Big Ten Men's Indoor Track and Field Heads to NCAAs
March 7, 2007
Nine schools from the Big Ten Conference will send a total of 27 student-athletes to compete in 12 different events at the 2007 NCAA Men's Indoor Track and Field Championships on March 9-10 at Randal Tyson Track Center on the University of Arkansas campus.
Reigning Big Ten champion Wisconsin will send eight athletes to compete in eight events, including Big Ten Track Athlete of the Year and of the Championships, Demi Omole in the 60-meter dash. The Badgers also boast two athletes entered in at least two events in Chris Solinsky and Stuart Eagon.
Michigan claims the next-best total with six athletes competing in three different events. Jeff Porter will line up as one of three Big Ten athletes in the 60-meter hurdles while Michael Whitehead will be one-third of the Big Ten's representation in the triple jump. Justin Switzer, Andre Barnes, Andrew Ellerton and Lex Williams will run against conference foe Wisconsin in the distance medley relay.
Four athletes from Minnesota will enter four different events, including Field Athlete of the Championships, Derek Gearman, in the high jump.
Indiana, Ohio State and Purdue each will send two athletes to the championships while Illinois, Michigan State and Penn State will each send one.
The Big Ten boasts four events with three entries at the championships with a trio conference teams vying for the tiles in the 60 meters, 5,000 meters, 60-meter hurdles and the triple jump. Additionally, two Big Ten teams will be lining up against each other in 400 meters, 3,000 meters, distance medley relay and high jump.
For results and more information, visit the NCAA's web page at ncaasports.com, or the Razorback's site at ladybacks.com.