Director of Cross Country and Track and Field Walt Drenth has been unanimously named Big Ten Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year by the Big Ten Conference, as voted on by the league’s coaches.
Michigan State women’s cross country raced to a Big Ten Championship title on Sunday morning at the Ohio State University Golf Club, with five runners placing in the top-16.
Michigan State cross country begins championship season on Sunday, Nov. 3 at the Big Ten Cross Country Championships. Both teams will traverse the Ohio State University Golf Course in Columbus, Ohio, on Sunday morning.
Michigan State cross country closed out the regular season on Friday evening at the EMU Fall Classic, with many runners turning in personal bests. The last regular-season meet gave younger runners the opportunity to compete one last time this season.
Michigan State cross country will send younger runners from both sides to the EMU Fall Classic at Hudson Mills Metropark in Dexter, Michigan, on Friday afternoon for the final regular-season race of the year.
Michigan State women’s cross country raced to a fifth-place finish at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational on Friday afternoon on the Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course. The Spartan men were led by a career-best performance from junior Morgan Beadlescomb in the 8k race.
Michigan State cross country junior Morgan Beadlescomb has been named Big Ten Athlete of the Week, as announced by the conference on Tuesday.
The Michigan State cross country team raced to a first-place finish on the women’s side and a second-place finish on the men’s side at the Panorama Farms Invitational, hosted by the University of Virginia. Morgan Beadlescomb won the men’s 8k race, with Annie Fuller finishing in second in the women’s 6k.
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.