July 24, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Junior/sophomore Mason Ferlic (St. Paul, Minn./Mounds Park Academy) of the University of Michigan men's track and field team has been selected to represent Team USA in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the North American, Central America, & Caribbean (NACAC) U-23 Championships, which will run from Aug. 8-10 in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. Ferlic's race will take place on Sunday, Aug. 10, at 11:35 a.m. PST (2:35 p.m. EST).
Ferlic was one of two steeplechasers selected to compete in that event for Team USA. Ferlic and the 87 other U.S. athletes (male and female) chosen to compete will be joined by athletes from 24 other countries in North America, Central America and the Caribbean.
John Gondak, the interim head coach at Penn State, will lead Ferlic and the rest of Team USA's distance contingent.
Ferlic finished third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and fifth in the 5,000-meter run at this year's Big Ten Outdoor Championships. He qualified to run the steeplechase and 5,000-meter run at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds, where he advanced to the national meet in the steeple. Ferlic capped the 2014 season as a first team All-American in the 3,000-meter steeplechase after running to a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Contact: Whitney Dixon