NCAA Men's Championships Review
March 17, 2009
Minnesota and Indiana each scored 15 team points at the 2009 NCAA Men’s Indoor Track and Field Championships, tying for 14th place. Wisconsin racked up eight points as the Badgers tied-for 29th place followed closely by Michigan in 32nd place with seven team points. Penn State, Illinois and Purdue earned 4.5, three and one point, respectively.
Indiana freshman Derek Drouin (high jump), Minnesota’s Aaron Studt (shot put) and Wisconsin’s Craig Miller (one-mile) garnered the highest individual finishes of the Big Ten with each placing second in their respective events. Drouin cleared 7-00.25 (2.14m.), Studt recorded 63-6.25 (16.39m.) while Miller crossed the line at 4:01.34.
Drouin’s teammate Jeff Coover placed fourth in the pole vault competition with a clearance of 17-6.50 (5.35M.).
Minnesota’s Hassan Mead and Chris Rombough placed fourth and seventh in the 3,000 meters, respectively, in times of 7:56.15 and 8:00.37.
Michigan’s Adam Harris took home fourth-place honors in the 60-meter dash in a blistering time of 6.62. Wolverine Justin Switzer finished seventh in the mile in a time of 4:02.91.
Penn State’s Ryan Fritz tied-for-third in the high jump with a leap of 7-00.25 (2.14m.), garnering the Nittany Lions only points.