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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 2/25/2024, Last updated: 2/25/2024
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Fighting Illini Win 2024 Women's Indoor Track & Field Championships

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The Illinois Women’s Indoor Track & Field team won the 2024 Big Ten Women’s Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. This is head coach Petros Kyrpianou’s first indoor championship with the Fighting Illini, after taking over as Director of Track and Field and Cross Country in 2022.

Penn State was this year’s runner-up with 87 points, while Iowa finished third with 73 points. Minnesota (72 points) and Michigan (71 points) rounded out the top five.

The Illini took home three individual Big Ten titles, as Bara Sajdokova won the high jump with a mark of 1.89 meters, tying the indoor championship record. Daraja Sopova won the triple jump (13.39m), while Jessica McDowell rounded out the weekend with a win in the 200 meters (23.32).

The Big Ten Track Athlete of the Championships, Field Athlete of the Championships, Coach of the Year and Sportsmanship Award honorees will be announced on Tuesday (Feb. 27). The Big Ten Track Athlete of the Year, Field Athlete of the Year and Freshman of the Year will be announced following the NCAA Indoor Championships.

The following are this year’s All-Big Ten Women’s Indoor Track & Field honorees:

First Team

Chloe Royce, PSU

Chloe Timberg, RU

Lauren Freeland, MSU

Celine Brown, RU

Annie Nabwe, MINN

Leane Willemse, WIS

Katelyn Stewart-Barnett, MSU

Shae Harbaugh, MSU

Abbey Carvey, MSU

Bara Sajdokova, ILL

Darja Sopova, ILL

Mine De Klerk, NEB

Alexandra Carlson, RU

Savannah Sutherland, MICH

Kiley Robbins, WIS

Hayley Kitching, PSU

Aasia Laurencin, MICH

Jessica McDowell, ILL

Jayla Campbell, MINN

Janielle Josephs, MINN

Dyandra Gray, MINN

Abigail Schaaffe, MINN

Second Team

Bryanna Craig, PUR

Jessica Mercier, IND

Elizabeth Ndudi, ILL

Olivia Roberts, WIS

Florence Caron, PSU

Samantha Hastie, MICH

Sidney Green, MICH

Penelopea Gordon, MICH

Samantha Tran, MICH

Jenna Rogers, NEB

Rhianna Phipps, NEB

Mallory Kauffman, PSU

Kileigh Kane, PSU

Kenisha Phillips, IND

Leah Bertrand, OSU

Paige Magee, IOWA

Chloe Larsen, IOWA

Azariyah Bryant, ILL

Audrey Biermann, IOWA

Ali Dorn, IOWA

Nylah Perry, IOWA