Big Ten Newsmakers: Penn State men win first B1G track and field championship
Penn State’s men’s track and field team celebrates its first-ever Big Ten men’s title on Sunday in State College.
Penn State’s Malik Moffett (left) comes from behind to nip Ohio State’s Nick Gray (center) in the 200-meter dash final at the 2017 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Sunday. Moffett won the gold and PSU’s Xavier Smith (right) took bronze in the event.
The Penn State men’s track and field team won its first Big Ten championship in program history yesterday afternoon at the PSU Outdoor Track with a team total of 117 points over the 3-day meet. Ohio State followed in second place (103) while Nebraska placed third (97). The Nittany Lions were led by jumper/sprinter Malik Moffett, who scored gold in both the long jump and the 200-meter dash; and distance runner Isaiah Harris, a 2-time B1G track athlete of the week this season, took the 800 meters.
Harris, just a sophomore, already has swept all four 800 indoor and outdoor B1G titles during his young career. He won on Sunday in chilly, blustery conditions in 1:49.68. Moffett clocked 19.87 in the 200 — the best all-conditions time in program history and the 8th-fastest wind-aided mark in NCAA history.
Sophomore attackman Grant Ament (1) celebrates a score against Towson.
Penn State’s most encouraging men’s lacrosse season in years came to a tough end on Saturday in State College as it lost a close decision to former CAA stablemate Towson. The Tigers owned the final period after battling from behind much of the game and finally tying the score 7-7 midway in the third.