May 26, 2012
Site: Jacksonville, Fla. (Hodges Stadium)
Event: NCAA East Preliminary Rounds (Day 3 of 3)
U-M Team Result: No Team Score
Next U-M Event: Wed-Sat., June 6-9 -- at NCAA Championships (Des Moines, Iowa ), 2:30 p.m./2:30 p.m./3 p.m./11 a.m.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The University of Michigan men's track and field team wrapped up competition on the final day of the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds, as the 4x400-meter relay qualified for the NCAA Championships. The relay squad clocked a season-best time of 3:06.15 to finish eighth on Saturday (May 26) at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium.
The relay was comprised of senior Nick Neuman (Mokena, Ill./Lincoln-Way East), junior Aaron Taylor (Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester Adams), senior/junior Matthew Campbell (Rochester, Mich./Rochester) and freshman Philip Washington (West Bloomfield, Mich./West Bloomfield). They topped their previous season-best time of 3:06.27, which they recorded at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships.
In the pole vault, junior Jack Greenlee (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) finished 24th after clearing a height of 5.17 meters (16-11.50).
The 4x400-meter relay will join fifth-year senior Craig Forys (Howell, N.J./Colts Neck) and sophomore Ali Arastu (Northville, Mich./Northville), who also qualified for the NCAA Championships earlier in the meet. It will mark Forys and Arastu's second straight trip to the national meet, which is slated for June 6-9 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Event Winners/U-M Finishers (Day 3)
Pole Vault 1. Hunter Hall, Virginia Tech 5.32m (17-5.50)Q 24. Jack Greenlee, U-M 5.17m (16-11.50) 4x400-meter Relay 1. LSU 3:03.20Q 8. MICHIGAN 3:06.15Q (Nick Neuman, Aaron Taylor, Matthew Campbell, Philip Washington) Q - qualified for the NCAA Championships
Contact: Whitney Dixon (734) 763-4423