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No. 14 Badgers to start NCAA competition with 19 athletes May 22, 2014

MADISON, Wis. -- The No. 14-ranked Wisconsin men's track and field team will be well represented in next week's 2014 NCAA West Preliminary Round, as the Badgers will send 19 athletes looking to punch their tickets to the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Strong Of Heart: Joe Piane May 21, 2014

Skylab 4 returned to earth after 84 days in orbit.Stephen King published his first novel.The Universal Product Code was scanned for the first time to sell a pack of Wrigley's gum at a Marsh Supermarket store in Troy, Ohio.President Richard Nixon announced his resignation amidst the Watergate scandal.Muhammad Ali knocked out George Foreman in Zaire to regain the heavyweight title.A Hungarian architecture professor invented Rubik's Cube.Derek Jeter and Leonardo DiCaprio were born.And Joe Piane, now the veteran in the University of Notre Dame head coaching ranks, joined the Irish athletic staff as an assistant track coach.

Legendary Irish Track Coach Joe Piane Retires After 39 Seasons May 20, 2014

Joe Piane (pea-AH-nee) -- a two-time national cross country coach of the year, tutor of 189 Irish All-Americans and a longtime fixture on the University of Notre Dame campus as head coach of the Irish men's cross country and men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field programs -- has announced his retirement after 39 seasons in those roles.

Leah O'Connor Wins Third-Straight Steeple at Big Ten Championships May 18, 2014

Four Spartans won Big Ten medals on the second day of competition at the Big Ten Championships on Saturday at Purdue University. Leah O'Connor (3,000m steeplechase), Kurt Schneider (decathlon), Antonio James (discus) and Tim Canfield (pole vault) each earned a spot on the podium to boost Michigan State into fifth place on the men's side with 23 points and eighth on the women's side with 16 points.

Maxwell Places First in Long Jump at Princeton Elite Meet May 03, 2014

Junior Elbert Maxwell (Pittsburgh, Pa.) registered his second career mark of at least 7.50 meters and came in first in the long jump in the Princeton Elite Meet at Weaver Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Villanova concluded competition at the nearby meet with entries in three field events.

No. 18 Wisconsin wins Tom Botts Invitational May 03, 2014

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Thanks to nine first-place performances, the No. 18-ranked Wisconsin men's track and field team edged past Missouri, 92-90, to win Saturday's Tom Botts Invitational dual meet.Babatunde Awosika notched a pair of victories by setting personal records in the 200 and 400 meters. The senior started his day by winning the 200 in 21.44 seconds, a career-best time and the fastest by a UW athlete this season. Awosika then followed up that performance with a first-place effort in the 400 in 47.16, Wisconsin's top time of the outdoor campaign.

Rich Peters Mar 03, 2014

After setting a new collegiate record in the 1,000m run, senior Rich Peters of the men's track & field team has been named the Student-Athlete of the Week.

Men's Distance Medley Relay Squad Jumps to Third in Nation Mar 02, 2014

On the final day to post times that can be considered for selection to the national championships Villanova posted a time of 9:28.06 in the distance medley relay and leaped to third in the nation on the season performance list. The lineup of junior Dusty Solis (Colorado Springs, Colo.), senior Samuel Ellison (Dresher, Pa.), senior Chris FitzSimons (Hamden, Conn.) and sophomore Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) competed in the Boston University Last Chance Meet at the Track & Tennis Center on Sunday afternoon and the Wildcats also had individual entries in the Mile and the 800 meters. Sophomore Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.) posted a time of 3:59.52 in the Mile to notch the third sub-four minute time of his career and the second this season.

Miners Capture C-USA Indoor Championship Mar 02, 2014

Birmingham, Ala. - The UTEP men turned in balanced performances on Saturday to capture the 2014 Conference USA Indoor Track and Field title, the first indoor title since 2006.

Pirate Women Capture Conference USA Indoor Title Mar 02, 2014

The East Carolina women's track and field squad won the Conference USA Indoor Championship for the second time in three years after tallying 88 points which was 15 points more than the second place finisher.

MSU Sets Two Big Ten Track & Field Championships Records Mar 01, 2014

Setting two new conference records, four MSU records and adding three medals, the Michigan State track & field team concluded competition at the 2014 Big Ten Indoor Championships on Saturday. Tori Franklin (triple jump) and Leah O'Connor (mile) each won Big Ten titles en route to earning a spot in the conference record books, while Kurt Schneider (heptathlon) and Caleb Rhynard (5,000-meter) broke decade-old school records to close out the meet. At the end of competition, the Spartan women finished seventh overall with a total of 50 points, while the men tallied 51 points for an eighth-place finish.

IU Track Adds 4 Olympians to Wall of Honor Indiana University Press Release Feb 12, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana University track & field alumni Rose Richmond (2004), David Neville (2008), Aarik Wilson (2008) and Derek Drouin (2012) have earned a special place in IU athletics history. The group of four, now join the previous 24 and have been added to the IU Track & Field Wall of Honor in Gladstein Fieldhouse.

UCF Track & Field Releases 10-Member Signing Class Feb 12, 2014

UCF head track and field coach Jeannette Bolden announced one of the largest classes in program history on Wednesday with 10 student-athletes signing national letters of intent to join the Knights in the fall.