For the first time in program history, the Michigan men's track team had three athletes run a sub-four minute mile in a single race.
Led by Joe Ellis's record-setting weight throw, Michigan finished first ahead of six other teams.
Mason Ferlic landed awkwardly in the final water pit of the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore., on Friday.
The Michigan men’s track and field team had finished in the top 15 only once in the last 55 seasons.
It is the highest number of Michigan athletes to qualify since head coach Jerry Clayton has taken over.
The Wolverines secured their best outdoor finish since 2008.
Many Wolverines took the weekend off, while those who competed experienced success.
Mason Ferlic’s performance in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the Payton Jordan Invitational both set the NCAA personal record and came in under the Olympic Standard.
The Michigan men’s track and field team traveled to three separate events in total.
The Wolverines rallied and finished with 78.5 points, but the push was too late and they finished just 4.5 points behind North Carolina.