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Ann Arbor Track Club Event Dates Through June 2016
    Twinkie Run  April 1
    Burns Park Run, Sunday, May 1
        5 & 10K plus kids run   http://www.burnsparkrun.org
      43nd Dexter-Ann Arbor Run, Sunday, June 5
          Half Marathon, 5 & 10K  http://www.dxa2.com/contents/registration
    Ann Arbor Track Club  http://aatrackclub.org

    36th Pot O'Gold 4 Mile Run and Walk, Downtown Flint, Thursday, March 17, 2016
    "Free Leprechaun Hat to the first 500 to register"
    Little Blarney Kids Run, Four Mile Run & Walk, 6:00 pm
    After race party with great eats.  Every finisher receives a medal
    http://www.potofgoldrun.com
    
Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon,   Full * Half * 10K * 5K * Kids' Run -May 14-15, 2016
    Marathon — Boston Qualifier –  Running, Walking & Wheeler Divisions
    Half, 10K, 5K — Running & Walking Divisions
    Register online:  http://www.clevelandmarathon.com/Registration/
    Races and Places, Video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWzWG6mMJwk
    
HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races, Friday, August 26 - Saturday August 27, 2016
    Don't miss the 40th anniversary of Michigan's most celebrated race!
    Run/Walk 10 Mile, 8K, 5K, Michigan Mile & Teddy Bear Trot
    http://crim.org

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__/ Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb Named Grand Marshal of the 2016 Boston Marathon
__/ Michigan Runner TV:  Mr. Ubiquitous Does Little Rock Again

__/ Michigan Runner - March / April 2016 Issue - Online Now
__/ Mr. Ubiquitous Reports: LA Team USA Media Summit
__/ GLSP  TV  Network - New and Upcoming Shows

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J.P. McCarthy and the Michigan Runner, by Art McCafferty
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    Many of you may have turned in to the Detroit Public TV's presentation of "J.P. McCarthy: Voice of Detroit."  Obviously he was very special to not only Detroiters, but many listeners throughout  Michigan.  WJR, at that time, was a powerful force. His morning show and afternoon Focus show were highly rated radio shows at the time.

    The Michigan Runner, during its formative years had the opportunity to be on an afternoon Focus show in the early '80's. Frankly, we were invited to tag along with one of our writers at the time, Dr. Joe Arends. Arends was J.P.'s doctor and was a regular on the show.  McCarthy enjoyed both an adult beverage or two and cigarettes. Arends, who was practicing a healthy lifestyle, was an active member of a running club in the Bloomfield/Birmingham area.  Mike Duff, Michigan Runner's first editor, was a patient of Arends as well, and that friendship turned into a column in our magazine.

    I met Dr. Arends on one of the Sunday runs with the club and he wanted to know if I wanted to appear on the Focus show the next time he was on. It was a no brainer, we were a new publication, and this would be a great plug for the magazine.

    Dr. Arends was the lead in our segment and J.P.'s main interest. When he talked with me I talked about the Michigan Runner and the fact that Dr. Arends was one of our columnists.  He was about to turn back to Dr. Arends, when he found out that I had run a number of marathons. Since I was a runner in the Clydesdale category, he was a bit amazed at this and the conversation continued for another five minutes. It was a great time and many of our Michigan Runner friends had heard the broadcast.

    Many years later, and a few more pounds more, I ran into J.P. at his Birmingham watering hole. There were not too many people at the bar, so I introduced myself and told him how much I enjoyed being on. I reminded him that I published the Michigan Runner and was on with Dr. Arends. Again, he looked at me and said, I don't see you as a runner. I laughed and reminded him that he had said the same thing about 10 years ago on his show.  I quickly named the marathons I had run and we both laughed and then after refusing a drink, he was heading home. We parted. A few years later, he passed.

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Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb Named Grand Marshal of the 2016 Boston Marathon
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A Boston Athletic Association news release:
"BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) announced Tuesday, March 15, 2016 that Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb will be the Grand Marshal of the 2016 Boston Marathon® on Monday, April 18. One of the Boston Marathon’s most recognizable pioneers, Gibb became the first woman ever to complete the Boston Marathon in 1966, when she raced from Hopkinton to Boston as an unregistered participant. At that time, women were not yet allowed to officially register for the Boston Marathon. Her successful finish at the 1966 Boston Marathon became a historic milestone in the women’s running movement.
    “This year we are excited to celebrate 50 years of women's participation at the Boston Marathon, particularly honoring Bobbi Gibb and her pioneering run in 1966,” said Joann Flaminio, President of the B.A.A. “Gibb changed the course of running history five decades ago, setting the stage for generations to come. Bobbi will lead 30,000 runners, including more than 14,000 female entrants, on their way to Boston on Patriots’ Day this year.”
    At the age of 23, Gibb traveled from California to her family’s home in Winchester, Mass., arriving a day before the 1966 Boston Marathon. Waiting in bushes adjacent to the start in Hopkinton, Gibb jumped into the sea of runners shortly after the starting gun sounded, beginning her run to Boston.
    Crossing the finish line in 3 hours, 21 minutes, 40 seconds, Gibb became the first woman to successfully complete the Hopkinton to Boston race, placing ahead of many male competitors. Despite not being recognized as an official finisher, Gibb’s drive to complete the race was a watershed moment in women’s distance running history.
    In both 1967 and 1968, Gibb returned to Boston and again finished as the top woman. Gradually, the women’s running movement picked up steam and - in 1972 - women were officially recognized as official entrants in the Patriots’ Day race. In the years since 1966, more than 164,000 women have finished the Boston Marathon.
    At the 100th Boston Marathon in 1996, Gibb was presented an official finisher’s medal for her runs in 1966, 1967, in recognition of her place in Boston Marathon - and running - history.
    “Not only did Bobbi Gibb's run lead to women's participation in marathoning, but it also proved that courage and determination can lead to change,” said Flaminio. “Throughout Boston Marathon week we will honor Bobbi and women of the Boston Marathon.”
    During Boston Marathon week, the B.A.A. will celebrate many pioneers in the women’s running movement, highlighting stories of triumph and accomplishment. From the thousands of women charity runners to the six women who have active streaks of 25 or more consecutive Boston Marathons, women’s running will be a key theme at the 120th running of the Boston Marathon.
    As Grand Marshal, Gibb will ride in a custom pace car provided by the New England Acura Dealers Association, the official automotive sponsor of the Boston Marathon. Riding ahead of the lead pack, Gibb will signify that thousands of runners will soon be coming down the course. The B.A.A. has reserved the grand marshal role as a position of recognition and honor. Last year’s grand marshal was Dick Hoyt of Team Hoyt, while the 2014 Grand Marshal was four-time Boston Marathon winner Bill Rodgers.
    Over the last 50 years, Bobbi Gibb has reflected upon her 1966 run from Hopkinton to Boston in many ways. Gibb has produced a booklet titled “To Boston with Love: The Story of the First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon,” which chronicles her experience. She has also authored a book titled “Wind in the Fire.”
    The 120th running of the Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 18, 2016, and John Hancock Financial is the Principal Sponsor for the 31st consecutive year."

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Michigan Runner TV:  Mr. Ubiquitous Does Little Rock Again, by Art McCafferty
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    Gary Morgan has taken a shine to the Little Rock Marathon, as this was his second appearance. The folks there are very hospitable and want us Michigan folks to come down next year.  If you want to know about southern races, click on to the expo show; Gary interviewed nearly a dozen race directors.
    If you want to see one of the biggest medals in running, check out the 5K show.

Little Rock Marathon 5 & 10K Runs with Gary Morgan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UOuQEWrsWU

Little Rock Marathon Expo - About Arkansas, Missouri and Mississippi runs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pg_72S_-ndg

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Michigan Runner - March / April 2016 Issue - Online Now
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    About the cover:  Desi Linden finished second at the US Olympic Team Trials, Marathon in Los Angeles, Febraury 13, 2016.  She will represent the USA at the Olympics in Rio.
Photo by Victah Sailer / photorun.net

Event Calendar
    17    2016 Event Calendar
    37    2016 Upper Peninsula Calendar
    38    2016 Triathlon and Duathlon Calendar

Features and Departments
    6    Editor’s Notes: Frozen Cat   By Scott Sullivan
    10    Running Shorts with Scott Hubbard   
    12    Spring Shoe Review    By Cregg Weinmann  
    42    Roberta Gibb, First Lady of the Boston Marathon   By Amby Burfoot
    44    Beyond the Chip: Coaching Should Develop Runners as Persons First    
            By Rachael Steil
    46    Michigan Big in Independent Running Retailers Board    By Ron Marinucci   
    47    I Don’t Want to Run Today    By Dave Foley
    48    Ultra Runner Takes Joy in Going Distance – Plus    By Ron Marinucci
    50    Club Names Michigan Communities ‘Runner-Friendly’    By Scott Sullivan
    52    Running with Tom Henderson   
    54    Michigan Runner Race Series 2016   

At the Races
    8    ASU Roommates Amy Cragg and Desi Linden Take First and Second in Marathon Trials   
    44    Super 5K Brings New Start Time, Mild Weather     By Tracey Cohen
    45    Big Bird Flies in Fair Weather, Tweaked Course     By Ron Marinucci   
    46    Run Like the Dickens Enjoys Heat Wave       By Tracey Cohen
    48    Winners Abound at Frozen Foot Race      By Mickey Fivenson
       
Online: Photo Gallery

Event Calendar
    26    2016 Event Calendar: Races, Group Runs, Training Runs, Clinics
   
Features and Departments
    3    Spring Shoe Review  By Cregg Weinmann
   
At the Races
    Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios except where noted
     9    Holiday Hustle   
    10    Anchor Bay Jingle Bell Run     
    10    Shelby Township Jingle Bell Run
    11    Lift for Berlin
    11    Kona New Year’s Eve Run   
    12    Fifth Third New Year’s Eve Run and Walk   
    14    Ann Arbor Running Company New Year’s Eve Run       
    14    Hillsdale Winter Opener
    15    Ididarun
    15    Auto Show 5K
    16    Houston Marathon & Half Marathon   Photos by Victah Sailer / photorun.net
    16    Chill at the Mill
    17    Ann Arbor Track Club Invitational Mile
    17    Michigan Indoor Track Series, Jan 16
    18    Michigan Indoor Track Series, Jan 29   
    20    Michigan Indoor Track Series, Jan 8
    21    Eastern Michigan Triangular Meet
    22    Armory Track Invitational  Photos by Victah Sailer
    22    Paczki Run
    23    Super 5K   
    24    Groundhog Day Marathon  Photo by Scott Sullivan
    
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Mr. Ubiquitous Reports: LA Team USA Media Summit (March 7-9, 2016)
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Gary Morgan, aka Mr. Ubiquitous, reports:

Monday March 7
    Getting going this morning was bear since I had just run the Little Rock Marathon and flew across the country here to LA last night. Had to do some stretching exercises before heading down to the media room at the Beverly Hilton. This is an iconic hotel. This hotel opened in 1953 in Beverly Hills, California. It hosts the Golden Globe Awards and the Daytime Emmy awards in the international Ballroom along with lots of other charity events. Whitney Houston died here in 2012. The Beverly Hills Waldorf Astoria is being built right next door as a condo hotel residence. Beverly Hills is where a few of the one percenters live. Back to the Team USA Media Summit. This event allows the media a chance to meet and get to know the athletes that will represent the USA at the Rio Olympics. I interviewed a variety of athletes from different sports. There was a video conference interview with a couple of the women beach volleyball players at a tournament in Brazil. Reporters were able to ask questions and the players were able to answer back-- technology at it's finest. The USOC (United States Olympic Committee) leadership of CEO Scott Blackman and President Larry Provost talked about the Olympic team and concerns about Rio. Then they took questions from the audience. Track athletes who gave interviews were Allyson Felix, English Gardner, LaShawn Merritt, and Aries Merritt who had a kidney replacement after his race in Beijing last summer. I interviewed some rowers and swimmers, too. That evening I went to dinner at a Mexican restaurant in Beverly Hills. As I was driving around we went by the Beverly Hills City Hall. What a cool-looking building, all lit up for the evening. It is an art deco design. When I got back to the hotel, I looked it up on Wiki. It was built in 1932 and renovated a couple of times. It was used in the movie Beverly Hills Cop in 1984 with Eddie Murphy, who played a Detroit cop going to look for a murderer in Beverly Hills. I've been in Los Angeles many times and have never been by this awesome building--  first time for everything. I fell asleep right after that.
 
Tuesday March 8
    Got up at 6 am, did some stretches and then walked around Beverly Hills as the sun came up at 7 am.  Walked along Santa Monica Drive and checked out the Beverly Hills sign at a park with a lily pond in front of it on the Drive. This is another iconic feature of this city. It was put there in 1907. Renovated to celebrate the 100th anniversary of this city in 2014. The city sign is in the shape of shield. Just down the way was City Hall and the adjacent Police Department building and Civic Hall. The Police Department building is part of City Hall and the Civic Center was added on in 1990 along with a garden and sculptures around the grounds. I headed back to the hotel and got ready for another media day at the summit. I interviewed a blind, paralympic swimmer who went blind from an explosion while serving in Afganistan. I also interviewed a rugby player who came from a foster family and played college football, yet decided he wanted to play rugby in the Olympics instead of football. There was an LA 2024 Olympic presentation with the mayor of Los Angeles and Olympic swimmer Janet Evans, along with over 50 other Olympians and Paralympians. A video showing what Los Angeles residents are thinking about the 2024 Olympics was shown, too. Carl Lewis was there and after all these years he still commands attention from the media. He's definitely the right person to have around to bring the Olympics back to the USA. That evening everyone was bussed back over to UCLA and we watched paralympians demonstrate what they can do. A paralympic archery expert, with no arms, pulls the string on his bow with his feet and hits the bullseye every time and out shot an able-bodied archer. We saw a couple of paralympians with prothesetic legs do some sprints on the track. I have fond memories of this UCLA track at Drake stadium. I competed here in 1991 at the Olympic Festival and had my lifetime best 20k walk, 1.26.56, a silver medalist at the Olympic festival back then. Life goes by fast. Then we went into the UCLA arena, Pauley Pavillion, where the UCLA Bruins basketball team has played for decades. It's called the Wooden Court after legendary coach John Wooden. Retired jerseys in the rafters include Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Bill Walton, Denise Curry and Ann Meyers. This Arena also hosted the 1984 Olympic gymnastics competition. Michael Phelps, many time Olympic Gold Medalist, was there and gave a press conference on his comeback for another Olympics. There was also a women's basketball demonstration, men's gymnastics, men's and women's wrestling and wheelchair basketball demonstrations. It was exciting to see the athletes do their sports and do it with excellence. There was a reception going on during all of this,  too. It all ended at 9:30 pm and we went back to the Hilton by bus.  I called it a night when I got back.
    
Wednesday  March 9
    Got up early and checked out some more of Beverly Hills. Walked a mile over to Rodeo Drive and checked out all the expensive shops and restaurants along this street. I find over-priced merchandise that only the one percenters can afford. Went by the Beverly Wilshire Hotel which was built in 1928 over a racetrack. It's a beautiful hotel on the outside and looked elegant as I looked in the windows. Kept moving and walked through a perfect, tree-lined neighborhood. Most of the houses were just average looking homes and you would never know you were in Beverkly Hills. There's one thing about real estate though-- location means everything. Went over to City Hall and took a quick tour of the building. As I got my vistor pass I told the police officer I was from Michigan and I was there to see the building because of Beverly Hills Cop. She said, "I hear that a lot from Michigan visitors."  Inside it's got that Art Deco look and it's basically just offices. At least I know what it looks like. Outside it's beautiful with a flower garden around it with a cupola on top. Went back to the Hilton and got some more interviews, including two female wrestlers who are looking to be on the Rio team. They trained at Northern Michigan University in Marquette. They said the training was great but the weather during the winter was horrible. That's the U P in Michigan. I interviewed a table tennis player and a technolgy expert on electronically monitoring athletes' bodies with a variety of different systems. It was interesting, yet way too advanced for me to completely understand. The summit ended with a media overview of Rio and what visitors should expect there along with what is being done to get everything ready for the games and what is being set up for media people to report on the games. This was a great way to end it all. I met some really cool people here and learned a lot about other sports and athletes. Interacting with people at these kind of events is a true learning experience and it opens up my world to more new ideas. Had dinner at the bar restaurant and talked to a business man about the world and this hotel as another social event was happening in the ballroom. The bartender said he was here the night Whitney Houston was found dead and they locked everyone in the hotel since it was a crime scene. He said he was busy serving drinks for the next two hours. I'm sure if this hotel could talk it would have a million stories. I had lots of stories and I was only there for 3 days. The nine oclock hour came and I left the hotel, drove to the airport, dropped off my car and did the midnight flight home via Washington Dulles airport. Finally got home and thought what a week it was. Two big contrasts-- Little Rock to Beverly Hills and back to Detroit. Another adventure in the book.

    Explore America through sports and life will be good.


    Gary Morgan
    Mr Ubiquitous
    
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January
New York Midnight New Year's Run, New York, NY
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3J2IdpAVBsg
North American International Auto Show, Detroit, MI
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3J2IdpAVBsg
Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, TX
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hor2Tc4h3Lw
Miami Marathon Race Weekend, Miami, FL
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezr-nVB9TgU

February
U.S. Amateur Championship at Oakland Hills,  Preview, Bloomfield Hills, MI
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_c7uIshCiY
Ground Hog Marathon, Grand Rapids, MI
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iR--naX13w
The Pipers Open the West Michigan Golf Show, Grand Rapids, MI
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG_mYXE3iH8
Pine Cone Accommodations - Golf and Lodging in Gaylord, MI
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88Lf-SOouGk
Michaywe Golf Course in Gaylord - Lessons, Caddies and Golf, Gaylord, MI
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af-6N_6EkV0
U.S. Marathon Trials, Los Angeles, CA
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3f-tUVOG28
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc3Ktz56-Rc
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3eMDdnl3cg
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcOB1z749Qc
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa5iLOrQTnU
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKqZrjPjdjc
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kndRD6FC5V8    
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6a2Srzmu-1w
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liYb7grCYms
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bbo10GfeXBw
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQ3W2lq6owc
    
March
    West Michigan Golf Show, Grand Rapids, Mi
    Michigan Golf Show, Novi, MI
                
UPCOMING SHOWS:
    
April
    Let's Move Festival of Races, Mt. Clemens, MI
    
May    
    Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Cleveland, OH
    Fifth Third River Bank Run.  Grand Rapids, Mi
    Mackinac Island Golf, Mackinac Island, MI
    MWGA 30th Anniversary, Red Run CC. Royal Oak, MI
    
June
    Dexter- Ann Arbor Run, Dexter & Ann Arbor, MI
    Western Junior Championship , Red Run CC, Royal Oak, MI
    
July
    U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field Eugene, OR
    Top 50 Jr. Golf Tournament, Eagle Crest Golf Club, Ypsilanti, MI
    
August
    Crim Festival of Races - 40th Anniversary, Flint, MI
    Rio 2016 Olympics,  Rio De Janeiro, South America
    100thth Michigan Women's Amateur, Spring Meadows, Linden, MI
    UA Plumbers and Pipefitters, Ann Arbor, MI
    2016 U.S. Amateur Championship, Oakland Hills, Bloomfield HIlls, MI
    
September
    Milford Labor Day 30K *, Milford, MI
    Mt. Baldhead Challenge *, Saugatuck, MI
    MSU Auto Owners Spartan Invitational, East Lansing, MI
    Kensington Challenge* Milford, MI

October
    Ryder Cup, Hazeltine National GC, Chaska, MN
    Sandhill Crane All Trail Half Marathon, Valdalia, MI
    Helen Devos Childrens Hospital Kids Marathon* Grand Rapids, MI
    Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon* - Grand Rapids, MI

November
    Big Bird Run, Roseville/Eastpointe, MI
    Thanksgiving Turkey Trot -  Dowagiac, Dowagic, MI
    
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Great Performances - Road Racing
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-- Shamrocks and Shenanigans, 5K, Ann Arbor, Sunday, March 13, 2016
1st)    Justin Heck, 16:04
2nd)    Erik Potere, 17:10
3rd)    Frank Janssen, 17:19
1st Master)    Paul Mayer, 17:51
1st)    Natalie Mackenzie, 19:11
2nd)    Erica Dancik, 19:59
3rd)    Christina Draijer, 20:10
1st Master)    Danie Matusik, 22:11
Complete Results: http://rftiming.racetecresults.com/results.aspx?CId=16365&RId=236

-- St. Patrick’s Parade Corktown Race 5K, Detroit, Sunday, March 13, 2016
1st)    Jon Gries, 15:10
2nd)    Joel Schut, 15:44
3rd)    Mike Andersen, 15:46
1st Master)    Roman Krzyzanowski, 17:19
1st)    Megan Vogelsong, 18:21
2nd & 1st Master)    Mary Anne Lloyd, 18:26
3rd)    Kirstie Kniaziew, 18:26
Complete results: http://www.everalracemgt.com/results/full.php/34th-annual-corktown-race.html

-- St. Patrick’s Parade Corktown Race 1 Mile, Detroit, Sunday, March 13, 2016
1st & 1st Master)    Ovidiu Olteanu, 5:02
2nd)    Kenneth Dittenber, 5:27
3rd)    Chris SLupek, 5:28
1st Master)
1st)    Amber Dermyre, 5:32
2nd)    Lexie Jorgens, 6:09
3rd)    Ali Ferrigan, 6:29
1st Master)    Amanda Ellis, 7:08
Complete results: http://www.everalracemgt.com/results/full.php/34th-annual-corktown-race.html  

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Great Performances - Indoor Track and Field
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-- NCAA Division I Indoor T&F Championships, Birmingham, AL, Friday, March 11-12, 2016
Men
7th weight throw)    Anthony Jones, Eastern Michigan, 21.52, All-American
8th heptathlon)        Steven Bastien, Michigan, 5,810 points, All-American
11th 3,000m run)    Willy Fink, Eastern Michigan, 8:07, 2nd team All-American
Women
1st  60m hurdles)    Cindy Ofili, Michigan, 7.89 (School Record, Facility Record,
                    #5 time in the world, #10 in NCAA history, Michigan)
2nd     3,000m run)    Erin Finn, Michigan, 9:04.40, Facility Record, All American
2nd  5,000m run)    Erin Finn, Michigan, 15:23, Facility Record, All American
4th     DMR)            Michigan, 10:59, Facility Record (Jamie Phelan, Maya Long, Danielle
                    Pfeifer, Shannon Osika)
6th  team)            Michigan, 31 points

