March 3, 2010
EAST LANSING, Mich. - For the second-consecutive year, Kyron Foster of the Michigan State track & field team has received All-Big Ten honors after his performance at the Big Ten Indoor Championships on Sunday, Feb. 28. Foster, a three-time All-Big Ten honoree, captured the men's triple jump crown with a leap of 15.59m in Minneapolis, Minn. He earned first-team honors for the first time in his career.
Ranked as the top triple jumper in the conference all season, Foster currently has the 10th-best leap in the nation when he posted a distance of 16.06m in the opening meet of the season at the Kentucky Invitational. The leap, which is an NCAA provisional mark, broke the previous school record by 0.16m set by former Spartan Jonathan Allen in 2007.
Also, Cliff Miller and Becca Buchholtz were named as MSU's recipients of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award. This award honors student-athletes who are chosen as individuals who have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior.
Miller finished in sixth-place in the heptathlon at the Big Ten Indoor Championships with 5,293 points.
Buchholtz finished third in the pentathlon with a NCAA provisional qualifying score of 3,774 on Saturday (Feb. 27). The next day Buchholtz came back and scored for the Spartans in the high jump with a sixth-place leap of 1.76m.
The Spartans will be back in action this coming weekend (March 5-6) when they travel to Notre Dame, Ind. for the Alex Wilson Last Chance hosted by Notre Dame University. Action will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 5, with the long jump. Saturday, March 6, competition is scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m. with the triple jump.