Riffle, Lowry, Aprill Earn Second Team All-America at NCAA Indoors
Dan Lowry

March 8, 2013


Site: Fayetteville, Ark. (Randal Tyson Track)
Event: NCAA Indoor Championships (Day 1)
U-M Team Standing: No team score
Next U-M Event: Saturday, March 9 -- at NCAA Indoor Championships - Day 2 (Randal Tyson Track), 11 a.m. CST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- The University of Michigan men's track and field team had three student-athletes earn All-America second team honors on the first day of the NCAA Indoor Championships on Friday (March 8) at the University of Arkansas' Randal Tyson Track.

In the 5,000-meter run, fifth-year seniors Dan Lowry (Philadelphia, Pa./La Salle College) closed his collegiate runner career by finishing 10th in a time of 13:54.41. Fellow fifth-year senior Bobby Aprill (Dexter, Mich./Dexter) followed Lowry across the line, placing 14th in 14:10.96.

In the field, junior/sophomore Cody Riffle (Toledo, Ohio/St. John's Jesuit) finished 12th in the shot put with a toss of 18.09 meters (59-4.25).

The NCAA Indoor Championships will resume tomorrow (Saturday, March 9) at 11 a.m. CST, where senior/junior Ethan Dennis (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grandville) will compete in the weight throw at 2 p.m. CST.

Event Winners/U-M Finishers (Day 1)

Shot Put
 1. Jordan Clarke, Arizona State                  20.50m (67-3.25)
12. Cody Riffle, U-M                              18.09m (59-4.25)
5,000-meter Run
 1. Kennedy Kithuka, Texas Tech                13:25.38
10. Dan Lowry, U-M                             13:54.41
14. Bobby Aprill, U-M                          14:10.96

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