With the start of the new college year, I thought it was high time that someone promote track and cross country in the Big Ten Conference.
Big Ten teams in the USTFCCCA’s August 30 preseason poll are as follows.
18. (tie) Penn State
29. Michigan State
Athletes of the Week
Audrey Huth of Northwestern and Caitlin Lane of Penn State. Huth won the Valparaiso Crusader Open and Lane won a dual against Lock Haven in course-record time.
Last weekend’s results from around the conference…
Iowa lost to Illinois State 32-23 in a home dual meet.
Michigan ran at its own Michigan Open, an unscored meet. Boo!
Michigan State ran at Central Michigan’s Jeff Drenth Memorial, another unscored meet. Boo again!
Penn State beat Lock Haven 15-48 in a dual meet.
Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio State and Wisconsin were idle.
Illinois runs at the Bradley Open on Friday.
Indiana hosts the Indiana Open on Saturday.
Minnesota hosts the Oz Memorial on Friday.
Northwestern runs at Northern Illinois’ NIU Open on Saturday.
Purdue runs at the IPFW Invitational on Saturday.
Wisconsin hosts the Badger Open on Friday.
Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Nebraska and Penn State are idle.