U of M Men - Wolverines Close Out Weekend at Texas Invitational

U of M Men - Wolverines Close Out Weekend at Texas Invitational

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4/14/2018 5:05:00 PM

// Kyle Terwillegar

» Kevin Stephens Jr. led the way with a third-place finish in the triple jump with one of the best early-season jumps of his career.

» Noah Caudy and Khoury Crenshaw led the way on the track with strong performances in the hurdles and sprints, respectively.

» The full team, including the distance runners and All-American Taylor McLaughlin, will be in action next weekend at either Stanford or Ohio State.

Site: Austin, Texas (Mike A. Myers Stadium)

Event: Texas Invitational

U-M Team Result: No team scoring

Next U-M Event: Fri-Sat., April 20-21 -- Ohio State Jesse Owens Classic (Columbus, Ohio) and Stanford Cardinal Classic (Palo Alto, Calif.)

AUSTIN, Texas -- The University of Michigan men's track and field team closed out its weekend of competition Saturday (April 14) with the second-and-final day at the Texas Invitational.

Triple jumper Kevin Stephens Jr. led the way on the Wolverines' second day in Austin, finishing third with a season's best leap of 14.96m (49 feet, 1 inch). His best of the day came on his first attempt, with marks of 14.65m (48-0.75) and 14.53m (47-8) coming in direct succession.

He was unable to improve in the final, however, posting three consecutive fouls to close out his weekend.

Stephens' mark represents the second best he has ever jumped through this point in the year in any of his four years at Michigan, dating back to a 15.10m (49-6.5) effort at the 2016 Pac-12/Big Ten Challenge that foreshadowed his career-best 15.22m (49-11.25) at the Big Ten Championships later that spring.

Action on the track was headlined by Khoury Crenshaw and Noah Caudy in the sprints and hurdles.

Crenshaw turned in a strong 10.72 effort running into a stiff 1.3 meters-per-second (m/s) headwind, coming up just .03 seconds shy of his season-opening 10.69 last month in essentially neutral wind conditions. He was able to edge out UT-Arlington's Deontre Haynes by .003 seconds at the line to take 11th overall.

Caudy was strong in both the 110-meter and 400-meter hurdles, surpassing his all-conditions (both wind-aided and legal-wind marks) career best in the former with a windy 14.51 (+3.7m/s) and coming within .09 seconds of his career best in 52.98 for the latter.

He finished ninth in the 110 hurdles and seventh in the 400 hurdles, just one spot ahead of teammate Roland Amarteifio in both events.

Michigan's full team will be in action next weekend, albeit at different locations. Much of the team -- the core group of sprinters, jumpers and distance runners -- will be in action at the Stanford Cardinal Classic in Palo Alto, California, while select athletes will also compete at the Ohio State Jesse Owens Classic in Columbus, Ohio.


w = wind-aided (greater than 2.0 meter-per-second [m/s] wind; marks with wind up to 4.0m/s are allowable for NCAA Preliminaries qualifying purposes)

100 Meters

11. Khoury Crenshaw / 10.72 (-1.3m/s)

200 Meters (Friday)

24. Desmond Nicholas / 21.43w (+2.8m/s)

35. Josiah Carpenter / 21.75w (+4.5m/s)

43. Desmond Melson / 21.98w (+3.8m/s)

55. Sierra Hendrix-Williams / 23.48w (+3.8m/s)

400 Meters

13. Desmond Melson / 48.19

20. Vail Hartman / 49.12

100-Meter Hurdles

9. Noah Caudy / 14.51w (+3.7m/s)

10. Roland Amarteifio / 14.53w (+4.1m/s)

12. Sean Marshall / 14.72w (+3.7m/s)

13. Sierra Hendrix-Williams / 14.81w (+3.7m/s)

400-Meter Hurdles

7. Noah Caudy / 52.98

8. Roland Amarteifio / 53.32

19. Sean Marshall / 57.64

High Jump

8. Alex Klemm / 1.97m (6-5.5)

8. Max Wagner / 1.97m (6-5.5)

Pole Vault (Friday)

4. Kevin Haughn / 5.00m (16-4.75)

8. Nick Burkhalter / 4.75m (15-7)

Triple Jump

3. Kevin Stephens Jr. / 14.96m (49-1)

Shot Put (Friday)

3. Andrew Liskowitz / 19.13m (62-9.25)

5. Grant Cartwright / 18.19m (59-8.25)

11. Manning Plater / 15.35m (50-4.5)


11. Grant Cartwright / 48.53m (159-2)

16. Andrew Liskowitz / 47.84m (156-11)

17. Manning Plater / 47.94m (155-7)

Hammer Throw (Friday)

1. Joe Ellis / 71.00m (232-11)

4. Grant Cartwright / 65.47m (214-9)

8. Manning Plater / 57.92m (190-0)