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Heath Baldwin Named USTFCCCA Great Lakes Men’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Year

Heath Baldwin Named USTFCCCA Great Lakes Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Year


EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State graduate student Heath Baldwin was named the U.S. Track and Field & Cross Country Coaches Association Men’s Indoors Great Lakes Region Field Athlete of the Year Thursday.

 
The prestigious honor comes after the Kalamazoo, Mich. native finished runner-up in the heptathlon at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Boston, Mass. on March 9. Not only was Baldwin’s score of 6238 a school record, but it is also the Big Ten record, sixth-best of all time and makes him the current U.S. No. 1 in the event.
 
The regional award from the USTFCCCA marks Baldwin as the first Spartan to ever receive the award of its kind following his fifth career All-American finish – third as first-team – last weekend.
 
Prior to notching four personal bests at the national championships, the 2023 MSU Athletics George Alderton Male Athlete of the Year posted a school record in the 60m hurdles on the way to the podium at the B1G Championships (2/23-24), also scoring points in the high jump.
 
Baldwin qualified for the NCAA Championships on his first and only attempt of the season back in January when he won the heptathlon title at the competitive PNC Lenny Lyles Invite (1/26-27). During the meet he broke the Norton Healthcare SLC facility record in the heptathlon shot put (15.73m) while finishing in the top four of each of the seven events.
 
Baldwin and the rest of the MSU men’s and women’s track and field team kicks off the outdoor season on Friday, March 22 at the Clyde Hart Classic in Waco, Texas.

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