Smith Earns Spot in 60m Hurdle Final on First Day of Meyo Invitational
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Feb. 4, 2012

Site: South Bend, Ind. (Loftus Center)
Event: Meyo Invitational (Day 1 of 2)
U-M Team Result: No Team Scoring
Next U-M Event:
Saturday, Feb. 4 -- at Notre Dame Meyo Invitational - Day 2 (South Bend, Ind.), 10 a.m.

Event Winners/U-M Finishers (Day 1)

Long Jump
 1. Leah Eber, Purdue                  6.47m (21-3.25)
10. Erin Busbee, U-M                   5.78m (18-11.75)
42. Liz Sherzer, U-M                   4.51m (14-9.75)
    
60-meter Hurdles (Prelims)
 1. Kaila Barber, Notre Dame           8.44q
 3. Amber Smith, U-M                   8.61q
20. Tofunmi Akeredolu, U-M             9.06
35. Liz Sherzer, U-M                   9.70
--  Erin Busbee, U-M                    DNS
    
60-meter Dash (Prelims)
 1. Chimerem Okoroji, Minnesota        7.55q
20. Ada Unachukwu, U-M                 7.77
21. Charlotte Cahill, U-M              7.78
    
Weight Throw 
 1. Felisha Johnson, Indiana State    20.69m (67-10.00)
 6. Emily Pendleton, U-M              17.67m (57-11.00)
16. Erin Pendleton, U-M               16.45m (53-11.00)
33. Kari Prena, U-M                   14.47m (47-5.00)
    
5,000-meter Run
 1. Becky Wade, Rice               16:21.81
 7. Megan Weschler, U-M            16:48.76
32. Nicola Hallenborg, U-M         18:05.17
37. Erica Crane, U-M               18:14.27
40. Courtney Clancy, U-M           18:31.18
--  Alex Leptich                         DNF
    
High Jump
 1. Ke'Airra Jones                     1.78m (5-10.00)
23. Brianna Jenkins, U-M               1.65m (5-5.00)
--  Tofunmi Akeredolu, U-M               NH
    
Distance Medley Relay
1. MICHIGAN                        11:04.30
  (Shannon Osika, Brittani Williams,
   Jillian Smith, Rebecca Addison)
    
1,000-meter Run
 1. Emily Frydrych, Notre Dame      2:48.94
22. Chloe Prince, U-M               2:58.41
--  Ariel Dempsey, U-M                  DNS
    
500-meter Dash
 1. Shaniqua McGinnis, Ohio State   1:11.84
25. Chinyere Onimo, U-M             1:17.56



N O T E S

• Michigan competed in the Meyo Invitational for the 10th consecutive year.

• Sophomore Amber Smith ran a time of 8.61 to finish third in the 60-meter hurdle prelims and qualify for tomorrow's final at 2:40 p.m.

Megan Weschler (16:48.76, 7th), Nicola Hallenborg (18:05.17; 32nd), Erica Crane (18:14.27; 37th) and Courtney Clancy (18:31.18; 40th) each ran the 5,000-meter run for the first time in their careers.

Chinyere Onimo competed in the 500-meter dash for the first time in her career (1:17.56, 25th).

Chloe Prince competed in the 1,000-meter run for the first time in her career (2.58.41; 22nd).

Contact: Whitney Dixon (734) 763-4423

   

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