April 27, 2013
Site: Philadelphia, Pa. (Franklin Field)
Event: Penn Relays (Day 3 of 3)
Michigan Result: No Team Scoring
Next U-M Event: Thu-Fri., May 2-3 -- at Toledo Invitational (Toledo, Ohio), 1 p.m./11 a.m.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- The University of Michigan men's track and field team concluded competition at the historic Penn Relays with three field athletes representing the Wolverines on Saturday (April 27) at Penn's Franklin Field.
Junior/sophomore Cody Riffle (Toledo, Ohio/St. John's Jesuit) highlighted the three-day event for the Wolverines with a pair of top-five finishes in the throwing events on Friday (April 26). Riffle finished runner-up in the championship division of the shot put with a mark of 18.80 meters (61-8.25) and took fourth in the college division of the discus (53.34 meters, 175-0).
Michigan competed in two non-conventional relays Friday, placing 12th in the distance medley relay (9:54.89) and fourth in the sprint medley relay (3:24.23). The DMR was comprised of junior/sophomore Nathan Karr (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer), fifth-year senior Matthew Campbell (Rochester, Mich./Rochester), senior Brendon Blacklaws (Wellington, New Zealand/Wellington College) and sophomore/freshman Jeff Sattler (Byron Center, Mich./Byron Center). Representing U-M on the sprint medley relay were senior Aaron Taylor (Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester Adams), Campbell, sophomore Philip Washington (West Bloomfield, Mich./West Bloomfield) and freshman Nate Chapman (Auburn Hills, Mich./Avondale).
Senior Jack Greenlee (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) competed in the college pole vault on Friday and finished tied for fourth place with a jump of 4.80 meters (15-9).
On the final day, junior/sophomore Patrick Cochran (Erie, Pa./McDowell) used a jump of 14.36 meters (47-1.5) to finish ninth in the college triple jump, senior/junior Ethan Dennis (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grandville) placed eighth in the championship division of the hammer throw with a toss of 53.43 meters (175-3), and, in his first appearance at the Penn Relays, freshman Stephen Burk (Parsippany, N.J./Parsippany) took 17th in the college javelin with a throw of 57.88 meters (189-10).
Sophomore/freshman Scotty Albaugh (Waterford, Mich./Waterford Mott) got things started for Michigan on Thursday (April 25) with a 12th-place finish in his first collegiate 10,000-meter run. He clocked a time of 30:08.78, which ranks ninth in the Big Ten.
The Wolverines will wrap up the regular season next week at the Toledo Invitational on Thursday and Friday (May 2-3).
Event Winners/U-M Finishers (Day 3)
Triple Jump (College) 1. Dave Brown, Texas A&M 15.25m (50-0.5) 9. Patrick Cochran, U-M 14.36m (47-1.5) Hammer Throw (Championship) 1. Matthias Tayala, Kent State 66.37m (217-8) 8. Ethan Dennis, U-M 53.43m (175-3) Javelin (College) 1. Rob Robbins, Cornell 70.68m (231-10) 17. Stephen Burk, U-M 57.88m (189-10)
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