Three Wolverines Qualify for Big Ten Event Finals
Emyre Cole

April 7, 2017

» Emyre Cole (floor exercise, vault, parallel bars), Anthony McCallum (vault), and Adam Dean (high bar) will represent the Maize and Blue during event finals, which will be held Saturday night (April 8).
» Senior captain Adam Dean marked a new career best on high bar with a 14.50 in his final Big Ten championship meet.

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Site: Champaign, Ill. (State Farm Center)
Event: Big Ten Championship (Team/All-Around Finals)
U-M Team Result: 7th Place of 7 Teams (401.250)
Next U-M Meet: Saturday, April 8 -- at Big Ten Championships - Event Finals (Champaign, Ill.), 7 p.m. CDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The No. 9-ranked University of Michigan men's gymnastics team marked a team score of 401.250 to take seventh at the Big Ten Team Finals Friday (April 7) at Illinois' State Farm Center. U-M qualified four athletes and six routines for Big Ten Event finals, which will be held Saturday (April 8).

U-M began its night on pommel horse, an event that has given the Wolverines fits all season. Overall, the five-man lineup compiled a 63.850 to sit in sixth place after the first rotation. Freshman Mack Lasker excelled on the rotation, marking a 14.00 to set a new career high, besting his previous effort of 13.75 to earn an alternate berth in event finals in his first Big Ten championship meet.

Following a 63.10 on rings in the second rotation, the Wolverines excelled on a signature event, vault, with a solid team score of 70.95. Led by reigning NCAA and Big Ten champion Anthony McCallum with a 14.80, sophomore Emyre Cole turned in a 14.70, and junior/sophomore Marty Strech also broke the 14-point plateau with a 14.30.

Next up came parallel bars, where freshman Mitchell Brown equaled a career-best score of 13.70, while Cole also equaled a season-best mark with a 14.20. Overall, U-M scored a 66.90, its third-highest mark of the season.

In the fifth on high bar, the show belonged to senior captain Adam Dean, who set a career mark with a 14.50 to qualify for the individual event finals for the first time in his career. After a 67.25 on high bar, the Maize and Blue closed out the team competition with a 69.20 on floor, highlighted by a 14.70 from Cole.

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In all, Cole (floor exercise, vault, parallel bars), McCallum (vault), Dean (high bar) and Lasker (alternate) will represent the Maize and Blue during the Big Ten individual event finals. McCallum will look to defend his vault crown from a season ago, while Cole looks to repeat his first team All-Big Ten effort from a season ago.

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