Jeralyn Poe, India Johnson and India Fuller crossed the finish line together on the women’s side, while Morgan Beadlescomb broke the tape on the men’s side, leading Michigan State men’s and women’s cross country to a first-place sweep at the 39th annual Auto-Owners Spartan Invitational on Friday morning.
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Michigan State men’s and women’s cross country begins the 2019 season Friday morning at the 34th annual Jeff Drenth Memorial race in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. The women’s open 5k begins at 10 a.m., with the men’s open 5k to follow at 10:35 a.m. The races will take place at the Pleasant Hills Golf Course.
Michigan State will induct five Spartans into its Athletics Hall of Fame on Thursday, Oct. 24 as part of its annual “Celebrate” weekend. The 2019 Hall of Fame Class includes: Dan Bass (football), Karen Dennis (track & field), Mike Donnelly (hockey), Tom Milkovich (wrestling) and Mike Robinson (basketball).
One current Michigan State student-athlete and two former All-Americans have qualified for the 2019 Toyota USATF Outdoor Championships that will be held July 25-28 in Des Moines, Iowa. Former Michigan State All-American Justine Kiprotich will run in the first round of the 1,500m on Friday, July 26 at 5:30 p.m. ET. Jerimiah Evans who will be a junior next season will compete in the discus, while former All-American and Big Ten Champion Tori Franklin will compete in the triple jump.
Sophomore track & field athletes Sophia Franklin and Jerimiah Evans will compete this week in the 10th annual NCACA (North, Central American and Caribbean Athletics) U23 Championships in Queretaro, Mexico, July 5-7.
In one of the closes races in event history, senior Justine Kiprotich finished second in the men’s 1,500m at the NCAA Track & Field Championships at Mike A. Myers Stadium at the University of Texas on Friday. This is his second runner-up performance after finishing second in 2017 and seventh in 2018.
Junior Dillon McClintock became the second Michigan State track & field athlete to reach the finals in the NCAA Championships at Mike A. Myers Stadium at the University of Texas on Thursday. Behind a personal best, McClintock reached the final of the women’s 1,500m with a time of 4:12.46.
Michigan State track & field completed the final day of the NCAA East Preliminary Round at Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville with three more athletes advancing to the NCAA Finals. Senior Justine Kiprotich, junior Dillon McClintock and sophomore Morgan Beadlescomb will all head to Austin.
Junior Karrigan Smith and sophomore Jerimiah Evans both punched their tickets to the NCAA Finals Friday at the NCAA East Preliminary at Hodges Stadium. Smith advanced in the 3,000m women’s steeplechase, while Evans moved on in the men’s discus.
On the first day of action at the NCAA East Preliminary Round, three Michigan State track & field athletes advanced to the quarterfinals at Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida on Thursday.
Michigan State track & field continues postseason action at the NCAA East Preliminary Round at the Hodges Stadium on the campus of the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida Thursday-Saturday, May 23-25. The Spartans have a total of 25 entries in the East Preliminaries.
Michigan State men and women’s track & field programs will head to Jacksonville, Florida for the 2019 NCAA East Preliminary Round May 23-25 at Hodges Stadium, hosted by the University of North Florida. The Spartans have a total of 25 entries in the East Preliminaries.
An unusually large crowd surrounded the long jump pit, hoping to see history made at last week’s Davison Twilight Invitational. They were there to catch a glimpse of Saginaw senior Tony Martin Jr., who had gone from relative obscurity to an attraction in a short period of time.
Source: Detroit Free Press
Michigan State placed 13 more Spartans on the podium on Sunday, May 12, en route to a seventh place (53 points) finish for the men and an eighth place (49 points) finish for the women. Seniors Will Agodu and Justine Kiprotich each stood atop the podium on Sunday as MSU’s two first-place finishers of the day, joining juniors Nick Guerrant and Asya Reynolds as 2019 Big Ten Track & Field Outdoor champions.
Juniors Nick Guerrant and Asya Reynolds each earned championships for Michigan State on Saturday, May 11, at the 2019 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Guerrant posted a personal-best 7,717 points in the decathlon while Reynolds posted a career-best 5,520 points in the heptathlon.
Michigan State women’s cross country was named an All-Academic Team for the 2018 season as announced by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Thursday. To receive that status, each cross country program had to maintain a combined minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average among all of its students.
Sophomore Sophia Franklin set the new women’s indoor pole vault school record as Michigan State track & field turned in strong performances at the Simmons-Harvey Big Ten Invitational Saturday at the U-M Indoor Track Building.
Michigan State Track & Field opened the 2019 season with several strong performances at the Wolverine Invitational inside the U-M Indoor Track Building Saturday afternoon.
Michigan State Track & Field returns from the holiday break for the Wolverine Invitational Saturday, Jan. 12 at the U-M Indoor Track Building in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Field and running events both get underway at 11 a.m. and continue through the afternoon.