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The conference office announced on Monday the second weekly men's indoor track and field awards for meets through January 11-17. Ohio State's Thomas Murdaugh earned a share of the weekly track laurel for the second straight week along with Ryan Foster of Penn State in what proved to be a record-setting weekend. Meanwhile, Michigan State's Kyron Foster set a school record in the triple jump to garner Field Athlete of the Week honors.
The Buckeye sophomore posted two meet records and NCAA provisional marks en route to a pair of top finishes in the 400 meters and mile relay to lead Ohio State to a 92-70 victory in the Dual meet over Michigan on Saturday. Also on the track, PSU's Foster clocked a school record with a blistering 2:19.60 in the 1,000-meters. With the new meet and facility record, the Tasmania native became the 2010 world leader in the vent and set a new Australian national record.
MSU's Foster also set a school record and national leading leap of 16.06 meters in the triple jump during the Kentucky Invitational on Friday. The NCAA provisional mark narrowly edged the defending national champion, Andre Black of Louisville by 0.03 meters, for first place.
Indiana and Ohio State ran away with the first weekly awards of the 2010 Indoor Track and Field season. Buckeye sophomore Thomas Murdaugh opened the year with a dominating victory in the 400-meter dash with a winning time and NCAA provisional mark of 48.25. He also anchored Ohio State's 4x400-meter relay team to a first-place time of 3:15.06.
Meanwhile, Hoosier sophomore Derek Drouin posted an NCAA automatic qualifying mark by clearing 2.24 meters (7-4.25) in the high jump - the best mark in the nation so far this indoor season. READ MORE ...
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released the preseason indoor edition of national track and field team rankings for NCAA's Division I on Tuesday, Jan. 5. Four Big Ten teams, including two men's and two women's squads, were featured in the national coaches' poll entering the 2010 season.
Minnesota led the conference representatives in the men's poll with a No. 10 national ranking. Wisconsin also made an appearance in the top 25, checking in at No. 24. On the other hand, the Penn State women's team also appeared at No. 10, while Illinois rounded out the Big Ten contingent at No. 19.
The men of Florida State have been identified as the No. 1 team in the land entering the season with in-state rival Florida at No. 2 close behind. On the women's side, Texas A&M, the defending outdoor champion enters the season No. 1 in the rankings.
The first regular release of updated rankings for NCAA's Division I will start on Tuesday, January 26, with updates occurring the following seven Tuesdays leading to the NCAA Indoor Championships, March 12-13. In addition, the 2010 preseason watch list for The Bowerman will be announced next Tuesday, January 12.
Look here for the complete 2010 preseason USTFCCCA poll.