March 3, 2012
Sites: Loftus Center (South Bend, Ind.), Rector Field House (Blacksburg, Va.)
Events: Alex Wilson Invitational (Day 2 of 2), Virginia Tech Qualifier
U-M Team Result: No Team Scoring
Next U-M Event: Fri-Sat., March 9-10 -- at NCAA Indoor Championships (Boise, Idaho), 10 a.m./10:30 a.m. MST
SOUTH BEND, Ind./BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Members of the University of Michigan women's track and field team competed at the Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational on Saturday (March 3) at the Loftus Center, vying for a spot in the NCAA Indoor Championships. Meanwhile, junior/sophomore Kiley Tobel (Commerce Twp., Mich./Walled Lake Western) was at Virginia Tech Qualifier at the Rector Field House.
At Notre Dame, junior Rebecca Addison (Spring Lake, Mich./Grand Haven) was Michigan's top finisher , clocking a time of 2:04.87 in the 800-meter run to take fourth, just .37 seconds shy of the NCAA automatic qualifying time. Fellow junior Jillian Smith (Manahawkin, N.J./Southern Regional) finished on Addison's heals in fifth with a time of 2:05.01.
In the mile run, freshman Shannon Osika (Waterford, Mich./Mott) took 13th with a time of 4:45.30, while fellow freshman Brook Handler (Rochester, Mich./Rochester) placed 16th in 4:47.40.
On Friday (March 2), freshman Ellen Junewick (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Eastern) was the lone Wolverine performer, placing 13th in the 5,000-meter run (16:55.80).
At Virginia Tech, Tobel finished runner-up, clearing a height of 4.09 meters (13-5.00).
The NCAA qualifying field will be announced this week for the national championship meet, which will be held on March 9-10 in Boise, Idaho.
Event Winners/U-M Finishers
Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational (Day 2)
1. Molly Beckwith, Saucony 2:02.61*
4. Rebecca Addison, U-M 2:04.87
5. Jillian Smith, U-M 2:05.01
1. Aisha Praught, Illinois State 4:37.77
13. Shannon Osika, U-M 4:45.30
16. Brook Handler, U-M 4:47.40
Virginia Tech Qualifier
1. Kat Majester, Unattached 4.24m (13-11.00)
2. Kiley Tobel, U-M 4.09m (13-5.00)
* NCAA automatic-qualifying mark
Day 1 Results
Contact: Whitney Dixon (734) 763-4423