Redshirt-senior Erin McDonald took first place on the women’s side, while Matthew Thomas turned in a fifth place finish for the men, leading Michigan State’s cross country team to a first place sweep at the Auto-Owners Spartan Invitational Friday on Forest Akers East Golf Course.
Michigan State cross country hosts the 38th annual Auto Owners Spartan Invitational sponsored by Playmakers Friday, Sept. 14 at Forest Akers East Golf Course. The meet begins with the men’s 8,000 meter race at 11:40 a.m., followed by the women’s 6,000 meter race at 12:15 p.m.
With a chance to highlight young runners on both sides, the Spartan women took first place with 29 points, while the men finished second (35) in the 5k race on Pleasant Hills Golf Course.
Michigan State track and field earned U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic honors, including the team honor for the women’s squad.
Based on the jump in his numbers alone from one year to the next, Alex Inosencio came out of nowhere as a senior. However, based on his work ethic and training regiments, Inosencio’s ascent to becoming one of the best pole vaulters in the state isn’t all that surprising.
Four athletes with Michigan State connections will compete in the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships from June 21-14 in Des Moines, Iowa. Current Spartan Jerimiah Evans, recent graduates Katelyn Daniels and Tim Ehrhardt and former All-American Tori Franklin will all be competing.
In the final NCAA Track & Field Championships at Historic Hayward Field, Michigan State women concluded action with two more All-American honors Saturday in Eugene, Oregon. Senior Katelyn Daniels finished eighth in the discus, while sophomore Dillon McClintock was 10th in the 1,500m.
Michigan State’s men concluded action at the NCAA Track & Field Championships with two more All-Americans on Friday at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Junior Justine Kiprotich finished seventh in the 1,500m, while senior Max Benoit was 11th in the 3,000m steeplechase.
Senior Tim Ehrhardt capped off his storied Michigan State track & field career by finishing sixth in the grueling two-day decathlon on the second day of the NCAA Championships at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. In another eventful day, sophomore Nick Guerrant was 10th in the decathlon to earn second-team All-American, while sophomore Dillon McClintock reached the final of the women’s 1,500m.
In the first day of action at the NCAA Championships, the Michigan State track & field team had two athletes reach finals at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Senior Max Benoit advanced to the finals in the 3,000m steeplechase, while junior Justine Kiprotich will compete in his second-straight final in the 1,500m.
Michigan State men and women’s track & field programs complete the 2018 outdoor season at the NCAA Championships June 6-9 in Eugene, Oregon. Once again, the NCAA Finals will be held at historic Hayward Field. MSU will send a total of seven athletes in eight events, as redshirt-senior Katelyn Daniels will compete in both the shot put and the discus.
After the final day of competition at the NCAA East Preliminary Round, the Michigan State track and field team had two more Spartans punch their tickets to the NCAA Finals when redshirt-junior Justine Kiprotich and sophomore Dillon McClintock advanced in the men and women’s 1,500m, respectively.
For the first time in her storied Michigan State career, redshirt-senior Katelyn Daniels will compete in the NCAA Finals in both the discus and the shot put after winning the discus at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Tampa, Florida on Friday. Freshman Sophia Franklin and senior Max Benoit also advanced to the NCAA Finals.
Michigan State senior Katelyn Daniels earned a spot at the NCAA Finals after a solid performance in the shot put Thursday at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Tampa, Florida. Redshirt-junior Justine Kiprotich and sophomore Dillon McClintock both advanced to the finals of the men and women’s 1,500m, respectively.
Five different Michigan State athletes earned All-Big Ten Track & Field honors on Tuesday. Redshirt-senior Tim Ehrhardt and sophomore Nick Guerrant were both named to the first team, while redshirt-senior Katelyn Daniels, redshirt-junior Justine Kiprotich and senior Max Benoit earned second-team honors.
After capturing the indoor pole vault title twice, redshirt-senior Tim Ehrhardt won his first outdoor Big Ten pole vault title on Sunday, in the final day of the B1G Track Championship in Bloomington, Indiana. The Spartans captured four medals on the final day of action.
Sophomore Nick Guerrant and senior Max Benoit took center stage for the Michigan State track & field team, as the Spartan men are tied for third heading into the final day of competition at the Big Ten Track & Field Championships in Bloomington, Indiana. Guerrant finished first in the decathlon, while Benoit was second in the 3,000m steeplechase.
Behind a thrilling third-place finish in the 10,000m, senior Clark Ruiz (30:28.13) paced the Michigan State track & field team to a solid opening day of the Big Ten Championships in Bloomington, Indiana on Friday.
Michigan State track & field resumes action, heading to Bloomington, Indiana for the 2018 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships Friday, May 11, to Sunday, May 13. The three-day meet will take place at Robert C. Haugh Track & Field on the campus of Indiana University. Last year, Purdue women and Penn State’s men captured the team titles, as 13 Big Ten schools participate in track and field.
Michigan State track & field continued to make progress on the final day of the Virginia Challenge in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Jesse Owens Classic in Columbus, Ohio.