Strong Showing in Field Events Highlights Michigan’s Day at Silverston Invitational
Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (U-M Indoor Track Building)
Event: Silverston Invitational
U-M Result: No Team Scoring
Next U-M Event: Saturday, Feb. 18 — at Alex Wilson Invitational (South Bend, Ind.), 10:30 a.m.
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A strong showing in the field events was the highlight for the University of Michigan men’s track and field team as it hosted its final home indoor meet of the season — the Silverston Invitational — on Friday (Feb. 17) at the U-M Indoor Track Building.
Closing out a strong regular season, freshman Zane Forist won the shot put with a throw of 17.07 meters (56 feet). He has had a strong freshman campaign, setting a career best at last weekend’s Tiger Paw Invitational. Fellow thrower Eli Winter took third in the weight throw with a heave of 19.42 meters (63 feet, 8.75 inches).
In the track events, Jacob Koerner won the 200 meters in a career-best time of 21.47 seconds, two-tenths faster than his previos best. Kelston Richmond competed alongside Koerner in the race, taking 11th (23.19). Myles Liss-Riordan also ran a career best in the mile. His performance of 4::12.19 landed him a seventh-place finish. Liss-Riordan was joined by Michael Hancock (fifth, 4:11.19), James Gedris (ninth, 4:15.51), Jack Spamer (11th, 4:16.47) and John Florence (23rd, 4:24.27).
The Wolverines will continue action Saturday (Feb. 18) at 10:30 a.m., sending a distance medley relay team to the Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational in South Bend, Ind. The team of Arjun Jha, Dubem Amene, Cole Johnson is scheduled to take to the Loftus Center track at 12:30 p.m.
Bastien Takes Heptathlon Title at USATF Indoor Championships
On the west coast, Michigan track and field alumni Steven Bastien won the Heptathlon at the USATF Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, N.M. on Friday. He claimed the title with a total score of 6,012 and included a personal record in the pole vault, clearing 4.95 meters (16 feet, 2.75 inches).
Fellow alumni Sierra-Hendrix Williams competes in the 60-meter hurdles Saturday (Feb. 18) at 3:28 p.m. MT.
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