Michigan Adds Two Distance Runners to 2012 Recruiting Class

April 12, 2011

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan men's track and field assistant coach and men's cross country head coach Alex Gibby announced on Tuesday (April 12) the signing of distance runners Mason Ferlic (Maplewood, Minn./Mounds Park Academy) and Jeff Sattler (Byron Center, Mich./Byron Center) to National Letters of Intent for the upcoming season. Ferlic and Sattler will run both cross country and track and field at Michigan, beginning in the 2012 season.

"Both of these young men have just started to have real success in the distance races and have shown the ability to get considerably better at the collegiate level," Gibby said. "I look forward to working with them over the coming years and seeing them progress at Michigan."

Ferlic is a Minnesota Single-A state champion in cross country and in the 3,200-meter run. He placed ninth at the NXH Heartland Regional and has career-best times of 4:21.86 in the 1,600-meter run and 9:27.62 in the 3,200-meter run.

Sattler won the Michigan state championship in the 1,600-meter run last season, running a top time of 4:16.35. He was also a Division II All-State selection in cross country. He is from the same hometown and attends the same high school as current signee Derek Sievers (Byron Center, Mich./Byron Center).

Ferlic and Sattler puts Michigan's 2012 recruiting at six members, joining previous signees Sievers, Brad Bolton (Lake Forest, Calif./El Toro), Scott Albaugh (Waterford, Mich./Waterford Mott) and Philip Washington III (West Bloomfield, Mich./West Bloomfield).

U-M Inks Four to National Letters of Intent (Feb. 15, 2011)

Contact: Brad Rudner (734) 763-4423