Track & Field Wraps Up Action at Big Ten Outdoor Championships

Track & Field Wraps Up Action at Big Ten Outdoor Championships

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Michigan State track & field wrapped up the final day of action at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships Sunday, collecting nine podium finishes to cap off an impressive weekend in Bloomington, Indiana.  

“I think we saw a lot of new things this weekend out of our group. We saw some people make finals where we haven’t historically made them in a while,” said MSU Director of Track & Field/Cross Country Lisa Breznau. “We’re seeing just the process unfold. I think when we’re having that en masse, when everyone’s fighting in the same way, it’s a sign of growth. It’s a sign that we’re heading in the right direction and we’re laying the foundation to be more dominant.”


The Spartans kicked off the final track of track events with the 4×100 relays. The Spartan men’s team of Ian Thompson, Antonio Postell II, Logan Allen and Noah Sage finished eighth in a season-best time of 40.89m. 

Sage returned to the track for the men’s 400m final, clocking a personal-best time of 46.36 to finish fourth. His time ranks 32nd in the NCAA East Region. 

Senior Kendel Hammock clocked his second sub-52 second performance of the weekend in the 400m hurdles final, finishing sixth in 51.61. 

Graduate student Shakira Dancy, running in her final race as a Spartan, finished seventh in the 200m final with a time of 23.69. 

Both Spartan 4×400 relays placed ninth. The MSU men’s team of Sage, Heath Baldwin, Postell and Hammock ran a season-best 3:11.14, while the MSU women’s team of Nala Barlow, Lauren Freeland, Shae Harbaugh and Shakira Dancy ran 3:42.75. 


The Spartans earned several podium finishes in the men’s and women’s 1500m races, led by senior Katie Osika’s runner-up finish in the women’s race. Osika ran a time of 4:21.03, falling only to Illinois’ Olivia Howell, who won the 2023 NCAA indoor mile title. Senior Lauren Freeland finished fourth in 4:22.19. 

In the men’s 1500m, graduate student John Petruno finished fourth with a time of 3:43.43 and junior Owen Huard earned a podium finish in sixth with a time of 3:44.05. 

Osika returned to the track shortly after the 1500m final to finish 10th in the 5000m in 16:40.16. Junior Andrew Lane finished 16th in the men’s race with a time of 14:49.14. 


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