Penn State Wins Big Ten Womens Outdoor Track & Field Championships
May 19, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
ROSEMONT, ILL. - The Penn State women's team won the 2014 Big Ten Outdoor Track &
Field Championships on Sunday at Rankin Track & Field in West Lafayette, Ind. The
Nittany Lions posted four individual crowns and one relay title to claim the
championship. The championship marks Penn State's second consecutive and fifth in
the last seven years.
Penn State totaled 136 points en route to the championship, while Nebraska (102.5
points) and Purdue (89 points) came in second and third, respectively. Iowa and
Michigan finished tied for fourth place with 86 points.
The Nittany Lions picked up first-place finishes from Brittney Howell (heptathlon),
Melissa Kurzdorfer (hammer throw), Mahagony Jones (200-meter dash), Kiah Seymour
(400-meter hurdles) and the 4x400-meter relay team made up of Jones, Seymour,
Dynasty McGee and Tichina Rhoades.
Michigan State tallied four first-place individual finishes at the championships,
including Lauren Chorny (pole vault), Tori Franklin (triple jump) and Leah O'Connor
(1,500-meter run and 3,000-meter steeplechase).
The Hawkeyes and Wolverines picked up three event titles. Iowa's Elexis Guster
(400-meter dash), Khanishah Williams (high jump) and the 4x100-meter relay team
comprised of Guster, Brittany Brown, Montayla Taylor and Lake Kwaza claimed
conference crowns, while Michigan's Erin Finn (5,000-meter and 10,000-meter runs)
and Cindy Ofili (110-meter hurdles) also secured Big Ten titles.
Also earning first-place finishes were Indiana's Kyla Buckley (shot put), Nebraska's
Annie Jackson (discus) and Maggie Malone (javelin), Ohio State's Ashlee Abraham
(100-meter dash) and Katie Borchers (800-meter run) and Purdue's Nikki Nunn (long
BTN will air tape-delay coverage of the Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships
at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 25.