U of M Women - Wolverines Begin Events at Hillsdale's Gina Relays

U of M Women - Wolverines Begin Events at Hillsdale's Gina Relays

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What You Need to Know

» U-M was represented by athletes in three events on Friday's first day of action at Hillsdale.

» Sarah Uhlian placed fifth in the pole vault, clearing 3.72 meters (12-2.5 ft.) for Michigan's top finish of the evening, while Courtney Munley set a 1,500-meter PR, and Ellie Leonard made her steeplechase debut.

» Action at the Gina Relays resumes Saturday (April 30) at 10 a.m. but the Wolverines will not begin competition until track events pick up in the afternoon three hours later.

• Results

Site: Hillsdale, Mich. (Ken Herrick Outdoor Track)

Event: Hillsdale Relays (Day 2 of 3)

U-M Team Result: No Team Scoring

Next U-M Event: Saturday, April 30 -- at Hillsdale Relays (Hillsdale, Mich.), 1 p.m.

HILLSDALE, Mich. -- The University of Michigan women's track and field continued events at the nearby Hillsdale Gina Relays on Friday (April 29), with multiple athletes competing in middle-distance and distance events, and junior/sophomore Sarah Uhlian secured a top-five finish in the pole vault.

Uhlian cleared 3.72 meters (12-2.5 ft.) on her second attempt to place herself among the 12-woman field.

Junior/sophomore Courtney Munley set a personal best, running the 1,500-meter run for the third time this month after making her outdoor debut at the Long Beach Invitational (April 15-16). Munley finished 15th overall in 4:30.82, an improvement of more than 2.5 seconds from her season best.

Sophomore/freshman Ellie Leonard made her 3,000-meter steeplechase debut, running 10:51.06 to finish third in the first section.

The Wolverines will complete events at Hillsdale on Saturday (April 30), beginning at 1 p.m. U-M will also be represented at Stanford's Payton Jordan Invitational on Sunday (May 1), in addition to having athletes at Drake Relays this weekend (Fri-Sat., April 29-30).


1,500 meters

Courtney Munley -- 4:30.82

Communications Contact: Chad Shepard