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Penn State women’s track leads after Day 1 of Big Ten championships

The Penn State women’s track team is in first place after Day 1 of the Big Ten Indoor Championships at the Spire Institute — thanks in part to a historic effort Friday by the distance medley relay team.

The quartet of Julie Kocjancic, Tichina Rhodes, Rachel Banks and Danae Rivers won Penn State’s first-ever Big Ten title in the event. They finished with a time of 11 minutes, 10.53 seconds to grab the gold.

The men’s team is in seventh place after Day 1 of competition.

The Big Ten championships continue at 10 am. Saturday.