June 6, 2012
Site: Des Moines, Iowa (Drake Stadium)
Event: NCAA Outdoor Championships (Day 1 of 4)
U-M Team Result: No Team Score
Next U-M Event: Thursday, June 7 -- at NCAA Outdoor Championships - Day 2 (Des Moines, Iowa), 6:30 p.m. CDT
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Fifth-year senior Emily Pendleton (Lindsey, Ohio/Woodmore) and junior/sophomore Kiley Tobel (Commerce Twp., Mich./Walled Lake Western) each earned second team All-America honors for the University of Michigan women's track and field team on the first day of the NCAA Outdoor Championships on Wednesday (June 6) at Drake University's Drake Stadium.
Pendleton completed her career at Michigan finishing 12th in the discus to earn All-America second team honors. Her toss of 52.79 meters (173-2) came on her first attempt. San Diego State's Whitney Ashley won the event with a mark of 59.99 meters (196-10).
Tobel cleared 4.15 meters (13-7.25) on her second attempt before failing to get over the bar at 4.20 meters (13-9.25) on all three attempts. Her vault was good enough for 10th place, an eight-spot improvement from the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships, to join Pendleton on the All-America second team list. Stanford's Katerina Stefanidi won the national title with a new NCAA meet record of 4.45 meters (14-7.25).
Junior/sophomore Jillian Smith (Manahawkin, N.J./Southern Regional) will be in action tomorrow (Thursday, June 7), competing in the 1,500-meter run semifinals at 6:30 p.m. CDT. The top five athletes in each of the two heats, plus the next two best times, will advance to the finals on Saturday (June 9).
Event Winners/U-M Finishers (Day 1)
Discus 1. Whitney Ashley, San Diego State 59.99m (196-10) 12. Emily Pendleton, U-M 52.79m (173-2) Pole Vault 1. Katerina Stefanidi, Stanford 4.45m (14-7.25)M 10. Kiley Tobel 4.15m (13-7.25) M - NCAA Meet Record
Contact: Whitney Dixon (734) 763-4423