The Michigan Wolverines track program took part in the Simmons-Harvey Invitational on Sunday, and an incredible comeback on the women’s 4×400 meter relay race has gone viral on social media.
Michigan’s Sophie Isom began the first leg of the race and was doing well until she caught the heel of a competitor, causing her to take a hard fall leading to her getting passed and falling far behind.
Despite taking the hard fall, Isom continued on and fought through the fall to finish her leg and, giving her teammates a chance at a comeback.
Michigan sophomore runner Savannah Sutherland then received the baton from Isom and did an excellent job of making up time, catching up, and getting all the way into second place.
She then passed the baton to Aurora Rynda, who proceeded to catch all the way up to Ohio State runner Janela Spencer and overtake her in first place.
Michigan junior Ziyah Holman completed the unbelievable comeback by sustaining the lead given to her and giving the Wolverines first place in the event.
This is grit. Watch the whole thing you won't regret it.
After a fall by Sophie Isom in the first leg of the 4×400 relay, Michigan reclaimed the race, highlighted by Savannah Sutherland splitting three seconds faster than any other runner in the second leg. pic.twitter.com/q8jyVRKzxO
— Michigan Track & Field / Cross Country (@UMichTrack) January 22, 2023
Many around the sports world took to social media after seeing this incredible act of perseverance from Michigan’s team and offered praise for coming all the way back to win.
Life will come at you. It’s inevitable. It’s how you respond that matters. Finish strong. Your strong. In that moment. Everytime. Don’t look to the left/right just straight. You won’t regret it. #mondaythoughts #powerofsports #Motivation #athletemindsetpic.twitter.com/6yaPBNnwZK
— Christina Unkel (@ChristinaUnkel) January 23, 2023
— NCAA Track & Field (@NCAATrackField) January 22, 2023
Incredible performance. Tons of respect!
— Josh Carey (@JoshDCarey) January 23, 2023
This is incredible
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) January 23, 2023
This incredible comeback from the Wolverines is a reminder that no matter how bleak things look, getting back up and trying your best can result in some truly spectacular things.
[Michigan Track and Field on Twitter] Photo Credit: NCAA.com