2 weeks ago

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

2 weeks ago

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.

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1 month ago

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.

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1 month ago

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.

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2 months ago

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.

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2 months ago

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.

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2 months ago

Morgan Beadlescomb smashed the Michigan State track & field record in the 5000m en route to an eighth-place finish at the NCAA Championships at Heyward Field in Eugene, Oregon on Friday.

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2 months ago

On the second day of the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships  Sophia Franklin and Wade Walder picked up first and second-team All-American honors, respectively at Heyward Field in Eugene, Oregon on Thursday.

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2 months ago

The NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships began on Wednesday with the Michigan State men beginning the action at Heyward Field in Eugene, Oregon. The Spartans had two athletes in competing with Trevor Stephenson in the pole vault and Wade Walder in the decathlon.

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2 months ago

Michigan State track & field will conclude the 2021 season at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the newly renovated Heyward Field in Eugene, Oregon from June 9-12. This will be the first outdoor championships since 2019 in Austin, Texas, due to the cancellation of the 2020 outdoor track & field season.

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2 months ago

On the final night of the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Jacksonville, Florida,  Sarah Anderson (1500m) and Jenna Magness (5000m) both punched their tickets to the NCAA Finals.

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2 months ago

Morgan Beadlescomb earned a spot in the NCAA Finals by breaking the school record in the 5000m Friday at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Jacksonville, Florida at Hodges Stadium.

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2 months ago

Three more Spartans advanced to the NCAA Finals during day two of the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Jacksonville, Florida at Hodges Stadium. Overall, the Spartans had seven women in action on Thursday.

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2 months ago

Trevor Stephenson got the MSU track & field team headed in the right direction by punching his ticket to the NCAA Finals on Wednesday. On the first day of the NCAA East Preliminary Round, the men took center stage with two Spartans in action.

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2 months ago

Michigan State track & field will travel to Jacksonville, Florida for the NCAA Preliminary Round on May 26-29 at Hodges Stadium, hosted by the University of North Florida. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the 2020 outdoor track & field season.

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2 months ago

Michigan State Vice President and Director of Athletics Bill Beekman announced Tuesday that Lisa Breznau has been named Director of Cross Country and Track & Field. Breznau has served as the Interim Director since the retirement of Walt Drenth in November. Overall, Breznau has spent 11 years on the Michigan State staff. After serving as an assistant coach for five years from 2010-15, Breznau was promoted to the associate head coach for the cross country and track & field programs in 2015.

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2 months ago

Michigan State track & field will send 15 entries to the NCAA East Preliminary Round May 26-29 in Jacksonville, Florida, hosted by the University of North Florida at Hodges Stadium. The Spartans will send 10 women’s entries and five entries. Michigan State will be led by Big Ten Champions Sophia Franklin (pole vault), Morgan Beadlescomb (5000m), and Jenna Magness (5000m). The first Spartan in action will be John Petruno in the first round of the men’s 1500m on Wednesday, May 26. Trevor Stephenson will also be in action on Wednesday.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

3 months ago

Michigan State track & field saved its best for last winning three Big Ten titles on the final day of the Big Ten Track & Field Championships at Demirjian Park in Champaign, Illinois. Sophia Franklin (pole vault), Morgan Beadlescomb (5000m) and Jenna Magness (5000m) all captured Big Ten titles on the final day of competition.

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3 months ago

On the second day of the Big Ten Track & Field Championships, four different Spartans earned points for the Michigan State track & field teams at Demirjian Park in Champaign, Illinois.

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3 months ago

After the first day of the Big Ten Track & Field Championships, the Michigan State women’s team stands tied for first with Minnesota with 19 points at Demirjian Park in Champaign, Illinois. The Spartans had two athletes with two top three finishes to guide the squad.

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