Track & Field
Track & Field Finishes Day One of Big Ten Indoor Championships
Feb. 27, 2010
EAST LANSING, Mich. - At the end of day one of action at the Big Ten Indoor Championships, the Michigan State track & field program is currently tied for eighth on the men's side and ninth on the women's. Minnesota currently leads in both the men and women.
The men, who are competing in Minneapolis, Minn., were highlighted by Cliff Miller's performance in the heptathlon. Miller currently is third after four events with a score of 3007. Miller found himself in third after posting a tie for first in thehigh jump with leap of 2.14m.
Shane Wells qualified in seventh in both the 200m dash and the 60m hurdles in preliminary action. Wells posted times of 21.89 and 8.13, respectively.
Finishing the pole vault with a fifth-place finish was Logan Lynch who posted a height of 5.10m.
Spence Beatty rounded out the Spartan placers with his eighth-place time of 8:15.32 in the 3000m run.
In University Park, Pa. at the women's championships, Becca Buchholtz finished third in the pentathlon with a NCAA provisional qualifying score of 3774.
Erica Mann qualified fourth in the 60m dash with a time of 7.48 in the preliminary heats. Mann is also sixth in the 200m dash with a time of 21.14, while Charelise Davis is eighth with a time of 24.24.
Ashley Lawrence placed sixth in the shot put with a toss of 15.08m.
The Spartans are back in action tomorrow (Feb. 28) when they close out competition at the Big Ten Indoor Championships in Minneapolis, Minn. and University Park, Pa.
at the official