2010-11 Big Ten Women's Indoor Track and Field Season in Review
April 14, 2011
Park Ridge, Ill. -
Michigan led all Big Ten teams as competition came to a close at the 2011 NCAA Indoor Championships at Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium on the campus of Texas A&M University. The Wolverines tallied 12 team points to finished tied for 18th place.
Indiana and Wisconsin tied for the 36nd spot with five points each, while Ohio State notched four team tallies to tie for 40th place. Round out the Big Ten contingent was Penn State (3) tied in 45th place and Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota finished with two team points each, resulting in a tie for 50th place. Michigan State tied for 57th place with one team tally.
In one of the final tuneups before the NCAA Championships, Ohio State captured its first-ever Big Ten Indoor Championship inside Lambert Fieldhouse on the campus of Purdue University. The Buckeyes recorded two individual titles, five silver medals and 16 top-five finishes on the weekend to total 122.50 points.
Penn State placed second with 86 points, followed by Minnesota (73) and Michigan (68.50) in third and fourth, respectively. Indiana rounded out the top-five with 67 team tallies.
Ohio State junior Christina Manning was named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Year and Indiana senior Faith Sherrill earned the nod as Field Athlete of the Year. Purdue's Dani Bunch was tabbed Freshman of the Year by the conference coaches, while Buckeye head coach Karen Dennis was named Coach of the Year by her peers. In addition, Manning was tabbed Big Ten Track Athlete of the Championships while Sherrill took home Field Athlete of the Championships accolades.