Michigan Wolverines: Michigan track

Entrance Interview is a series at WolverineNation -- similar to our Exit Interview series -- where we chat with incoming Michigan football and men's basketball players about their thoughts as they start college, what their expectations are, and what they'll miss most about high school.

Of all the Michigan recruits in this class, Drake Johnson (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer) has the shortest trip. From a playing standpoint, the running back is moving literally across the street.

Also a national-level hurdler, WolverineNation caught up with the 6-foot-1, 200-pound Johnson about high school, dreams and facial hair.

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Red Simmons dies at 102

April, 13, 2012
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Red Simmons, the founder of the Michigan women’s track and field program and a staple around the school’s athletic program, died Friday at age 102.

Simmons started at Michigan in 1959 as a physical education teacher following his retirement from the Detroit Police Department. At the beginning of his tenure, he began the Ann Arbor Women’s Track Club, called "The Michigammes."

It was a program that sent three women to the Olympics -- Francie Kraker Goodridge in 1968 and 1972 in track, Sperry Jones in 1968 as a kayaker and Micki King as a diver in 1972, when she won a gold medal.

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After Denard Robinson's freshman year at Michigan, the speedy quarterback briefly became a two-sport athlete.

He ran indoor track.

It made sense, not only because he's one of the fastest players in college football. Robinson finished third in the 100 meters at the Florida Class 4A state track championships in 2008 as a high school senior and was part of a state title relay team for Deerfield Beach High in Florida.

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