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The complete list of Academic All-District members can be found below.
Bridget Franek, PSU
Tyler McCandless, PSU
Kaitlyn Peake, MICH
Anthony Agrusa, MSU
Elon Simms, OSU
Angela Bizzarri, ILL
Heather Dorniden, MINN
Megan Duwell, MINN
Aaron Studt, MINN
Mike Torchia, MINN
Jack Bolas, WIS
Sarah Pease, IND
Alicia Rue, MINN
Chavon Robinson, WIS
Megan Seidl, WIS
The start lists for those student-athletes who have qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships has been released by the NCAA. Click here to check out the complete lineups for the national meet, which will be held June 9-12 at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Ore.
The top 48 competitors in each event and 24 relay teams from each region will compete at their respective site. The top 12 finishers in each event from each region will advance to the NCAA Championships, scheduled for June 9-12 at the University of Oregon.
More information and complete results can be found here.
The Minnesota men eye their second straight Big Ten title, while the Penn State women look to make it three in a row this weekend.
A complete preview of this weekend's championships can be found here.
In the span of 45 minutes, Jesse Owens delivered four world-performances, dazzling the crowd in Ann Arbor and putting the entire world on notice. At 3:15 p.m., he tied the world record in the 100-yard dash at 9.4 seconds. Ten minutes later, he set the world standard in the broad jump at 26-8.25 inches. At 3:34 p.m., he rushed through the 220-yard dash in 20.3 seconds, and then took a breather before breaking the world mark in the 220-yard low hurdles with a time of 22.6 at 4 p.m.
That performance set Owens on pace to become one of the most celebrated track and field athletes of all time.
Gavin Robertson, Wisconsin
Fr., Milwaukee, Wis./Nicolet
Robertson takes home his first Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week honor after finishing as the top collegian in the 200-meter dash at the Wisconsin Twilight Invitational over the weekend. The freshman clocked a personal-best time in the race, finishing in 21.34. The time was good enough for second place overall, but was the top mark among collegians and is fourth-fastest in the Big Ten this season.
Last Wisconsin Track Athlete of the Week: Jack Bolas (April 22, 2009)
Men's Field Athlete of the Week:
Ryan Fritz, Penn State
Sr., Parkesburg, Pa./Octorara
Fritz claims his second career Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week honor and first of the 2010 season after tying a career-best in the high jump at the Penn State Open last weekend. The senior finished the meet with a winning leap of 2.20 meters (7-2.5), a mark which ranks 10th best in the nation and third in the Big Ten this year.
Last Penn State Field Athlete of the Week: Joe Kovacs (April 21, 2010)
Casimir Loxsom, Penn State
Fr., New Haven, Conn./Wilbur Cross
Loxsom wins his second consecutive Track Athlete of the Week honor after recording the nation's top time in the 800 meters at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational over the weekend. Loxsom stopped the clock at 1:46.74, which is third-fastest in the Penn State records book and the eighth-fastest ever by an American 19 or younger. His time is 10th fastest in the world this year, according to the International Association of Athletics Federations.
Last Penn State Track Athlete of the Week: Casimir Loxsom (April 28, 2010)
Men's Field Athlete of the Week:
Micah Hegerle, Minnesota
Fr., Dodge Center, Minn./Kasson-Mantonville
Hegerle wins his first Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week distinction after posting first- and second-place efforts at the Musco Twilight over the weekend at Iowa City, Iowa. The freshman finished on top in the hammer throw with a toss of 211-5 feet, a mark that is 18th in the nation this year and second in the Minnesota record book. He also finished second in the discus with a throw of 175-5, one inch shy of his personal best.
Last Minnesota Field Athlete of the Week: R.J. McGinnis (April 28, 2010)