Wisconsin Collects Big Ten Men's Indoor Track & Field Championships Title




March 1, 2014

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Wisconsin Collects Big Ten Men's Indoor Track & Field Championships Title

Wisconsin took home the 2014 Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. The Badgers posted four individual crowns en route to their second-straight title and 25th overall. 

Wisconsin totaled 122.50 points to claim the championship, while Nebraska (118 points) and Penn State (72 points) came in second and third, respectively. Illinois finished in fourth place with 71.50 points, while Purdue rounded out the top five with 61 points.

The Badgers picked up first-place finishes from Mohammed Ahmed (5,000-meter run), Reed Connor (3,000-meter run), Japheth Cato (heptathlon) and Michael Lihrman (weight throw). Lihrman’s mark in the weight throw of 23.78 meters is a Big Ten Championships record, while Cato became the first student-athlete to win the heptathlon four times. Wisconsin took home the top three spots in the 5,000-meter run, as Connor and Malachy Schrobilgen followed Ahmed.

The Huskers also tallied four first-place finishes at the championships, including Oladapo Akinmoladun (60-meter hurdles), Travis Englund (high jump), Levi Gipson (600-meter run) and Patrick Raedler (long jump).

Also earning first-place finishes were Illinois’ Stephon Pamilton (400-meter dash), Iowa’s Babatunde Amosu (triple jump), Michigan State’s Antonio James (shot put), Minnesota’s Zach Siegmeier (pole vault) and John Simons (mile run), Ohio State’s Lamar Bruton, Champ Page, Jordan Rispress and Javon Walker (4x400-meter relay), Penn State’s Brannon Kidder (800-meter run and distance medley relay), Brandon Bennett-Green, Ryan Brennan, and Za’Von Watkins (distance medley relay) and Purdue’s Raheem Mostert (60- and 200-meter dashes).   

BTN will air tape-delay coverage of the Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships at 10:30 a.m. ET on Saturday, March 8.

The complete results and All-Big Ten teams are attached above.



Day 2 of the 2014 Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships Is Now Underway

Day 2 of the 2014 Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships is now underway at SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. For live coverage, check the links above.


Nebraska and Wisconsin Share Lead After First Day of the Big Ten Championships

Nebraska and Wisconsin share the lead after Day 1 of the 2014 Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships on Friday. The Huskers and Badgers tallied 41.50 points, each picking up a first-place effort on the first day of competition. Nebraska’s Patrick Raedler took home his second-consecutive long jump crown (7.68 meters) and Wisconsin’s Reed Connor won the in the 3,000-meter run (7:51.58).

Michigan State’s Antonio James posted a first-place effort in the shot put (19.93 meters), while Minnesota’s Zach Siegmeier won the pole vault (5.26 meters) competition. Penn State's team of Za’Von Watkins, Brandon Bennett-Green, Ryan Brennan and Brannon Kidder won the distance medley relay (9:45.48).

Michigan State currently sits in third place with 28 points, while Minnesota (20 points) and Purdue (17 points) follow at fourth and fifth, respectively.

Action resumes at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday.


2014 Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships Are Now Underway

The 2014 Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships are now underway at SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. For live coverage, check the links above.


2014 Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships Set to Begin on Friday

The SPIRE Institute will play host to the 2014 Big Ten Men's and Women's Indoor Track & Field Championships, scheduled to begin Friday and run through Saturday.

Wisconsin took home the 2014 Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. The Badgers posted four individual crowns en route to their second-straight title and 25th overall. 

 

Wisconsin totaled 122.50 points to claim the championship, while Nebraska (118 points) and Penn State (72 points) came in second and third, respectively. Illinois finished in fourth place with 71.50 points, while Purdue rounded out the top five with 61 points.

 

The Badgers picked up first-place finishes from Mohammed Ahmed (5,000-meter run), Reed Connor (3,000-meter run), Japheth Cato (heptathlon) and Michael Lihrman (weight throw). Lihrman’s mark in the weight throw of 23.78 meters is a Big Ten Championships record, while Cato became the first student-athlete to win the heptathlon four times. Wisconsin took home the top three spots in the 5,000-meter run, as Connor and Malachy Schrobilgen followed Ahmed.

 

The Huskers also tallied four first-place finishes at the championships, including Oladapo Akinmoladun (60-meter hurdles), Travis Englund (high jump), Levi Gipson (600-meter run) and Patrick Raedler (long jump).

 

Also earning first-place finishes were Illinois’ Stephon Pamilton (400-meter dash), Iowa’s Babatunde Amosu (triple jump), Michigan State’s Antonio James (shot put), Minnesota’s Zach Siegmeier (pole vault) and John Simons (mile run), Ohio State’s Lamar Bruton, Champ Page, Jordan Rispress and Javon Walker (4x400-meter relay), Penn State’s Brannon Kidder (800-meter run and distance medley relay), Brandon Bennett-Green, Ryan Brennan, and Za’Von Watkins (distance medley relay) and Purdue’s Raheem Mostert (60- and 200-meter dashes).   

 

BTN will air tape-delay coverage of the Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships at 10:30 a.m. ET on Saturday, March 8.

 

The complete results and All-Big Ten teams are attached above.


 

 

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