Wolverine Men Close Big Ten Outdoor Championships With Top-Five Team Finish
5/14/2023 10:18:00 PM
// Gabrielle Healy
Site: Bloomington, Ind. (Billy Hayes Track & Field Complex)
Event: 2023 Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships (Day 3 of 3)
U-M Result: Fifth of 13 teams (56 points)
Next U-M Event: Wednesday, May 24 — at NCAA East Preliminaries – Day 1 (Jacksonville Florida), Time TBA
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The University of Michigan men’s track and field team scored points in six events on the final day of action at the 2023 Big Ten Outdoor Championships on Sunday (May 14), closing the weekend with a fifth-place finish behind 56 points at the Billy Hayes Track and Field Complex on the campus of Indiana.
Despite missing the beginning of the outdoor season and having just three meets under his belt heading into the weekend, senior Joshua Zeller earned silver in the event final of the 110-meter hurdles, good for eight points towards the team score as well as the second-fastest mark in U-M’s program history. He ran an extremely competitive race, fighting for the lead with Nebraska’s Darius Luff, and finished just eight-hundredths of second behind Luff with a time of 13.40. Zeller’s time of 13.19 during the 2022 championships a year ago still stands as the Big Ten and program record in the event.
Dubem Amene had another top-three finish as he took third in the 400-meter finals. The junior finished with a time of 46.20 after fighting hard in the race’s final stretch, earning six points toward the team score.
In the 1,500-meter final, Nick Foster, Arjun Jha, and Riley Flemington ran in a race that strung out early on. Foster managed to hang in, attempting to chase down Penn State’s Evan Dorenkamp in the final lap and closing the gap to finish third (3:43.06). Jha’s final lap made the difference for his race, in which he finished fifth (3:43.68), as he ran the fastest final 400 meters of any runner in the race with a split of 56.54 seconds. Flemington ran an impressive race in his first Big Ten final appearance, finishing ninth (3:46.84) after vying for a scoring spot for most of the race.
Tom Brady and Oli Raimond ran an impressive 5,000-meter race, with both runners scoring points. Brady hung…
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