Handler Runs to All-America Status in NCAA 1,500m Final
Brook Handler

June 14, 2014

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Site: Eugene, Ore. (Hayward Field)
Event: NCAA Outdoor Championships (Day 4)
U-M Team Result: Tie-37th Place (6 points)
Next U-M Event: Season Complete

EUGENE, Ore. -- The University of Michigan women's track and field team wrapped up the 2014 outdoor season as junior Brook Handler (Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester) placed sixth and clinched First Team All-America status in the 1,500-meter run on the final day of the NCAA Outdoor Championships on Saturday (June 14) at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field.

The 12-person field went out conservatively, hitting the 700-meter mark at 2:08. Handler sat near the back through the first 800 meters and made an aggressive move on the outside with 600 meters to go and was in fourth place heading into the bell lap. Two runners slipped past her on the final straightaway, and she finished in sixth place at 4:20.45.

Michigan has now had First Team All-America runners in the 1,500-meter run in each of the last two years, as Handler joins Amanda Eccleston, who took fifth a year ago. Overall, nine Wolverines have earned NCAA All-America first team status in the 1,500-meter run in program history.

With three points apiece from Handler and freshman Erin Finn (West Bloomfield, Mich./West Bloomfield) in the 10,000-meter run, the Wolverines finished the meet tied for 37th place overall with six points.

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Contact: Whitney Dixon (whitdix@umich.edu)