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Weekend Schedule

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January 18
No. 21 NEBRASKA at NWU Invitational - Lincoln, Neb.

January 18-19
No. 22 ILLINOIS at Illini Classic - Urbana, Ill.
INDIANA at Gladstein Invitational - Bloomington, Ind.
MINNESOTA at Jack Johnson Invitational - Minneapolis, Minn.
OHIO STATE at Gladstein Invitational - Bloomington, Ind.
No. 16 WISCONSIN at Wisconsin Elite Invitational - Madison, Wis.

January 19
IOWA at adidas Classic - Lincoln, Neb.
No. 19 MICHIGAN at Simmons-Harvey Invitational - Ann Arbor, Mich.
No. 19 MICHIGAN at Notre Dame Invitational - South Bend, Ind.
No. 21 NEBRASKA at adidas Classic - Lincoln, Neb.
PURDUE at Gene Edmonds Cup - West Lafayette, Ind.

Weekend Schedule

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January 11
OHIO STATE at Buckeye Challenge - Columbus, Ohio

January 11-12
MICHIGAN STATE at Bob Eubanks Open - Allendale, Mich
NEBRASKA at Holiday Inn Invitational - Lincoln, Neb.

January 12
ILLINOIS at Illini Open - Urbana, Ill.
IOWA at Iowa Open - Iowa City, Iowa
PURDUE/INDIANA Dual - Bloomington, Ind.
MINNESOTA at Northwest Open - Minneapolis, Minn.
PENN STATE at Nittany Lion Challenge - University Park, Pa.
WISCONSIN at Badger Track Classic - Madison, Wis.

Illinois' Spencer Named to The Bowerman Preseason Watch List

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Illinois' Ashley Spencer has been named to The Bowerman Women's 2013 Preseason Watch List, it was announced on Thursday. Spencer was named a semifinalist for the award in 2012, following a freshman season in which she won six Big Ten individual championships. The Indianapolis, Ind., native also earned Big Ten Track Athlete of the Championships and Freshman of the Year in both the indoor and outdoor seasons.


In The Polls

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Five Big Ten squads appear in the USTFCCCA/2013 Preseason Indoor Track & Field Rankings, it was announced on Tuesday. Wisconsin checks in at No. 16, followed by No. 19 Michigan. Defending Big Ten Champion Nebraska sits at No. 21, Illinois is No. 22 and Michigan State is No. 23.

For the complete poll, click HERE.

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January 5
PENN STATE at Penn State Relays

Ten Big Ten Student-Athletes Tabbed Academic All-America

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Ten Big Ten student-athletes have been named to the Capital One Academic All-America Track & Field/Cross Country Team, as announced on Thursday. To be eligible for All-America recognition, student-athletes must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a 3.30 GPA, and have reached sophomore academic and athletic standings at his or her institution. The complete list of Big Ten recipients is below:

Andy Bayer, Indiana
Chelsea Blanchard, Indiana
Erik Sowinski, Iowa
Rebecca Addison, Michigan
Rebecca Buchholtz, Michigan State
Quentin Mege, Minnesota
Bjorn Barrefors, Nebraska*
Brett Grieb, Nebraska
Nate Polacek, Nebraska*
Elliot Krause, Wisconsin

*First-team honoree

 

Seventeen Big Ten student-athletes have been named to the Capital One Academic All-District Men's and Women's Track & Field/Cross Country Teams, as announced on Thursday. The teams are selected to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined athletic and academic performances.

First team honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team Ballot, which will be selected in June.

The list of Big Ten honorees is below.

Andy Bayer, Indiana*
Chelsea Blanchard, Indiana*
Breanne Ehrman, Indiana*
Samantha Ginther, Indiana
McKenzie Melander, Iowa*
Erik Sowinski, Iowa*
Rebecca Addison, Michigan*
Jillian Smith, Michigan
Kiley Tobel, Michigan
Rebecca Buchholtz, Michigan State*
Quentin Mege, Minnesota*
Bjorn Barrefors, Nebraska*
Brett Grieb, Nebraska*
Cami Jiskra, Nebraska
Ashley Miller, Nebraska
Nate Polacek, Nebraska*
Elliot Krause, Wisconsin*

*First Team Honoree

Big Ten Women's Indoor Track & Field Season in Review

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The Big Ten Indoor Track & Field season concluded with Michigan State, Ohio State and Wisconsin recording top five finishes on the final day of the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Nampa, Idaho. Ohio State's Christina Manning placed first in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 7.91, Wisconsin's Dorcas Akinniyi finished second in the pentathlon (4,299), and Michigan State's Tori Franklin recorded a third place finish in the triple jump (13.34). For complete results, click here.

Thirty-eight Big Ten student-athletes from eight women's indoor track & field teams represented the conference at the 2012 NCAA Championships. The complete list can be found by clicking here.

In the Rankings: Ohio State and Wisconsin appeared in the final USTFCCCA National Rankings, released on Monday, March 5. The Buckeyes clocked in at No. 22, while the Badgers finished at No. 24.

All-Americans: Twenty-Six Big Ten student-athletes earned USTFCCCA All-America honors following their performance at the 2012 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships. Click here to see the honorees.

