@MiamiTrack Set for ACC Outdoor Championships

@MiamiTrack Set for ACC Outdoor Championships

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami track and field program will compete against fellow conference members at the 2014 ACC Outdoor Championships.

Miami’s women will feature three individual champions from the 2014 ACC Indoor Championships. Junior throwers Lea Johnson and Amber Monroe and freshman sprinter Shakima Wimbley will all be looking to score big points for the Canes this weekend. Sophomore Alysha Newman, who placed third at the ACC Indoor Championships, will look to climb to the top of the medal stand in her first ACC Outdoor Championships appearance as a Hurricane.

The Hurricane men will look to sophomore Isaiah Simmons to continue his success at the ACC Championships. Simmons is a two-time ACC Indoor champion in the shot put and will look to defend his ACC outdoor shot put title this weekend. Other Miami men expected to make some noise include freshman throwers Gian Piero Ragonesi and Carlos Mangum and jumpers Timothy Richardson and John-Patrick Friday.

The three-day meet is set to begin Thursday, April 17, and will continue through Saturday, April 19. The 2014 ACC Outdoor Championships will be held at the Belk Track, Fetzer Field and Finley Field on the campus of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Fans can follow the action all three days via ESPN3 and live streaming on theACC.com. Nearly 12 total hours of ESPN3 live coverage are scheduled on Thursday from 5 until 8:30 p.m., on Friday from 4:30 until 8:30 p.m., and on Saturday from 4 until 8 p.m. Viewers can access the webcasts at http://theacc.co/OTFlivestats.

Live results will be available throughout the event on the championship website: http://theacc.co/OTFlivestats.

Men’s Entries
Bassim El-Sabawi
200m: Bassim El-Sabawi
400m: Anthony Wolliston
800m: Douglas Dourado
5000m: Luke Fontaine, Sean Pezzulo
110m HH: TeQuille Jackson
400m IH:
TeQuille Jackson, Garrett Nygren
4x400m Relay: Bassim El-Sabawi, TeQuille Jackson, Josh Johnson, Joseph Ryan, Anthony Wolliston
Long Jump: John-Patrick Friday, Timothy Richardson
High Jump: John-Patrick Friday
Triple Jump: John-Patrick Friday, Timothy Richardson, Richard Tema
Shot Put: Gian Piero Ragonesi, Isaiah Simmons
Discus: Gian Piero Ragonesi, Isaiah Simmons
Hammer: Carlos Mangum

Women’s Entries
Jasmyne King, Alyssa McClure
200m:  Alyssa McClure, Shakima Wimbley, Shannon Wright
400m: Anthonia Moore, Shakima Wimbley, Shannon Wright
800m: Taneisha Cordell, Thandi Stewart, Alaine Tate
1500m: Lindsi Arrington
5000m: Lindsi Arrington
100m HH: Jamika Glades, Alysha Newman, Kayann Richards, Alexis Wright
400m IH: Jamika Glades
4x100m Relay: Jasmyne King, Alyssa McClure, Kayann Richards, Shakima Wimbley
4x400m Relay: Taneisha Cordell, Jamika Glades, Anthonia Moore, Thandi Stewart, Shakima Wimbley, Shannon Wright
High Jump: Dakota Dailey-Harris
Pole Vault:
Alysha Newman
Triple Jump: Alexis Wright
Shot Put: Amber Monroe
Discus: Amber Monroe
Hammer: Lea Johnson

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