Ofili, Smith Qualify for Hurdle Final on Day One of Meyo Invite
Cindy Ofili

Feb. 1, 2013

Site: South Bend, Ind. (Loftus Center)
Event: Notre Dame Meyo Invitational (Day 1)
U-M Team Result: No team scoring
Next U-M Event: Saturday, Feb. 2 -- at Notre Dame Meyo Invitational - Day 2 (South Bend, Ind.), 10 a.m.

Event Winners/U-M Finishers (Day 1)

60-meter Dash (Prelims)
 1. Asia Cooper, Mississippi                  7.50q
 3. Cindy Ofili, U-M                          7.59q
17. Ada Unachukwu, U-M                        7.82
60-meter dash (Semifinals)
 1. Tamika Robinson, Unattached               7.51Q
 7. Cindy Ofili, U-M                          7.66
5,000-meter Run
 1. Gina Valgoi, Loyola (Ill.)            16:15.00
 8. Lindsey Hilton, U-M                   16:47.25
33. Anna Pasternak, U-M                   17:32.04
60-meter Hurdles (Prelims)
 1. Jade Barber, Notre Dame                   8.32q
 4. Amber Smith, U-M                          8.44q
 7. Cindy Ofili, U-M                          8.56q
10. Erin Busbee, U-M                          8.70q
60-meter Hurdles (Semifinals)
 1. Cindy Ofili, U-M                          8.26Q
 3. Amber Smith, U-M                          8.35Q
10. Erin Busbee, U-M                          8.73
High Jump
 1. Michelle Kinsella, Louisville             1.78m (5-10.25)
12. Sara Nitz, U-M                            1.63m (5-4.25)
Weight Throw
 1. Felisha Johnson, Indiana State           20.81m (68-3.25)
24. Amanda Adwon, U-M                        14.51m (47-7.25)
31. Elly Mioduszewski, U-M                   11.52m (37-9.50)
--  Joanna Fleming, U-M                         ND
Pole Vault
--  Claire Tewksbury, U-M                       NH
--  Victoria Wesley, U-M                        NH
Q qualified for finals
q qualified for semifinals


Cindy Ofili -- 60m Hurdles (8.26)
Amber Smith -- 60m Hurdles (8.35)
Lindsey Hilton -- 5,000m Run (16:47.25)


• Michigan competed in the Meyo Invitational for the 11th straight season.

Cindy Ofili (8.26) and Amber Smith (8.35) each ran career-best times in the 60-meter hurdle semifinals to qualify for Saturday's (Feb. 2) final at 2:50 p.m. Smith finished third in the 60-meter hurdles (8.55) at last year's Meyo Invitational. Ofili's time of 8.26 currently ranks 11th in the nation and first in the Big Ten.

Contact: Whitney Dixon (734) 763-4423