Penn State Wins Big Ten Women's Indoor Track & Field Championships

Feb. 25, 2017

GENEVA, Ohio - The Penn State women’s track & field team won the 2017 Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. The Nittany Lions posted two individual titles and claimed one relay to secure Penn State’s fourth Big Ten Championship and first since 2014.

Penn State tallied 96.5 team points, while Purdue was second with 94 points. Ohio State was third with 83 points, while Minnesota finished fourth with 70 and Indiana was fifth with 69 points.

The Nittany Lions recorded first-place finishes from Danae Rivers in the 800-meter run and Dannielle Gibson in the triple jump. Penn State’s team of Julie Kocjancic, Tichina Rhodes, Rachel Banks and Rivers also picked up the team title in the distance medley relay.

The Big Ten Track Athlete of the Year, Field Athlete of the Year, Freshman of the Year, Track Athlete of the Championships, Field Athlete of the Championships and Coach of the Year will be announced on Tuesday, February 28, along with the Sportsmanship Award honorees.

BTN will air tape-delayed coverage of the Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships at 6 p.m. ET on Monday, February 27.

The complete results and the All-Big Ten teams are below.

Rank

Team

Points

1

Penn State

96.5

2

Purdue

94

3

Ohio State

83

4

Minnesota

70

5

Indiana

69

6

Wisconsin

64.5

7

Michigan

54

Nebraska

48

9

Maryland

47

10

Iowa

34

11

Michigan State

24

12

Illinois

18


First Team

Katherine Receveur, Indiana

Brittany Brown, Iowa

Gina Sereno, Michigan

Madeline Strandemo, Minnesota

Sade Olatoye, Ohio State

Karrington Winters, Ohio State

Rachel Banks, Penn State

Dannielle Gibson, Penn State

Julie Kocjancic, Penn State

Tichina Rhodes, Penn State

Danae Rivers, Penn State

Chloe Abbott, Purdue

Symone Black, Purdue

Savannah Carson, Purdue

Devynne Charlton, Purdue

Janae Moffitt, Purdue

Jahneya Mitchell, Purdue

Brionna Thomas, Purdue

Taylor Amann, Wisconsin                

Georgia Ellenwood, Wisconsin

Second Team

Pedrya Seymour, Illinois

Brenna Calder, Indiana

Micha Powell, Maryland

Peyton Wade, Maryland

Jaimie Phelan, Michigan

Claire Borchers, Michigan

Julia Hall, Michigan

Jamie Morrissey, Michigan

Agnes Esser, Minnesota

Andrianna Jacobs, Nebraska

Tierra Williams, Nebraska

Aaliyah Barnes, Ohio State

Maggie Barrie, Ohio State

Beatrice Hannan, Ohio State

Rachel Weber, Ohio State

Tessa Barrett, Penn State

Megan McCloskey, Penn State

Alyssa Robison, Penn State

Brenna Detra, Wisconsin