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Leah O'Connor won the 1,500 and 5,000-meter runs Sunday to lead the Michighan State women to the Big Ten track and field title at the league meet, held at Ralph Young Field in East Lansing.

O'Connor, a senior from Croswell, won the 1,500 in 4:14.19, then added the 5,000 in 16:03.98. On Saturday, she won the 3,000-meter steeplechase for the fourth consecutive year.

"Leah was unbelievable. We've been blessed to watch her compete for four years," MSU coach Walt Drenth said.

Rachael Schulist of Michigan State finished second in the 5,000.

Michigan State's women finished with 128 points to 97 for Nebraska. Michigan was fifth with 80 points. It was the second women's title in Spartans history. The first was in 1982.

"It's a tribute to our kids. They totally bought in and embraced the process from the indoor season to now," Drenth said.

Illinois won the men's title with 145 points to Nebraska's 109. Michigan State tied for seventh (55) and Michigan was 10th (42).

The MSU women will head to the NCAA East Regional in Jacksonville, Florida May 29-31.