2008 NCAA Men's Indoor Track and Field Review
March 28, 2008
Wisconsin, last year's NCAA indoor champions, proved once again to be the top team in the Big Ten with six total points to place 38th overall. The Badgers' lone point-producer was their distance medley relay as they crossed the line third in a time of 9:33.83. Big Ten Track Athlete of the Championships Brandon Bethke just missed the medal stand placing ninth in the 3,000-meter run.
Following Wisconsin was Michigan and Purdue placing 44th with five points each. Wolverines senior sprinter Adam Harris provided excitement on the straightaway with a fourth-place showing in the 60-meter dash, claiming all of UM's points. Purdue's Jon Pullum was the sole point-getter for the Boilermakers as he finished fourth in the weight throw with a heave of 72-03.00 (22.02m).
Rounding out the Big Ten student-athletes' who earned team points was Iowa's John Hickey and Ohio State's Jeff See. Hickey catapulted the shot put 60-08.50 (18.50m) as the junior stood seventh on the podium. See competed against a talented field of milers clocking 4:05.75 and also finishing in seventh place.
The 2008 Big Ten Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships will be hosted by the University of Illinois, May 16-18.