Stewart-Barnett Wins Steeplechase Title, Jackson Shatters Shot Put Record on Day Two of Big Ten Outdoor Championships

Stewart-Barnett Wins Steeplechase Title, Jackson Shatters Shot Put Record on Day Two of Big Ten Outdoor Championships

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – For the second-straight day, Michigan State track & field captured a Big Ten title and school record to headline a stellar day for the Spartans in Bloomington, Indiana, on the second day of the Big Ten Outdoor Championships. 

Sophomore Kate Stewart-Barnett won the women’s 3000m steeplechase title while sophomore Opal Jackson set the shot put school record for the MSU women to follow up on a Big Ten title and school record for the Spartan men on Friday. 


Senior Ryan Talbot earned runner-up honors in decathlon with a season-best score of 7,786, his best performance in the event since winning the Big Ten title in 2022. His point total also broke the facility record and is the ninth best score in the NCAA and fourth in the NCAA East Region, all but securing his spot at the NCAA Championships next month.  

Talbot and sophomore Dylan Terryberry kicked off day two with the decathlon 110m hurdles. Talbot finished fifth in the field with a time of 14.85 for 865 points, while Terryberry set a personal best of 16.11 for 720 points. 

Talbot put up the best discus mark in the field with a second-round mark of 46.93m, earning 807 points. Terryberry picked up 649 points with 38.89m toss. 

In the decathlon pole vault, Talbot cleared 4.50m for 760 points and Terryberry cleared 3.80m for 562 points. In the second to last event of the day, Talbot set a nearly four-meter personal best in the javelin throw at 58.18m (58.18m), while Terryberry followed in a personal-best 57.69m for 703 points. 

Talbot (4:43.46) and Terryberry (4:48.63) both set personal bests in the 1500m to wrap up the day. Terryberry finished the decathlon in ninth with 6,916 points, taking down his previous personal best of 6,574. 

Junior Autumn Glover began the second day of the heptathlon with a huge personal best in the long jump, jumping 5.85m to finish third in the field and earning 804 points.  

Glover moved to the javelin for the penultimate event, setting her second personal best of the day with a 30.43m throw and 485 points. In the final event of the day, Glover ran 2:27.67 to finish sixth in the 800m, scoring 722 points. Glover wrapped up the heptathlon with 4,907 points to finish ninth in her debut in the event. 


After setting the school record in the javelin on day one, senior Heath Baldwin

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