Spartans Sweep Big Ten Track & Field Weekly Honors
Mullins and Pajot earn women’s honors; Agodu and Evans claim men’s honors
EAST LANSING, Mich. -
Michigan State track & field claimed all four Big Ten Track & Field weekly honors, the conference office announced on Wednesday, Dec. 6. Junior Taylor Mullins, redshirt junior Stephanie Pajot, junior Will Agodu and redshirt freshman Jerimiah Evans all earned the first honors of their career. The Spartans sweep all four accolades for the first time in program history.
On the women’s side, junior Taylor Mullins was named Big Ten Women’s Track Athlete of the Week, marking the first honor of her career and the first from MSU since Leah O’Connor on Feb. 2, 2015. At the GVSU Holiday Open, Mullins placed first in 600-meter run with a mark of 1:35.05.
Redshirt junior Stephanie Pajot earned Big Ten Women’s Field Athlete of the Week accolades, the first of her career and the first Spartan honor since Tori Franklin on Feb. 9, 2015. Pajot set a personal record in the weight throw at the GVSU Holiday Open with a final throw of 17.39m, placing second.
On the men’s side, junior Will Agodu took Big Ten Men’s Track Athlete of the Week, the first of his career. Agodu finished first in the 60-meter hurdles at the GVSU Holiday Open with a time of 7.98, shaving off .12 from his prelim time of 8.10. Agodu is the first Spartan to earn Track Athlete of the Week since Jeremy Orr on Feb. 16, 2009.
In his first meet in the Green and White, redshirt freshman Jerimiah Evans placed first in the shot put with a final distance of 16.72 meters. The performance earned him Big Ten Men’s Field Athlete of the Week, the first from MSU since Tim Ehrhardt on Feb. 9, 2015.
Michigan State returns to action in the New Year, competing at the Wolverine Invitational in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Jan. 13.