Nov. 1, 2011
PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- Sophomore/freshman Taylor Pogue (Goodrich, Mich./Goodrich) of the University of Michigan women's cross country team was named Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Year, the conference announced on Tuesday (Nov. 1).
In her debut at the Big Ten Championships on Oct. 30, Pogue placed 12th in a time of 20:41 to earn All-Big Ten second team. She has scored for Michigan in all five races this season, recording top-25 finishes in each, including three top-five marks.
Sharing the Freshman of the Year accolades with Pogue is Wisconsin's Gabrielle Anzalone, who secured a 20th-place finish at the Big Ten Championships.
Fifth-year senior Danielle Tauro (Manahawkin, N.J./Southern Regional) was also named Michigan's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree. One runner from each of the 12 Big Ten Conference institutions receives the award annually.
Tauro led the Maize and Blue with a career-best third-place finish at Big Tens in a personal-best time of 20:14. Her performance earned her All-Big Ten first team for the second consecutive year.
The Wolverines will be back in action on Nov. 12 when they travel to Toledo, Ohio, for the Great Lakes Region. The women's 6,000-meter event is slated for a 1 p.m. start time at Ottawa Park Golf Course.
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