Brannen, Willis fall short of qualifying

Michigan junior Nate Brannen and sophomore Nick Willis continue
to chase Olympic dreams. Both are trying to qualify for the
upcoming games in the 800- and 1500-meter runs. Brannen and Willis
participated in the Victoria International Track Classic this past
weekend, competing in the 800-meter run. Willis registered a
personal best time of 1:47.38 to win the ‘B’ race,
falling .38 seconds short of the Olympic ‘B’ qualifying
standard. Brannen finished seventh in the ‘A’ race with
a time of 1:47.63. Neither runner has qualified for the Olympics;
they have until July 11 to reach the Olympic standards. The runners
will complete their West Coast running schedule on Saturday at the
Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon.

Pankratz inducted into Hall of Fame

University of Michigan Field Hockey coach Marcia Pankratz was
inducted into the United States Field Hockey Association Hall of
Fame on Saturday in Collegeville, Pa. Members are chosen based on a
points system designed to reward those with the most U.S. National
Team appearances. Pankratz led the Wolverines to the 2001 NCAA
Championship.

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