Nebraska men, UW women lead at T&F championships

Nebraska claimed the lead on Day Two of the Big Ten Championships at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The Huskers have 46.50 points, followed by Wisconsin with 44.50 and Minnesota with 35. Indiana sits in fourth place with 33 points and Ohio State has 23.

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Indiana’s Derek Drouin won the high jump for the fourth consecutive season, with a leap of 2.24 meters. In the long jump, Mike Hartfield took top honors with a leap of 7.69 meters. Michigan State’s Antonio James won the discus with a throw of 58.25 and Nebraska’s Alex Brill took home the steeplechase crown (8:51.51). Wisconsin’s Zach Ziemek placed first in the decathlon with a score of 7,640.

The final day of the Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships begins Sunday at 11 a.m. ET.

WISCONSIN WOMEN IN FIRST PLACE

Wisconsin remains in the lead after Day 2 of the Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The Badgers have 51 points, followed by Penn State and Purdue with 47. Illinois sits in fourth place with 31 points and Michigan has 25.

Illinois’ Stephanie Richartz placed first in the pole vault with a mark of 4.27 meters, while Purdue’s Dani Bunch earned the shot put crown with an effort of 17.13 meters. Nebraska’s Mara Griva won the long jump (6.32 meters), Penn State’s Lauren Kenney placed first in the javelin (52.98 meters) and Michigan State’s Leah O’Connor won the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:53.53).

The final day of the Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships begins Sunday at 11 a.m. ET.

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DanB on 5/20/2013 @ 2:43am EDT Said:

2.24, 7.69, 58.25, 6.32, 52.98. All Europeans reading this article know exactly how good those performances are. Problem is 98% of your readers are Americans and have little or no idea what those numbers mean. Come on, get an intern to convert to feet and inches so we don’t have to pull out our calculators to crunch the numbers.