Neuman, Ornelas Earn First-Place Finishes on Day One of FSU Relays
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Nick Neuman
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March 25, 2011

Site: Tallahassee, Fla. (Mike Long Track)
Event: FSU Relays (Day 1 of 2)
Result: No Team Scoring
Next U-M Event: Saturday, March 26 -- at FSU Relays - Day Two (Tallahassee, Fla.), Noon

Event Winners/U-M Finishers (Day One)

Hammer Throw
  1. Joey Torres, South Alabama           174-10 ft. (53.30m)
  4. Ethan Dennis, U-M                     164-7 ft. (50.18m)
 
Javelin
  1. Martins Pildavs, Troy                 211-4 ft. (64.42m)
  5. Joe Strizich, U-M                     181-2 ft. (55.23m)
 10. Simon Wenet, U-M                      165-2 ft. (50.35m)
 12. Frank Shotwell, U-M                   162-6 ft. (49.52m)
 16. Kurt Reichenbach, U-M                 139-9 ft. (42.60m)
 
110-meter Hurdles
  1. Ronald Forbes, Unattached             13.86
  3. Nick McCampbell, U-M                  14.40
  5. Herman Washington, U-M                14.62
  7. Frank Shotwell, U-M                   15.31
 10. Kurt Reichenbach, U-M                 15.59
 21. Joe Strizich, U-M                     19.44
 
400-meter Dash
  1. Nick Neuman, U-M                      47.43
  2. Eric Oliver, U-M                      48.04
  3. David St. Amant, U-M                  48.12
  4. Ali Arastu, U-M                       48.23
  6. Matthew Campbell, U-M                 48.57
 14. Troy Sneller, U-M                     49.94
 23. Aaron Taylor, U-M                     50.98
 
Long Jump
  1. Leon Hunt, Florida A&M             24-6 1/2 ft. (7.48m)
  5. Robert Peddlar, U-M                23-6 1/4 ft. (7.17m)
  8. Ed Hur, U-M                        22-6 1/2 ft. (6.87m)
T16. Kurt Reichenbach, U-M              20-3 3/4 ft. (6.19m)
 
High Jump
  1. Tim Reen, Unattached                6-8 3/4 ft. (2.05m)
  5. Joe Strizich, U-M                   6-2 3/4 ft. (1.90m)
 
3,000-meter Steeplechase
  1. Zach Ornelas, U-M                   9:19.94
 
1,500-meter Run
  1. Sam Vazquez, Embry-Riddle           3:48.20
  5. Nick Kern, U-M                      3:55.67
  



N O T E S

• It was the first collegiate outdoor competition for freshmen Eric Oliver, Ali Arastu, Ethan Dennis, Herman Washington, Nick Kern, Justin Clarke, Erick Gavin, Ed Hur, and Cody Riffle. It was also the first competition of the season for Frank Shotwell and Simon Wenet.

• Michigan dominated the 400-meter dash, occupying the top four places. Nick Neuman (47.43), Eric Oliver (48.04), David St. Amant (48.12) and Ali Arastu (48.23) finished first through fourth, respectively. Matthew Campbell was sixth (48.57). Neuman, Oliver and Arastu all set new career-highs.

• Michigan also had two of the top five places in the 60-meter hurdles. Nick McCampbell finished third (14.40) and Herman Washington (14.62). McCampbell's time was a new career high.

Joe Strizich was Michigan's top placer in the javelin, finishing fifth (181-2 ft./55.23 meters).

Zach Ornelas won the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:19.94).

• Dennis finished fourth in the hammer throw (164-7 ft./50.18 meters).

Robert Peddlar finished fifth in the long jump (23-6 1/4 ft./7.17 meters) with Hur finishing behind him in eighth (22-6 1/2 ft./6.87 meters).

• Each of Michigan's decathletes -- Shotwell, Kurt Reichenbach and Joe Strizich 00 competed on Friday. All three threw the javelin and ran in the hurdles. In addition to those two events, Strizich competed in high jump and Reichenbach competed in long jump.

Contact: Brad Rudner (734) 763-4423