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WINDR T/F: National Polls

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With this weekend's NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships taking place on the Texas A&M University's campus in College Station, Texas, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Tuesday the weekly update of the NCAA Division I National Team Rankings for indoor track and field. Leading the conference is Michigan, taking the No. 17 spot while the 2011 Big Ten Champions Ohio State follow close behind at No. 18.

 

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the Region Athletes and Coaches of the Year for the NCAA Division I indoor track & field 2011 season on Monday with the Big Ten earning several awards. To read the entire release, click here.

Women's Track Athlete of the Year

GREAT LAKES REGION -- Christina Manning -- Ohio State

Women's Field Athlete of the Year

GREAT LAKES REGION -- Faith Sherrill -- Indiana

Women's Head Coach of the Year

GREAT LAKES REGION -- Karen Dennis -- Ohio State

Women's Assistant Coach of the Year

GREAT LAKES REGION -- Mike McGuire -- Michigan

MID-ATLANTIC REGION -- Chris Johnson -- Penn State

WINDR T/F: Weekend Schedule

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MARCH 4

Alex Wilson Invitational, 5 p.m. ET [1]

NCAA Qualifier, 5;30 p.m. ET [2]

MARCH 5

Alex Wilson Invitational, All Day [1]

Iowa State Qualifier, All Day [3]

 

[1] -- South Bend, Ind.

[2] -- Madison, Wis.

[3] -- Ames, Iowa

WINDR T/F: National Polls

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The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Tuesday the weekly update of the NCAA Division I National Team Rankings for indoor track & field. Ohio State jumped 23 positions to sit at the No. 15 position in the poll.  Michigan fell one spot to earn a No. 16 national ranking.

To view the complete poll, look here.

The Big Ten Conference office announced on Tuesday the 2011 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 Indiana senior Faith Sherrill earned the nod as Field Athlete of the Year. Purdue's Dani Bunch was tabbed Freshman of the Year by the conference coaches while Buckeye head coach Karen Dennis was named Coach of the Year by her peers. In addition, Manning was tabbed Big Ten Track Athlete of the Championships, while Sherrill took home Field Athlete of the Championships laurels for their outstanding performances last weekend.

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WINDR T/F: Ohio State Wins First-Ever Big Ten Championship

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Ohio State captured its first-ever Big Ten Indoor Championship inside Lambert Fieldhouse on the campus of Purdue University. The Buckeyes posted two Big Ten titles, five silver medals and 16 top five finishes on the weekend to total 122.50 points.

Penn State placed second with 86 points, followed by Minnesota (73) and Michigan (68.50) in third and fourth place, respectively. Indiana rounds out the top-five spots with 67 team tallies.

The Big Ten Women's Indoor Championship can be seen on the Big Ten Network on March 12, at 4 p.m. ET.

A select group will head to last chance meets next weekend, looking to qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships, to be hosted by Texas A&M on March 11-12.

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.

The complete release is here.

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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