U of M Women - Harrison and Distance Runners Headline Final Day at Pac-12/Big Ten Challenge
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Harrison and Distance Runners Headline Final Day at Pac-12/Big Ten Challenge
3/24/2018 11:45:00 PM
// Kyle Terwillegar
» Claire Borchers won the 3,000-meter run and Jamie Morrissey was second at 1,500 meters in her 2018 track debut.
» The 4x100 relay team inched closer to the school record, moving to a tie for No. 4 in school history. Anchored by sophomore Jade Harrison, the fourth-place relay was one of three top-five finishes for her on the day.
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 (PDF)
TEMPE, Ariz. -- The University of Michigan women's track and field team turned in a strong opening effort in their first full-team meet of the season at the Pac-12/Big Ten Challenge on Friday and Saturday (March 23-24).
Claire Borchers scored a victory at 3,000 meters, Jamie Morrissey notched a runner-up finish in her first U-M competition of 2018 and Jade Harrison garnered top-five finishes in three different events to headline the Michigan weekend at Arizona State.
Those three athletes accounted for five of Michigan's seven top-five finishes on the afternoon, with Harrison's fifth-place efforts at both 100 and 200 meters and a turn on the fourth-place 4x100 relay making up nearly half of that haul.
Harrison teamed up with Meghan Marias, Torisa Johnson and Lauren Morgan to clock 45.51 in the relay, good for a tie for the fourth-fastest time in school history. The quartet is closing in on the 45.01 school record from 1998, and posted the best time by a Wolverine squad since 2013.
Harrison followed it up with individual fifth-place showings at both 100 meters and 200 meters in 11.85 (+0.7m/s) and 23.86 (-0.2m/s), respectively. Johnson joined her in sub-12-second territory, clocking 11.98 (+0.1m/s) for eighth.
While Harrison was perhaps the most prolific Wolverine of the weekend, it was Borchers who notched the team's sole individual win. She paired up with Hannah Meier to go 1-2 at 3,000 meters, crossing the line in a career-best 9:32.29 with Meier close behind in 9:37.89.
Morrissey looked strong in her first track meet of the 2018 season in a U-M uniform after sitting out the indoor season for lack of remaining eligibility. She was the runner-up at 1,500 meters in 4:20.91, just over three seconds faster than her debut performance at this distance a year ago. The performance likely will advance her to the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in May.
An even more complete team likely will suit up for the Wolverines' next outing at the Battle of the Blues hosted by Duke on April 7, with Aaron Howell set to compete in her first heptathlon at Georgia on April 6-7.
U-M CAREER BESTS AT THE PAC-12/BIG TEN CHALLENGE
Mallory Barrett -- 2:13.62 / 800m
Rachel Barrett -- 4:34.91 / 1500m
Meg Darmofal -- 2:14.52 / 800m
Meg Darmofal -- 4:31.57 / 1500m
Micaela Degenero -- 4:32.07 / 1500m
Akili Echols -- 12.32 (-0.2m/s) / 100m
Chloe Foster -- 55.9 / 400m
Kathryn House -- 4:35.99 / 1500m
Aaron Howell -- 41.92m (137-6) / Javelin Throw
Carola Jansohn -- 2:14.02 / 800m
Torisa Johnson -- 24.87 (-0.1m/s) / 200m
Hannah Meier -- 9:37.89 / 3000m
Jena Metwalli -- 2:17.31 / 800m
Jena Metwalli -- 4:32.88 / 1500m
Lauren Morgan -- 12.27 (-0.2m/s) / 100m
Lauren Morgan -- 24.98 (-0.1m/s) / 200m
Faith Reynolds -- 4:41.98 / 1500m
Michaiah Thomas -- 12.51 (-0.2m/s) / 100m
Madeline Trevisan -- 9:48.70 / 3000m
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)
5. Jade Harrison / 11.85 (+0.7m/s)
8. Torisa Johnson / 11.98 (+0.1m/s)
10. Meghan Marias / 12.11 (+0.7m/s)
16. Lauren Morgan / 12.27 (-0.2m/s)
18. Akili Echols / 12.32 (-0.2m/s)
24. Michaiah Thomas / 12.51 (-0.2m/s)
5. Jade Harrison / 23.86 (-0.2m/s)
13. Torisa Johnson / 24.87 (-0.1m/s)
15. Lauren Morgan / 24.98 (-0.1m/s)
22. Akili Echols / 25.67 (-0.1m/s)
23. Julia Hall / 25.70 (-0.1m/s)
6. Chloe Foster / 55.90
7. Julia Hall / 56.42
11. Jamie Morrissey / 2:11.86
14. Mallory Barrett / 2:13.62
15. Carola Jansohn / 2:14.02
16. Meg Darmofal / 2:14.52
21. Jena Metwalli / 2:17.31
2. Jamie Morrissey / 4:20.91
10. Meg Darmofal / 4:31.57
12. Micaela Degenero / 4:32.07
14. Jena Metwalli / 4:32.88
19. Rachel Barrett / 4:34.91
20. Rachel Coleman / 4:35.16
21. Kathryn House / 4:35.99
30. Sydney Badger / 4:39.43
31. Faith Reynolds / 4:41.98
1. Claire Borchers / 9:32.29
2. Hannah Meier / 9:37.89
5. Madeline Trevisan / 9:48.70
9. Kayla Keane / 10:14.12
15. Aaron Howell / 14.76 (+0.1m/s)
8. Chloe Foster / 1:01.63
12. Jenna Reid / 1:03.09
4. Marias, Johnson, Morgan, Harrison / 45.51
10. Badger, M. Barrett, DeGenero, Jansohn / 4:05.07
7. Katt Miner / 1.65m (5 feet, 5 inches)
6. Aaron Howell / 12.52m (41-1)
6. Courtney Jacobsen / 57.06m (187-2)
9. Aaron Howell / 41.92m (137-6)