Sowinski, Doris nail down first-team all-Big Ten nods

BY DI STAFF | FEBRUARY 29, 2012 6:30 AM

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Two members of the Iowa men's track team were named first-team All-Big Ten on Tuesday, the conference announced.

Seniors Troy Doris and Erik Sowinski both earned the nods three days after they were crowned conference champions in their respective events.

Doris won the triple jump at the Big Ten indoor meet in Lincoln, Neb., with a leap of 15.89 meters. He edged out Indiana's Olu Olamigoke by .07 meters (approximately 2.76 inches). The Illinois native also finished in sixth place in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.83 seconds; he placed third in his preliminary heat at 6.745.

Sowinski took home the league 800-meter title with a time of 1:47.90 minutes. His 1:47.62-minute finish in the preliminary round set a conference record.

"Nobody was ahead of him for even one step in the prelims or final," head coach Larry Wieczorek told The Daily Iowan on Sunday.

The Wisconsin native also ran the last leg of the 4x400 relay team that finished sixth in the conference.

Both Doris and Sowinski were indoor All-Americans last year.

The Iowa women didn't put any athletes on the All-Big Ten first or second teams.

— by Seth Roberts

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