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The conference office announced on Monday the women's indoor track and field awards with Indiana's Chelsea Blanchard earning Track Athlete of the Week and Purdue's Dani Bunch winning Field Athlete of the Week accolades.

2011 Women's Indoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week

Jan. 10
T: Madison McNary, Jr., OSU
F: Faith Sherrill, Sr., IND
Jan. 17
T: Christina Manning, Jr., OSU
F: Faith Sherrill, Sr., IND
Jan. 24
T: Chelsea Blanchard, Jr., IND
F: Dani Bunch, Fr., PUR

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WINDR: Weekend Schedule

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JANUARY 21

Illini Classic Day One, 5 p.m. ET

INDIANA hosting Gladstein Invitational Day One, All Day

IOWA at Gold Country Classic Day One, All Day

MICHIGAN STATE at Notre Dame Invitational, All Day

MINNESOTA hosting Jack Johnson Classic Day One, All Day

JANUARY 22

Illini Classic Day Two, 5 p.m. ET

INDIANA hosting Gladstein Invitational Day Two, All Day

Indiana State at PURDUE, 11 a.m. ET

IOWA at Gold Country Classic Day Two, All Day

MICHIGAN hosting Simmons-Harvey Invitational, 10 a.m. ET

MICHIGAN STATE at Notre Dame Invitational, All Day

MINNESOTA hosting Jack Johnson Classic Day Two, All Day

WINDR T/F: Ohio State and Indiana Garner Weekly Honors

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The conference office announced on Monday the women's indoor track and field awards with Ohio State's Christina Manning earning the nod as Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week, while Indiana's Faith Sherrill earned the nod as Field Athlete of the Week for the second consecutive week.

Christina Manning captured her first weekly award of the season after recording an NCAA- qualifying mark in the 60-meter hurdles during the Michigan dual last weekend.

Indiana's Faith Sherrill earns her second consecutive weekly award after breaking Purdue's Lambert Fieldhouse record in the shot put with a throw of 17.92 meters to help lift the Hoosiers over the Boilermakers last weekend.

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WINDR T/F: Weekend Schedule

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JANUARY 14

Badger Track Classic, 6 p.m. ET

MICHIGAN STATE at Kentucky Invite, All Day

JANUARY 15

Badger Track Classic, Noon ET

Illini Open, 11 a.m. ET

INDIANA at PURDUE, All Day

Iowa Open, All Day

MICHIGAN vs. OHIO STATE, 10 a.m. ET

MICHIGAN STATE at Kentucky Invite, All Day

MINNESOTA Open, All Day

Nittany Lion Challenge, All Day

The conference office announced on Monday the first weekly women's indoor track and field awards of the 2011 season. Ohio State's Madison McNary was tabbed Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week, while Indiana's Faith Sherrill earned the nod as Field Athlete of the Week.

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WINDR T/F: Weekend Schedule

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JANUARY 7

Buckeye Classic, 6 P.M. ET

JANUARY 8

Indiana Open, All Day

Northwest Open (Minnesota), All Day

Michigan at Eastern Michigan Invitational, 11 a.m. ET

Penn State Relays, All Day

Purdue Invitational, 11 a.m. ET

 

 

WINDR T/F: Indoor Season to Begin This Weekend

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The 2011 Big Ten women's indoor track and field schedule beings this weekend with six teams competing.

On Friday, Ohio State leads off the first leg of the weekend competition, playing host to the Buckeye Classic for the second consecutive year. The invitational events are set to begin at 6 p.m. ET.

The following day, Michigan makes its 2011 debut when it travels to Ypsilanti, Mich., for the Eastern Michigan University Invitational at Bob Parks Track, while Indiana hosts the Indiana Open at Gladstein Fieldhouse.Three other Big Ten teams will open their 2011 action at home as Minnesota, Penn State and Purdue prepare to host competition on Saturday. The Golden Gophers play host to the Northwestern Open, while the 2010 Big Ten Indoor Champion Nittany Lions compete in the Penn State Relays. The Boilermakers begin their indoor slate hosting the Purdue Invitational with competition to start at 11 a.m. ET.

Illinois, Iowa, Michigan State and Wisconsin are set to open their indoor campaigns the following weekend. On Friday, Wisconsin begins action it hosts the two-day Badger Track Classic, while Michigan State travels to Lexington, Ky., for the Kentucky Invitational. The following day, the Illini start their season hosting the Illini Open, while the Hawkeyes begin their indoor season by welcoming competitors to the Iowa Open at the Iowa Recreation Building.

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WINDR T/F: Illinois' Angela Bizzarri Captures NCAA Title

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Penn State led all Big Ten teams as competition came to a close at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships at Randal Tyson Tracak Center on the campus of the University of Arkansas on Saturday. The Nittany Lions tallied 17 team points to finish in 13th place, marking their third-consecutive top-15 finish at the national event. Rounding out the Big Ten contingent was Illinois (10) and Indiana (8) in 21st and 28th place, respectively.

Illinois senior Angela Bizzarri  claimed top honors  in the 3,000-meter run. The Mason, Ohio native smashed her own school record in the event by 13 seconds with a time of 8:57.40 and edged top-seeded Lisa Koll (8:57.52) of Iowa State by just over a tenth of a second.

Oregon earned the NCAA team crown with 61 points, followed by Tennessee with 36, LSU with 35, Florida with 33, and Texas A&M with 31.

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WINDR T/F: Big Ten Announces Individual Honors

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The Big Ten Conference office announced on Tuesday the 2010 All-Big Ten women's indoor track and field teams and individual award winners. Highlighting the list, Penn State junior Shavon Greaves was named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Year and Minnesota senior Alicia Rue earned the nod as Field Athlete of the Year. Michigan's Jillian Smith was tabbed Freshman of the Year by the conference coaches while Nittany Lion head coach Beth Alford-Sullivan was named Coach of the Year by her peers. In addition, Nittany Lion senior Bridget Franek was tabbed Big Ten Track Athlete of the Championships while seniors  Aja Evans of Illinois and Faith Sherrill of Indiana took home Field Co-Athletes of the Championships laurels for their outstanding performances over the weekend.

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WINDR T/F: Penn State Captures Big Ten Indoor Title

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Penn State captured its second-ever Big Ten Indoor Championship in front of a home crowd at Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track on Saturday afternoon. The Championships host posted four Big Ten titles and two runner-up finishes on the final day of competition to total 111 points for its first team title since 2004.

Ohio State placed second with 88 points, followed by Indiana (83) and Minnesota (83) in third and fourth place, respectively. Wisconsin improved upon its seventh-place finish from last year's meet, rounding out the top-five spots with 72 tallies.

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