U of M Men - Willig Claims 1,500 Meters Title at Ohio State
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» Ned Willig took the title at 1,500 meters, followed by Ben Hill in fourth place.
» Day two begins for the Wolverines on Saturday (April 22) at 11 a.m. with the pole vault. Action on the track for U-M kicks off at 12:40 p.m.
Site: Columbus, Ohio (Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium)
Event: Jesse Owens Classic (Day 1)
U-M Team Result: Non-scoring
Next U-M Events: Saturday, April 22 -- Jesse Owens Classic - Day 2 (Columbus, Ohio), 11 a.m.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ned Willig raced to victory over 1,500 meters to headline the University of Michigan men's track and field team's first day at the Ohio State Jesse Owens Classic on Friday (April 21) at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
The All-American and sub-four-minute miler ran 3:45.44 to win the fastest section of the 1,500-meter event, crossing the line more than a second clear of runner-up Daniel Michalski of Cedarville.
Ben Hill once again broke the 3:50 barrier in a fourth-place finish, running 3:48.00.
Garrett McPeek was 15th overall in 3:57.57.
Day two begins for the Wolverines on Saturday at 11 a.m. with the pole vault. Action on the track for U-M kicks off at 12:40 p.m.
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