Weekly Release #9
Upcoming Schedule
Fri-Sat., March 9-10 -- at NCAA Indoor Championships (Fayetteville, Ark.)
End of indoor season

This Week: Jazwinski Travels to NCAA Indoor Meet
The Michigan women's track and field team will send senior Katie Jazwinski (Grand Rapids, Mich./West Catholic HS) to the NCAA Indoor Championships this weekend (March 9-10) in Fayetteville, Ark. Jazwinski will participate in the 5,000-meter run, in where she is currently ranked 15th in the nation (as of March 5) with her time of 16:30.18. She may also compete in the 3,000-meter run, in which she is ranked 17th in the NCAA with a time of 9:27.47. The finals of the 5,000 are Friday (March 9) at 7:20 p.m. CST, while the 3,000 is scheduled for 7:25 p.m. CST on Saturday (March 10).

NCAA Indoor History
Michigan has had two top-10 team finishes at the NCAA Indoor Championships since 1994. The Wolverines' highest finish was in 1998, when the Maize and Blue came in fifth in the nation. Michigan has won three NCAA indoor events since 1994, including the distance medley relay twice (1994, '98). Here is the breakdown of U-M's NCAA Indoor Champions:

1994 Courtney Babcock, Molly McClimon,    
  Richelle Webb, Kristine Westerby
Distance medley relay
1998 Lisa Ouellet, Sarah Hamilton,
  Adrienne Hunter, Katie McGregor
Distance medley relay
1998    Katie McGregor 3,000-meter run

Last Week: Alex Wilson Invitational
Michigan took a partial squad to the Alex Wilson Invitational (March 3) in South Bend, Ind., for its final meet of the season prior to the NCAA Indoor Championships. Senior Regine Caruthers (Inglewood, Calif./St. Bernard HS) had U-M's best finish on the day with a second-place showing in the 400-meter dash and a season-best time of 55.09. Ursula Taylor (Edwardsburg, Mich./Edwardsburg HS) added a sixth-place finish in the 800-meter run with a personal-best time of 2:10.50

Leading the Way
Katie Jazwinski leads the U-M squad with five individual wins during the 2001 indoor season. Teyonna Simpson (Fremont, Calif./Mission San Jose HS) is second with four titles. Tasha Phillips (Sarasota, Fla./Booker HS), Adrena Williams (Berkeley, Calif./James Logan HS) and Regine Caruthers are tied with three victories this season. Rachel Sturtz (Traverse, Mich./Traverse HS), Ursula Taylor, April Phillips (Fraser, Mich./Fraser HS) and Nicole DeNamur (Algoma, Wis./Algoma HS) have won two individual events thus far during the indoor season for a well-balanced Wolverine attack. Williams, who won two events in the same meet (Red Simmons, Jan. 20), is the only Wolverine to pull off the trick.

Staying Perfect
Katie Jazwinski is the only Wolverine perfect in an event this season, as she won the mile twice (Feb. 3 and Feb. 17) in her only two appearances.

Contact: Steve Grialou (734) 763-4423