Windemuller Grabs Big Points, Jemison Breaks School Record on Day 2 at Big Tens

Windemuller Grabs Big Points, Jemison Breaks School Record on Day 2 at Big Tens

Windemuller Grabs Big Points, Jemison Breaks School Record on Day 2 at Big Tens

5/13/2023 9:22:00 PM

// Gabrielle Healy

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

Event: 2023 Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships (Day 2 of 3)  

U-M Result: T2nd of 13 teams (33 points) after Day 2

Next U-M Event: Sunday, May 14 — at Big Ten Outdoor Championships – Day Three (Bloomington, Ind.), 11 a.m.

Complete Results (PDF)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A shot put school record, point-scoring performances and multiple athletes advancing to event finals highlighted the second day of action for the University of Michigan women’s track and field team at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships on Saturday (May 13) at the Billy Hayes Track and Field Complex on the campus of Indiana. With 33 points through two days of competition, the Wolverines finished the day in a tie for second place with Wisconsin

Corinne Jemison had a strong day in the shot put, breaking her own school record and grabbing five points for the Wolverines. A strong series of throws — which included five 16-meter plus throws and was highlighted by a school record 17.24-meter throw (56 feet, 6.75 inches) on her second attempt — culminated in a fourth-place finish. Jemison now holds the first- and second-best marks in Michigan program history for the event, and the finish was an improvement on her seventh-place finish from last season. Trinity Franklin also competed in the shot put, making her collegiate outdoor championship debut. Franklin threw a career-best 15.23 meters (49 feet, 11.75 inches) to take fourteenth.

Kayla Windemuller put on an impressive race in the steeplechase and finished second, collecting eight points towards the team score. Windemuller fought neck-and-neck during the race, holding back in the first few laps to set a comfortable pace. Nearing the final laps, she was able to build momentum, holding a brief lead over Michigan State’s Katelyn Stewart-Barnett. This lead was not enough to hold off the Spartan, and Windemuller and Stewart-Barnett ended up in a one-on-one race in the final stretch, which saw Windemuller finish as the the runner-up with a time of 10:02.48.

Theresa Mayanja closed out the heptathlon with a fifth-place finish, earning a career-best 5,194…

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