likely take Feeney’s spot in the lineup.

Wilson did not specify if the lisfranc injury was to Feeney’s left or right foot.

Junior backup Bernard Taylor and sophomore David Kaminski could also compete for a starting spot or position on the two-deep at right guard with Feeney out.

IU also announced the signing of three local track and field athletes Tuesday.

Adrian Mable of South Side, Luke Miller of Bishop Dwenger and Madison Stenger of Carroll will join the Hoosiers in the 2013 season, track and field coach Ron Helmer announced. They are among 15 signees the program added Tuesday.

Miller becomes the next in line from Fort Wayne in distance events, after former Hoosier Andy Bayer, a Leo product, graduated this spring.

Bayer had one of the most successful distance careers in IU history.

“Luke came on late in the outdoor season running a personal best to score in the state meet,” Helmer said in the release.

“We need him to continue to learn to train, develop and find a way to ultimately help our outstanding group of young distance runners get better.”

Mable will join IU as a hurdles competitor, and Stenger as a middle distance runner.

“Adrian was very consistent this outdoor season,” Helmer said. “Madison ran well last spring and comes from a Carroll High School program that has sent us a number of very talented athletes.”

smorrison@jg.net

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