The Michigan State men’s and women’s cross country teams finish up the regular season portion of their schedule on Friday, Oct. 22 with the Eastern Michigan Fall Classic at Hudson Mills Metropark in Dexter, Mich.
After a fourth-place finish with a personal record time at the Nuttycombe Invitational last weekend, Michigan State senior Jenna Magness was named the Big Ten Cross Country Women’s Athlete of the Week, the conference office announced Wednesday.
A large chunk of runners from the Michigan State men’s and women’s cross country teams posted their best career individual times on Friday at the Nuttycombe Invitational, while the No. 17 MSU women took 12th place and the Spartan men finished in 24th in the championship races at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course in Verona, Wisconsin.
After a two-week hiatus, the Michigan State men’s and women’s cross country teams will hit the path again this Friday, Oct. 15, at the Nuttycombe Invitational at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course in Verona, Wisconsin.
After both posting top-3 finishes at last week’s Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Michigan State seniors Morgan Beadlescomb and Jenna Magness were named the Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Athletes of the Week, respectively, the conference office announced Wednesday.
Another Flint-area athlete is entering the Michigan State University Hall of Fame. Distance runner Anthony Hamm, who ran for Flint Northern before moving on to East Lansing, is part of MSU’s class of 2021. He was among eight athletes inducted Friday, Sept. 24.
The Michigan State men’s and women’s cross country teams look to build off their lone home meet of the season, as the Spartans head to the 35th Roy Griak Invitational, hosted by fellow Big Ten member Minnesota. After taking the top individual spots at the 40th annual Spartan Invitational last week, MSU will compete in its third event of the season against 21 other schools at the Gophers’ Les Bolstad Golf Course.
After a year hiatus, the 40th annual Auto-Owners Insurance Spartan Invitational sponsored by Playmakers returned to Forest Akers East Gold Course on Friday. In the Spartans only cross country home event of the season, seniors Jenna Magness and Morgan Beadlescomb captured the individual titles on the women’s and men’s sides, respectively.
Holding the event for the first time in two years, the Michigan State men’s and women’s cross country teams are set to host 21 collegiate programs and 122 high schools at the 40th annual Auto-Owners Spartan Invitational sponsored by Playmakers on Friday, Sept. 17.
With both squads winning their respective races, Michigan State’s men and women’s cross country teams opened their 2021 season on Friday afternoon at the Jeff Drenth Memorial in Shepherd, Michigan.
The 2021 Michigan State cross country season is set to begin on Saturday, Sept. 3 with the Spartans heading to Shepherd, Michigan to take part in the Jeff Drenth Memorial Race.
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced the regional and national cross country preseason ranking this week, with both the men’s and women’s cross country teams for Michigan State earning top-20 rankings nationally and top-5 rankings in the Great Lakes Region.
Michigan State track & field athletes John Gove and Joe Riordan both garnered cross country/track & field third-team Academic All-American honors, as selected by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday. This is the first CoSIDA Academic All-District honor for both and the first Spartan men to be honored since Caleb Rhynard earned third-team honors in 2016.
Tori Franklin remembers when the last thing on Earth she wanted to do was the triple jump. As a high school freshman in suburban Chicago, Franklin preferred the pole vault, but her high school coach kept suggesting a different competition, one built a little more on her speed. After a while, she relented and gave it a shot. Now, she owns a triple-jump American record. And she’s headed to the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Source: Lansing State Journal
This week, the Tokyo Olympics begin with four former Michigan State Spartans taking part. Shay Colley (women’s basketball, Canada), Tori Franklin (track & field, United States), Franklin Gomez (wrestling, Puerto Rico) and Draymond Green (men’s basketball, United States) will represent their respective countries.
Former Michigan State track & field standout Tori Franklin finished in second place in the triple jump at the U.S. Track & Field Olympic Trials on Sunday night at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. and qualified for the 2020 Olympics.
Michigan State track & field will have five former and current Spartans competing at the U.S. Track & Field Olympic Trials at historic Hayward Field June 18-27 in Eugene, Oregon. The 2020 Olympics will be held in Tokyo, Japan July 23-August 8.
Michigan State track & field concluded its historic season by ended the year ranked in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) final standings. The Spartan men finished sixth with 113.5 points, while the women were 11th with 90.5 points.
Jenna Magness broke a six-year old Michigan State record as she battled to a fourth-place in finish on the final day of the NCAA Championships at Heyward Field in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday.