If you don’t know what the steeplechase is, just ask Michigan junior Ana Gjesdal.

Yesterday, Gjesdal took first place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Florida Relays in Gainesville, Fla. Her time of 10:41.25 qualified her for the NCAA regional, smashing the standard by 10 seconds.

Sophomore Laura Brosius placed sixth in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 17:31.86 — a new personal best.

On the field, the Wolverines competed in the hammer throw. Senior Ashley Eckel finished 10th, and fellow senior Tara Kennedy placed 14th. Both hit season bests with their throws.

Action continues tomorrow and ends on Saturday.

 

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