Foster to Finals as Michigan Men Close Day One of NCAA Indoor Championships
3/10/2023 11:59:00 PM
// Gabrielle Healy
Site: Albuquerque, N.M (Albuquerque Convention Center)
Event: NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships (Day 1 of 2)
U-M Result: No Team Score
Next U-M Event: Friday, March 11 — at NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships – Day Two (Albuquerque, N.M.), 11 a.m. MT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The University of Michigan men’s track and field team took to the track Friday (March 10) on day one of the 2023 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Albuquerque Convention Center. The Wolverines competed in two events, with Nick Foster in the mile and the Wolverines distance medley relay team.
Foster proved he was ready to make his mark, advancing to the mile event final after a strategic and strong preliminary round. Running in heat two, Foster was up against multiple heavy hitters, including Washington’s Joe Waskom and Brian Fay, who entered the championships ranked second and third, respectively, in the NCAA. The U-M senior rose to the occasion, running 4:03.23 to claim fourth place in his heat and overall. Running a smart race, Foster sat back for the beginning laps of the race, advancing through the pack and cementing his spot in the finals with an explosive final two laps. Foster will compete in the mile finals Saturday (March 11) at 7 p.m. MT.
Michigan’s distance medley relay team claimed a ninth-place finish. The quartet of Cole Johnson, Dubem Amene, Henry Johnson and Arjun Jha. fought hard, with Cole Johnson coming out of the start strong and holding tight to the front of the pack with the sixth-fastest time of the first leg. Amene worked to hold onto that momentum, fighting hard in the second 400-meter leg. Henry Johnson and Jha worked to close the second half of the race, fighting against an extremely fast field, led by Oklahoma State’s facility record-setting squad. The DMR will leave the championships with second-team All-America honors.
Foster will be the sole Michigan men’s competitor on Saturday’s second and final day of he NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
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