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MINDR: Minnesota Repeats as Big Ten Indoor Champions

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A sweep of the top three places in the heptathlon and five other individual champions propelled Minnesota to its second straight Big Ten men's indoor track and field championship on Sunday at the University Fieldhouse.

The Gophers totaled 160.50 team points, the second most in Big Ten Men's Indoor Championship history, to easily outdistance the rest of the field. Ohio State was second with 112.50 points and Wisconsin was third with 81.00 points.

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Minnesota had a strong showing on the opening day of the Men's Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships, collecting four medals, including a pair of gold-winning performances in the shot put and pole vault competitions to take the lead with 49.50 team points after Day One. Ohio State follows close behind in second place with 40.50 team tallies while  Purdue (31) rounds out the top three.

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MINDR T/F: Minnesota Plays Host to Big Ten Championships

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The University of Minnesota Fieldhouse will serve as host to the 100th annual running of the Big Ten Men's Indoor Track and Field Championships. The event first began in 1911 in Evanston, Ill., with Northwestern as the host school. The 2010 event features some of the best teams and athletes in the country with four squads ranking in the USTFCCCA's Top 25. Indiana leads the conference contingent at No. 7, followed by No. 11 Penn State, No. 17 Minnesota and No. 20 Ohio State.

The Gophers will look to defend their conference crown when they return four reigning individual champions from last year's meet. The 2010 event is scheduled to begin Saturday, Feb. 27 and conclude with the mile relay on Sunday afternoon. READ MORE ...

MINDR T/F: National USTFCCCA Rankings

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The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Tuesday the fifth weekly update of the NCAA Division I National Team Rankings for indoor track & field. As a result of a relatively quiet weekend around the nation, four Big Ten men's indoor squads maintained their positions from last week, including No. 7 Indiana, No. 11 Penn State and No. 17 Minnesota. Ohio State improved four spots in this week's poll to No. 24 in the final tune up before the Big Ten Indoor Championships, slated for Feb. 27-28. 

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MINDR T/F: Big Ten Announces Weekly Indoor Award Winners

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The conference office announced on Monday the seventh weekly men's indoor track and field awards for meets through February 15-21. Purdue's Mike Willey and Ohio State's Matt DeChant garnered Track and Field Athlete of the Week laurels, respectively, for their efforts in the final tune up before the Big Ten Championships last week.   READ MORE ...

MINDR T/F: National USTFCCCA Rankings

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Four conference men's indoor track and field teams landed spots in the USTFCCCA national rankings, led by Indiana at No. 7. The Hoosiers made the biggest leap of any Big Ten squad, improving six spots to position IU inside the top 10 for the first time this season. Penn State also moved up, jumping four spots from a week ago to No. 11. Minnesota and Ohio State rounded out the conference representatives. The Gophers secured a steady hold over the No. 17 spot while the Buckeyes made their debut at No. 24 in Monday's poll.

The complete national rankings can be found here.

MINDR T/F: Wisconsin and Indiana Nab Weekly Honors

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The conference office announced on Monday the sixth weekly men's indoor track and field awards for meets through February 8-14. Wisconsin's Craig Miller picked up the weekly award on the track while Indiana's Jeff Coover received Field Athlete of the Week accolades. Miller jumped to the top of the Big Ten standings and vaulted to the No. 2 position nationally with an NCAA automatic qualifying run of 7:49.94 in the invitational 3,000 meters at the Husky Classic last week. The time was good enough for runner-up honors and is the best mark by any Badger in program history. Coover captured the Tyson pole vault title for the second-consecutive year with an NCAA auto standard mark of 5.50m (18-0.5). The Hoosier senior was the only jumper to clear the height in a field that saw six clear NCAA qualifying heights. For more information on this week's honorees, look here.

MINDR T/F: National USTFCCCA Rankings

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Three Big Ten programs decorate this week's USTFCCCA national rankings, released Tuesday afternoon. Indiana leads the conference trio at No. 13, while Penn State and Minnesota follow close behind at No. 15 and 17, respectively.

Texas A&M continues to lead the nation at No. 1 with Florida State and Florida rounding out the top three spots.

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MINDR T/F: Big Ten Announces Weekly Honorees

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The conference office announced on Monday the fifth weekly men's indoor track and field awards for meets through February 1-7. Ohio State's Jeff See and Penn State's Blake Eaton garnered Track and Field Athlete of the Week laurels, respectively.

See ran a sub-four minute mile Saturday at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational, finishing in first-place with an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 3:58.82.  The OSU senior is the second Buckeye to ever run a sub-four minute mile - indoor or outdoor.

In field competition, Eaton tossed a personal-best 60-10.50 (18.55m) to win the shot put. The NCAA provisional qualifying mark currently ranks ninth nationally and second among conference competitors. READ MORE ...

MINDR T/F: Three Teams Land Spots in National Poll

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Three Big Ten teams decorated the latest edition of the USTFCCCA Indoor Track and Field national poll, announced Tuesday. Indiana leads all conference programs, moving up five spots from last week to No. 11. Minnesota maintained its relative position at No. 13 in this week's poll, while Penn State made the greatest lap of all Big Ten squads, hurdling 34 spots to vote in at No. 14.