Lowry, Aprill Both Top School 5K Record at Husky Classic
Dan Lowry

Feb. 8, 2013

Dan Lowry and Bobby Aprill Interview (FloTrack)

Site: Dempsey Indoor (Seattle, Wash.)
Event: Husky Classic
U-M Team Result: No team scoring
Next U-M Event: Saturday, Feb. 9 -- at SPIRE Invitational - Day 2 (Geneva, Ohio)

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Seniors Dan Lowry (Philadelphia, Pa./La Salle College) and Bobby Aprill (Dexter, Mich./Dexter) of the University of Michigan men's track and field team each topped the school record in the 5,000-meter run on Friday (Feb. 8) at the Husky Classic at Dempsey Indoor. Lowry (13:42.48) finished just ahead of Aprill (13.44.34) in 10th and 11th place, respectively.

The two were the only Wolverines to travel west for the Husky Classic as the rest of the U-M squad will finish up action at the Spire Invitational tomorrow (Saturday, Feb 9).

Event Winners/U-M Finishers

5,000-meter Run (Invitational)
 1. Kevin Williams, Oklahoma                  13:38.57
10. Dan Lowry, U-M                            13:42.48
11. Bobby Aprill, U-M                         13:44.34


Dan Lowry (13:42.48) and Bobby Aprill (13:44.34) each topped the school record in the 5,000-meter run, breaking a 27-year-old record of 13:45.06, set by Chris Brewster in 1986. It marked Lowry's first time running the indoor 5,000-meter run in his collegiate career and is the second-fastest 5K time he has ever run, indoor or outdoor.


Bobby Aprill -- 5,000m (13:44.34)


Michigan Assistant Coach Alex Gibby
On Dan Lowry and Bobby Aprill's 5,000-meter run performance ... "I was very pleased with the results. We had two young men run very well in what is probably the deepest field in the country, because the NCAA will only take 16. We're pleased with both of their results, which should get them both into the NCAA meet when the list is released in three weeks. Both of them made a series of good decisions throughout the course of the race, and we believe they will be rewarded when we get into the championship portion of the season. Now for us, our attention swings more toward recovering from this race and moving toward the Big Ten, where they'll get an opportunity to contest the 3,000 on Friday night at the Big Ten meet."

Contact: Whitney Dixon (734) 763-4423