U of M Men - Riffle, Lowry, Aprill Earn Second Team All-America at NCAA Indoors

U of M Men - Riffle, Lowry, Aprill Earn Second Team All-America at NCAA Indoors

Provided by U of M


March 8, 2013





Site: Fayetteville, Ark. (Randal Tyson Track)


Event: NCAA Indoor Championships (Day 1)


U-M Team Standing: No team score


Next U-M Event: Saturday, March 9 -- at NCAA Indoor Championships - Day 2 (Randal Tyson Track), 11 a.m. CST



FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- The University of Michigan men's track and field team had three student-athletes earn All-America second team honors on the first day of the NCAA Indoor Championships on Friday (March 8) at the University of Arkansas' Randal Tyson Track.



In the 5,000-meter run, fifth-year seniors Dan Lowry (Philadelphia, Pa./La Salle College) closed his collegiate runner career by finishing 10th in a time of 13:54.41. Fellow fifth-year senior Bobby Aprill (Dexter, Mich./Dexter) followed Lowry across the line, placing 14th in 14:10.96.



In the field, junior/sophomore Cody Riffle (Toledo, Ohio/St. John's Jesuit) finished 12th in the shot put with a toss of 18.09 meters (59-4.25).



The NCAA Indoor Championships will resume tomorrow (Saturday, March 9) at 11 a.m. CST, where senior/junior Ethan Dennis (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grandville) will compete in the weight throw at 2 p.m. CST.





Event Winners/U-M Finishers (Day 1)



Shot Put


1. Jordan Clarke, Arizona State 20.50m (67-3.25)


12. Cody Riffle, U-M 18.09m (59-4.25)



5,000-meter Run


1. Kennedy Kithuka, Texas Tech 13:25.38


10. Dan Lowry, U-M 13:54.41


14. Bobby Aprill, U-M 14:10.96


Contact: Whitney Dixon

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