-- NCAA Division II Indoor T&F Championships, Pittsburgh, KS, March 11-12, 2016
Men
2nd 5000m run)        Bryce Bradley, Grand Valley, 14:07.93
2nd shot put)        Justin Dieck, Lake Superior State, 18.15m
3rd weight throw)    Darien Thornton, Grand Valley, 21.28m
3rd shot put)        Chris Saikalis, Grand Valley, 18.09m
3rd 800m run)        Ethan Barnes, Grand Valley, 1:49.48
4th 60m hurdles)    Sean Wells, 7.91
6th  DMR)            Hillsdale, 9:50.23 (C Gatchell, N Hiser, T Schwannecke, A Wondaal)
6th  high jump)        Robert Atwater, Saginaw Valley, 2.06m
7th weight throw)    Blake Donson, Grand Valley, 19.17m
8th 5000m run)        Zach Panning, Grand Valley, 14:16.10
8th DMR)            Grand Valley, 9:52.23 (R Perez, L Bright-Mitchell, C Porter, W Mach)
8th shot put)        Darien Thornton, Grand Valley, 17.34m
8th  high jump)        Hunter Weeks, Grand Valley, 2.06m
8th pole vault)        Jared Schipper, Hillsdale, 4.91
9th weight throw)    Mike Moon, Grand Valley, 18.87m
9th long jump)        Robert Tarpley, Saginaw Valley, 7.39m
9th triple jump)    Robert Tarpley, Saginaw Valley, 14.88
9th 3000m run)        Bryce Bradley, Grand Valley, 8:26.83
9th 4x400m relay)    Hillsdale, 3:12.59 (L White, T Etchemendy, D Chase, C Clark)
Team
5th)                Grand Valley, 38.25

Women
1st pole vault)        Jaime Roberts, Grand Valley, 4.11m
1st DMR)            Hillsdale, 11:24.39 (M Oren, C Zehner, H Watts, E Oren)
1st 1 mile run)        Emily Oren, Hillsdale, 4:35.48
1st 3000m run)        Emily Oren, Hillsdale, 9:27.98
2nd 3000m run)        Kristina Galat, Hillsdale, 9:30.80
3rd 5000m run)        Hannah McIntyre, Hillsdale, 16:13.91
3rd 1 mile run)        Gina Patterson, Grand Valley, 4:45:03
4th 5000m run)        Kristina Galat, Hillsdale, 16:17.09
4th 60m hurdles)    Beatriz Indurain, Grand Valley, 8.48
4th 3000m run)        Hannah McIntyre, Hillsdale,9:33.28
6th 5000m run)        Amy Cymerman, Grand Valley, 16:26.81
7th 5000m run)        Kendra Foley, Grand Valley, 16:30.83
7th 3000m run)        Kendra Foley, Grand Valley, 9:35.24
6th weight throw)    Rachael Tolsma, Hillsdale, 18.59m
7th weight throw)    Kyra Hull, Grand Valley, 18.48m
7th triple jump)    Anna Fochesato, Saginaw Valley, 12.14m
8th weight throw)    Dana Newell, Hillsdale, 18.24m
8th DMR)            Grand Valley, 11:41.43 (A Creutz, R Walters, K Shaheen, J Chester)
8th 60m hurdles)    Karrington Seals, Wayne State, 8.70
8th 800m run)        Taylor Stepanski, Saginaw Valley, 2:13.13
9th shot put)        Dajsha Avery, Grand Valley, 14.27m
10th long jump)        Elaina Meadows, Northwood, 5.69m
10th 3000m run)        Gina Patterson, Grand Valley, 9:44.67
Team
2nd)                Hillsdale, 58:00
3rd)                Grand Valley, 33.00
Complete Results: http://results.flotrack.org/2016/03-11-NCAAD2/Web/Timetable.php?D=1

-- NCAA Division III Indoor T&F Championships, Grinnell, IA, March, 11-12, 2016
No Michigan Teams
Complete Results:  http://results.deltatiming.com/tf/2016-ncaa-d3-indoor-championships/160311F032

