May 3, 2014
Site: Irvine, Calif. (Anteater Stadium)
Event: UC Irvine Steve Scott Invitational (Day 2)
Michigan Result: No team scoring
Next U-M Event: Sunday, May 4 -- at Payton Jordan Invitational (Palo Alto, Calif.), Noon PDT
IRVINE, Calif. -- Sophomore Cindy Ofili (Ypsilanti, Mich./Huron) paced the 20th-ranked University of Michigan women's track and field team, as she recorded three personal-best times and won a pair of events on the final day of the UC Irvine Steve Scott Invitational on Saturday (May 3) at Anteater Stadium.
Ofili recorded personal-best times in the 100-meter dash (11.59), 200-meter dash (23.62) and 100-meter hurdles (13.07), en route to winning the hurdles and 200-meter dash. She also finished as the top collegiate runner and second overall in the 100-meter dash.
Fifth-year senior Sara Nitz (Zeeland, Mich./Zeeland East) highlighted the field events, winning the high jump after clearing the bar at 1.70 meters (5-7).
Sophomore Maya Long (Ann Arbor, Mich./Huron) finished fourth in the 400-meter dash, running a collegiate-best time of 54.57.
Junior/sophomore Laura Addison (Spring Lake, Mich./Grand Haven) had a career-best day in the 1,500-meter run, crossing the line at 4:29.25 to finish fourth.
In the throwing events, senior/junior Elly Mioduszewski (Dexter, Mich./Dexter) grabbed a runner-up finish in the shot put with a career-best heave of 13.79 meters (45-3), while freshman Abby Grinnell (Sherwood, Ohio/Fairview) placed fifth with a mark of 13.24 meters (43-5.25). Earlier in the day, Grinnell threw a personal-best mark of 43.43 meters (142-6) to place sixth in the discus.
Ofili, freshman Sami Michell (Reed City, Mich./(Reed City), junior Chinyere Onimo (Ypsilanti, Mich./Huron) and Long teamed up in the 4x400-meter relay to finish fourth in a season-best time of 3:46.82, to round out U-M's top five performances.
A group of Wolverine distance runners, as well as one long jumper, will be in action tomorrow (Sunday, May 4) at the Payton Jordan Invitational at Stanford's Cobb Track & Angell Field, starting at noon PDT.
Cindy Ofili -- 100m (11.59)
Maya Long -- 400m (54.57)
Cindy Ofili -- 100m Hurdles (13.07)
Laura Addison -- 1,500m (4:29.25)
Elly Mioduszewski -- Shot Put (13.79m, 45-3)
Abby Grinnell -- Discus (43.43m, 142-6)
Contact: Whitney Dixon