April 27, 2013
Site: Des Moines, Iowa (Drake Stadium)
Event: Drake Relays (Day 2 of 2)
Michigan Result: No Team Scoring
Next U-M Event: Thu-Fri., May 2-3 -- at Toledo Invitational (Toledo, Ohio), 1 p.m./11a.m.
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The University of Michigan women's track and field team was represented by freshman Cindy Ofili (Ypsilanti, Mich./Huron) in the 100-meter hurdles and senior triple jumper Ada Unachukwu (Morganville, N.J./Marlboro) on the final day of the Drake Relays on Saturday (April 27) at Drake Stadium.
On the opening day (Friday, April 26), Ofili ran the fastest time in the 100-meter hurdles prelims to automatically qualify for the finals today, when she took fourth in the time of 13.56. Unachukwu placed 13th in the triple jump with a mark of 12.09 meters (39-8).
Junior Erin Busbee (Cleveland, Ohio/Collinwood) highlighted the field events on Friday, finishing fourth in the long jump with a career best of 6.08 meters (19-11.50), which currently ranks fourth in the Big Ten. Senior Erin Pendleton (Lindsey, Ohio/Woodmore) secured a fifth-place finish in the discus with a throw of 52.03 meters (170-8).
The Wolverines will wrap up the regular season next week at the Toledo Invitational on Thursday and Friday (May 2-3).
Event Winners/U-M Finishers (Day 2)
100-meter Hurdles (Final) 1. Janice Jackson, Texas-El Paso 13.26 4. Cindy Ofili, U-M 13.56 Triple Jump 1. Mara Griva, Nebraska 13.50m (44-3.50) 13. Ada Unachukwu, U-M 12.09m (39-8)
Contact: Whitney Dixon (734) 763-4423