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MTRK: Weekend Schedule

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APRIL 1

Florida Relays Day One, All Day [1]

LSU Invitational Day One, All Day

Mike Poehlein Invitational Day One, All Day [2]

APRIL 2

LSU Invitational Day Two, All Day

Florida Relays Day Two, All Day [1]

MICHIGAN STATE at Spartan Invitational, All Day

Mike Poehlein Invitational Day Two, All Day [2]

MINNESOTA at Jim Click Invitational, All Day [3]

 

[1] -- Gainesville, Fla.

[2] -- Bloomington, Ind.

[3] -- Tucson, Ariz.

 

The conference office announced on Wednesday the weekly men's outdoor track and field awards. Ohio State's Thomas Murdaugh was recognized as Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week, while Indiana's Derek Drouin earned the nod as Field Athlete of the Week honoree.

Click here for the complete release of this week's honorees.

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

MTRK: Weekend Schedule

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MARCH 25

Michigan at Florida State Invitational, All Day

Stanford Invitational, All Day [1]

MARCH 26

Big Ten vs. SEC Challenege, All Day [2]

Michigan at Florida State Invitational, All Day

Stanford Invitational, All Day [1]

[1] -- Palo Alto, California

[2] -- Starksville, Mississippi

T/F: Preseason Rankings

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On Wednesday the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced the 2011 Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field preseason rankings. The Big Ten boasts three teams ranked in the polls, one men and two women.

On the men's side, Minnesota finds itself in the top-10, earning the No. 10 spot. This marks the second year in a row the Golden Gophers have earned preseason honors.

Penn State, the defending women's outdoor track and field champion enters the 2011 season at No. 19 while Indiana rounds out the conference contingents at No. 23.

For complete rankings, click here.

 

T/F: Three Qualify for World Junior Championships

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At the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships over the weekend, Michigan's Erin Pendleton and Penn State's Evonne Britton and Casimir Loxsom qualified for the 2010 World Junior Track and Field Championships, scheduled for July 19-25 in Moncton, New Brunswick.

Britton qualified for two events in the world championships after winning the 400-meter hurdles (57.99) and claiming runner-up honors in the 100-meter hurdles (13.37). Classmate Loxsom took first place in the 800-meter run (1:47.45), while Pendleton won the junior discus throw with a toss of 52.54 meters.

Meanwhile, former Purdue All-American Kara Patterson shattered the American record in the javelin. Her throw of 66.67 meters (218-08) is third in the world in 2010 and breaks the United States mark by more than two meters.

Although the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships concluded earlier this month, many Big Ten student-athletes will be back on the track this weekend at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The meet will run June 23-27 at Drake University and will feature more than 40 Big Ten student-athletes

For complete information on the USA Track and Field Championships, click here.

XC/T&F: Three Named Academic All-Americans

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Three Big Ten student-athletes were selected to the 2009-10 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Men's Track and Field and Cross Country Teams, as chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America, it was announced on Tuesday morning.

After finishing fourth in the 1,500 meters at the NCAA Championships, Wisconsin's Jack Bolas was selected a first-team member, having been chosen for the second team in 2009. A pair of Minnesota student-athletes made the teams as Mike Torchia earned a spot on the second team, while teammate Aaron Studt was a third-team selection.

T&F: Big Ten FInishes With 37 All-America Honors

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A total of 37 Big Ten student-athletes, 17 men and 20 women, were named United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Americans on Tuesday as a result of top-eight finishes at last weekend's NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Iowa led all men's honorees with five, thanks in part to its top-eight finish in the 4x400 meter relay on the final night of competition. The Penn State women were awarded nine All-America certificates, the most of any women's team in the Big Ten. Iowa's Steven Willey, along with Penn State's Aleesha Barber, Fawn Dorr and Shavon Greaves each earned two All-America honors at the championships.

For a complete list of the 2010 honorees, click here.

Two Big Ten student-athletes won national championships on Saturday, bringing the conference total to three, during the final day of competition at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the Hayward Track on the University of Oregon campus. In total, the conference saw 15 All-America efforts during the final day of competition.

Penn State's Bridget Franek crossed the tape first in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in a time of 9:38.36, more than 10 seconds ahead of the field, to claim her first NCAA championship. Illinois' Andrew Riley became the first national champion for the Illini since 1997 after winning the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 13.45.

For more information on the Big Ten at the NCAA Track and Field Championships, click here.

T&F: Three Named All-Americans on Day 2 at NCAAs

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On the second day of the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the University of Oregon's Hayward Track in Eugene, Ore., Thursday, three student-athletes earned All-America honors, while 10 student-athletes and two relays advanced to their respective event finals.

For more information on the Big Ten on Day 2 at the NCAA Track and Field Championships, click here.

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