Women's Track and Field

Michigan women’s cross country coach Mike McGuire believes last weekend’s Eastern Michigan Fall Classic was a good opportunity to showcase young runners’ talent.

The Eastern Michigan Fall Classic is a small event at the end of cross country season.

Michigan had just one runner in the top 30 places at the Pre-Nationals Invitational.

The No. 5 Michigan women’s cross country team took fourth place out of 37 teams, only losing to the other three top-10 teams that were present at the meet: No. 7 Washington, No. 3 BYU, and No. 6 Colorado. It was a strong performance from the Wolverines, but still wasn’t enough, as they were 80 points off first place and never truly in contention for the team title.

Michigan coach Mike McGuire was encouraged by how the women's cross country team competed among the nation's best.

The Michigan women’s cross country came to the John McNichols Invitational with a chance to prove it belonged amongst the nation’s elite. Led by freshman sensation Erika VanderLende — the number one freshman in the country according to FloTrack — the Wolverines showed they are close to it by placing fourth against a 21-team field that included three other top-10 teams.

Sixth-year senior Erin Finn earned her 10th All-American honor on Thursday night.

Thursday night marked the culmination of collegiate distance running as well as the final 10,000 meters of sixth-year senior Erin Finn’s illustrious career as a Wolverine.

Graduate student Erin Finn qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships on May 23.

After an illustrious but injury-ridden career, Erin Finn is grateful to just get to finish one last season as a Wolverine.

Sophomore Chloe Foster ran away with the 400-meter hurdles with a career-best time of 58.60 seconds.

By the moment the second-place competitor crossed the finish line, nearly three seconds had passed. Foster cruised to a runaway victory in the 400-meter hurdles with a career-best outing of 58.60 seconds to cap off a successful day for the No. 21 Michigan women’s track and field team at the Louisville Invitational. It wasn’t just Foster who succeeded for the Wolverines. As a team, they won three events and placed in the top five in 11 total events on the day.


Senior Claire Borchers ended her collegiate career with a final lap for the ages to finish fourth in the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Fifth-year senior Erin Finn earned a personal best in the 3,000-meter run.

Erin Finn and Jamie Morrissey provided Michigan with a spark plug to spur its success.

They say running is a solitary sport, but that was never more true for fifth-year senior Haley Meier than it was Friday.


The Wolverines finished eighth of 13 teams, showing that Michigan still has a lot to improve on going into the outdoor season.