ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Indiana University will serve as host to the 2018 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the Robert C. Haugh Track & Field Complex, scheduled to begin Friday and run through Sunday.
Penn State captured the men’s conference title last season with 117 points to claim first place, winning their first team title. Ohio State followed in second place with 103 points, while Nebraska placed third with 97 points. On the women’s side, the Boilermakers recorded 133 points to claim their third team title and first since 1999. Minnesota finished second with 105.5 points, while Penn State was third with 101 points.
Five squads appear in the latest USTFCCCA National Rankings heading into the championships with the Illinois men’s team leading the conference at No. 19, Nebraska lands at No. 21 and the Penn State men’s squad is ranked No. 25. The Minnesota women’s team is No. 10 and Purdue follows at No. 11 nationally.
Friday’s events begin at noon ET with the women’s hammer throw and decathlon 100-meters. Events are scheduled to wrap up at 8:15 p.m. with the men’s 10,000 meters. Saturday’s schedule opens with the decathlon 110-meter hurdles at 10:30 a.m., and the final event of the day is slated for 6:55 p.m., with the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase. The men’s and women’s triple jump trials and finals open Sunday’s competition at 11:00 a.m., and the last scheduled event is the men’s 4x400-meter relay, tentatively planned for 3:45 p.m.
FloSports via FloTrack will provide live coverage of the 2018 Big Ten Outdoor Championships starting at 12 p.m. ET. BTN Plus will also carry the event with live coverage.
Big Ten Network will air tape delay coverage on the of the championships on Wednesday, May 16, at 7 p.m. ET.