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No. 21 NEBRASKA at NWU Invitational - Lincoln, Neb.
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.
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.
OHIO STATE at Buckeye Challenge - Columbus, Ohio
MICHIGAN STATE at Bob Eubanks Open - Allendale, Mich
NEBRASKA at Holiday Inn Invitational - Lincoln, Neb.
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' 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.
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.
PENN STATE at Penn State Relays
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
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
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
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
(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.
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.
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
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
Tori Franklin - Triple Jump - First Team
Beth Rohl - Weight Throw - First Team
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
Christina Manning - 60-meters, 60 hurdles - First Team
Maggie Mullen - Weight Throw - Second Team
Chesna Sykes - 60-meters - Second Team
Evonne Britton - 60 hurdles - Second Team
Dani Bunch - Shot Put, Weight Throw - Second Team
Leah Eber - Long Jump - First Team
Dorcas Akinniyi - Pentathlon - First Team
Kelsey Card - Shot Put - First Team
Jessica Flax - Pentathlon - Second Team
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.
5. Christina Manning, Ohio State (7.23)
13. Chesna Sykes, Ohio State (7.31)
7. Ashley Spencer, Illinois (23.24)
10. Rebecca Addison, Michigan (2:04.87)
11. Jillian Smith, Michigan (2:05.01)
13. Shannon Osika, Michigan (4:38.42)
1. Christina Manning, Ohio State (7.95)
11. Breeana Coleman, Illinois (8.17)
15. Evonne Britton, Penn State (8.20)
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
8. Rebecca Buchholtz, Michigan State (1.83 meters)
11. Monika Jakutyte, Wisconsin (1.83)
12. Stephanie Richartz, Illinois (4.24)
16. Kiley Tobel, Michigan (4.23)
19. Breanna Bussel, Nebraska (4.23)
4. Leah Eber, Purdue (6.47)
13. Mara Griva, Nebraska (6.29)
11. Tori Franklin, Michigan State (13.05)
12. Mara Griva, Nebraska (13.04)
15. Kelsey Card, Wisconsin (16.71)
16. Dani Bunch, Purdue (16.65)
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)
9. Dorcas Akinniyi, Wisconsin (4,072)
13. Jessica Flax, Wisconsin (4,008)