April 2, 2010
EAST LANSING, Mich. -
On Saturday, April 3, the 2010 Michigan State track & field program will begin the outdoor season by hosting the annual Spartan Invitational, held at the Ralph Young Track & Field complex. The meet is the only home meet for the Spartans this season. Competition is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m.
Lake Superior State University
Lansing Community College
Saginaw Valley College
Spring Arbor (Men)
William Penn (Men)
Although this is the first meet of the outdoor season, the Spartans have already rewritten the MSU record books during the 2010 indoor season. So far, three school records have been broken.
Rebecca Buchholtz (tied)
High Jump (1.81m (5-11.25)) - Big Ten Championships
Triple Jump (15.69m (51-05.75)) - NCAA National Championships
Weight Throw (19.75m (64-09.75)) - Grand Rapids Championships
Foster an All-American...
Kyron Foster (Deltona, Fla.) was the first Spartan in MSU history to be awarded All-America honors as a triple jumper due to his performance at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships. Foster is the 50th indoor All-American all-time at Michigan State.
Big Ten Champion...
Michigan State's triple jumper, Foster, received his second bid to the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships this year. Foster finished in 6th place with a school-record jump of 16.21m.
The Spartans saw Foster claim his first Big Ten title this year. Entering the event as the top-seeded jumper, Foster won the triple jump with a distance of 15.59m.
All-Big Ten Honoree...
For his action at the Big Ten Indoor Championship, Foster was awarded his second-consecutive All Big-Ten honors. This is the first time Foster has earned first-team recognition but it is his third overall All-Big Ten honors.
Climbing the Rankings...
The MSU track & field team celebrates six Spartans that are ranked on the 2010 national pre-season polls. Shane Wells (Romulus, Mich.) is currently tied for 25th in the country in the 110m hurdles. Logan Lynch (Lambertville, Mich.), who competes in the pole vault, is tied for 34th in the nation. Lonnie Pugh (Grosse Ile, Mich.) is the top-ranked Spartan with 11th in the discus. Foster is polled as the 17th triple jumper in the country and Cliff Miller (Ann Arbor, Mich.) is 35th in the decathlon. For the women; Leslie Aririguzo (West Bloomfield, Mich.) is 42nd in the 100m hurdles and Ashley Lawrence (Troy, Mich.) is ranked 18th in the discus.