Day Two of NCAA Indoor Championships
March 12, 2011
After the first day of the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, Wisconsin leads all Big Ten teams in 19th place with five teams points. Defending champ and No. 1 Oregon is leading the pack in first place with 26 points, while Tennessee and LSU round out the top three, respectively.
Wisconsin's Dorcas Akinniyi posted a career-high score of 4,254 points in the pentathlon and again earned All-America honors with a fourth-place finish on Friday. Akinniyi now holds the top pentathlon performance in Wisconsin history.
Michigan scored three team points on the first day of competition on the strength of third-place finish from the distance medley relay team of Danielle Tauro, Alisha Cole, Rebecca Addison and Jillian Smith. The team finished with a time of 11:07.38, all four earning All-America first team honors. Addison and Smith both advanced to today's finals in the 800-meter run.
Letecia Wright led the way for the Buckeyes, finishing second in her heat in the 60-Meter hurdles finishing with a time of 8.12. She looks toearn her first All-America honor when she competes in the finals today at 6:30 p.m.
Hawkeye senior Bethany Praska qualified for the finals of the 800-Meter run, crossing the finish line in 2:05.01, setting the school record for the second consecutive week and third time this season.