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WINDR T/F: Indiana Takes Early Lead on Day One

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With six events in the books, Indiana surged to an early lead after the first day of competition at the 2011 Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships in West Lafayette, Ind. The Hoosiers began the competition with five top-four finishes, including one individual title to compile 46 team points. Minnesota collected 39 points on the strength of a individual top finish to edge Purdue (31) for the runner-up spot after Day One. Ohio State (25) and Michigan (17.50) currently occupy the remaining top-five positions.

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WINDR T/F: 2011 Big Ten Championships Release

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Purdue University will be the site of the 2011 Big Ten Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships. This year's event has the opportunity to see many records fall as four Big Ten student-athletes rank among the top five nationally in their respective events. Defending indoor champion Penn State will look to claim its second consecutive and third overall conference crown.

Last season, the Nittany Lions recorded 111 points over the two-day contest. Ohio State finished second with 88 points and Indiana was third with 83. Minnesota followed closely behind with 82 points and Wisconsin rounded out the top five with 72.

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WINDR T/F: National USTFCCCA Rankings

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The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Tuesday the fifth weekly update of the NCAA Division I National Team Rankings for indoor track & field. Michigan's position in the poll remained unchanged at No. 13 as all 10 conference teams will convene in West Lafayette, Ind. for the Big Ten Indoor Championships, slated for Feb. 26-27. 

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WINDR T/F: Purdue and Minnesota Earn Conference Recognition

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The conference office announced on Monday the weekly women's indoor track and field awards with Purdue's Ebony Woodard earning Track Athlete of the Week honors and Minnesota's Samantha Sonnenberg winning Field Athlete of the Week accolades. 

Ebony Woodard earned a first-place finish in the 200-meter dash last weekend as Purdue hosted the Boilermaker Invitational. Minnesota's Samantha Sonnenberg earns her second consecutive weekly award after taking home first place in the pole vault last weekend at the Parents Day Open.

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WINDR T/F: Weekend Schedule

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FEBRUARY 18

IOWA Invitational, All Day

WISCONSIN hosts Red and White Open, 4 p.m. ET

FEBRUARY 19

MICHIGAN/MICHIGAN STATE at Silverston Invitational, 9 a.m. ET  [1]

MINNESOTA hosts Parent's Day Open, All Day

PURDUE hosts Boilermaker Invitational, 11 a.m. ET

[1] -- Ann Arbor, Mich.

USA Track & Field announced today that the University of Illinois women's head track and field coach Tonja Buford-Bailey was nominated to serve as an assistant coach for Team USA's track and field squads for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England.For the third time in her career, she will assist Team USA at an international competition with her focus being on the sprints/hurdles for the women's team.

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WINDR T/F: National USTFCCCA Rankings

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The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Wednesday the fourth weekly update of the NCAA Division I National Team Rankings for indoor track & field. Michigan leads the conference, jumping 27 spots to land at No. 13 while Indiana fell one spot to earn a No. 25 national ranking. 

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The conference office announced on Monday the weekly women's indoor track and field awards with Michigan's Rebecca Addison earning Track Athlete of the Week honors and Michigan State's Beth Rohl and Minnesota's Samantha Sonnenberg winning Field Athlete of the Week accolades.

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WINDR T/F: Weekend Schedule

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FEBRUARY 11

ILLINOIS/INDIANA at Tyson Invitational, All Day

IOWA/MINNESOTA/WISCONSIN at Cyclone Classic [1], All Day

MICHIGAN/OHIO STATE/PENN STATE at Akron Invitational, All Day

MICHIGAN STATE/PURDUE at Grand Valley State Invitational, All Day

FEBRUARY 12

ILLINOIS/INDIANA at Tyson Invitational, All Day

IOWA/MINNESOTA/WISCONSIN at Cyclone Classic [1], All Day

MICHIGAN/OHIO STATE/PENN STATE at Akron Invitational, All Day

MICHIGAN STATE/PURDUE at Grand Valley State Invitational, All Day

[1] -- Ames, Iowa

WINDR T/F: National Rankings

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Penn State and Indiana rank in this week's national USTFCCCA poll with Penn State leading the way at the No. 19 spot and Indiana following closely behind at No. 20.

Oregon continues its reign at the top spot, while Texas A&M and LSU hold steady to round out the top three.

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