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Two Big Ten student-athletes and two conference coaches have earned USTFCCCA Women's Outdoor Track and Field Regional awards as announced on Monday. The complete list of award winners hailing from Big Ten teams can be found below.

TRACK ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Christina Manning, Ohio State - Great Lakes Region

FIELD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Beth Rohl, Michigan State - Great Lakes Region

COACH OF THE YEAR
Karen Dennis, Ohio State - Great Lakes Region

ASSISTANT COACH OF THE YEAR
John Newell, Michigan State - Great Lakes Region
Six Big Ten women's cross country and track and field student-athletes earned Capital One Academic All-District honors, announced on Thursday. Indiana's Chelsea Blanchard, Breanne Ehrman, Vera Neuenswander, Sarah Pease and Faith Sherrill were chosen to the District 5 First Team, while Michigan's Kaitlyn Peale was selected to the District 4 First Team. All six honorees are now eligible for Academic All-America consideration.

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The Big Ten will be well represented at the NCAA East and West Preliminary Rounds, scheduled for May 26-28. The conference will send 139 women track and field athletes to the following sites: Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State and Purdue travel to Bloomington, Ind., for the East Preliminary Round, while Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin head to Eugene, Ore., for the West Preliminary Round.

In order to qualify for the NCAA Championships, two preliminary rounds will narrow the field to the 24 that will advance to the NCAA Championships. At each preliminary site, 48 individuals and 24 relays will compete in each event. The top 12 individuals and relay teams from each preliminary will advance to the NCAA Championships, which will be held June 8-11, in Des Moines, Iowa.

For a full list of the qualifiers in both the East and West Regions, click here.

The conference office announced on Wednesday the weekly women's outdoor track and field awards. Indiana's Jordan Gray was recognized as Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week, while Minnesota's Samantha Sonnenberg garnered Field Athlete of the Week accolades.

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

March 23      T: Chimerem Okoroji, Jr., MINN; F: Allison Liske, Jr., MICH
March 30      T: Letecia Wright, Sr., OSU; F: Vera Neuenswander, Sr., IND
April 6          T: Letecia Wright, Sr., OSU; F: Karlee McQuillen, Sr., PSU
April 13        T: Kelsey McHugh, Sr., OSU; F: Vera Neuenswander, Sr., IND
April 20        T: Jillian Smith, So., MICH; F: Jessica Flax, Jr., WIS
April 27        T: Christina Manning, Jr., OSU; F: Erin Pendleton, So., MICH
May 4          T: Letecia Wright, Sr., OSU; F: Faith Sherrill, Sr., IND
May 11         T: Jordan Gray, Jr., IND; F: Samantha Sonnenberg, Sr., MINN

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WTRK: Weekend Schedule

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MAY 6

Billy Hayes Invitational, All Day [1]

IOWA at Messersmith Invitational, All Day [2]

Len Paddock Invitational Day One, All Day [3]

MAY 7

Len Paddock Invitational Day Two, All Day [3]

WISCONSIN Twilight Invitational, All Day

[1] -- Bloomington, Ind.

[2] -- Cedar Falls, Iowa

[3] -- Ann Arbor, Mich.

WTRK: Weekend Schedule

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APRIL 28

Drake Relays Day One, All Day [1]

MICHIGAN at Hillsdale Relays Day One, All Day [2]

Penn Relays Day One, All Day [3]

APRIL 29

Drake Relays Day Two, All Day [1]

MICHIGAN at Hillsdale Relays Day Two, All Day [2]

Penn Relays Day Two, All Day [3]

WISCONSIN at Steve Scott Invitational Day One, All Day [4]

APRIL 30

Drake Relays Day Three, All Day [1]

MICHIGAN at Hillsdale Relays Day Three, All Day [2]

Penn Relays Day Three, All Day [3]

PURDUE at Stan Lyons Invitational, All Day [5]

WISCONSIN at Steve Scott Invitational Day Two, All Day [4]

 

[1] -- Des Moines, Iowa

[2] -- Hillsdale, Mich.

[3] -- Philadelphia, Pa.

[4] -- Irvine, Calif.

[5] -- Indianapolis, Ind.

The conference office announced on Wednesday the weekly women's outdoor track and field awards. Ohio State's Christina Manning garnered Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week accolades, while Michigan's Erin Pendleton earned Field Athlete of the Week.

March 23  T: Chimerem Okoroji, Jr., MINN; F: Allison Liske, Jr., MICH
March 30  T: Letecia Wright, Sr., OSU; F: Vera Neuenswander, Sr., IND
April 6  T: Letecia Wright, Sr., OSU; F: Karlee McQuillen, Sr., PSU
April 13 T: Kelsey McHugh, Sr., OSU; F: Vera Neuenswander, Sr., IND
April 20 T: Jillian Smith, So., MICH; F: Jessica Flax, Jr., WIS
April 27 T: Christina Manning, Jr., OSU; F: Erin Pendleton, So., MICH


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WTRK: Regional Rankings

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The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released week four regional computer rankings for NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field on Tuesday. The Big Ten is well represented in three of the nine regions, including two number one teams. In the Great Lakes Region, Ohio State takes the top spot, with Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Michigan State and Purdue in the top six, respectively. Penn State ranks No. 1 in the Mid-Atlantic Region while Minnesota (3), Illinois (7) and Iowa (9) round out the top-10 in the Midwest section.

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WTRK: Weekend Schedule

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APRIL 22

Jesse Owens Classic, All Day [1]

MICHIGAN/MICHIGAN STATE at Eastern Michigan Invitational, All Day

MINNESOTA at LSU Tiger Alumni Open, All Day

Musco Twilight, All Day [2]

Polytan Invitational, All Day [3]

WISCONSIN at Triton Invitational, All Day [4]

APRIL 23

Jesse Owens Classic, All Day [1]

MICHIGAN/MICHIGAN STATE at Eastern Michigan Invitational, All Day

MINNESOTA at LSU Tiger Alumni Open, All Day

Musco Twilight, All Day [2]

Polytan Invitational, All Day [3]

WISCONSIN at Triton Invitational, All Day [4]

 

[1] -- Columbus, Ohio

[2] -- Iowa City, Iowa

[3] -- Bloomington, Ind.

[4] -- San Diego, Calif.

 

The conference office announced on Wednesday the weekly women's outdoor track and field awards. Michigan's Jillian Smith was recognized as Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week, while Wisconsin's Jessica Flax garnered Field Athlete of the Week accolades.

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

March 23
T: Chimerem Okoroji, Jr., MINN
F: Allison Liske, Jr., MICH
March 30
T: Letecia Wright, Sr., OSU
F: Vera Neuenswander, Sr., IND
April 6
T: Letecia Wright, Sr., OSU
F: Karlee McQuillen, Sr., PSU
April 13
T: Kelsey McHugh, Sr., OSU
F: Vera Neuenswander, Sr., IND
April 20
T: Jillian Smith, So., MICH
F: Jessica Flax, Jr., WIS

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