U-M Men Claim Seven Event Titles at EMU; Dennis, Riffle Throw at Mt. SAC

U-M Men Claim Seven Event Titles at EMU; Dennis, Riffle Throw at Mt. SAC

Provided by U of M

April 20, 2013

Site: Ypsilanti, Mich. (Rynearson Stadium)

Event: EMU Invitational (Day 2)

U-M Team Result: No team scoring

Next U-M Event: Thu-Sat., April 25-27 -- at Penn Relays (Philadelphia, Pa.)

YPSILANTI, Mich. -- The University of Michigan men's track and field team won seven of the 11 events it competed in on the final day at the EMU Invitational on Saturday (April 20) at Rynearson Stadium. The Wolverines won eight of 12 total events throughout the two-day event.

In the field, freshman Stephen Burk (Parsippany, N.J./Parsippany) recorded the day's best mark in the javelin with a throw of 56.14 meters (184-2.25). Sophomore/freshman Derek Sievers (Byron Center, Mich./Byron Center) won the shot put with a toss of 15.73 meters (51-7.25). Fifth-year senior Erik Braun (Pinckney, Mich./ Pinckney Community) registered a mark of 13.53 meters (44-4.75) to earn the triple jump crown.

On the track, junior Justin Clarke (Flint, Mich./Southwestern) ran a time of 10.86 to win the 100-meter dash. Junior Erick Gavin (Chicago Heights, Ill./Marian Catholic) clocked the fastest time in the 110-meter hurdles, matching his career best of 14.13, to win the event.

Michigan went 1-2 in the 800-meter run, as sophomore/freshman Zac Miklja (Rochester, Mich./Avondale) and freshman Nate Chapman (Auburn Hills, Mich./Avondale) were the first to cross the finish line in times of 1:54.30 and 1:55.08, respectively. It marks a new career-best time for Miklja.

Michigan's 4x100-meter relay team was also victorious, finishing the race in 41.78. The relay consisted of sophomore/freshman Codie Nolan (Morenci, Mich./Adrian), fifth-year senior Matthew Campbell (Rochester, Mich./Rochester), freshman Antonio Whitfield (Canal Winchester, Ohio/Canal Winchester) and Clarke.

On the opening day at EMU (Friday, April 19), senior/junior Troy Sneller (Hamilton, Mich./Hamilton) clocked a personal-best time of 52.66 to win the 400-meter hurdles.

Personal Bests

Codie Nolan -- 200m (22.10)

Matthew Campbell -- 200m (22.21)

Zac Miklja -- 800m (1:54.30)

Event Winners/U-M Finishers (Day 2)

100-meter Dash

1. Justin Clarke, U-M 10.86

6. Codie Nolan, U-M 11.10

10. James Vincent, U-M 11.27

13. Antonio Whitfield, U-M 10.81

200-meter Dash

1. Charles Anthony, Detroit Mercy 22.00

3. Codie Nolan, U-M 22.10

4. Matthew Campbell, U-M 22.21

400-meter Dash

1. Jeff Elam, Eastern Michigan 49.57

4. Troy Sneller, U-M 50.82

8. Garrick Roemer, U-M 51.30

800-meter Run

1. Zac Miklja, U-M 1:54.30

2. Nate Chapman, U-M 1:55.08

21. Scott Dvorak, U-M 2:02.63

110-meter Hurdles

1. Erick Gavin, U-M 14.13

4x100-meter Relay

1. MICHIGAN 41.78

(Codie Nolan, Matthew Campbell,

Antonio Whitfield, Justin Clarke)

Long Jump

1. Ja'Quan Patterson, Detroit Mercy 6.92m (22-8.50)

2. James Vincent, U-M 6.58m (21-7)

3. Antonio Whitfield, U-M 6.38m (20-11.25)

Triple Jump

1. Erik Braun, U-M 13.53m (44-4.75)


1. Greg Pilling, Dynamo Throw 53.33m (174-11.50)

3. Derek Sievers, U-M 49.28m (161-8)

6. Justin Gaumer, U-M 46.67m (153-1.25)

Shot Put

1. Derek Sievers, U-M 15.73m (51-7.25)


1. Stephen Burk, U-M 56.14m (184-2.25)

Site: Walnut, Calif. (Hilmer Lodge Stadium)

Event: Mt. SAC Relays (Day 3)

U-M Team Result: No team scoring

Next U-M Event: Thu-Sat., April 25-27 -- at Penn Relays (Philadelphia, Pa.)

WALNUT, Calif. -- Two throwers represented the University of Michigan men's track and field team on the final day of the Mt. SAC Relays on Saturday (April 20) at Hilmer Lodge Stadium.

After winning the open hammer throw with a school-record setting throw yesterday (Friday, April 19), senior/junior Ethan Dennis (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grandville) placed 10th in the hammer throw invitational today with a mark of 64.70 meters (212-3), which came on his first throw.

Junior/sophomore Cody Riffle (Toledo, Ohio/St. John's Jesuit) competed in the shot put invitational, where he finished eighth with a throw of 18.08 meters (59-4).

The Wolverines will be back in action at the historic Penn Relays next Thursday-Saturday (April 25-27).

Event Winners/U-M Finishers (Day 3)

Shot Put (Invite Elite)

1. Kurtis Roberts, Nike 19.95m (65-5.50)

8. Cody Riffle, U-M 18.08m (59-4)

Hammer Throw (Invite Elite)

1. Kibwe Johnson, NYAC Nike 76.28m (250-3)

10. Ethan Dennis, U-M 64.70m (212-3)

• Friday Results

Contact: Whitney Dixon