Thursday, February 25 – day 1, 10 am
TV: Big Ten Network | Live Results | Live Video Friday, Feb. 26 – day 2, 10:30 a.m.
TV: Big Ten Network | Live Results | Live Video Saturday, Feb. 27 – day 3, 11 am
TV: Big Ten Network | Live Results | Live video

ANN ARBOR, Mich – Both individual and team level conference crowns are at stake this weekend when the University of Michigan track and field team travels to Geneva, Ohio Thursday through Saturday (February) 25-27 ) for the Big Ten Indoor Championships at the SPIRE Institute

The Michigan men are expected to compete for one of the top spots in the overall standings due to the strength of numerous Wolverines battling for victory in their individual or relay competitions. Michigan finished eighth overall a year ago

As a precaution, spectators are not allowed into the facility and to create more space for participants from different teams to sit inside the building

Fans can watch Big Ten Network Plus live streams all three days, with regular updates also being made available through Delta Timing’s live results page and Michigan Track and Field’s official social media channels

In order to reduce the risks of the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, the meeting will be spread over three days instead of the traditional two days.Each day there will be different sessions for men from morning to early afternoon, followed by a session for women in the late afternoon into the evening

For the men, the session begins on Thursday at 10 a.m. with competitions in the first of two days in the heptathlon, followed by action on the track and in the field from noon. The final in the long jump and weight throw is held on the field, and that Course finals include the 3rd000-meter run and the distance medley relay

Friday starts at 10:30 a.m. with the resumption of the heptathlon, which ends in the early afternoon, followed by preliminary rounds on the track and the triple jump final at noon.Only the heptathlon and the triple jump are in the final on this day

The final on Saturday starts at 11 a.m. both on the track and on the field. A large part of the points of the weekend in the team classification will be awarded in this session, as the final will take place in three field events and nine events on the track

Each of the conference teams will use student-athletes in the 17 events of the Big Ten Indoor Championships meet program. Student-athletes will compete in each of these events The points are awarded to their respective teams, depending on how high they are in the top 8 of their event

Event winners will receive 10 points for their teams, with the runner-up receiving eight points in the 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 ranking. The team that scores the most points from its student-athletes collects, is crowned team champion

• Under the leadership of head coaches Jerry Clayton and James Henry, the Michigan men checked out # 1 a 29 nationally in the U.’s latest Track and Field Rating Index (TFRI)S. Track the & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA)

• Michigan returns four competitors who scored at the Big Ten Indoor Championships a year ago and two more who scored at the last Big Tens in Ann Arbor in 2019 Back from a year ago is fourth-placed shot putter John Meyer , seventh hurdler Josh Zeller and the heptathlon duo of Mason Mahacek (seventh) and Heath Baldwin (eighth) Anthony Berry finished seventh on 800 meters in 2019, while Job Mayhue was eighth in the hurdles

• While Ayden Owens will be attending his first Big Ten Championship meeting, Ayden Owens has conference championship experience from his time at USC prior to his transfer in 2019. Owens was a member of the winning 4×400 relay team at both the MPSF Indoor Championships as well as at the Pac-12 Outdoor Championships this year and took bronze outdoors in the 110 meter hurdles and the 4×100 relay

• The Wolverines will compete across the board in distance competitions. Michigan is one of only four schools in NCAA Division I where at least one athlete has run less than four minutes of the mile (Tom Dodd, 3:58) 47), under eight minutes over 3000 meters (Tom Brady, 7: 5806 and Nick Foster, 7: 5923) and under 14 minutes over 5000 yards (Devin Meyrer, 13: 5283) The others are Washington State, Arkansas, and Ole Miss

• These accomplishments have spearheaded the depth of national caliber at these distances, as evidenced by the top 10 placements in the USTFCCCA’s latest Event Squad rankings. Brady and Foster lead the No. Meyrer is at the top of fifth placed 5thThe country’s 000 meter group and Dodd is at the top of number 5000 of the country’s 7 mile corps.This depth is a good sign of the potential for big points in these events, as well as the distance medley relay

• The Wolverines also boast of sprinting depth with the country’s third-placed 60m hurdle crew in the latest USTFCCCA Event Squad rankings. Ayden Owens (787) leads a talented group including Josh Zeller at 791, Job Mayhue at 805 and Heath Baldwin at 825

• John Meyer carries the banner for Michigan field events in 2021, currently in the top 16 nationally in shot put and a potential spot in the NCAA championships for the first time in his career Meyer was after the Olympic silver medalist and multiple world champion Joe Kovacs second at SPIRE last weekend when he scored a career best 1932 m (63-4) 75) to be number 3 in school history

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World News – USA – Big Ten Indoor Athletics meet on deck for men from Michigan – University of Michigan Athletics

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