Tim Ehrhardt Named Great Lakes Region Field Athlete of the Year

Tim Ehrhardt (PHOTO:  MSU SID)
Tim Ehrhardt (PHOTO: MSU SID)

Tim Ehrhardt Named USTFCCCA Great Lakes Region Field Athlete of the Year

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State men’s track & field senior Tim Ehrhardtearned yet another honor after being named Great Lakes Region Field Athlete of the Year, as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Friday.

He is the first Spartan to earn the honor since Leah O’Connor was named as the USTFCCCA’s Great Lakes Track Athlete of the Year in 2015.

Ehrhardt, a senior from Addison, Illinois, is ranked third nationally in the decathlon with a score of 8,044 points and is ranked ninth nationally in the pole vault at 5.41m (17-9). He broke the school record in the decathlon at the Virginia Challenge in April. He also captured his first outdoor Big Ten title, winning the pole vault at the Big Ten Championships in Bloomington with a personal best 5.41m (17-9).

The senior will return to action at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon, beginning on June 6 with the first five events. He will be joined in the decathlon by sophomore Nick Guerrant, who won the Big Ten decathlon title.

Ehrhardt will be looking for his third All-American honor in the decathlon after garnering first-team honors in 2015 and second-team accolades in 2015. He is also a three-time All-American during indoor season, garnering honors in both the pole vault and the heptathlon.

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