May 2, 2014
Site: Irvine, Calif. (Anteater Stadium)
Event: UC Irvine Steve Scott Invitational (Day 1)
U-M Team Result: No team scoring
Next U-M Event: Saturday, May 3 -- at UC Irvine Steve Scott Invitational (Irvine, Calif.), 10 a.m. PDT
IRVINE, Calif. -- The University of Michigan women's track and field team finished top five in four different events on the opening day of the UC Irvine Steve Scott Invitational on Friday (May 2) at Anteater Stadium.
Freshman Corinne Florie (Mahopac, N.Y./Mahopac), the only track athlete in action today, paced the Maize and Blue with a runner-up finish in the 5,000-meter run in a time of 16:53.11.
Fifth-year senior Kiley Tobel (Commerce Twp., Mich./Walled Lake Western) cleared a season-best height in the pole vault of 4.10 meters (13-5.25) to finish in a tie for third place.
After fouling her first toss in the hammer throw, fifth-year senior Joanna Fleming (Grand Haven, Mich./Grand Haven) recorded a career-high mark of 54.22 meters (177-11) on her second throw. It proved to be her top throw of the day and good enough to take fourth overall.
Fifth-year senior Sara Nitz (Zeeland, Mich./Zeeland East) also registered a new personal record in the javelin, hitting a mark of 37.44 meters (122-10) to round out Michigan's top-five finishers in fifth place.
Freshman Aaron Howell (Farmington Hills, Mich./Farmington) was just shy of a top-five mark, jumping more than a foot farther than her pervious personal best in the long jump. Her mark of 5.74 meters (18-10) led her to a sixth-place finish.
Several Wolverines will be in action at UC Irvine again tomorrow (Saturday, May 3) for the second and final day of the Steve Scott Invitational, beginning at 10 a.m. PDT.
Contact: Whitney Dixon (firstname.lastname@example.org)