Men's Track and Field

Mental fortitude isn’t something that comes to mind when talking about weight throws and shot puts.

But for the Michigan men’s track and field team, that wasn’t the case this weekend at the NCAA Indoor Championships.


The Big Ten Indoor Championships were in full throttle last weekend as the Michigan men’s track and field team finished sixth with 57 points.

Junior Joe Ellis set a new school record in the weight throw at the Big Ten Indoor Championships.

Despite strong performances from its throwers, a tough first day puts Michigan in sixth place.

Senior thrower Joe Ellis set a personal-best in the weight throw this weekend.

Some of Michigan's top athletes are performing their best just in time for the postseason.

Chase Barnett finished with a time of 4:03.96, the fastest of any Michigan runner.

A group of five Michigan runners came into the Boston U. John Thomas Terrier Classic looking to break the four-minute barrier — the barrier that separates great from elite.

Redshirt junior thrower Grant Cartwright and the rest of the throwers were a bright spot for Michigan at the Simmons-Harvey Quad.

The “Meat Factory,” a nickname affectionately given to the track and field team’s weight throwing competitors, notched the field’s top two positions.

Fifth-year senior Micah Beller appeared to give Michigan the permanent advantage with his win in the 3,000-meter race, but the Wolverines couldn't hold on.

It initially appeared that Micah Beller’s victory gave the Michigan men’s track and field team the advantage it needed to hold off Ohio State, but the Wolverines couldn't hold on.

Sophomore Taylor McLaughlin put together a 51.48-second run to finish third in the 400-meter hurdles.

The Wolverines finished eighth out of as many teams, scoring 47.5 points, to contribute to the Big Ten’s overall victory in the Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Challenge.

Junior Brennan Munley, the sole returner from last year’s record-setting DMR, was joined by fifth-year senior Ned Willig, sophomore Taylor McLaughlin and senior Connor Mora this past weekend.

Redshirt senior Steven Bastien ran a 2:43.98 in the 1000-meter finale of the heptathlon, ensuring that he earned 5,843 points in the meet, which is 33 more points than his own school record from last year.

Steven Bastien's record-breaking performance helped pave the way to a successful meet for the Michigan men's track and field team.