May 13, 2007
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The Michigan State men's and women's track and field teams concluded competition at the Big Ten Championship Meet on Sunday, where the men finished 10th with 28 points and the women turned in a ninth-place performance, finishing the event with 42 points. In the men's team standings, Wisconsin finished first with 145.50 points, while on the women's side, Michigan and Illinois tied for first place with 129 points.
For the Spartan men, senior pole vaulter Mark Langlois contributed five points with a fourth-place finish in the event. He jumped 5.05 meters (16-06.75) on Sunday during the finals. Senior sprinter John Childress ran a career best in the 110-meter hurdles with a mark of 14.01, contributing five points and his second fourth-place finish of championship competition
Sophomore Jonathan Allen finished second in the triple jump. He scored eight points with a leap of 15.87 meters (52-01.00) in the finals to break his own school record in the event. Senior Ryan McMillian posted a personal-best time of 10.69 in the 100-meter dash to finish seventh.
Robert Sherman posted an eighth-place finish in the 800-meter run for a season-best time of 1:51.24, while freshman thrower Scott Beals contributed five points with a fourth-place finish in the javelin. His toss of 63.40 meters (208-00) broke his own school record in the event and was also an NCAA-Regional qualifying mark.
On the women's side, the 4x100-meter relay team (Charelise Davis, Jackie Walton, Paris Mandy and Marquita Allen) placed fourth with a time of 45.77 for five points. Junior distance runner Nicole Bush finished sixth in the 5000-meter run. She contributed three points for MSU.
In the 100-meter dash, Davis posted a sixth-place finish with a personal-best time of 11.99, and finished the 200-meter dash in seventh place with a personal-best time of 24.22.
Senior Taren James had her best jump of the season in the triple jump with a distance of 12.62 meters (41-5). She finished fourth and contributed five points for the Green and White.
Complete results of Sunday's finals and team results can be found by clicking the link at the top of this release.