Purdue two-sport athlete Raheem Mostert is showing off his breakaway speed at the 2014 Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships. Mostert, a running back returner on the football team, took gold in the 60-meter (6.63) and 200-meter (20.73) Saturday. Not only that, he set the school mark in the former and an event record in the latter. Watch Mostert on the football field here and see his 60m title in this post.
The Nebraska and Wisconsin men and Michigan women lead after Friday’s opening day of the 2014 Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships in Geneva, Ohio. Action resumes, both for the men and women, at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday.
CHICAGO –Registration opens at 10 AM today for the BTN Big 10K, the summer race that turns the Chicago lakefront into a Big Ten Tailgate Party. The nationally televised 10K and 5K races return to Soldier Field on Saturday, July 26. Special Olympics Chicago is the race’s charity partner for the second straight year.
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Wally Ellenson entered Minnesota last year as a noted leaper. We saw a few glimpses of the 6-foot-4 guard’s athleticism on the hardwood during his freshman season. Here’s one example. And another. Nothing, however, compares to his latest leap. On Sunday, Ellenson won gold in the high jump (2.15 meters; or just over seven feet) at the Junior Pan Am Games in Medellin, Colombia.
History-making Indiana high jumper Derek Drouin put his name in the NCAA record books Friday at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Drouin cleared 2.34m (7-8) to claim the NCAA high jump crown and became the first five-time champion in the event.
The Big Ten Conference office announced Tuesday the 2013 Big Ten men’s and women’s outdoor track and field individual award winners. See the men and women’s superlative winners in this post.
The Nebraska men took home the 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships title on Sunday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. One individual champion, a relay victory and five second-place finishes led Nebraska to its first Big Ten outdoor title.