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.
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).
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Courtney Munley -- 4:30.82
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