June 13, 2014
Site: Eugene, Ore. (Hayward Field)
Event: NCAA Outdoor Championships (Day 3)
U-M Team Result: Tie-41st Place (3 points) after Day 3
Next U-M Event: Saturday, June 14 -- at NCAA Outdoor Championships - Day 4 (Eugene, Ore.), 12:30 p.m. PDT
EUGENE, Ore. -- Freshman Aaron Howell (Farmington Hills, Mich./Farmington) of the University of Michigan women's track and field team used a solid second day of competition in the heptathlon to finish in 16th place overall on the third day of the NCAA Outdoor Championships on Friday (June 13) at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field.
Howell was sitting in 21st place with 3,070 points after the first day and used today's three events to jump five spots into 16th place overall with 5,294 points. She began the day by matching her personal-best mark in the long jump, hitting 5.74 meters (18-10) on her first attempt, to improve to 18th place.
In the javelin, her second throw of 39.33 meters (129-0) proved to be the best of three and bumped her up one more spot into 17th going into the final event. She clocked a time of 2:21.83 to finish 11th in the 800-meter run and help her secure the final All-America second team slot in 16th place.
Howell was one of four freshmen competing in the heptathlon, including the overall NCAA champion, Kendall Williams of Georgia (5,854 points).
Junior Brook Handler (Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester) will represent the Wolverines in the 1,500-meter run final on the last day of competition tomorrow (Saturday, June 14) at 2:29 p.m. PDT. The championships will be live on ESPNU from 2-4 p.m. PDT tomorrow.
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