By Garrett Zatlin - MileSplit Recruiting Correspondent
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Late Tuesday, Neuqua Valley High School (IL) senior Riley Ammenhauser announced she will be competing for the University of Michigan starting next year.
Ammenhauser -- who is currently ranked at No. 19 nationally in our girls Class of 2021 Recruit Rankings -- joins throws standout Sarah Marvin and sprints specialist Breeana Bates as recent track and field commits who will be joining the Wolverines in 2021.
One of the best horizontal jumpers in the country, Ammenhauser ended the 2020 indoor track and field season ranked at US No. 9 in the long jump (19-5) and US No. 3 in the triple jump (41-3.75).
In July, Ammenhauser made the most of her one opportunity outdoors, hitting career PRs in the long jump and triple jump at the Chicago Jumps and Sprints Fest. Ammenhauser went a US No. 16 effort of 19-2.25 in the long jump and a US No. 3 mark of 40-11.75 in the triple jump. She's a two-time IHSA Class 3A state champion in the triple jump.
The Illinois native also secured a respectable PR of 7.32 seconds in the 55m dash this past winter as well.
For perspective, those personal bests would have instantly made Ammenhauser one of Michigan's best horizontal jumpers last winter.
During the 2020 indoor track season, no Michigan triple jumper lept further than 37-8.75 while no long jumper lept further than 19-5.5, according to TFRRS.
With Ammenhauser now joining Marvin and Bates, the women from Ann Arbor can boast one of the more well-rounded recruiting classes in the country (so far). A school typically known for its distance prowess, the Michigan coaching staff has now secured a trio of underrated recruits who could offer promising scoring diversity in the future.