Men's Track and Field

Michigan traveled west and opened its outdoor season with a successful weekend.

The Michigan men’s track and field team began its transition to the outdoor season this weekend and saw promising results. Not only did the Big Ten win the second annual Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Challenge, but the Wolverines were a big reason why.

Steven Bastien set a personal record with a third-place time of 8.38 in the 60-meter hurdles and was also the runner-up in the long jump.

The Michigan men’s track and field team traveled to the Notre Dame Invitational this weekend in South Bend, Ind., to compete against four teams — Louisville, Michigan State, DePaul and Notre Dame. By a narrow margin of just 8.5 points, the Wolverines scraped their way to a victory with 130 points.

Senior Derek Sievers won the shot put competition at the Hillsdale Winter Opener.

While Saturday’s meet was an important test for its competitors, Clayton emphasized the even greater importance that each athlete’s performance would have on his coaching moving forward.

A handful of Wolverines had successful outings, and the team as a whole ranked seventh out of the 21 participating schools.