UT runner to throw out first pitch at Mud Hens’ game

June 15, 2018 | Athletics, Events, News
By Will Edmonds

Senior distance runner Janelle Noe will throw out the first pitch at the Toledo Mud Hens’ game Saturday, June 16, in honor of “You Will Do Better in Toledo Night.”

She also will be presented with a jersey from the club as part of the ceremony. Game time is 7 p.m. at Fifth Third Field. Toledo will face the Louisville Bats.


Noe is being honored for her recent triumph on the track along with her perseverance since coming back from a 2016 incident that left much of her body covered in severe burns. The 2018 outdoor track and field season has seen Noe cut her 1500m time down to a program-best 4:10.83.

Most recently, Noe took 11th place at last week’s NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., earning Second-Team All-America honors.

“I never thought I’d throw out the first pitch at a Mud Hens’ game or any baseball game, so that’s really cool,” Noe said. “I feel really honored that they want me to do it on ‘You Will Do Better in Toledo Night.’”

“Janelle’s story of perseverance and triumph exemplifies exactly what we are celebrating — extraordinary people doing extraordinary things in our community,” said Tyler Clark, special event and game day presentation coordinator for the Toledo Mud Hens.

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