Baldwin Sets Javelin Record, Stephenson Crowned Pole Vault Champion on Day One of Big Ten Outdoor Championships

Baldwin Sets Javelin Record, Stephenson Crowned Pole Vault Champion on Day One of Big Ten Outdoor Championships

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Highlighted by Trevor Stephenson’s pole vault title and a school record in the javelin throw from Heath Baldwin, Michigan State Track & Field captured a number of podium finishes on the first day of the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in Bloomington, Indiana. 


Defending Big Ten champion Ryan Talbot kicked off the weekend for the Spartans in the decathlon 100m, finishing second in the field with a wind-aided 10.72 for 924 points. Competing in his first Big Ten decathlon, sophomore Dylan Terryberry finished ninth in 11.42 for 769 points. Terryberry picked up 774 points in the long jump in a tie for fourth in the field with a jump of 6.83m, while Talbot earned 727 points with a 6.63m mark in the second event of the day. 

Terryberry earned a huge personal best in the shot put with a second-round 14.23m throw, finishing first in the field in the event and collecting 742 points. Talbot used a 14.01m throw to finish fourth in the field for 729 points. The pair then moved on to the high jump for the penultimate event of the day, where Talbot cleared 1.87m for sixth in the field and 687 points, while Terryberry cleared a personal-best height of 1.78m for 610 points and a tie for eighth place. 

In the final event of the first day, Talbot turned in the best time in the field in the 400m in 47.87, earning 915 points. Terryberry ran 51.05 for 767 points. Talbot finished the day in a tie for second with 3,982 points, while Terryberry finished with 3,662 points in eighth. 

Junior Autumn Glover, MSU’s lone entrant in the heptathlon, began her weekend with a time of 15.21 in the 100m hurdles for 814 points. In the second event of the day, she cleared 1.62m in the high jump for 759 points. She then recorded mark of 9.58m in the shot put for 502 points and finished second in her heat in the final event of the day, the 200m, running 25.73 for 821 points. Glover finished the day with 2,896 points, good for 12th place in the field with three events remaining. 


Stephenson and Indiana’s Nathan Stone battled back and forth for the pole vault title. Stephenson cleared his opening height of 5.14m on his second attempt before passing at 5.24. Stone, who entered at an opening height of 5.24, cleared on his second attempt to leave the athletes in a tie for first before attempting at 5.34m….

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