McMinn and Hall Shine at Tom Jones Memorial
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Tiara McMinn and Hannah-Sophia Hall of Miami’s track and field program set personal-best marks at Tom Jones Memorial in their respective events Saturday on the final day of the regular season at the Percy Beard Track Complex in Gainesville, Fla.
McMinn set a wind-legal, personal-best time in the 100m hurdle prelims with a time of 13.15 seconds. The 2019 ACC indoor 60m hurdles champion ran the same time in the final to finish third overall. Senior Michelle Atherley finished fifth with her time of 13.22 seconds.
Hall recorded her second personal-best mark of the weekend, registering a mark of 15.16m in the shot put to finish second overall. Hall boasted a PR in the women’s discus on Friday.
Miami’s women’s 4x100m relay team continued to show out, winning the event with a time of 44.08. The team made up of senior Carolyn Brown, sophomore Alfreda Steele, sophomore Symone Mason and sophomore Amuru Patterson ran Miami’s third-fastest relay time of the season.
Miami’s men followed up with a seventh-place finish, as Raheem Chambers, Tyrees Moulton, Hasani Knight and Isaiah Taylor ran a 40.46. Saturday’s time was the Canes’ second-fastest time in the event this outdoor season.
Senior Brittny Ellis kept the track hot as she ran a season-best time of 52.68 seconds in the women’s 400m dash. Mason finished 11th with her 53.43 and Isabella Gentil finished at 59.74.
Patterson returned to the track in the women’s 100m dash, finishing with the fastest collegiate time of the day at 11.51 seconds. Saturday’s time was the Haines City, Fla., native’s second-fastest time of the season. Steele rounded out the top-10 finishers with her time of 11.53 seconds and Brown finished at 11.73.
Junior Raheem Chambers boasted a season-best time of 10.20 seconds in the men’s 100m dash, finishing sixth overall.
The Canes closed out the meet by winning the women’s 4x400m relay with a time of 3:33.37. Senior Anna Runia, senior Samantha Gonzalez, Ellis and senior Atherley combined to run Miami’s third-fastest time this outdoor season.
Miami will travel to Charlottesville, Va., May 9-11 for the ACC Outdoor Championships. The women will look to make it three-straight conference titles after winning last season’s outdoor title at home and claiming their third Indoor title in the last four years in February.
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