2010 NCAA Indoor Championships Review

March 14, 2010

For the second straight season, Indiana and Minnesota led all Big Ten conference teams at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. The Hoosiers finished the meet in sixth place with 25 points, the best for IU since 2005 and the third-most ever at the Indoor meet for a Hoosier squad.  Minnesota earned 18 team tallies to tie for eighth place at the conclusion of the two-day event.  Penn State racked up 14 points as the Nittany Lions tied for 14th place followed by Wisconsin in 26th place with eight team points. Illinois earned four points while Michigan State and Ohio State tallied three points apiece. 

Hoosier sophomore Derek Drouin claimed his first NCAA crown, clearing 2.28m (7-5.75) for the high jump title. Redshirt freshman Andy Bayer scored for the second time in two days, taking third in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:11.19, while sophomore Andrew Poore took eighth in the event (8:15.76) for All-America honors.

Minnesota’s Aaron Studt, R.J. McGinnis and Chris Rombough captured All-America honors to lead the Gophers to their highest  finish since taking seventh place in 2003. Studt matched his career-best effort in the weight throw of 21.22 meters (69-7.5) to earn his second top-five finish in as many days, adding a fifth-place finish in the weight throw after earning sixth-place honors in the shot put on Friday. McGinnis earned a sixth-place finish in the heptathlon with 5,676 points, while Rombough added a seventh-place finish for the Gophers in the 3,000-meter run, clocking a time of 8:15.11.

The Nittany Lions were well represented in the 800-meter run on Saturday afternoon as juniors Ryan Foster and Owen Dawson tallied third- and eighth-place finishes respectively. Foster completed the four-lap event in 1:48.79 - less than half a second off the winner - while Dawson turned in an effort of 1:49.59. For their efforts, Foster picked up his second All-America honor while Dawson collected his first.


Complete Results

Men - Team Rankings - 17 Events Scored

1) Florida, 57
2) Texas A&M, 44
2) Oregon, 44
4) LSU, 42
5) Arkansas, 38
6) Indiana, 25
7) Arizona State, 21
8) New Mexico, 18
8) Minnesota, 18
8) Northern Arizona, 18
8) South Carolina, 18

14) Penn State, 14
26) Wisconsin, 8
40) Illinois, 4
47) Michigan State, 3
47) Ohio State, 3