April 19, 2014
Site: Norwalk, Calif. (Cerritos College)
Event: Beach Invitational
U-M Team Result: No Team Scoring
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NORWALK, Calif. -- A smaller field of competitors from the University of Michigan women's track and field team participated at the Beach Invitational today (Saturday April 19) at Cerritos College. The Wolverines had eight of the 11 student-athletes set personal marks in today's competition.
Sophomore Danielle Pfeifer (Cincinnati, Ohio/McAuley) won the invitational flight of the 800-meter run with a career-best mark of 2:06.82. Junior/sophomore Devon Hoppe (Newport Beach, Calif./Corona Del Mar) finished two spots behind Pfeifer in third place with a personal-best mark of 2:07.57.
Running in the invitational flight for the 1,500 meter, junior/sophomore Shannon Osika (Waterford, Mich./Mott) finished second with a personal-best time of 4:19.20. Osika was a little more than a second behind the winner, Brenda Flores of Corre A.C. Osika's time eclipsed her previous mark of 4:20.62 (April 20, 2013).
Freshman Jamie Morrissey (Rochester, Mich./Rochester Adams) and sophomore/freshman Gina McNamara (Northville, Mich./Northville) won their sections of 800-meter run, with Morrissey finishing 16th among the 140 competitors in the event. Morrissey posted a time of 2:11.44, while McNamara lowered her best time by running 2:12.99.
In the final event of the day for the Wolverines, fifth-year senior Kiley Tobel (Commerce Township, Mich./Walled Lake Western) tied for seventh in the pole vault. Tobel cleared 3.81 meters (12-06.00 feet).
N O T E S
Jamie Morrissey finished 11th in the invitational flight of the 1,500-meter run with a career-best time of 4:32.39.
Junior/sophomore Laura Addison finished ninth in the sectional competition of the 1,500-meter run with a personal best time of 4:32.06. She trimmed more than 3.5 seconds off her time set in the tri-meet with Virginia and California (April 5, 2014).
Laura Addison -- 1,500m Run (4:32.06 seconds)
Jami Hill -- 800m Run (2:15.67 seconds)
Devon Hoppe -- 800m Run (2:07.57 seconds)
Gina McNamara -- 800m Run (2:12.99 seconds)
Jamie Morrissey -- 1,500m Run (4:32.39 seconds)
Courtney Munley -- 800m Run (2:14.37 seconds)
Shannon Osika -- 1,500m Run (4:19.20 seconds)
Danielle Pfeifer -- 800m Run (2:06.82 seconds)