-- New Balance Indoor Nationals, New York, NY, March 11-13, 2016
Boys
2nd  1600 SMR)        Motor City TC, 3:25.96 (Miles Daniel, Bryce Pickett, Dekaryea Freeman,
                    Cameron Cooper)
3rd  200m dash)        Khance Meyers, Kentwood, 21.59
3rd  800m run)        Cameron Cooper, Southfield, 1:50.97
3rd  pentathlon)    Zachary Stadnika, Shelby Twp, 3639
4th     400m dash)        Montel Hood, Detroit, 47.99
4th 4x400m relay)    Motor City TC, 3:20.11 (Bryce Pickett, Dekaryea Freeman,
                    Dewan Hawthorne, Cameron Cooper)
7th  triple jump)    Isaiah Griffith, Detroit, 48-00.75
10th  shot put)        Connor Bandel, Ortonville, 58-11.25
11th  2mile run)    Noah Jacobs, Corunna, 9:08.53
12th  5000m run)    Logan Kleam, Brownstown, 15:14
13th  5000m run)    Riad Rababeh, Dearborn, 15:16
Girls
2nd 4x400m relay)    Motor City TC, 3:49.69 (Brianna Holloway, Dorriann Coleman,
                    Janae Barksdale, Anna Jefferson)
3rd 4x200m relay)    Motor City TC, 1:38.25 (Anna Jefferson, Tamea McKelvy,
                    Brianna Holloway, Janae Barksdale)
3rd 1600 SMR)        Ann Arbor Youth TC, 4:01.73 (Britten Bowen, Jordyn Dresch,
                    Hailey Mayes, Alice Hill)
7th  pole vault)        Landon Kemp, Greenville, 12-04.75
8th  800m run)        Alice Hill, Ypsilanti, 2:12.10
10th  2mile run)    Maddy Trevisan, Farmington Hills, 10:31.62
13th  pole vault)    Gabriella Leon, Grand Rapids, 11-07.00
13th shot put)        Emily Meier, Plymouth, 43-09.25
14th  5000m run)    Jessi Larson, Milan, 17:31
Complete Results: http://nbnationalsin.com/eprofile.php?do=title&title_id=694&event_id=1164

-- USATF Indoor T&F Championships, Portland, OR, March 11, 2016
Men
3rd 60m hurdles)    Jeff Porter, Nike (Michigan), 7.51
4th triple jump)    Donald Scott, unattached (Eastern Michigan), 16.71m
Women
2nd  triple jump)    Tori Franklin, unattached (Michigan State), 13.66m
3rd 1500m run)        Amanda Eccleston, Brooks (Michigan), 4:10:42
4th pole vault        Kristen Hixon, unattached (Grand Valley), 4.65
4th 3,000m run)        Leah O'Connor, adidas (Michigan State), 9:00.79
5th 800m run)        Geena Gall, Brooks/T R E (Michigan), 2:05.30
5th 400m dash)        Kendall Baisden, adidas (Detroit Country Day), 52.90
8th 3,000m run)        Sarah Boyle, Saucony (Michigan State), 9:08.14
Complete Results:    http://www.flashresults.com/2016_Meets/Indoor/03-11_USATF/

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Michigan Runner Race Series 2016
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St. Patrick’s Parade Corktown Race 5K, Detroit - March 13 (Results & standings tba)
Striders Saturday Classic 10 Mile, Grandville - April 23 - SW
Fifth Third River Bank Run 25K, Grand Rapids - May 14 - SW    
            
Dexter To Ann Arbor    Half Marathon, Ann Arbor - June 5 -    SE
Brian Diemer Family of Races 5K, Cutlerville - June 11 - SW
Pictured Rocks Road Race Half Marathon, Munising - June 26 - UP

Port City Run 5K, Frankfort - July 16 - NW
HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races 10 Mile,    Flint - August 27 - SE
Milford Labor Day 30K, Milford - September 3 - SE

Mt. Baldhead Challenge 15K, Saugatuck/Douglas - September 10 - SW
5/3 Capital City River Run Half Marathon, Lansing - September 18 - Central
MetroHealth Grand Rapids Marathon, Grand Rapids - October 23 - SW
Wicked Halloween 10K, Plymouth - October 30 - SE

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Points for all races except Fifth Third River Bank Run & Crim:
Open (up to age 39)   
        1st= 30
        2nd= 20
        3rd= 10
Master (age 40-40)
        1st= 15
        2nd= 10
        3rd=  5
Age-Graded Senior (age 50 and up)
        1st= 3
        2nd= 2
        3rd= 1

Fifth Third River Bank Run & Crim:
Open (up to age 39)
        1st= 50
        2nd= 25
        3rd= 15
Master (age 40-40)
        1st= 30
        2nd= 20
        3rd= 10
Age-Graded Senior (age 50 and up)
        1st= 6
        2nd= 4
        3rd= 2
Ten best finishes count for Michigan Runner of the Year. If someone
runs more than ten races, the ones with the fewest points involved are dropped.
        
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Race Calendar - March - April 2016
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Thursday, March 17, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Royal Oak, 6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com
*    IAAF World Indoor Championships - 4 day event, Portland, OR, http://iaaf.org / http://usatf.org
*    Pot O’ Gold 4 Mile Run & Walk, 4 MR/W, kids run, Flint, 5:30 pm, Downtown Flint, http://potofgoldrun.com / http://flintstpatricksday.com/RoadRace.html

Saturday, March 19, 2016
*    Bill Roney Memorial 5K, 5KR, 1M kids run, Utica, 10:00 am, Trinity Lutheran Church, http://hansons-running.com

