The trio of finalists headlining day two at Duke
// Kyle Terwillegar
Site: Durham, NC (Morris Williams Stadium)
Event: Duke Invitational (Day 2 of 3)
Unified Messaging result: No team score
Next UM event: Saturday, April 9 — at the Duke Invitational – Day 3 (Durhham, NC), 9:30 a.m.
DURHAM, North Carolina – The University of Michigan women’s track and field team excelled on the second day of competition at the Duke Invitational on Friday, April 8, racking up nine top-10 finishes in the top-ranked sections.
Amanda Schaare shot put, Ameia Wilson in the long jump and Samantha Tran at 1,500 meters, all finished second in their respective events to pave the way for the Wolverines, cementing their positions as conference and regional contenders.
In the shot put, the duo Schaare and Corinne Jemison went 2-3 overall. Schaare twice passed 16 yards, notching an outdoor career-best 16.07 (52-8.75) on his first throw to improve his position to No. 3 in school history. two centimeters.
Jemison reached the final on a third and final try attempt at 15.30m (50-2.5) and improved on his sixth attempt to 15.54m (51-0). The two women are also entered in Saturday’s disc competition. Jemison will be looking for his second straight encounter with scores over 15.50m and 50.00m in the shot put and discus, respectively, and Schaare will attempt his first. Only two other women in school history — Melissa Bickett three times and Emily Pendleton four — have ever landed those grades in the same encounter.
Michigan was equally strong in the long jump, where Wilson finished second overall and Riley Ammenhauser was fourth. Jumping for the first time since her near-school record last month, Wilson was strong again leaping 6.14m (20-1.75) from three marks measuring six meters or more.
Ammenhauser moved to No. 10 in school history with her 5.95m (19-6.25) on her first attempt in the second of three flights, and that mark held for the next hour of competition for the fourth.
Michigan secured another second-place finish from Tran in the 1,500-meter invitational section. She crossed the finish line in 4:20.14, finishing strong with the second-fastest lap of the entire field after finishing halfway through in fifth place. Wolverines also finished in the top 10 for sixth place Ericka Vander Lende in 4:23.28 and seventh place Catherine Hart at 4:24.82.
The weather puts Tran in a strong position to qualify for the NCAA East preliminary rounds later this spring, reserved for the top 48 individuals per event in the East region.
Already in the all-time top 10 in the heptathlon, Therese Mayanja made a strong 2022 debut in the seven-event competition with a 5,005-point performance for fifth place. Chief among his performances on Friday was his career-best javelin throw, adding nearly five yards to his personal best at 40.60m (133-2) and moving up to sixth in school history in this test.
Claire McNamara was impressive in her collegiate heptathlon debut with a score of 4,853, just outside the all-time top 10 in the event.
Compete in an unranked section of the pole vault, Cate Vischer tied for the win with a clearance of 3.85m (12-7.5). Also winning in an unseeded competition was Samantha Hastie at 1,500 meters, who won his career best in 4:27.20.
Saturday’s final day of competition begins at 9:30 a.m. with field trials. The action on the track begins at noon and will be broadcast on the ACC Network Extra digital platform.
Michigan results by event
1500 meter race
2. Sam Tran / 4:20.14
6. Ericka Vanderlende / 4:23.28
7. Catherine Hart / 4:24.82
11. Lucy Petee / 4:27.54
13. Alice Hill / 4:33.16
1. Samantha Hastie / 4:27.20 [New PR]
7. Gaby Swider / 4:28.99
11. Julia Vanitvelt / 4:30.00 [New PR]
19. Eva Janson / 4:34.35
22. Yasmine Mansi / 4:36.22
1. Cate Vischer / 3.85m (12-7.5)
2. Ameia Wilson / 6.14m (20-1.75) (+3.2m/s)
4. Riley Ammenhauser / 5.95m (19-6.25) (+1.3m/s) [New PR]
11. Hannah Waller / 5.75m (18-10.5) (+0.8m/s)