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Maize and Blue Closes out Home Schedule, Honors Seniors at Len Paddock Open

Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (U-M Track and Field Stadium)

Event: Len Paddock Open

U-M Team Finish: No Team Scoring

Next U-M Event: Friday, May 3 — at Billy Hayes Invitational (Bloomington, Ind.), TBA

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The No. 24-ranked University of Michigan women’s track and field team closed out its regular season home slate and honored its senior class at the Len Paddock Open on Saturday (April 27) at U-M Track and Field Stadium.

In the 100-meter hurdles, Mia Manson ran 14.49 seconds to finish ninth. Sophie Isom finished third in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.94 and Trinity Henderson finished sixth (24.46). All three Wolverines bested their previous top time, but with gusty conditions none were wind legal.

In the 400-meter dash, Amber Gall placed fourth with time of 58.30.

The Maize and Blue went 3-4-5 in the 3,000-meter run, with Gabbie Michael (10:12.06) finishing third, Leah Hill (10:14.40) finishing fourth and Lisa Luecke (10:14.78) finishing fifth.

Elizabeth Tapper won the discus throw with a personal-best mark of 51.36m (168 feet, 6 inches), the No. 8 mark in program history. U-M took the top two spots in the shot put as Trinity Franklin finished first (15.27m, 50-1.25) and Clare McNamara finished second (14.06m, 46-1.5). McNamara’s mark is a personal best.

Cate Visscher won the pole vault, clearing a personal best 3.97m (13-0.25) for the No. 6 mark in program history. Gabriella Newman finished third in the high jump, clearing 1.65m (5-5) to tie her personal best.

The Wolverines will hit the road for its regularseason finale, heading to Bloomington, Ind., at the Billy Hayes Invitational hosted by Indiana next Friday and Saturday (May 3-4).