U of M Men - Trio of Wolverines Place Top 10 in 1,500 in Columbus

U of M Men - Trio of Wolverines Place Top 10 in 1,500 in Columbus

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» U-M placed three athletes in the top 10 of the 1,500-meter race, led by Alex Moran in sixth. Chase Barnett edged out EMU's Mitchell Lenneman by .14 seconds to win the second heat.

» Jarred Bratley placed third in the 5,000-meter run.

» Events continue in Columbus on Saturday (April 23) at 10 a.m., and the Wolverines get going a half hour later with the shot put.

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Site: Columbus, Ohio (Jesse Owens Stadium)

Event: Jesse Owens Classic (Day 1 of 2)

U-M Team Result: Non-scoring

Next U-M Event: Saturday, April 23 -- at Jesse Owens Classic - Day 2 (Columbus, Ohio), 10 a.m.

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The University of Michigan men's track and field team opened up competition at Ohio State's Jesse Owens Stadium on Friday (April 22), competing on the track and in the discus in the Buckeyes' Jesse Owens Classic.

At 1,500 meters, the Wolverines had three athletes in the top 10 overall, spread across two of the three heats competed. Senior/junior Alex Moran was sixth in the first heat, timing 3:52.14 across the line to finish as the fourth collegian, and freshman Ben Hill placed eighth overall running in the same section.

Sophomore/freshman Chase Barnett won the second heat in 3:55.51, edging out Eastern Michigan sophomore Mitchell Lenneman by .14 seconds for ninth overall.

Senior/junior Jarred Bratley took third place in the collegiate open 5,000-meter run. Bratley finished in 14:47.15, leading three Wolverines in the race. Sophomore/freshman Kyle Kroon was 17th.

Junior/sophomore co-captain Grant Cartwright competed in the discus but was unable to improve on his second throw to make the final.

U-M continues events in Columbus, Ohio, with events beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday (April 23). The shot put will start things off for the Wolverines a half hour later, and events on the track begin at noon with the 4x100-meter relay.

Communications Contact: Chad Shepard