Elizabeth Boyle’s career at Michigan has been nothing short of spectacular, and she is still just a freshman. On Saturday at the Yellow Jacket Invitational, Boyle set a new personal and Michigan record when she soared over 12′ 10″ in the pole vault.
Boyle’s success was followed by senior Anna Fisher’s performance. Fisher earned an NCAA regional qualifier when she cleared 12′ 0″ for fifth place in the event.
Boyle and Fisher’s performances were two of 16 NCAA Regional qualifying marks that the Michigan women’s track and field team set at Georgia Tech.
Success is nothing new to junior Lindsey Gallo, so no one was surprised on Saturday when she won the 1,500-meter run. Gallo’s time of 4:24.32 was an NCAA regional qualifying mark and personal best.
“I was really happy with how the race turned out, this is where I want to be right now,” Gallo said. “I’m just trying to keep lowering my time so I am ready for the big races at the end of the season.”
As they have done throughout their time as Wolverines, senior tri-captain April Phillips and junior Melissa Bicket dominated the hammer throw. The duo earned a first- and second-place finish for Michigan with NCAA regional qualifying throws of 181′ 4″ and 171′ 4″, respectively.
Phillips posted her second NCAA regional qualifier of the day when she tossed the shot put 50′ 9 1/4″, surpassing the closest competitor by more than two feet.
In the high jump, sophomores Jennifer Kulchar and Stephanie Linz tied for third place with yet another NCAA regional qualifier of 5′ 8 3/4″.
Rounding out the field events was senior tri-captain Teyonna Simpson’s sixth-place finish in the triple jump. Her mark of 40’0″ was an NCAA regional qualifying mark.
Also capturing NCAA regional qualifying marks were junior Vera Simms and sophomore Sierra Hauser-Price. Simms won the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 59.17, and Hauser-Price finished third in the 200-meter dash at a time of 23.93.