Coming off consecutive wins to start the season on the men’s side and historic national honors from the team-leader on the women’s side, cross country is prepared to move forward and take on national competition at the Virginia Invitational Saturday, Sept. 22.
Grad-senior Kate Osika was named NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country National Athlete of the Week by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Monday, the first Spartan to be tabbed with the honor since Rachele Schulist on Sept. 9, 2014.
Both Cross Country teams claimed the victories at the Spartan Invitational presented by Auto-Owners Insurance as the women claimed their first win of the season behind senior Katie Osika’s race win while the men start their season victorious in each of the first two meets for the first time since 2019.
The Michigan State Cross Country teams are prepared to host the 42nd-annual Spartan Invitational presented by Auto-Owners Insurance at the Forest Akers East Golf Course Friday morning. The Forest Akers East Course will open for spectators at 9 a.m. with the women’s collegiate 6K starting at 10 a.m., the men’s 8K at 10:40 a.m., followed by the high school races starting at 11:20 a.m. and middle school fleets at 4:20 p.m..
Led by a sweep of the top-four, men’s cross country captured the win while the women placed third at the Jeff Drenth Memorial Friday to kick off the 2023 season.It was the first win for the men’s squad since the 2021 Jeff Drenth Memorial, while each of the five scorers placed in the top-10 for the first time since then. The Spartans were led by junior Jack Pennewell, who crossed the 5K course finish line first with a time of 15:06.7, his first collegiate race win. Each of MSU’s entrants would finish within 45 seconds behind Pennewell.
The Michigan State track & field team travels to Austin, Texas for the 2023 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Texas’ Mike A. Myers Stadium from Wednesday-Saturday, June 7-10.
Michigan State track & field senior Lauren Freeland earned her first trip to the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 1500m to wrap up the final day of action at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Jacksonville, Florida, Saturday evening. Freeland set a personal best of 4:14.09 to finish seventh in her heat and snag the final time-qualifying spot in the event. She will make her first NCAA Outdoor Championships appearance in two weeks in Austin, Texas.
Michigan State track & field’s John Petruno qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 1500m on the third day of the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Jacksonville, Florida, marking the third-straight day a Spartan has qualified to the national championships.
Michigan State track & field graduate student Trevor Stephenson has been named Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week, as announced by the league Wednesday. Stephenson highlighted MSU’s performances at last week’s Spartan Invitational, setting a school record in the pole vault with a clearance of 5.51m. His mark topped Paul Terek’s previous record of 5.50m that had stood since 2002.
Michigan State track & field hosts its annual Auto-Owners Insurance Spartan Invitational on Friday, March 30 at Ralph Young Field. Field events will begin at 10 a.m., while running events will start at 10:30 a.m. Due to weather, the meet has been condensed into a one-day format with events taking place in three locations – Ralph Young Field, Munn Field and Jenison Field House.
Michigan State track & field opens the outdoor season this week in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Waco, Texas at the Raleigh Relays and Clyde Hart Classic. The Raleigh Relays will run from Thursday, March 23 to Saturday, March 25 and feature the Spartans’ distance quad. MSU’s sprints, jumps and throws contingents will compete in the Clyde Hart Classic on Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26.
Behind a record-breaking performance, Michigan State track & field senior Heath Baldwin finished seventh in the heptathlon with 6,000 points Saturday at the NCAA Indoor Championships at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
Michigan State track & field’s Heath Baldwin and Trevor Stephenson are set to compete at this weekend’s NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, beginning on Friday, March 11 from the University of New Mexico’s Albuquerque Convention Center.
Michigan State track & field’s Heath Baldwin and Trevor Stephenson have qualified for the 2023 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships, as announced by the national office Tuesday evening. The NCAA Championships are set for March 10 and 11 at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Michigan State track & field wrapped up action at the Big Ten Indoor Championships Saturday at the SPIRE Institute, highlighted by senior Heath Baldwin’s record-setting, first-place performance in the heptathlon and a number of podium finishes.
Michigan State track & field opened the first day of competition in Geneva, Ohio at the Big Ten Indoor Championships, recording three podium finishes at the SPIRE Instiute.
Michigan State track & field heads to Geneva, Ohio for the Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Indoor Championships on Friday, Feb. 24 through Saturday, Feb. 25 at the SPIRE Institute. Action gets underway with the heptathlon on both days, beginning at 10:40 a.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday.
Michigan State track & field wrapped up the indoor regular season Friday and Saturday at the Silverston Invitational and Alex Wilson Invitational, highlighted by a school record in the women’s distance medley relay Saturday afternoon in South Bend.
Michigan State track & field returns to action this weekend for its final two meets of the season before the Big Ten Indoor Championships. The Spartans are set to compete at Michigan’s Silverston Invitational on Friday, Feb. 17 and Notre Dame’s Alex Wilson Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 18.
Highlighted by four podium finishes and a win in the 400m for Noah Sage, Michigan State track & field posted a number of personal best performances at Wisconsin’s Windy City Invitational on Friday and Saturday at Gately Stadium in Chicago.