@MiamiTrack Finishes Strong at Florida Relays
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A day after setting two school records, the University of Miami track and field program finished strong at the 2014 Florida Relays.
The women’s sprint medley relay quartet of Alyssa McClure, Shakima Wimbley, Taneisha Cordell and Alaine Tate placed fourth with a time of 3:47.21. Miami’s SMR time Saturday ranks second in school history record holders Charlotte Greggs, Dominique Darden, Ginou Etienne and Ena Leufroy who ran a 3:46.34 on April 28, 2006.
Miami’s throwers also impressed as Lea Johnson finished third overall in the women’s invitational hammer throw with a personal-best throw of 60.44m.
Amber Monroe finished sixth in the women’s invitational shot put with a mark of 15.46m. Freshman Gian Ragonesi also earned a sixth-place finish in the men’s shot put with a throw of 16.43m.
Miami placed seventh in the women’s shuttle hurdle relay. Jamika Glades, Alexis Wright, Alysha Newman and Kayann Richards combined for a time of 56.08 seconds
The women’s 4x400m relay placed 10th as Taneisha Cordell, Shakima Wimbley, Thandi Stewart and Jamika Glades combined to finish in 3:37.00. The men’s quartet of Joseph Ryan, Bassim El-Sabawi, Anthony Wolliston and Josh Johnson ran the 4x400m relay in 3:12.02.
Christian Cook, Anthony Wolliston, Bassim El-Sabawi and TeQuille Jackson combined to run the third-fastest men’s 4x200m time in UM history. The quartet, who placed 15th, combined to finish the race in 1:25.63.
The Canes are back in action next Saturday in the final home meet of the 2014 outdoor season, the Hurricane Alumni Invitational.
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