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As Bailey Baker stepped into the ring for her last throw at the Wolverine Invitational this past Saturday, the Michigan women's track and field team held the fourth and fifth-place spots in the women’s weight throw event. Just a few minutes later, the Wolverines had not only claimed the second and third places, respectively, but also broke the school record — not once but twice.
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The Wolverines broke many records over the next four hours, including back-to-back throws in the women’s weight throw event. Senior Bailey Baker broke the school’s previous record with a throw of 19.28 meters, which was upped by .25 on the next throw by senior Kayla Deering. Junior Andrew Liskowitz also broke the school record for men’s shot put. Other personal records were broken in the men’s weight throw, both the women’s and the men’s 60-meter hurdles, and the women’s 3000-meter events. This performance even surpassed Michigan coach James Henry's expectations.
An early lead was procured by Maryland (16-11 overall, 7-8 Big Ten) over Michigan (19-7, 8-7 ) for a score of 25-20 at the end of the set. The Terrapins maintained this momentum throughout the game, sweeping the Wolverines, 3-0.