U of M Men - Wolverines Turn In Well-Rounded Effort at Arizona State
Provided by U of M
3/24/2018 11:55:00 PM
// Kyle Terwillegar
» Michigan logged top-five individual finishes in eight different events at the Pac-12/Big Ten Challenge on Friday and Saturday (March 23-24) in their first mostly full-team effort of the season.
» Taylor McLaughlin once again led the way for the Wolverines, missing the win at 200 meters by thousandths of a second.
Site: Tempe, Ariz. (Sun Angel Stadium)
Event: Pac-12/Big Ten Challenge
U-M Team Result: No team scoring
Next U-M Event: Saturday, April 7 -- Battle of the Blues (Durham, N.C.)
• Complete Results
TEMPE, Ariz. -- In its first meet of this outdoor season with representation across every event group, the University of Michigan men's track and field team turned in a well-balanced effort at the Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Challenge on Friday and Saturday (March 23-24) with top-five finishes in numerous events.
The Wolverines scored fifth-place-or-better finishes in eight different events spanning the sprints, distance and field events on the weekend, led for the second meet in a row by the two-time All-American Taylor McLaughlin.
McLaughlin missed out on two wins in a row at 200 meters by the narrowest of margins, edged out at the line by .004 in 21.34. He would be back later in the evening as he, Alex Schwedt, Vail Hartman and Desmond Melson combined to take third in the 4x400 relay in 3:14.64.
The relay was one of five third-place efforts on the weekend for Michigan. Elsewhere in the sprints and hurdles, Khoury Crenshaw opened up his outdoor season with a 10.69 (-0.1 meters-per-second wind) clocking at 100 meters, while Roland Amarteifio crossed the line in the 400-meter hurdles with a new career best at 52.96.
Amarteifio's performance was nearly four seconds superior to the 56.66 he posted at this same meet a year ago, and already better than the 53.24 he dropped at the Big Ten meet in 2017.
Anthony Berry and Andrew Lorant were the highest finishers for the meet, taking third at 800 meters and 3,000 meters, respectively. Berry claimed the win in the second heat of the 800 in 1:50.43, coming up just a quarter-second shy of the winning time from the faster heat in his victory.
Connor Mora turned in a strong performance in a similarly close competition at 1,500 meters, clocking a career-best 3:45.85 as part of a finish that saw five men within about a second-and-a-half of one another.
A more complete team likely will suit up for the Wolverines' next outing at the Battle of the Blues hosted by Duke on April 7, likely bolstered by the 2018 outdoor debuts of All-American throwers Joe Ellis, Grant Cartwright and Andrew Liskowitz.
U-M CAREER BESTS AT THE PAC-12/BIG TEN CHALLENGE
Jack Aho -- 3:55.79 / 1500m
Roland Amarteifio -- 52.96 / 400m Hurdles
Chase Barnett -- 1:50.67 / 800m
Micah Beller -- 3:55.14 / 1500m
Austin Benoit -- 8:37.64 / 3000m
Daniel Butael -- 15.04m (49-4.25) (0.0m/s) / Triple Jump
Noah Caudy -- 14.87 (+1.4m/s) / 110m Hurdles
Noah Caudy -- 54.36 / 400m Hurdles
Vail Hartman -- 49.23 / 400m
Christian Hubaker -- 8:26.76 / 3000m
Jacob Lee -- 3:55.93 / 1500m
Andrew Lorant -- 8:18.41 / 3000m
Connor Mora -- 3:45.85 / 1500m
Manning Plater -- 15.52m (50-11) / Shot Put
Manning Plater -- 48.23m (158-3) / Discus
Manning Plater -- 58.62m (192-4) / Hammer Throw
Matthew Plowman -- 1:51.28 / 800m
Luke Wallace -- 1:59.10 / 800m
Blake Washington -- 11.04 (+0.2m/s) / 100m
Ryan Wilkie -- 3:51.26 / 1500m
FULL MICHIGAN RESULTS BY EVENT
W = wind-aided (greater than 2.0 meter-per-second wind; marks with wind up to 4.0m/s are allowable for NCAA Preliminaries qualifying purposes)
3. Khoury Crenshaw / 10.69 (-0.1m/s)
6. Desmond Nicholas / 10.82 (-0.1m/s)
14. Blake Washington / 11.04 (+0.2m/s)
2. Taylor McLaughlin / 21.34 (-0.4m/s)
7. Alex Schwedt / 48.50
8. Desmond Melson / 49.22
9. Vail Hartman / 49.23
3. Anthony Berry / 1:50.43
6. Chase Barnett / 1:50.67
9. Matt Plowman / 1:51.28
20. Luke Wallace / 1:59.10
5. Connor Mora / 3:45.85
8. Jordy Hewitt / 3:49.81
9. Ryan Wilkie / 3:51.26
11. Billy Bund / 3:51.43
18. Aaron Baumgarten / 3:55.10
19. Micah Beller / 3:55.14
20. Jack Aho / 3:55.79
21. Jacob Lee / 3:55.93
3. Andrew Lorant / 8:18.41
6. Christian Hubaker / 8:26.76
9. Austin Benoit / 8:37.64
10. Noah Caudy / 14.87 (+1.4m/s)
3. Roland Amarteifio / 52.96
7. Noah Caudy / 54.36
3. Schwedt, McLaughlin, Hartman, Melson / 3:14.64
8. Barnett, Berry, Plowman, Wallace / 3:26.18
8. Brandon Piwinski / 1.95m (6-4.75)
10. Alex Klemm / 1.95m (6-4.75)
11. Max Wagner / 1.90m (6-2.75)
4. Daniel Butael / 15.04m (49-4.25) (0.0m/s)
5. Kevin Stephens / 14.83m (48-8) (0.0m/s)
9. Manning Plater / 15.52m (50-11)
10. Manning Plater / 48.23m (158-3)
6. Manning Plater / 58.62m (192-4)