Sunday, March 20, 2016
*    Crazy Run, 5-8 MR, Ann Arbor, 7:30 am, Gallup/Arb, http://aatrackclub.org
*    Hansons Group Run, Lake Orion, 8:00 am, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com
*    Playmakers Track and Field Spike Night, Okemos, 6:00 pm, http://playmakers.com/Events/PlaymakersEvents.aspx
*    Track Day, Royal Oak / Lake Orion, 11:00 am, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Grosse Pointe,6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Thursday, March 24, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Royal Oak, 6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Friday, March 25, 2016
*    Kermit Ambrose Huron River Relays - 2 days, track and field, Ypsilanti, Eastern Michigan, http://a2racemanagement.com

Saturday, March 26, 2016
*    IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, 13.1MR, Cardiff, Great Britain & N.I., http://usatf.org
*    Spring 16 Mile Marathon Training Runm, 4-16 MR, Lake Orion, 8:00 am, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Sunday, March 27, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Lake Orion, 8:00 am, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Grosse Pointe,6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Thursday, March 31, 2016
*    Ann Arbor Running Company, Saline Spring Preview Invitational, indoor track & field, Ann Arbor, 5:45 pm, U of Michigan indoor track, http://a2racemanagement.com

Friday, April 1, 2016
•    April Fools Day Twinkie Run, 5KR, Ann Arbor, 6:15 pm, Gallup Park - Canoe Livery, http://www.activeagainstals.org/events/twinkie-run/

Sunday, April 3, 2016
*    Ann Arbor Marathon, 26.2MR/W, 13.1MR/W, 10KR/W, 5KR/W, 1MR, Ann Arbor, 7:00 am, Main & Keech, http://theannarbormarathon.com
*    Hansons Group Run, Lake Orion, 8:00 am, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Grosse Pointe,6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run - Wednesdays, Utica, 6:00 pm, Hansons Running Shop, Hall Road, http://hansons-running.com

Thursday, April 7, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Royal Oak, 6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Saturday, April 9, 2016
•    Great Lakes Loons Pennant Race, 5KR/W, 1MFR, kids run, Midland, 11:00 am, Dow Diamond, Downtown Midland, http://mymcc.org/myraces
*    Martian Invasion of Races, 26.2MR, 13.1MR, 10KR, 5KR, kids run, Dearborn, 7:15 am, Ford Field Park, http://martianmarathon.com

Sunday, April 10, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Lake Orion, 8:00 am, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Grosse Pointe,6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Thursday, April 14, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Royal Oak, 6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com
    
Saturday, April 16, 2016    
*    ABBRx Natural and Fit Day, 5KR/W, kids run, Midland, 9:00 am, Bullock Creek HS, http://tritofinish.com
*    Iola Trail Run    15KR, 5KR, Iola, WI, 10:00 am, Iola Winter Sports Park, http://greatlakesendurance.com
    
Sunday, April 17, 2016    
*    Crazy Run, 5-8 MR, Ann Arbor, 7:30 am, Bluffs / Barton Park Parking Lot, http://aatrackclub.org
*    Hansons Group Run, Lake Orion, 8:00 am, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com    
*    Kona Cheesecake Run    8KR, 5KR/W, 1MR, Farmington Hills, 7:30 am, Farmington Family YMCA, http://konacheesecakerun.com
    
Monday, April 18, 2016    
*    B.A.A. Boston Marathon, 26.2 MR, Boston, MA, 9:30 am, http://www.baa.org

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Grosse Pointe,6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Thursday, April 21, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Royal Oak, 6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Sunday, April 24, 2016    
*    Go the Extra Mile for Covenant Kids, 13.1MR/ handcycle, 5KR/W, 1MR/W, Saginaw Township, 8:00 am, Swan Valley HS, http://tritofinish.com
*    Hansons Group Run, Lake Orion, 8:00 am, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com
*    Trail Marathon & Road Ends, 50KR, 26.2MR, 5MR, Pinckney, 7:30 am, Silver Lake, Pinckney Recreation Area, http://trailmarathon.com    
*    USATF Masters 10 km Championships, 10KR, Dedham, MA, http://usatf.org

Tuesday, April 26, 2016    
*    Hansons Group Run, Grosse Pointe,6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com
    
Thursday, April 28, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Royal Oak, 6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com    
*    Tri to Finish Freeland Walleye Festival 5K/10K, 10KR, 5KR/W,1MR, Freeland, 6:00 pm, Tittabawassee Township Park, http://tritofinish.com

Saturday, April 30, 2016    
*    McLaren Let’s Move Festival of Races, 26.2MR, 13.1MR/ Relay, 5KR/W, 1MW, kids run, Mount Clemens, 8:00 am, downtown Mount Clemens, http://letsmovefestival.com
*    USA Half Marathon Championships, 13.1MR, Columbus, OH, 6:15 am, OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon, http://usatf.org

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