U of M Womem - Wolverines Finish in Tie for 14th at NCAA Indoor Championships

U of M Womem - Wolverines Finish in Tie for 14th at NCAA Indoor Championships

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» Gina Sereno finished 13th to earn USTFCCCA second-team All-America honors in the 3,000 meters final.


» Her award is added to the collection of All-America awards won Friday night by Erin Finn and the distance medley relay team.


» The outdoor season is up next for the squad, starting March 24-25 at the Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Challenge at Arizona State.




Site: College Station, Texas (Gilliam Indoor Track and Field Stadium)


Event: NCAA Indoor Championships (Day 2)


U-M Team Result: Tie-14th Place (12 Points)


Next U-M Event: Fri-Sat., March 24-25 -- at Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Challenge (Tempe, Ariz.)



COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Gina Sereno earned the University of Michigan women's track and field team's third All-America award of the weekend as the No. 21 Wolverines closed out the NCAA Indoor Championships Saturday (March 11) in a four-way tie for 14th in the team standings



Sereno earned USTFCCCA second-team All-America honors in the 3,000-meter final with a 13th-place finish, outperforming her pre-meet No. 15 national rank. Her effort came one day after a pair of first-team All-America finishes -- including one by Sereno as part of the distance medley relay -- that gave the Wolverines their 12 points.



On the strength of Erin Finn's national runner-up performance at 5,000 meters and a fifth-place showing in the DMR, Michigan tied with Big Ten rival Purdue, Florida and Baylor in the team standings.




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Three events with All-Americans, a national runner-up and a t-14th #NCAATF team finish. Pretty good weekend for Coach McGuire's women!


7:57 PM - 11 Mar 2017 · College Station, TX


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As the only Wolverine running double duty in multiple events this weekend, Sereno was back on the track for the second day in a row with a 9:21.67 performance on the 200-meter banked track at Texas A&M's Gilliam Indoor Track and Field Stadium.



The junior stayed right in the thick of the pack as it held together for a majority of the race, and she moved up as far as ninth a third of the way through the race. It was not until 12 laps into the 15-circuit race that the pack started to string out, at which point she lost contact with the front group.



A second-team All-America citation was the bow wrapped around a junior season for Sereno in which she set career bests in the mile, 3,000 and 5,000 en route to a Big Ten title at 3,000 and a victory in the prestigious Meyo Mile.



Next up for the Wolverines is the 2017 outdoor season, which will begin March 24-25 at the Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Challenge, hosted by Arizona State in Tempe, Arizona. The next indoor competition for the Wolverines will take place in January 2018 at the brand new facility scheduled to open for next season.



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