Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, May 14, 2015

Michigan State will host the 2015 Big Ten Men's & Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Friday-Sunday.

Get's previews for the men's and women's events below.

Men?s Preview

Michigan State University and Ralph Young Track and Field will host the 2015 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships, scheduled to begin Friday and run through Sunday.

Wisconsin looks to repeat as the conference champion after totaling 121 points at last year?s championships to earn its 19th Big Ten title. The Badgers were followed by Illinois in second-place, third-place Nebraska, Ohio State in fourth-place and fifth-place Purdue.

In the running events, four conference competitors will look to defend their Big Ten titles from a season ago. Illinois? Joe McAsey aims to repeat as the Big Ten Champion in the 800-meter run, while Indiana?s Rorey Hunter seeks his second consecutive 1,500-meter run title. Ohio State?s Jackson Neff will look to become a two-time conference champion in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and Purdue?s Raheem Mostert aims to repeat as the winner of the 100- and 200-meter dash.

In the field events, six conference champions return to defend their Big Ten crowns. Minnesota?s Trevor Yedoni will look to win his second straight long jump title, while Penn State?s Darrell Hill, Michael Shuey and Steve Waithe aim to repeat in the shot put, javelin and triple jump, respectively. Purdue?s Chukwuebuka Enekwechi seeks his second conference title in the hammer throw, and Wisconsin?s Zach Ziemek hopes to claim his third Big Ten title in the Decathlon.

Both Hill and Mostert also return as the reigning Athletes of the Championships.

Two squads appear in the latest USTFCCCA National Rankings heading into the championships. Penn State leads the conference at No. 11 and Illinois follows at No. 17.

BTN will televise the Big Ten Men?s and Women?s Outdoor Track & Field Championships via tape delay at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, May 24.


Women?s Preview

Ralph Young Track and Field at Michigan State University is set to host the 2015 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships, scheduled for Friday through Sunday.

Last year, Penn State claimed its fourth Big Ten title, and first since winning three straight from 2008-10. Nebraska finished in second-place, followed by third-place Purdue, and Iowa and Michigan, in a tie for fourth-place.

Six student-athletes return to the track to defend their Big Ten titles from last season, including Iowa?s Elexis Guster seeking her second consecutive 400-meter dash title. Michigan?s Erin Finn looks to repeat as the 5,000- and 10,000-meter run champion, while teammate Cindy Ofili seeks a second 100-meter hurdles crown. Michigan State?s Leah O?Connor returns to defend her 1,500-meter run title, while also hoping to claim her fourth straight 3,000-meter steeplechase title. Ohio State?s Katie Borchers and Penn State?s Kiah Seymour will also seek to repeat their 800-meter run and 400-meter hurdle titles, respectively.

In the field events, three conference champions return to defend their respective titles. Iowa?s Khanishah Williams is the reigning high jump champion, while Michigan State?s Lauren Chorny and Tori Franklin return to reclaim their pole vault and triple jump titles, respectively.

Michigan?s Finn also returns as the reigning Track Athlete of the Championships.

Heading into the championships, Michigan State appears in the latest USTFCCCA National Rankings, checking in at No. 14.

BTN will televise the Big Ten Men?s and Women?s Outdoor Track & Field Championships via tape delay beginning at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, May 24.

Friday, May 15
12 p.m. Decathlon 100-meters
12:15 p.m. Heptathlon 100-meter hurdles
12:45 p.m. Decathlon long jump
12:50 p.m. Heptathlon high jump
1:30 p.m. Men?s hammer throw (trials and finals)
1:30 p.m. Women Pole vault (trials and finals)
2:00 p.m. Decathlon shot put
2:45 p.m. Decathlon high jump
2:50 p.m. Heptathlon shot put
3:30 p.m. Women?s hammer throw (trials and finals)
4:00 p.m. Heptathlon 200-meters
5:00 p.m. Decathlon 400-meters
7:30 p.m. Women 10,000-meters
8:15 p.m. Men 10,000-meters

Saturday, May 16
9:30 a.m. Decathlon 110-meter hurdles
10:10 a.m. Decathlon discus
10:15 a.m. Heptathlon long jump
11:20 a.m. Decathlon pole vault
11:30 a.m. Heptathlon javelin
1:00 p.m. Men?s discus (trials and finals)
1:15 p.m. Decathlon javelin
1:20 p.m. Men?s long jump (trials and finals)
1:45 p.m. Heptathlon 800-meters
2:15 p.m. Men?s high jump (trials and finals)
2:30 p.m. Women?s 1500-meters (trials)
2:50 p.m. Men?s 1500-meters (trials)
3:10 p.m. Decathlon 1500-meters
3:20 p.m. Women?s 400-meters (trials)
3:30 p.m. Women?s discus (trials and finals)
3:35 p.m. Men?s 400-meters (trials)
3:50 p.m. Women?s 100-meters (trials)
4:05 p.m. Men?s 100-meters (trials)
4:20 p.m. Women?s 100-meter hurdles (trials)
4:35 p.m. Women?s long jump (trials and finals)
4:35 p.m. Men?s 110-meter hurdles (trials)
4:50 p.m. Women?s 800-meters (trials)
5:15 p.m. Men?s 800-meters (trials)
5:20 p.m. Women?s javelin (trials and finals)
5:25 p.m. Women?s 200-meters (trials)
5:40 p.m. Men?s 200-meters (trials)
5:55 p.m. Women?s 400-meter hurdles (trials)
6:15 p.m. Men?s 400-meter hurdles (trials)
6:30 p.m. Women 3,000-meters steeplechase
6:45 p.m. Men?s 3,000-meters steeplechase

Sunday, May 17
11:00 a.m. Women?s triple jump (trials and finals)
11:00 a.m. Men?s shot put (trials and finals)
12:00 p.m. Men?s Pole vault (trials and finals)
12:30 p.m. Women?s high jump (trials and finals)
12:45 p.m. Women?s 4×100-meter relay (finals)
12:55 p.m. Men?s 4×100-meter relay (finals)
1:05 p.m. Women?s 1500-meters (finals)
1:15 p.m. Men?s 1500-meters (finals)
1:25 p.m. Women?s 100-meter hurdles (finals)
1:30 p.m. Men?s triple jump (trials and finals)
1:30 p.m. Men?s javelin (trials and finals)
1:35 p.m. Men?s 110-meter hurdles (finals)
1:40 p.m. Women?s 400-meters (finals)
1:45 p.m. Men?s 400-meters (finals)
1:50 p.m. Women?s 100-meters (finals)
1:55 p.m. Men?s 100-meters (finals)
2:00 p.m. Women?s shot put (trials and finals)
2:03 p.m. Women?s 800-meters (finals)
2:08 p.m. Men?s 800-meters (finals)
2:18 p.m. Women?s 400-meter hurdles (finals)
2:28 p.m. Men?s 400-meter hurdles (finals)
2:35 p.m. Women?s 200-meters (finals)
2:42 p.m. Men?s 200-meters (finals)
2:49 p.m. Women?s 5000-meters (finals)
3:11 p.m. Men?s 5000-meters (finals)
3:33 p.m. Women?s 4×400-meter relay (sections if necessary)
3:45 p.m. Men?s 4×400-meter relay (sections if necessary)

Times subject to change based on number of participants in each event.