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    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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