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Nicole Bush Earns All-America Honors, Places Fifth in 3,000-meter Steeplechase at NCAA Track and Field Championships
Sophomore Nicole Bush (Wyoming, Mich.) shattered her previous school record and earned All-America honors by placing fifth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase late Friday night at the NCAA Track and Field Championships. In the semifinals, Bush ran the event in school-record fashion in 10:09.67, but in the finals, she surpassed that mark with a time of 10:01.04. By placing fifth, she earned four points for Michigan State and becomes just the second Spartan in program history to garner All-America accolades in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (Ann Somerville, 2002).
 
 
6/8/06
Nicole Bush Sets School Record in 3,000-meter Steeplechase, Advances to Finals At NCAA Track and Field Championships
Sophomore Nicole Bush (Wyoming, Mich.) set a school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase late Wednesday night at the NCAA Track and Field Championships and advanced to the finals of the event. Bush, needing to place in the top 14 to advance, ran the third fastest qualifying time in 10:09.67. She set the previous record of 10:10.94 earlier this season at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships. The finals of the 3,000-meter steeplechase are set for Friday, June 9 at 9:35 p.m. ET. Live results will be available at www.ncaasports.com. Brad Gebauer (pole vault) and Jeremy Orr (400 meters) failed to advance in their respective events. <br> <A HREF="http://www.flashresults.com/2006_Meets/outdoor/ncaa1/">NCAA Track and Field Championships - Live Results</A>
 
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Three Spartans Headed To NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
Junior Brad Gebauer and sophomores Jeremy Orr and Nicole Bush will represent Michigan State at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships this week in Sacramento, Calif., at the A.G. Spanos Sports Complex. Competition begins Wednesday (June 7) and runs through Saturday (June 10). All three student-athletes will compete in qualifying rounds on Wednesday in their respective events. <br> <A HREF="http://www.hornetsports.com/ncaa/index_2006.asp">Official NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Site</A>
 
6/2/06
MSU Names Walt Drenth Director of Men's and Women's Track and Field and Cross Country
In a move to reorganize the track and field and cross country programs, Walt Drenth has been named the director of men's and women's track and field and cross country, according to an announcement made by Athletics Director Ron Mason on Friday, June 2. Drenth was appointed head coach of the men's track and field team on May 11 and is entering his third year as the men's cross country head coach. Drenth will now handle the additional duties of directing the women's track and field and cross country programs.
 
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5/28/06
Nicole Bush Places Fourth in 3,000-meter Steeplechase At NCAA Mideast Regional Championships
Sophomore Nicole Bush (Wyoming, Mich.) ran her first career 3,000-meter steeplechase race this April. Now, she will be running the event at the NCAA Championships. Bush placed fourth at the NCAA Women's Mideast Track and Field Championships on Saturday to advance to the NCAA Championships June 7-10 in Sacramento, Calif. Bush ran the race in 10:16.29, her second-fastest time of the season.
 
5/26/06
Spartans Complete Day One At NCAA Women's Mideast Regional Track and Field Championships
Four Spartans competed Friday on day one of the NCAA Women's Mideast Regional Track and Field Championships at the Tom Black Track on the campus of Tennessee. Senior Taren James (Long Beach, Calif.), who finished second in the long jump at the Big Ten Championships with a personal-best leap of 6.15 meters, jumped 5.67 meters (18-7 1/4) on Friday to place 22nd.
 
5/25/06
Six Spartans To Compete At NCAA Mideast Women's Track and Field Championships
Five Spartans will compete this weekend (May 26-27) at the NCAA Mideast Women's Track and Field Championships held at the Tom Black Track on the campus of Tennessee. The top-five finishers in the individual events automatically advance to the NCAA Championship meet June 7-10 on the campus of Sacramento State University. <p> <A HREF="http://68.156.229.10/~other/track/06ncaa-mer/">NCAA Mideast Regional Championships Site</A>
 
5/18/06
Gebauer And James Earn All-Conference Accolades
Michigan State seniors Brad Gebauer and Taren James were named to the All-Big Ten men's and women's outdoor track and field teams, respectively, the conference announced Thursday afternoon. Gebauer captured the conference's pole-vault title, clearing a height of 5.15 meters, while James claimed the triple-jump crown with a leap of 12.35 meters, on Sunday, May 14, the final day of championship competition.
 
5/14/06
Taren James Captures Big Ten Triple Jump Crown
For the fifth straight year, Michigan State captured an individual title at the Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships as senior Taren James (Long Beach, Calif) won the triple jump crown with a leap of 12.35 meters on the final day of competition Sunday afternoon at Ralph Young Field. James, who placed second in the long jump on Saturday, finished just 0.01 meters ahead of Illinois' Kristina Jones, earning 10 points for the Spartans. Overall, MSU finished 10th with a team total of 41 points. Minnesota captured the team title with a score of 152.50, while Michigan was a close second with 134.67 points, followed by Penn State, who rounded out the top-three with a 115.00 total. CSTV will air the Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships on a tape-delay basis on Monday, May 22 at 9 p.m. <p> <A HREF="http://bigten.cstv.com/sports/w-track/spec-rel/051406aam.html">Complete Results</A>
 
 

Women's Track Preview: Big Ten Outdoor Championships
Taren James, Nicole Bush and Etienne Chaplin talk about the upcoming meet.

Nicole Bush: Leading the Way
Bush has qualified regionally in three events for MSU.

Women's Track And Field - 2006 Season Preview
Spartans return 16 letterwinners; host Big Ten Outdoor Championships May 12-14 at Ralph Young Field.
 
Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships

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