Michigan men win Simmons-Harvey invite behind school record, results top B1G
// Kyle Terwillegar
Site: Ann Arbor, Michigan (UM indoor runway building)
Event: Simmons-Harvey Invitation
Unified Messaging result: 1st of 4 teams (164 points)
Next UM event: Saturday, Jan. 22 — host, Michigan Invitational (UM Indoor Track Building), 11 a.m.
• Complete results (PDF)
ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan men’s track team flexed its muscles with several Big Ten-leading performances on Saturday, January 15 as the Wolverines decisively won the Simmons-Harvey Invitational tag team title at their home building. indoor athletics.
Miles Brown broke the school record in the 600 yards to take the conference lead, Joshua Zeller posted successive Big Ten leaders in the 60-meter hurdles preliminaries and finals, Cassidy Henshaw made high jump history with seven-foot performance and 400-meter specialist Dubem Amene descended in the 200 meters and showed his raw speed with a conference leader in this event before anchoring a dramatic victory in the Big Ten-style 4×400 relay meet final.
Those performances were at the forefront of many efforts that gave the Wolverines 164 points that day, well ahead of second-placed Michigan State with 117, third-placed Indiana with 111 and fourth-placed Notre Dame at 45.
Overall, Michigan has won titles in eight different events on the 15-event schedule.
In only his second individual race as a Wolverine, Brown won the school record at 600 meters. Trailing on the final lap, he came from behind over the final 200 meters and crossed the line in 1:16.98, eclipsing the previous school record of 1:17.33 set there ago. 21 years old by Jeremy Schneider.
Brown’s effort is No. 3 in the NCAA and No. 8 in the world for the 2022 indoor season.
Teammate Cole Johnson took second in the final yards to go home in 1:17.98 for the second fastest time in the conference, a top-10 performance nationally and third on the list of all time Michigan.
After coming within 0.02 seconds of the 2021 Big Ten Indoor title in the 60-meter hurdles a year ago, Zeller is establishing himself as the man to beat in 2022. After dropping 7.83 seconds to lead the conference in the preliminaries, he was even faster in the final at 7.76 for the win. Time placed him at No. 3 in the NCAA based on results entering the day and No. 15 in the world, and moved him closer to two-time Olympian Jeff Porter’s school record of 7.64 from he 15 years ago.
Mayhue Jobs completed the 1-2 sweep with an 8.05 sprint in the final.
Amene posted a 21.29-second lead over the Big Ten at the 200-yard distance — half the distance of his signature 400-yard run — to take the Big Ten lead in the event. The performance placed him in the national top 10 and propelled him to 4th in school history.
He wasn’t done there, as he ran the anchor leg on the 4×400 relay that took the win in a conference-leading 3:11.29, going down Indiana on the strength of a 45-second interval and taking victory in the last meter of the race in a photo-finish. He took over from the crew of Laurent Giliam, brown and Jack Juds.
Headlining the field events was high jump winner Henshaw, who converted on a third and final attempt at 2.17m (7ft, 1.5in) to claim victory and become the 10th man in school history to exceed seven feet indoors. Based on performances from all over the country entering the day, the mark would place him first among Big Ten athletes and among the top five nationally, and it was equal to who ultimately qualified for the championships. 2021 NCAA indoors.
In the first field events, Michigan took a victory in the long jump from Bera Ajala at 7.05m (23ft, 1.5in) and a 2-3 finish from Eli Winter and Tony Sommer in the shot put. Winter moved up to 8th in school history at 18.68m (61-3.5). Ajala doubled to earn nine triple jump points as the only competitor with a leap of 14.88m (48-9.75).
The Wolverines got nine points between the fifth and sixth place milers Oli Raymond (4:06.20) and Will Landowne (4:06.55) as seven Michigan men ran faster than 4:10, including career bests for long-distance specialists Tom Brady (4:07.88), Christian Hubaker (4:08.60), and Devin Meyer (4:09.54).
Zack Stewart took victory at 3,000 meters later in the race with a furious final kick from 100 meters to take it in 8:15.83. Wolverines narrowly missed out on another win as Henry Johnson clocked 1:51.78 to narrowly miss victory in a run to the finish by less than a quarter of a second.
Michigan ends a three-game homestand next Saturday (Jan. 22) with the Michigan Invitational at 11 a.m. ahead of three consecutive road weekends in Indiana, Kentucky, Notre Dame and Chicago.
Michigan results by event
q = qualified for the final
60 meter dash
4. Jacob Koerner / 7.09 [5 pts]
200 meter race
1. Dubem Amene / 21.29 [9 pts]
4. Jacob Koerner / 21.88 [5 pts]
400 meter race
3. Laurent Giliam / 48.91 [6 pts]
12. Leo Gabaron / 52.44 [1 pt]
600 meter race
1. Miles Brown / 1:16.98 [9 pts] [U-M Record]
2. Cole Johnson / 1:17.98 [7 pts] [New PR]
9. Jack Juds / 1:24.63
800 meter race
2. Henry Johnson / 1:51.78 [7 pts]
11. Derrick Simmons / 1:55.78 [3 pts]
5. Oli Raymond / 4:06.20 [5 pts]
6. Will Landowne / 4:06.55 [4 pts]
seven. Nick Foster / 4:06.84
8. Tom Brady / 4:07.88 [New PR]
9. Christian Hubaker / 4:08.60 [New PR]
11. Austin Remick / 4:08.81
13. Devin Meyer / 4:09.54
15. John Florence / 4:11.23 [New PR]
20. Michael Hancock / 4:17.65
–. Colton Yesney /DNF
Kris Eggle Memorial 3,000 Meter Run
1. Zack Stewart / 8:15.83 [9 pts] [New PR]
5. Anthony Hancock / 8:20.13 [4 pts] [New PR]
6. Jack Spamer / 8:27.02
11. James Gedris / 8:45.23
60 meters hurdles
1. Joshua Zeller / 7.76 [9 pts] [New PR]
2. Mayhue Jobs / 8.05 [7 pts]
5. Leo Gabaron / 8.44 [New PR]
1. Joshua Zeller / 7.83Q
2. Mayhue Jobs / 8.06Q
seven. Leo Gabaron / 8.78q
1. Juds, Brown, Gilliam, Amene / 3:11.29 [9 pts]
1. Cassidy Henshaw / 2.17m (7-1.5) [9 pts] [New PR]
4. Henry Sheldon / 4.83m (15-10.25) [5 pts]
5. Mason Mahacek / 4.83m (15-10.25) [4 pts] [New PR]
1. Bera Ajala / 7.05m (23-1.5) [9 pts]
3. Cassidy Henshaw / 6.72m (22-0.5) [6 pts]
1. Bera Ajala / 14.88m (48-9.75)
2. Aiden Felty / 16.26m (53-4.25) [7 pts]
seven. Mason Mahacek / 12.37m (40-7) [New PR]
2. Eli Winter / 18.68m (61-3.5) [7 pts] [New PR]
3. Tony Sommer / 18.07m (59-3.5) [6 pts]