Cross country and track and field runners named to the Capital One 2014-15 Academic All-District Teams on Friday.
Rachele Schulist and Cynthia Watt set new records in the women's 5000 meter and hammer throw.
O'Connor runs fastest time in NCAA Track & Field Championship history. Ehrhardt, Schulist and Franklin receive All-American honors.
Rachele Schulist and Women's DMR team shatter MSU school records.
No. 23 MSU women edge No. 15 Michigan, 81-80. No. 25 Spartan men fall 85-76. Franklin, James and O'Connor win two events each.
Five Spartans competed at the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon (Photos by Phil Johnson)
2014 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Purdue University (May 16-18)
Michigan State - 2014 Notre Dame Track & Field Invitational (Jan 25, 2014, South Bend, Ind.)
• 1500m - 4:28.01
• Mile - 4:42.43
• 3000m - 9:01.25 - MSU Record
• 5000m - 15:36.33 - MSU Record
• Big Ten Women's 3,000m Champion
• USTFCCCA Second-Team Indoor All-American
INDOOR: Claimed the Big Ten Championship in the women's 3,000m run with an MSU record time of 9:01.25 ... Finished ninth in the 3,000m with a time of 9:09.78 at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships ... Won the mile run at the Notre Dame Invitational (Jan. 25) with a PR of 4:42.43 ... Finished first in the 3,000m with a time of 9:07.58 in MSU's dual victory over Michigan on Jan. 31
OUTDOOR: Won the women's 5000m race and shattered the MSU school record with a time of 15:36.33 at the Virginia Challenge on Apr. 18 ... Runner-up in the 5,000-meter with a time of 16:13.22 at the Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships; also finished fourth in the 1,500-meter, clocking in at 4:18.88
• Academic All-Big Ten
OUTDOOR: Finished third in the 5000 meter (16:08.36) at the Larry Ellis Invitational and went on to be the runner-up in the 5000 at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships with a career-best mark 16:01.23; Qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships, where she finished ninth overall with a time of 16:05.68 ... Recorded a third-place finish and career-best of 4:28.01 in the 1500 at the Dave Rankin Invite.
INDOOR: Took third place in the Mile run at the Notre Dame Invitational with a career-best time of 4:48.50 ... Won the 3000 meter in back-to-back meets at the Meyo Invitational (9:22.35) and SPIRE Indoor Invitational (career-best 9:06.85).
• Academic All-Big Ten
OUTDOOR: Did not compete.
INDOOR: Did not compete.
High School: Competed for her father Coach Martin Schulist at Zeeland West High School ... Earned All-State for Cross Country from 2008-11 and for Track and Field for the 4x800 in 2009, the 4x800 and 3200 in 2010, 3200 in 2011, and 800 and 1600 in 2012 ... Won the team Cross Country state championship in 2010 ... Achieved All-Conference for Track and Field and Cross Country from 2009-12 and 2008-11 respectively ... Awarded varsity letters in Cross Country for 2008-11 and Track and Field for 2009-12 ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born on April 26, 1994 ... Daughter of Martin and Chrystal Schulist ... Father competed for Michigan State Track and Field ... Brother Chris competes in Cross Country and Track and Field for Campbell University ... Plans on majoring in Pre-Med.