MSU - Six Spartans travel to the NCAA Indoor Championships

MSU - Six Spartans travel to the NCAA Indoor Championships

Provided by MSU


EAST LANSING, MICH. - Six members of the MSU Track Team will make the trip to Nampa, Idaho on the campus of Boise State University to participate in the NCAA Indoor Championships on Friday and Saturday, March 9-10th.



Michigan State will be represented by:



Becca Buchholtz - Senior, High Jump


Gold medal in the high jump at the 2012 Big Ten Indoor Championships ... Four-time Big Ten Conference Champion ... School record holder in the high jump at 6-0 (1.83m) ... named Big Ten Co-Field Athlete of the Week on January 23, 2012 ... 2011 NCAA East Preliminary Round Qualifier.



Tori Franklin - Freshman, Triple Jump


Silver medal in the triple jump at the 2012 Big Ten Indoor Championships ... Michigan State's indoor school record holder at 13.05m (42-9 ¾) ... two-time Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week (Co-Field Track Athlete Of The Week on February 13th).



Beth Rohl - Redshirt Junior, Weight Throw


Topped her previous school record in the weight throw last week with an effort of 20.99m (68-10 ½) at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... 2011 Big Ten Field Athlete of the Year and a U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Indoor First-Team All-American ... 2011 NCAA East Preliminary Round Qualifier ... finished second at the 2011 Big Ten Indoor Championships.



Zack Hill - Redshirt Sophomore, Shot Put


Bronze in the shot put at the 2012 Big Ten Indoor Championships ... had a personal best mark of 18.98m (62-03 ¼) at the Alex Wilson Invitational last week ... 2011 NCAA East Preliminary Round Qualifier ... 2011 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Outdoor Second-Team All-American ... 2011 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Indoor Second-Team All-American ... Silver medal in the shot put at the 2011 Big Ten Indoor Championships.



Jay Gillespie - Senior, Weight Throw


Held the school's indoor record in the weight throw at 21.32m (69-11 ½) until it was broken by teammate Lonnie Pugh ... 2011 NCAA East Preliminary Round Qualifier



Lonnie Pugh - Redshirt Junior, Weight Throw


School-record toss of 21.40m (70-02 ½) at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... 2011 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Outdoor First-Team All-American ... 2011 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Indoor First-Team All-American ... 2011 NCAA East Preliminary Round Qualifier ... finished second in the weight throw at the 2011 Big Ten Indoor Championships.



ESPN3 will stream the meet live on March 9th from 7:30-11:45 p.m. ET and March 10th from 8-11:15 p.m. ET. A tape delay of the championship will air Sunday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU.



NCAA.com and broncosports.com (Boise State's official athletic site) will stream what ESPN3 is not covering on Friday (Noon-7:30 p.m. ET) and Saturday (12:30-8 pm ET).

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