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Three student-athletes and three coaches represent the Big Ten among the USTFCCCA Men's Outdoor Track and Field Regional Award winners, as announced on Monday. The complete list of award winners from the Big Ten can be found below.

TRACK ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
De'Sean Turner, Indiana - Great Lakes Region
Casimir Loxsom, Penn State - Mid-Atlantic Region

FIELD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Michael Hartfield, Ohio State - Great Lakes Region

COACH OF THE YEAR
Larry Wieczorek, Iowa - Midwest Region

ASSISTANT COACH OF THE YEAR
Joey Woody, Iowa - Midwest Region
Ed Beathea, Ohio State - Great Lakes Region
Four Big Ten student-athletes have been named to the Capital One Academic All-District Men's Track & Field/Cross Country teams, announced on Thursday. Indiana's Andy Bayer (District 5), Michigan State's Anthony Agrusa (District 4), Penn State's Ryan Foster (District 2) and Wisconsin's Elliot Krause (District 5) have each earned first-team Academic All-District honors. After receiving first-team recognition, all four Big Ten honorees are eligible for Academic All-America consideration.

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The Big Ten will send 181 student-athletes to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Preliminary Round, set for May 26-28. Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State and Purdue will each send competitors to the East Preliminary in Bloomington, Ind., while Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin will represent the Big Ten at the West Preliminary in Eugene, Ore.

In order to qualify for the NCAA Championships, two preliminary rounds will narrow the field to the 24 that will advance to the NCAA Championships. At each preliminary site, 48 individuals and 24 relays will compete in each event. The top 12 individuals and relay teams from each preliminary will advance to the NCAA Championships, which will be held June 8-11, in Des Moines, Iowa.

For a full list of the qualifiers in both the East and West Regions, click here.

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The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released week seven national computer rankings for NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field on Tuesday. After winning the 2011 Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the Iowa Hawkeyes appeared at No. 21 in this week's rankings.  Iowa jumped 15 spots to make its first appearance in the poll this season. With a few weeks remaining before the NCAA Championships, Penn State takes the No. 24 spot.

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The conference office announced on Wednesday the weekly men's outdoor track and field awards. Indiana's Kind Butler was recognized as Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week, while Penn State's Sean Reilly and Wisconsin's Dan Block received Co-Field Athlete of the Week accolades.

2011 Men's Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week

March 23    T: No selection; F: Micah Hegerle, So., MINN
March 30    T: Thomas Murdaugh, Jr., OSU; F: Derek Drouin, Jr., IND
April 6        T: Chris DeSilva, Jr., ILL; F: Michael Hartfield, Jr., OSU
April 13      T: Erik Sowinski, Jr., IOWA; F: Cody Riffle, Fr., MICH
April 20      T: Elliot Krause, So., WIS; F: Brock Spandl, Sr., MINN; F: Joe Kovacs, Jr., PSU
April 27      T: Casimir Loxsom, So., PSU; F: Ben Peterson, Sr., MINN
May 4        T: Ryan Foster, Sr., PSU; F: Michael Hartfield, Jr., OSU
May 11      T: Kind Butler, Jr., IND; F: Sean Reilly, So., PSU; F: Dan Block, Fr., WIS

 

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The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released week six national computer rankings for NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field on Tuesday. With a few days remaining before the Big Ten Championships, Penn State remained at No. 19 in this week's national poll.

Texas A&M remains the top school in the nation, followed by Florida and LSU.

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MTRK: Weekend Schedule

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MAY 6

Billy Hayes Invitational, All Day [1]

IOWA at Messersmith Invitational, All Day [2]

Len Paddock Invitational Day One, All Day [3]

OHIO STATE at Campbell/Wright Invitational, 3:30 p.m. ET [4]

OHIO STATE at Oregon Twilight, 9 p.m. ET

MAY 7

Len Paddock Invitational Day Two, All Day [3]

Jim Thorpe Invitational, All Day [5]

OHIO STATE at Campbell/Wright Invitational, 11 a.m. ET [4]

WISCONSIN Twilight Invitational, All Day

[1] -- Bloomington, Ind.

[2] -- Cedar Falls, Iowa

[3] -- Ann Arbor, Mich.

[4] -- Akron, Ohio

[5] -- State College, Pa.

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The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released week five national computer rankings for NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field on Tuesday. With two weeks left until the Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Penn State remains among the nations best, currently sitting at No. 19 this week.

Texas A&M holds the No. 1 spot for the second week in a row, followed by LSU, Florida, Florida State and Texas Tech as the top five teams in the country.

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MTRK: Weekend Schedule

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APRIL 28

Drake Relays Day One, All Day [1]

Penn Relays Day One, All Day [2]

APRIL 29

Drake Relays Day Two, All Day [1]

Penn Relays Day Two, All Day [2]

APRIL 30

Drake Relays Day Three, All Day [1]

Penn Relays Day Three, All Day [2]

PURDUE at Stan Lyons Invitational, All Day [3]

WISCONSIN at UW-Whitewater Alternative, All Day [4]

 

[1] -- Des Moines, Iowa

[2] -- Philadelphia, Pa.

[3] -- Indianapolis, Ind.

[4] -- Whitewater, Wis.

The conference office announced on Wednesday the weekly men's outdoor track and field awards. Penn State's Casimir Loxsom received Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week accolades, while Minnesota's Ben Peterson earns the nod as Field Athlete of the Week.

March 23  T: No selection; F: Micah Hegerle, So., MINN
March 30  T: Thomas Murdaugh, Jr., OSU; F: Derek Drouin, Jr., IND
April 6   T: Chris DeSilva, Jr., ILL; F: Michael Hartfield, Jr., OSU
April 13 T: Erik Sowinski, Jr., IOWA; F: Cody Riffle, Fr., MICH
April 20 T: Elliot Krause, So., WIS; F: Brock Spandl, Sr., MINN; F: Joe Kovacs, Jr., PSU
April 27 T: Casimir Loxsom, So., PSU; F: Ben Peterson, Sr., MINN


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