June 14, 2014
Site: Eugene, Ore. (Hayward Field)
Event: NCAA Outdoor Championships (Day 4)
U-M Team Result: Tie-44th Place (5 points)
Next U-M Event: Season Complete
EUGENE, Ore. -- The University of Michigan men's track and field team capped the 2014 outdoor season as junior/sophomore Mason Ferlic (St. Paul, Minn./Mounds Park Academy) turned in a fourth-place performance in the 3,000-meter steeplechase final on the last day of the NCAA Outdoor Championships on Saturday (June 14) at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field.
Ferlic sat toward the back of the 12-person pack for the first two laps and made an aggressive move on the third lap into fifth place. With three laps to go, he had moved into fourth place and remained there heading into the bell lap. He maintained his position and crossed the finish line in fourth place in a time of 8:39.84.
The 2013 Second Team All-American (13th) garnered All-America first team honors for the first time in his track career. He is the 12th runner in school history to earn All-America accolades in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.
With five points from Ferlic, the Wolverines finished tied for 44th place overall as a team, matching their finish from 2013.
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