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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.

Big Ten Medal of Honor Award Winners Announced

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The Big Ten Conference office announced on Wednesday the 2010 Medal of Honor winners. The award was established in 1914 when the Big Ten endowed a Medal of Honor to be given annually to a student in the graduating class of each university that demonstrated proficiency in scholarship and athletics. In 1982, the Medal of Honor was expanded to include a senior female athlete from each institution.

Click here to read the complete release.

T/F: NCAA Outdoor Championships Preview

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The Big Ten Conference will be well represented when the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships begin on Wednesday, June 9, at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. The four-day meet will be hosted by the University of Oregon, and all 10 conference squads will send student-athletes to compete for national prominence.

For the complete NCAA Track and Field Championships preview, click here.

XC/T&F: Academic All-District Teams Announced

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It was announced on Thursday that 15 Big Ten student-athletes were selected to the 2010 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Men's and Women's Track/Cross Country Teams. Those earning first-team selections are now eligible for All-America consideration.

The complete list of Academic All-District members can be found below.

Division II
First Team
Bridget Franek, PSU
Tyler McCandless, PSU

Division IV
First Team

Kaitlyn Peake, MICH
Anthony Agrusa, MSU
Elon Simms, OSU

Division V
First Team

Angela Bizzarri, ILL
Heather Dorniden, MINN
Megan Duwell, MINN
Aaron Studt, MINN
Mike Torchia, MINN
Jack Bolas, WIS

Second team
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.

Track and Field: NCAA Preliminary Round Lineups Set

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The NCAA announced on Friday the qualifiers for the 2010 Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field East and West Preliminary Rounds, scheduled for May 27-29. The East Region Preliminary Round will take place in Greensboro, N.C., while the West Region will compete in Austin, Texas.

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.

Men's East Region | Men's West Region
Women's East Region | Women's West Region

Men's Decathletes Selected to NCAA Championships
Women's Heptathletes Selected to NCAA Championships

The final day of the 2010 Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the Robert C. Haugh Track and Field Complex at Indiana University saw the Minnesota men and Penn State women successfully defend their championships from a year ago.

More information and complete results can be found here.

Track and Field: Big Ten Championships Begin Friday

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The Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships are set to begin Friday morning and will run through Sunday afternoon. The Robert C. Haugh Track and Field Complex on the Indiana University campus will serve as the host site for both the men's and women's championships.

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.

M T/F: A Performance Unlike Any Other

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History was made 75 years ago in what was called the finest hour in Big Ten Championships history. An Ohio State sophomore was the talk of the record-setting crowd of more than 10,000 spectators who came out to see the 1935 championship meet. They collectively hoped for a Buckeye to flash his brilliance in front of a packed house at Ferry Field, in of all places, Ann Arbor, Mich., on the University of Michigan campus.

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.