On the final day of the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Oregon, Michigan distance runner Jaimie Phelan ran an epic final lap, going from last to first to win the women’s 1,500 meters.
— Michigan Track&Field (@UMichTrack) June 10, 2017
Phelan won the race with a 4:13.78 time, just two hundredths of a second ahead of Arkansas’ Nikki Hiltz. In third place was Samford’s Karisa Nelson in 4:13.96.
It’s yet another achievement for Phelan, who is a three-time Big Ten champion and four-time All-American first-team runner.
Phelan entered Saturday having set a career-best mark of 4:11.92 in the semifinals. That time is also the fastest time ever by a Wolverines runner at the NCAA Championships.