DMR Win Leads Michigan to Sixth Place on First Day of Big Ten Championships

DMR Win Leads Michigan to Sixth Place on First Day of Big Ten Championships

DMR Win Leads Michigan to Sixth Place on First Day of Big Ten Championships

2/24/2023 11:59:00 PM

// Gabrielle Healy

Site: Geneva, Ohio (SPIRE Institute)

Event: Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships (Day 1 of 2)

U-M Result: 6th of 11 (16)

Next U-M Event: Saturday, Feb. 25 — at Big Ten Indoor Championships – Day Two (Geneva, Ohio), 10:45 a.m.

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GENEVA, Ohio — A Big Ten title and leading performances in qualifying rounds for the University of Michigan men’s track and field team helped them to a sixth-place position (16 points) on Friday (Feb. 24) headlined the first day of action at the Big Ten Indoor Championships at the SPIRE Institute. Wisconsin leads the team standings with 45 points.

Michigan’s distance medley relay team took the Big Ten title in a riveting race that left the Wolverines on top of the podium. Running 9:33.94, the race remained neck-and-neck with Michigan State and Penn State. Nick Foster secured the final leg, fending off his closest competitor for the majority. The win earned the team 10 points, a significant contribution to the team total.

Dubem Amene earned his spot in the 400-meter finals, running 46.52 in prelims to win his heat and the event.

Josh Zeller led in the 60-meter hurdles, taking second in 7.72 seconds. Zeller, who has remained a Big Ten leader in the event the entire season, is poised to be in a tight race for the title Saturday (Feb. 25).

Michigan’s distance crew continued on its path to success this season, with three men advancing in the mile and one in the 800 meters. Anthony Hancock (third, 4:04.69), Michael Hancock (sixth, 4:06.11), and Foster (11th, 4:12.31) wil advance to Saturday’s finals after a tight preliminary round. Henry Johnson will represent the Wolverines in the 800-meter finals after running 1:49.65 (a career-best) to clinch sixth place and a qualifying mark.

Arjun Jha and Tom Brady contributed points in the 5,000 meters, taking fifth (14:11.98) and seventh (14:16.09), respectively. Jha earned four points while Brady collected two in a challenging and close race.

The final day of the Big Ten Indoor Championships will begin at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday (Feb. 25) at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. Luke Stowasser will kick off the day for the…

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