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Women's Track & Field Spotlight: Erin Finn
Last Updated: July 23, 2015
At Michigan ... School record holder in the indoor 5,000-meter run (15:52.11), outdoor 5,000-meter run (15:26.08) and outdoor 10,000-meter run (32:41.65) ... Became the first Wolverine in history to earn All-American status in both the outdoor 5,000m and 10,000m runs ... Three-time USTFCCCA All-American -- 2014 Indoor (Second Team 5,000m), 2014 Outdoor (First Team, 10,000m), 2015 Outdoor (First Team, 5,000m) ... Four-time Big Ten champion at the 5,000m (in/out; 2014) and 10,000m (out; 2014-15) distances ... Big Ten Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year, Freshman of the Year and Athlete of the Championships (2014) ... Big Ten Indoor Track Freshman of the Year (2014) ... Two-time All-Big Ten first team (2014 indoor and outdoor) ... Michigan Female Rookie of the Year (2014) ... MGoBlue.com Awards Female Freshman of the Year (2014) ... Two-time USTFCCCA All-Academic (2014, '15) ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2015) ... Two-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award winner (2014, 2015).
Sophomore (2015) ... Became the first Wolverine in history to earn All-American status in both the outdoor 5,000m and 10,000m runs ... Successfully defended her 10,000m run title at the Big Ten Championships (May 17) ... Outdoor ... At the NCAA Championships, claimed fifth place in the 5,000m run in 15:43.97 ... At the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds (May 28-30), Ran 15:58:64 in the 5,000m race ... Defended her 10,000m title at the Big Ten Championships (May 15-17) with a time of 33:54.85, more than a 20-second victory; also finished third in the 5,000m run running 16:14.27 ... Ran 15:32.88, then the season's fastest time by any Wolverine, to finish 19th in a professional-riddled field at the Payton Jordan Invitational (May 2) ... Was the runner-up (15:41.80) in the 5,000m race at UVA Challenge (April 17-18) in her season debut in the event ... Made her season debut at the CAL-UVA Tri Meet (April 3-4) as the runner-up in the 3,000m race, running 9:24.55 ... Indoor ... Did not compete ...
Freshman (2014) ... Two-time All-American -- first team (outdoor 10,000m), second team (indoor 5,000m) ... Three-time Big Ten champion -- indoor and outdoor 5,000m and outdoor 10,000-meter run ... Big Ten Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year, Freshman of the Year and Athlete of the Championships ... Big Ten Indoor Track Freshman of the Year ... Two-time All-Big Ten first team ... Michigan Female Rookie of the Year ... MGoBlue.com Awards Female Freshman of the Year (2014) ...USTFCCCA All-Academic... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award winner ... Outdoor ... At the NCAA Outdoor Championships (June 11-14), finished sixth in the 10,000-meter run (32:50.14) to earn All-America first team honors ... At the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds (May 29-31), won the 10,000-meter run (33:13.46), running the top time between the east and west regions to qualify for the NCAA Championships ... At the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 16-18), won the 5,000- (15:48.90) and 10,000-meter run (32:41.65) titles, setting Big Ten meet records in both events ... At the Payton Jordan Invitational (May 4), finished 13th overall and second among collegians in Section 1 of the 5,000-meter run (15:26.08) ... At the Mt. SAC Relays (April 18), finished seventh in the Invite Elite Division of the 5,000-meter run (15:52.11) ... At the Raleigh Relays (March 28-29), finished 12th in the invitational 1,500-meter run (4:29.08) ... Indoor ... At the NCAA Indoor Championships (March 14-15), finished 12th in the 5,000-meter run (16:52.10) ... At the Big Ten Indoor Championships (Feb. 28-March1), won the 5,000-meter run title, setting a new school record and SPIRE Institute record (15:52.11) and finished second in the 3,000-meter run (9:12.59) -- named Big Ten Indoor Freshman of the Year for her performance ... At the SPIRE Invitational (Feb. 14-15), won the 5,000-meter run (15:57.32) ... At the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational (Feb. 7-8), finished ninth in the mile run (4:45.54) ... At the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (Jan. 18), won the 3,000-meter run (9:15.82, 9:11.10#).
Prep ... Graduated from West Bloomfield High School (2013) ... National Honor Society ... National AP Scholar ... National Merit Semifinalist ... AP Scholar with Distinction ... Graduated Summa Cum Laude ... Spanish Club ... Interact Club Treasurer ... Cross Country ... Two-time state champion (2011, '12) ... Finished fourth at MHSAA state meet in 2010 ... Three-time Oakland County champion (2010, '11, '12) ... Runner up at 2013 USATF Junior Cross Country Nationals, earning All-America honors (2013) ...Two-time Foot Locker Cross Country Championship finalist, earning All-America honors, finishing seventh in 2010 and second in 2011 ... As member of Team USA: 2013 North America, Central America & Caribbean (NACAC) Cross Country Junior Champion; Finished 34th at IAAF World Cross Country Championships; Competed in 2012 Bupa Great Edinburgh Run ... Track & Field ... MHSAA 3,200-meter state champion (2012) ... MHSAA 3,200-meter state runner up (2011) ... Five-time New Balance Nationals All-American: 2013 New Balance Indoor Nationals 5,000m runner up ... 2013 New Balance Outdoor Nationals 5,000m runner up ... 2012 New Balance Indoor Nationals 5,000m champion ... 2010 New Balance Outdoor Nationals -- runner up in 5,000m and sixth-place finisher in two mile ... Finished fourth at USATF Outdoor Junior Nationals in 5,000m (2012).
Personal ... Majoring in Biochemistry ... Born November 19, 1994 ... Daughter of Jeffrey and Lori Finn ... Personal Notes ... Mother, Lori Finn, played basketball at Alma College (1983-84) ... Other Sports Played ... Competed in swimming and diving as a sophomore.
Collegiate Personal Bests
$ = School Record
# = Converted Time
|3,000m (I)||9:11.10# (9:15.82)||1-18-14|
|5,000m (I)||15:52.11 $||3-1-14|
|5,000m (O)||15:26.08 $||5-4-14|
|10,000m (O)||32:41.65 $||5-16-14|
High School Personal Bests:
800m -- 2:18.16 (outdoor)
1,600m -- 4:45 (outdoor)
3,200m -- 10:17 (indoor)
3,200m -- 10:07 (outdoor)
5,000m -- 16:18 (indoor)
5,000m -- 16:41.33 (outdoor)
Mile -- 4:46 (outdoor)
Two Mile -- 10:08 (indoor)
5K -- 17:07.90 (cross country)
6K -- 20:48.60 (cross country)