Brady Wins 10,000 Meters, Michigan Eighth After Day One of Big Ten Championships

Brady Wins 10,000 Meters, Michigan Eighth After Day One of Big Ten Championships

Brady Wins 10,000 Meters, Michigan Eighth After Day One of Big Ten Championships

5/12/2023 11:54:00 PM

// Gabrielle Healy

Site:Bloomington, Ind. (Billy Hayes Track & Field Complex)

Event: Big Ten Outdoor Championships (Day 1 of 3)

U-M Result: Eighth of 13 teams (12 points) sfter Day 1

Next U-M Event: Saturday, May 13 — at Big Ten Outdoor Championships – Day Two (Bloomington, Ind.), 11:30 a.m.

Complete Results (PDF)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The University of Michigan men’s track and field team kicked off the 2023 Outdoor Big Ten Track and Field Championships on Friday (May 12) at Indiana’s Billy Hayes Track and Field Complex. Michigan closed the day behind Tom Brady winning the 10,000-meter run and multiple Wolverines advancing to event finals.

The Wolverines sit in eighth place in the team standings with 12 points after day one. Minnesota (32 points) sits atop the point standings.

Brady won the final event of the first day of competition handily, finishing in 29:01.25 — 17 seconds ahead of the second-place runner, Iowa’s Max Murphy — and accounting for 10 of Michigan’s points on the day. The race began with Michigan State’s CarLee Stimpfel taking the lead early and holding onto it for nearly 18 laps. Brady raced strategically, coasting behind Stimpfel at a comfortable pace. In the final laps, Brady made his move, at first fighting off Murphy as the final laps closed in. Once he gained space, Brady was in the clear. This was Brady’s first Big Ten championship title and his highest finish at the distance since a second-place showing in 2021.

Michigan picked up additional momentum in the distance events, with Nick Foster, Riley Flemington, and Arjun Jha all racing in the preliminaries of the 1,500 meters and qualifying for the Sunday’s (May 14) event final. The Maize and Blue trio will represent one quarter of the competitors in the 12-man final. Foster and Flemington ran alongside Anthony Hancock and Ian Hill in the first heat of the race, with the group running a near 4:01 mile pace. Foster took the heat with a time of 3:43.93 and that time held as the No. 1 finish, automatically advancing him to Sunday. Flemington followed in fourth in the heat and seventh overall with a time of 3:45.32. Jha ran in the third heat and finished 10th overall in a time…

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