July 17, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Freshman Erin Finn (West Bloomfield, Mich./West Bloomfield) of the University of Michigan women's track and field team has been selected to represent Team USA in the 5,000-meter run at the North American, Central America and Caribbean (NACAC) U-23 Championships, which will run from Aug. 8-10 in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. Finn's race will take place on Sunday, Aug. 10, at 10:30 a.m. PST (1:30 p.m. EST).
Finn was one of two 5,000-meter runner selected to compete in that event for Team USA. Finn and the 87 other U.S. athletes (male and female) chosen to compete will be joined by athletes from 24 other countries in North America, Central America and the Caribbean.
Finn and the rest of the Team USA distance contingent will be coached by two-time Olympian Khadevis Robinson, who is currently an assistant coach at LSU.
During her freshman campaign as a Wolverine, Finn ran her way to four individual Big Ten titles, winning the conference cross country title, the indoor 5,000-meter crown, as well as the outdoor 5,000- and 10,000-meter titles. She became a three-time All-American, including a first team honoree in cross country and outdoor track (6th, 10,000m). She also set school records in the indoor and outdoor 5,000-meter run and outdoor 10,000-meter run, as well as Big Ten meet record in the outdoor 5,000- and 10,000-meter run.
She garnered several athlete of the year honors, including Big Ten Cross Country Athlete and Freshman of the Year, Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Freshman of the Year, and Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Year, Freshman of the Year and Athlete of the Championships. She was the first runner in Big Ten history to receive all three conference outdoor awards. She was also recognized by the NCAA Great Lakes Region as its Athlete of the Year.
Contact: Whitney Dixon