Regional Award Winners: Michigan State, Nebraska and Ohio State earned USTFCCCA Regional recognition, as announced on Monday, March 5. Ohio State's Christina Manning (Great Lakes) was named Track Athlete of the Year, Nebraska head coach Gary Pepin (Midwest) took home Coach of the Year honors and Michigan State assistant Christopher Bostwick earned Assistant Coach of the Year laurels. For the complete release, click here.

Nebraska Claims Big Ten Title: Nebraska produced three individual titles en route to the 2012 Big Ten Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships title on Saturday at the Bob Devaney Sports Center Indoor Track. The Huskers finished the two-day event with 114.50 points, followed by Ohio State with 106 points. Penn State came in third with 99 points, followed by fourth-place Illinois (79 points) and fifth-place Michigan State (77.50). For the recap, click here.

Big Ten Awards: The Big Ten Conference office announced on Tuesday, Feb. 28,  the 2012 All-Big Ten women's indoor track and field teams and individual award winners. Highlighting the list, Ohio State junior Christina Manning was named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Year and Purdue senior Leah Eber earned the nod as Field Athlete of the Year. In addition, Manning was tabbed Big Ten Track Athlete of the Championships, while Purdue's Dani Bunch took home Field Athlete of the Championships laurels. Illinois' Ashley Spencer was tabbed Freshman of the Year by the conference coaches, while Husker head coach Gary Pepin was named Coach of the Year by his peers. For the complete release, click here.

USTFCCCA All-America Honors

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Twenty-Six Big Ten student-athletes earned USTFCCCA All-America honors following their performance at the 2012 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Nampa, Idaho. The complete list is below.

Illinois
Breeana Coleman - 60 hurdles - Second Team
Jesica Ejesieme - 4x400 relay - Second Team
Latoya Griffith - 4x400 relay - Second Team
Ashley Kelly - 4x400 relay - Second Team
Stephanie Richartz - Pole Vault - Second Team
Ashley Spencer - 200-meters - First Team; 4x400 relay - Second Team

Michigan
Rebecca Addison - 800-meters - First Team; Distance Medley Relay - Second Team
Shannon Osika - Mile, Distance Medley Relay - Second Team
Jillian Smith - 800-meters, Distance Medley Relay - Second Team
Kiley Tobel - Pole Vault - First Team
Brittani Williams - Distance Medley Relay - Second Team

Michigan State

Tori Franklin - Triple Jump - First Team
Beth Rohl - Weight Throw - First Team

Nebraska
Jessica Furlan - Distance Medley Relay - First Team
Ellie Grooters - Distance Medley Relay - First Team
Ashley Miller - Distance Medley Relay - First Team
Mara Weekes - Distance Medley Relay - First Team

Ohio State
Christina Manning - 60-meters, 60 hurdles - First Team
Maggie Mullen - Weight Throw - Second Team
Chesna Sykes - 60-meters - Second Team

Penn State
Evonne Britton - 60 hurdles - Second Team

Purdue
Dani Bunch - Shot Put, Weight Throw - Second Team
Leah Eber - Long Jump - First Team

Wisconsin
Dorcas Akinniyi - Pentathlon - First Team
Kelsey Card - Shot Put - First Team
Jessica Flax - Pentathlon - Second Team

NCAA Championships Qualifiers

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Thirty-eight Big Ten student-athletes from eight women's indoor track & field teams will represent the conference at the 2012 NCAA Championships in Nampa, Idaho, from March 9-10. The list of Big Ten qualifiers, complete with seed and qualifying time, can be found below.

60-meter dash
5. Christina Manning, Ohio State (7.23)
13. Chesna Sykes, Ohio State (7.31)

200-meter dash
7. Ashley Spencer, Illinois (23.24)

800-meter run
10. Rebecca Addison, Michigan (2:04.87)
11. Jillian Smith, Michigan (2:05.01)

1-mile run
13. Shannon Osika, Michigan (4:38.42)

60-meter hurdles
1. Christina Manning, Ohio State (7.95)
11. Breeana Coleman, Illinois (8.17)
15. Evonne Britton, Penn State (8.20)

4x400-meter Relay
12. Illinois (3:34.89) - Asia Thomas, Ashley Kelly, Latoya Griffith, Ashley Spencer

Distance Medley Relay
5. Nebraska (10:58.74) - Jessica Furlan, Mara Weekes, Ellie Grooters, Ashley Miller
12. Michigan (11:04.30) - Shannon Osika, Brittani Williams, Jillian Smith, Rebecca Addison

High Jump
8. Rebecca Buchholtz, Michigan State (1.83 meters)
11. Monika Jakutyte, Wisconsin (1.83)

Pole Vault
12. Stephanie Richartz, Illinois (4.24)
16. Kiley Tobel, Michigan (4.23)
19. Breanna Bussel, Nebraska (4.23)

Long Jump
4. Leah Eber, Purdue (6.47)
13. Mara Griva, Nebraska (6.29)

Triple Jump
11. Tori Franklin, Michigan State (13.05)
12. Mara Griva, Nebraska (13.04)

Shot Put
15. Kelsey Card, Wisconsin (16.71)
16. Dani Bunch, Purdue (16.65)

Weight Throw
5. Taylor Smith, Wisconsin (21.33)
11. Beth Rohl, Michigan State (20.99)
12. Dani Bunch, Purdue (20.93)
15. Maggie Mullen, Ohio State (20.78)

Pentathlon
9. Dorcas Akinniyi, Wisconsin (4,072)
13. Jessica Flax, Wisconsin (4,008)



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