Maize Team Prevails at Inaugural Joi Smith Intrasquad
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Dec. 2, 2011

Complete Results

Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (U-M Indoor Track Building)
Event: Michigan Joi Smith Intrasquad
Score: Maize 314.5, Blue 289.5
Next U-M Event:
Saturday, Jan. 7 -- at Michigan Woman's Open (U-M Indoor Track Building), 10 a.m.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan women's track and field team hosted the inaugural Joi Smith Intrasquad meet on Friday (Dec. 2) at the U-M Indoor Track Building. The Maize team earned the victory over the Blue team by a score of 314.5-289.5.

The meet was named in honor of former Wolverine Joi Smith, who lost her battle with cancer on Nov. 17, 2007. Michigan was split into two squads, Maize and Blue, and sported the appropriate colored t-shirts that read "Wings of Joi" on the front and "100%" on the back -- Joi's teammates and coaches remember her as a student-athlete who always gave 100 percent, on and off the track.

Throughout the event, the team collected canned good items from fans in attendance to donate to a local homeless shelter and the Salvation Army.

Prior to the meet, the team held a Kids Clinic for local children ages 4-12. Twenty-five kids participated in a series of track and field events with instruction from U-M coaches and student-athletes.

The Wolverines will officially kick off the 2012 indoor track and field season on Jan. 7 at 10 a.m. when they host the Michigan Women's Open at the U-M Indoor Track Building.



Intrasquad Roster

Maize Team
Laura Addison
Amanda Adwon
Tofunmi Akeredolu
Dana Carey
Ariel Dempsey
Chloe Gilbert
Nicola Hallenborg
Bernease Herman
Shelby Hines
Morgan McNeil
Chelsey Miller
Sara Nitz
Taylor Nye
Anna Pasternak
Megan Pearson
Emily Pendleton
Kari Prena
Chloe Prince
Liz Sherzer
Amber Smith
Ada Unachukwu
Tori Wesley
Alex Williams

Coaches
Rebecca Addison
Brook Handler
Ellen Junewick
Alex Mathews
Alicia Patterson
Taylor Pogue
Megan Weschler
Blue Team
Morgan Bailey
Auriel Bell
Meg Bellino
Asia Body
Erin Busbee
Charlotte Cahill
Michaela Carnegie
Courtney Clancy
Erica Crane
Lauren Drayton
Joanna Fleming
Devon Hoppe
Brianna Jenkins
Alex Keyser
Meghan Lark
Allison Liske
Erica Marcos
Taylor Moore-Willis
Chinyere Onimo
Erin Pendleton
Nicole Prince
Julian Purvis
Kiley Tobel
Molly Tortolani
Megan Vitale
Brittani Williams

Coaches
Monica Barnes
Lindsey Hilton
Alex Leptich
Samantha Miller
Mary Grace Pellegrini
Jillian Smith

Contact: Whitney Dixon (734) 763-4423

   

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