Track & Field

    Cornelius Strickland  
    Cornelius Strickland


    Gary, Ind.

    High School:
    Bowman Academy



    2013 Big Ten Indoor Championships Preview

    The postseason begins this weekend for Indiana track and field, as the Hoosiers head to Geneva, Ohio for the Big Ten Indoor Championships. For the second-straight year, the conference's men's and women's meets are being held together simultaneously in the same venue. The meet opens on Fri., Feb. 22 and concludes on Sat., Feb. 23 with action beginning at 10 a.m. ET on both days. The meet will be broadcast on Big Ten Network via tape delay at noon ET on March 2.

    Hoosiers Robby Nierman, Sydney Clute, Cornelius Strickland and Samantha Ginther each enter the Big Ten meet with different levels of experience and expectations. We caught up with all four to discuss their goals for the weekend.


    Big Ten Indoor Championships Day 2

    Big Ten Indoor Championships Day 2


    Big Ten Indoor Championships Day 1

    Big Ten Indoor Championships Day 1

    2012-13 (FRSHMAN): Indoor: took the Hoosier Open win in the 60-meter dash in a time of 6.87...finished in seventh-place at the Big Ten Indoor Championships in the 60-meter dash in 6.83...advanced to the final of the 200-meter dash at the Big Ten Indoor Championship and finished seventh in 21.62...Outdoor: won the 100-meter dash at the Louisville Border Battle in 10.56...lowered his time in the 100-meter dash to a season-best of 10.35 for a second-place finish at the Billy Hayes Invitational...finished in eighth-place in the 200-meter dash at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in a time of 21.91...season-best of 20.96 in the 200 to finish in second-place at the Louisville Border Battle...advanced to the NCAA East Preliminary Round and finished 31st in the 200-meter dash in 21.25.

    PREP:Runner-up at State meet in 100m (10.89) in his junior year to Indiana teammate Nick Stoner ... 3rd place at State meet in 200m (21.78) in his junior year ... broke regional meet record in 100m (10.43) ... state qualifier senior year ... honor roll all four years ... citizenship award... finished academically among the top-20 in his graduating class ... three-time all-stater in track ... all-state football team selection ... holds school records in 100m (10.43), 200m (21.27), and 400 (48.61) ... also earned varsity letters in football.

    PERSONAL: Born August 13, 1993 to Anthony and Ernestine Strickland ... has one brother, Anthony Strickland Jr.

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