April 19, 2014
Site: Raton Rouge, La. (Bernie Moore Track Stadium)
Event: LSU Alumni Gold
U-M Team Result: No Team Scoring
Next U-M Event
Thu-Sat., April 24-26 -- at Penn Relays (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Thu-Sat., April 24-26 -- at Hillsdale Relays (Hillsdale, Mich.)
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Sophomore sprinter Cindy Ofili (Ypsilanti, Mich./Ypsilanti) led a split squad of University of Michigan women's track and field team members at the LSU Alumni Gold meet held Saturday (April 19) at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium. Ofili set a career-best time in the 100-meter hurdles to finish fourth.
Ofili participated in three events at the LSU Alumni Gold, the 100-meter hurdles, 4x100 meter relay and the 200 meter dash. She placed fourth in the finals of the 100-meter hurdles (13.08 seconds) and 13th in the finals of the 200-meter dash (24.22 seconds). Her time in the hurdles set a career-best mark, eclipsing her previous mark of 13.30 seconds set in the finals at last season's Big Ten Championships (May 12, 2013).
Senior Erin Busbee (Cleveland, Ohio/Collinwood) finished third in the B section of the 100-meter hurdles with a career-best time of 13.66 seconds. She also competed in the long jump, placing fifth with a leap of 5.92 meters (19-05.25 feet).
Michigan will return to the track at the Penn Relays beginning Thursday, April 24.
N O T E S
Fifth-year senior Joanna Fleming had a seventh-place showing in the hammer throw. Her throw of 53.22 meters (174-07 feet) was 20 inches from equaling her career-best throw.
Junior Amanda Adwon (52.26m) and freshman Abby Grinnell (48.45m) set personal best marks in the hammer throw. Adwon placed 10th and Grinnell 15th in the event. Grinnell also set a career-best mark in the shot put with a toss of 13.94 meters (45-09.00 ft.).
Sophomore Maya Long finished eighth in the finals for the 400-meter dash (54.79 seconds). Her time was .09 off her career-best time set earlier this month (54.70) at the tri-meet with Virginia and California.
Freshman Paris Parnell finished ninth in the B section of the 100m dash with a career-best time of 12.59 seconds.
Freshman Sami Michell placed 12th in the B section of the 100m hurdles with a personal-best time of 14.12 seconds.
Michigan's 4x400 relay team consisting of Sami Michell, Maya Long, Emily Wee and Chinyere Onimo finished seventh with a time of 3:51.46.
Amanda Adwon -- Hammer Throw (171-05 ft. 52.26m)
Erin Busbee -- 100m Hurdles (13.66 seconds)
Abby Grinnell -- Hammer Throw (158-11 ft. 48.45m)
Abby Grinnell -- Shot Put (45-09.00 ft. 13.94m)
Sami Michell -- 100m Hurdles (14.12 seconds)
Cindy Ofili -- 100m Hurdles (13.08 seconds)
Paris Parnell -- 100m Dash (12.59 seconds)