Men's Track and Field

Andrew Liskowitz wins first in shot put at Virginia Challenge

Liskowitz would go on to stun the spectators by launching an impressive 20.23 meter throw, besting Kovacs by three centimeters.


The throws corps on the Michigan men’s track and field team displayed its national-caliber athleticism at the Triton Invitational on Saturday with three invitational-section finals appearances and an additional career-best performance.

Fifth-year senior weight thrower Josh Ellis had the best performance of his career, throwing 23.56 meters.

Barnett and Hill were among the distance runners of the Michigan men’s track and field team who traveled to Ames, Iowa for the Iowa State Classic, while the throwers, jumpers and sprinters went to Nashville, Tenn. for Vanderbilt’s Music City Challenge. While the Wolverines failed to meet their full potential in the mile, there were a host of strong performances and personal-best records in both of the non-scoring meets to build off of as the team prepares for the upcoming Big Ten Indoor Championships, which will be hosted in Ann Arbor.

Sophomore Jack Aho finished second in the 3000-meter race at the Jack Terrier Invitational.

In his final lap, Jack Aho moved from fourth, bypassing All-American Vincent Kiprop as he closed in on the first-place position. On Saturday the sophomore distance runner finished in second place with a 7:57.54 time in the 3000-meter race — one of the fastest performances in school history.

Aho achieved this feat in Boston University’s John Thomas Terrier Classic, where the Michigan men’s track and field team’s distance runners showcased standout performances, though the meet was non-scoring.

Fifth-year senior Ben Flanagan overtook the runner ahead of him in the last seconds of the 10,000-meter to finish first and claim a national title.

The Michigan men's track and field team had many highlights in the NCAA outdoor championships that included fifth-year senior placing first in the 10,000-meter with a new personal best.

Senior thrower Joe Ellis broke his own record at the Longhorn Invitational.

In rainy conditions, Michigan relied on its throwers to push them to a third-place finish.

Junior Taylor McLaughlin helped lead Michigan to dominance.

Michigan dominated at the Battle of the Blues Invitational.

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.