Indoor Track & Field Championships Release

Feb. 22, 2017

Championship Release

Men's Preview

The SPIRE Institute will play host to the 2017 Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field Championships, scheduled to begin Friday and run through Saturday. Last year, Nebraska won its second Big Ten Championship in program history, totaling 116 team points. Wisconsin finished in second place with 73. Minnesota was third with 72 points, Michigan finished fourth with 71 and Ohio State ended the championships in fifth place with 63.5 points.

In the track events, seven conference competitors will look to defend their Big Ten titles. Indiana’s Daniel Kuhn claimed the 600-meter race title. Iowa’s Aaron Mallett and Vinnie Saucer won the 60-meter hurdles and 60-meter dash, respectively. Ohio State’s Nick Gray claimed the 200-meter dash championship. Penn State’s Isaiah Harris claimed the gold in the 800-meter race. Rutgers’ Izaiah Brown took the 400-meter dash crown. Wisconsin’s Morgan McDonald won the 3000-meter run.

In the field events, three conference champions return to defend their titles. Michigan’s Steven Bastien will make a run at his second-straight Heptathlon title. Nebraska’s Kaiwan Culmer will look to defend his triple jump crown, while Landon Bartel, also of the Huskers, looks to reclaim his high jump title.


 

 

BTN will air tape-delayed coverage of the Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field Championships at 6:00 p.m. ET on Monday, Feb. 27. Events will also be streamed live on Friday and Saturday on BTN Plus via BTN2Go.

Women's Preview

The SPIRE Institute is set to host the 2017 Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field Championships, scheduled for Friday and Saturday. Last year, Michigan won its ninth Big Ten Championship and first since 2006, compiling 109 points. Purdue was second with 102 points. Penn State was third with 96.5 points, while Minnesota finished fourth with 89 and Iowa was fifth with 50 points.

In the track events, four gold medalists return to the championships to defend their titles from last season. Iowa’s Elexis Guster won the 400-meter dash. Michigan’s Erin Finn claimed both the 3,000 meter and 5,000-meter race titles in 2016. Minnesota’s Titania Markland won the 600-meter run last year. Purdue’s Devynne Charlton took the 60-meter hurdles crown a year ago.

This year, two reigning Big Ten Champions return to the meet in the field events. Nebraska’s Tierra Williams will look to reclaim her long jump and triple jump titles. Purdue’s Janae Moffitt claimed the high jump title a year ago.

BTN will air tape-delayed coverage of the Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field Championships at 6:00 p.m. ET on Monday, Feb. 27. Events will also be streamed live on Friday and Saturday on BTN Plus via BTN2Go.