Michigan State track & field claimed all four Big Ten Track & Field weekly honors, the conference office announced on Wednesday, Dec. 6. Junior Taylor Mullins, redshirt junior Stephanie Pajot, junior Will Agodu and redshirt freshman Jerimiah Evans all earned the first honors of their career. The Spartans sweep all four accolades for the first time in program history.
Michigan State track & field competed in its first meet of the 2017-18 season on Friday afternoon at the Grand Valley State Holiday Open held at the Kelly Family Turf Building in Allendale, Michigan. Five Spartan sprinters, jumpers and throwers earned first-place finishes, and MSU claimed 51 top-10 finishes to start the season off strong.
Michigan State track and field begins the 2017-18 season with the Grand Valley State Holiday Open on Friday, Dec. 1 at the Kelly Family Turf Building in Allendale, Michigan. The meet will feature competition from the sprinters, jumpers and throwers.
Michigan State Cross Country travels to Louisville, Kentucky, for 2017 NCAA Championships, the final race of the season, hosted by University of Louisville at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park on Saturday, Nov. 18. The women’s 6,000 meter race begins at 10:45 a.m. (ET), followed by the men’s 10,000 meter race at 11:45 a.m. The races will be streamed live by FloTrack.
Michigan State Director of Cross Country Walt Drenth was named Great Lakes Regional Men’s Coach of the Year, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Tuesday. This marks the first men’s honor of its kind for Drenth.
The men’s cross country team captured its first-ever Great Lakes Regional Championship, finishing as the best team in the region with 68 points on Friday at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Indiana. On the women’s side, the team raced to a second-place finish with 87 points, upsetting regionally-ranked No. 2 Wisconsin. Both teams earned automatic bids to NCAA Championships on Saturday, Nov. 18 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Michigan State Cross Country embarks on the NCAA postseason at Great Lakes Regionals on Friday, Nov. 10 hosted by Indiana State in Terre Haute. The meet will be streamed live on FloTrack.
Season Premiere with Scott Moore and MSU Athletic Director Mark Hollis. Special guests include MSU Track and Field Coach Walt Drenth, MSU Men’s Tennis player Jasper Koenen and MSU Volleyball Head Coach Cathy George.
Source: Spartan Sports Network
The Big Ten Conference announced their individual award winners for the 2017 men and women’s cross country season on Tuesday afternoon, unanimously naming Spartan women’s runner Maggie Farrell Big Ten Freshman of the Year. Farrell, a native of Battle Creek, Michigan, earns the fourth Freshman of the Year award in program history, and the first since 2004.
Michigan State men and women’s cross country finished inside the top-five at Big Ten Championships for the second straight year on Sunday on the IU Championship Course in Bloomington. The No. 15 men’s team earned a second-place finish for the second consecutive year, with 82 points. The No. 20 women’s team claimed fifth place for the second year in a row, with 119 points.
Michigan State cross country dominated at the EMU Fall Classic on Friday afternoon at the Hudson Mills Metropark. Nine Spartans took top-10 finishes in the men’s and women’s 5,000 meter races.
Michigan State cross country will run at the annual EMU Fall Classic on Friday, Oct. 20 in Dexter, Michigan. The women’s 5,000 meter race will begin at 4:30 p.m., and the men’s 5,000 meter race follows at 5 p.m, held at the Hudson Mills Metropark.
Michigan State cross country finished with top performances at the Wisconsin Nuttycombe Invitational hosted by Wisconsin on Friday afternoon at the Thomas Zimmerman Championship Course. The No. 17 men’s team finished in 10th place with 271 points, which is their highest finish at the event since 2010. The women’s team came in 11th place with 331 points, their highest finish since 2014.
Michigan State cross country travels to Madison, Wisconsin, for the ninth annual Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational on Friday, Oct. 13. The No. 17 men’s team will participate in an 8K race that will kick off at 1:20 p.m. (ET), followed by the women’s 6K at 2:00 p.m. (ET). The meet will be streamed live on FloTrack.
Michigan State Athletics is sad to announce that cross country and track and field great Warren Druetzler passed away on Thursday, Sept. 21 at the age of 88.
On an unseasonably hot Saturday in late September, Michigan State cross country ran in the 32nd annual Roy Griak Invitational at Les Bolstad Golf Course in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. The Spartans pushed through, claiming top spots in both men’s and women’s competition.
Michigan State cross country continues its season with the 32nd annual Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis, Minnesota at Les Bolstad Golf Course on Saturday, Sept. 23.
Maggie Farrell was anything but a pack runner as a senior at Lakeview High School. The 2015 Division 1 cross country and 2016 3,200-meter state champion often left the competition in her dust in a year that saw her named Miss Cross Country for the state of Michigan as well as an All-American in the two-mile. Yet in her first collegiate cross country race for 17th-ranked Michigan State, Farrell was more than happy to have some company as she helped the Spartans run away with the Division I title at the MSU Spartan Invitational on Friday.
Source: Battle Creek Enquirer
Michigan State cross country finished the 37th annual Auto-Owners Spartan Invitational at with eight individuals placing in the top 10 on Friday afternoon at Forest Akers East Golf Course.
Michigan State cross country hosts the annual Auto-Owners Spartan Invitational on Friday, Sept. 15 at Forest Akers East Golf Course.