Men's Cross Country, Track & Field
Riley Earns First-Team All-Big Ten Honors

 
Senior Andrew Riley earned first team All-Big Ten honors after winning Big Ten titles in the 60m and 60m hurdles.
Senior Andrew Riley earned first team All-Big Ten honors after winning Big Ten titles in the 60m and 60m hurdles.
 

Feb. 28, 2012

PARK RIDGE, Ill. - Following a record-breaking weekend at the Big Ten Indoor Championships, senior Andrew Riley garnered first-team All-Big Ten honors, announced the conference office Tuesday. Riley picked up the accolade after winning both the 60m dash and 60m hurdles. He set a school record in the 60m with a time of 6.62 and finished the 60m hurdles with a time of 7.62.  Senior Cody Wisslead and freshman Brandon Stryganekwere also honored being named second-team All-Big Ten. Wisslead placed second in the 60m hurdles with a personal best time of 7.89. Stryganek took runner-up in the 200m with a time of 21.43 and third in the 60m dash with a time of 6.76.

The Big Ten Conference office also announced individual award winners for the indoor season and conference meet. Highlighting the list, Minnesota junior Harun Abda was named the Big Ten Track Athlete of the Year and Wisconsin sophomore Japeth Cato earned the nod as Field Athlete of the Year. Penn State's Robby Creese was tabbed Freshman of the Year by the conference coaches while Indiana head coach Ron Helmer was named Coach of the Year by his peers. The conference coaches also recognized three student athletes for their performances at this year's Big Ten Indoor Championships. Junior Andrew Bayer of Indiana and junior Harun Abda of Minnesota were Co-Track Athletes of the Championships and Cato took home the Field Athlete of the Championships award.

The Big Ten Conference office recognizes student-athletes from each team with the Sportsmanship Award, with senior Kyle Engnellbeing selected from Illinois. The student-athletes chosen were individuals who have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, the student-athletes must be in good academic standing and have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting.

Track Athlete of the Year

Harun Abda, Minnesota



Field Athlete of the Year

Japheth Cato, Wisconsin

Freshman of the Year

Robby Creese, Penn State



Co-Track Athletes of the Championships

Andrew Bayer, Indiana

Harun Abda, Minnesota



Field Athlete of the Championships

Japheth Cato, Wisconsin

Coach of the Year

Ron Helmer, Indiana


First Team
Andrew Riley, Illinois
Andrew Bayer, Indiana
Kind Butler, Indiana
Darius King, Indiana
Troy Davis, Iowa
Erik Sowinski, Iowa
Harun Abda, Minnesota
Micah Hegerle, Minnesota
Hassan Mead, Minnesota
Chris Phipps, Nebraska
Luke Pinkelman, Nebraska
Antonio Blanks, Ohio State
Marvel Brooks, Ohio State
Thomas Murdaugh, Ohio State
Heath Nickles, Ohio State
Korbin Smith, Ohio State
Robby Creese, Penn State
Wade Endress, Penn State
Casimir Loxsom, Penn State
Aaron Nadolsky, Penn State
Japheth Cato, Wisconsin

Second Team
Brandon Stryganek, Illinois
Cody Wisslead, Illinois
Olumide Olamigoke, Indiana
Craig Forys, Michigan
David Puchuta, Minnesota
Jack Szmanda, Minnesota

Bjorn Barrefors, Nebraska
Tommy Brinn, Nebraska
Ricco Hall, Nebraska
Patrick Raedler, Nebraska
Cory Leslie, Ohio State
Max Mays, Ohio State
Brady Gehret, Penn State
Brandon Bennett-Green, Penn State
Geoff Davis, Purdue

Danny Block, Wisconsin

Alexander Hatz, Wisconsin
Tim Hucke, Wisconsin

Zach Mellon, Wisconsin

Aaron Thompson, Wisconsin

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