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Four Big Ten teams earned recognition in the latest USTFCCCA top 30 poll. Leading the way was Michigan State at No. 11, followed by No. 13 Penn State, No. 16 Michigan and No. 23 Minnesota. Wisconsin also earned votes in this week's poll.
Ten Big Ten teams will compete this weekend. On Oct. 4, Illinois, Northwestern, Ohio State, Purdue and Wisconsin will all race in the Notre Dame Invitational. Minnesota will compete in both the UW-Eau Claire Blugold Invite and the SDSU Invitational. Indiana will compete in the Lehigh Invitational, Michigan will race in the Rim Rock Farm Classic, and Penn State will travel to the Paul Short Run on Oct. 5.
WISCONSIN at Boston College Invitational
IOWA at Roy Griak Invitational
MICHIGAN STATE at Roy Griak Invitational
MINNESOTA at Roy Griak Invitational
NEBRASKA at Roy Griak Invitational
Friday, Sept. 20
INDIANA at Indiana Intercollegiates
PURDUE AT Indiana
Saturday, Sept. 21
NEBRASKA at Nebraska Invitational
NORTHWESTERN at Iowa State
The USTFCCCA women's cross country top 30 poll was released, with four Big Ten Conference teams earning recognition. Penn State led the way at No. 11, followed by No. 13 Michigan State, No. 17 Michigan and No. 20 Minnesota.
Penn State won the Dolan Duals in Lock Haven, Pa., last weekend, and Michigan State held its spot at No. 13 after its performance at the Spartan Invitational. The Wolverines remained at No. 17 after winning the Purdue Invitational on Sept. 13. Minnesota earned a first place finish at the Oz Memorial on Sept. 6 and maintained its No. 20 spot in the rankings.
In this weekend's Big Ten women's cross country action, Indiana and Purdue will compete at the Indiana Intercollegiates on Friday, Sept. 20. On Saturday, Northwestern will travel to the Iowa State Invitational, and Nebraska will host the Nebraska Invitational.
Friday, Sept. 13:
ILLINOIS at Purdue Invitational
INDIANA at Purdue Invitational
IOWA at Iowa Invite
No. 17 MICHIGAN at Purdue
No. 13 MICHIGAN STATE at Spartan
NORTHWESTERN at Illinois
OHIO STATE at Big Ten Preview
No. 11 PENN STATE at Harry Groves
PURDUE at Big Ten Preview
Saturday, Sept. 14:
NORTHWESTERN at Dartmouth
WISCONSIN at Sycamore
IOWA at Iowa Open - Iowa City, Iowa
#19 MINNESOTA at Oz Memorial - Minneapolis, Minn.
NEBRASKA at Augustana Twilight - Sioux Falls, S.D.
#11 PENN STATE at Dolan Duals - Lock Haven, Pa.
WISCONSIN at Badger Season Opener - Madison, Wis.
INDIANA at Indiana Open - Bloomington, Ind.
Friday, August 30th
ILLINOIS at Illini Challenge - Urbana, Ill.#17 MICHIGAN at Michigan Open - Ann Arbor, Mich.
#13 MICHIGAN STATE at Jeff Drenth Memorial - Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
PURDUE at Michigan Open - Ann Arbor, Mich.
Saturday, August 31st
NORTHWESTERN at UIC Home Opener - Palos Heights, Ill.
OHIO STATE at Flyer 5K Challenge - Dayton, Ohio
Four Big Ten women's cross country squads have earned spots in the preseason USTFCCCA national coaches top 30 poll, announced on Tuesday. Penn State
leads the way for conference squads, coming in at No. 11. Michigan State
follows at No. 13, Michigan
comes in at No. 17 and Minnesota
is ranked No. 19. The 2013 cross country season officially begins this weekend.
to see the complete poll.
Thirteen Big Ten student-athletes were named to the Capital One Academic All-America Track & Field/Cross Country Team, with Indiana's Andy Bayer being named Capital One Academic All-American of the Year. Four other standouts joined Bayer on the first team, with Michigan's Rebecca Addison, Minnesota's Quentin Mege, Nebraska's Bjorn Barrefors and Wisconsin's Elliot Krause earning recognition. Five school boast one first-team All-American, A complete list can be found below.
Marissa Golliday, ILL
Brandon Stryganek, ILL
Andy Bayer, IND*
Mareike Schrulle, IOWA
Rebecca Addison, MICH*
Jack Greenlee, MICH
Jillian Smith, MICH
Quentin Mege, MINN*
Bjorn Barrefors, NEB*
Mara Griva, NEB
Morgan Wilken, NEB
Robby Creese, PSU
Elliot Krause, WIS*
* - First Team Selection
The 2012 Big Ten women's cross country season came to a close at the NCAA Championships, with all four competing Big Ten teams placing in the top 25 at the national meet. Big Ten Champion Michigan finished fifth at the championships, followed by Penn State in 14th, Michigan State in 16th and Minnesota in 22nd. Iowa's Mareike Schrulle took seventh individually to pace all Big Ten runners at the meet en route to All-America status.Big Ten Reels in Regional Awards:
Twenty-nine Big Ten runners received USTFCCCA All-Region recognition by virtue of their top-25 finish at their respective regionals this season, the most of any conference in the nation. Michigan, Michigan State and Penn State led the way with five honorees each, while three Minnesota runners, two harriers from Illinois, Iowa, Northwestern, Ohio State and Wisconsin, and one Indiana runner were named to the team. Additionally, Michigan's Mike McGuire was tabbed Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year for the second year in a row, while Penn State Beth Alford-Sullivan claimed Mid-Atlantic Coach of the Year accolades after each leading their squads to a first-place team finish at their respective regionals. For complete regional results, click here
.Big Ten Championships Roundup:
Michigan won its first Big Ten Championship since 2006 and ninth overall, finishing with a winning score of 55 after placing five runners in the top 20. Michigan State's Sara Kroll finished first individually, while Michigan State finished second in the team standings and Penn State took third. For the complete Big Ten Championships recap, click here
.Big Ten Postseason Awards:
Michigan State's Sara Kroll was named Big Ten Athlete of the Year after placing first at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 20:13. After leading Michigan to its ninth Big Ten title, Wolverine head coach Mike McGuire picked up his ninth Coach of the Year award. Michigan's Shannon Osika was named Freshman of the Year after pacing all freshman at the Big Ten Championships with a 13th place finish. For more on the individual Big Ten award winners, click here