Commodores off to solid start at Power Five Invitational

Feb. 2, 2018

Day 1 Results

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -
The Commodores claimed two top five finishes and several seasonal bests Friday during the first day of competition at the Power Five Invitational staged on the University of Michigan campus.

A fourth place by sophomore Becca Schulte in the 600-meter dash and a fifth by senior Megan Huebner in the 5,000-meter run represented the top individual finishes for the Commodores. Two more teammates notched seasonal-best performances in the opening day of competition from the U-M Indoor Track Building which opened this winter.

"We had some solid performances today, and we're looking forward to a good day of finals on the track and strong competition in field events tomorrow," head coach Steve Keith said.

On Saturday, the Commodores will feature Jenn Edobi in the 400 meters, pole vaulters Sarah Bell, Caleigh Lofstead, Kristen Denk and Margaret Ollinger, miler Kendall Derry, 800-meter runner Reagan Bustamante and jumper Sophia Falco.

Schulte narrowly missed joining the team's all-time top five in the 600 meters. Making her first collegiate start at the distance, Schulte was clocked in 1:33.74.

Huebner and sophomore teammate Mailin Struck ran fifth and seventh in the 5,000-meter run. They finished in 17:17.69 and 17:29.14, respectively, with Huebner cutting 12 seconds off her previous best at the distance this season.

Junior Ginger Hutton also posted a collegiate best at the mile, earning a third-place result in 4:59.95. The performance was nearly five seconds faster than her previous best indoor mile. Freshman Gillian Mortimer topped four teammates in the 3,000-meter run, finishing sixth in 10:02.65. The effort marked a new collegiate best for Mortimer.

Edobi participated in the 200 meters Friday, claiming the third fastest time of the day in 25.03. Two other sprinters, freshmen Sophia Falco and Regan Clay, posted 7.71 and 57.01 times in the 60 meters and 400 meters, respectively.

The Power Five Invitational will feature additional sections Saturday in several running events, including distances from 60 to 3,000 meters.

Official results from Day 1 of the Power Five Invitational:
    60 meters - 17. Sophia Falco 7.71
  200 meters - 3. Jenn Edobi 25.03
  400 meters - 3. Regan Clay 57.01
  600 meters - 4. Becca Schulte 1:33.74
  Mile - 3. Ginger Hutton 4:59.95. 10. Reagan Anderson 5:18.88. 11. Sara Tsai 5:23.06
  3,000 meters - 6. Gillian Mortimer, 10:02.65. 12. Devon Grisbaum 10:10.45. 13. Anna Grace Morgan 10:13.92. 15. Kacie Breeding 10:24.
  5,000 meters - 5. Megan Huebner 17:17.69. 7. Mailin Struck 17:29.14

The following Commodores are expected to compete Saturday:

Track Events 
  400 meters - Edobi
  800 meters - Reagan Bustamante
  Mile - Kendall Derry

Field Events 
  Long jump - Falco
  Pole Vault - Sarah Bell, Caleigh Lofstead, Kristen Denk, Margaret Ollinger
  Triple jump - Falco



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