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Spartan Sports Updates for mid-May, 2017
May 15th, 2017 by 89 Chemistry

ITEM:  MSU Men’s Golf has teed off in its second consecutive NCAA Regional.   A preview is here, and the leaderboard (which will be occasionally updated) is here:

 

ITEM:  MSU Track had its best day of the B1G Championships Meet yesterday.   Quoting (with minor editing) from the msuspartans.com release:

“Sophomore Justine Kiprotich captured the first gold medal of the 2017 Big Ten Outdoor Championship by winning the men’s 1,500m.   Kiprotich won his first career Big Ten title with a time of 3:48.72.   He was just shy of his personal best time of 3:42.36 at the Virginia Challenge in April.   The sophomore was a runner-up last season.

“’Justine has turned into one of the best milers in the region, and clearly has a chance to be an NCAA finalist,’  said MSU Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Walt Drenth.   ‘To be a Big Ten champion as a sophomore is amazing.   I am seeing a guy really maturing.   He has a good race savvy.   He made a bold move with about 500 or 600 meters to go to get into running position.   When he got to the front with a little over 200 meters to go, he just powered away from the field.'”

…   “Senior Sherod Hardt had a solid showing in his final Big Ten Championship, finishing third in the men’s 5,000m.   Hardt clocked in with a time of 14:25.10.”

…   “’One of the hallmarks of a really good team is to be good at the end of the meet, in the 4×400 and the 5,000, it is a long weekend.   Some kids have doubled and some kids have waited their turn, but you still have to be mentally tough.   I was really pleased with how Sherod battled through the whole race.   He ran a tough race from start to finish,” Drenth said.'”

NCAA First Round participants will be announced on Thursday.

 

ITEM:  The newest version of Ralph Young Field — upon which MSU Field Hockey plays — is now being prepared.

 

ITEM:  MSU Softball was the best B1G team left out of the NCAA Tournament field.   It therefore was the B1G’s automatic qualifier for the inaugural National Invitational Softball Championships (analogous to the NIT, but with 48 teams).   The opening rounds are double-elimination in four-team regionals; MSU plays Murray State tomorrow at 5 PM ET and will play at least once on Wednesday.   The Region 3 winner will advance to a six-team Finals that will begin on Sunday.   The msuspartans.com story is linked here.

 

ITEM:  The first and second MSU Rowing Varsity Fours both finished fourth in the B1G Championships yesterday.   The NCAA field will be announced late tomorrow afternoon.

 

ITEM:  MSU Baseball will play at CMU tomorrow [4:05 PM ET] and begin a series at Michigan on Thursday.   Those three games will conclude MSU’s regular season.

 

ITEM:  The NCAA Women’s Golf National Championships begin Friday.

 

Go Green!

Spartan Athletic Department thumps the Gulos yet again!
Jul 29th, 2013 by GoSt8Go

Spartan team poses with Championship Trophy

How clutch was this from Hollis! This was putt he had to have on 18 to send it to Sudden Death. Branden later conceded.

Joe’s article here.

Each individual match result is listed here on Twitter.

Match Results
Frank Beckmann beat Matt Steigenga on the 20th hole to end the outing. MSU wins 6.5-2.5.
Ryan Brehm and Matt Thompson decide to halve the match
Caroline Powers wins her match 2&1
Michigan State clinches the match as Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll defeats Jan Dowling 3&2.
Trey Rogers wins 3&1 over Thad Polk
Laura Kueny defeats Ashley Bauer 6&5.
Casey Lubahn defeats Chris Whitten 6&5
Justin Hicks wins his match 4&3
Mark Hollis wins the first point of the outing with a par on the 19th hole – sudden death

Go Green!

MSU Golf, Tennis and Track News
May 1st, 2013 by Kindle

Caroline Powers has been named the Big Ten Women's Golfer of the Year.

Caroline Powers has been  named the Big Ten Women’s Golfer of the Year.  Powers was also named the Sportsmanship Award recipient for the Spartans.  Michigan State earned a bid to the NCAA Regionals for the 15th consecutive season and will play in the NCAA Central Regional at the Jimmie Austin Oklahoma University Golf Course in Norman, Okla., on May 9-11.

 

          Senior Matthew Moseley was recognized by the conference today with second-team All-Big Ten accolades. 

Senior Matthew Moseley was recognized by the conference today with second-team All-Big Ten accolades.  In addition, senior Dave Ellis was MSU’s recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.  Moseley was the top Spartan all season, leading the team in eight of the 11 stroke play events. He has posted a 73.94 scoring average so far this season, which leads the team and is currently tied for 14th on the MSU single-season list.

The Spartans celebrating their NCAA Tournament berth.

Team celebration (above) as Men’s Tennis Earns First Trip to NCAA Tournament.   In the 100th year of Michigan State tennis, the Spartans earned the program’s first bid to the NCAA Tournament. MSU earned an at-large bid Tuesday evening and will face Tulsa in the first round on Friday, May 10 in Waco, Texas.

GO Spartans!

Franklin Breaks MSU Triple Jump Record At Drake Relays.  With a new school record from Tori Franklin at the Drake Relays and a day full of seven wins and 14 personal records, Michigan State track & field had a successful day of competition on Saturday. The team was dispersed, with the jumpers and hurdlers at the nationally-renowned Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, while the majority of the team competed at the Hillsdale College Gina Relays.

 

 

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