Six Canes PR on Final Day in Lubbock
LUBBOCK, Texas – Six members of the Miami track and field program recorded personal bests on the final day of the Texas Tech Invitational.
“Overall it was a really good weekend for us here,” Director of Track and Field Amy Deem said. “Tiara [McMinn] and Kevin [Arreaga] has extremely good performances this weekend with their nationally ranked marks. I just thought the entire team is on the right track and we just have to continue to improve at Clemson and ACCs.”
Celine Thompson started the day off with a third-place finish in the women’s high jump, while registering a personal-best mark of 1.75m. On the men’s side, Tristan Schultheis finished fourth with his mark of 2.09m.
Freshman Russell Robinson was the sole Cane to compete in the long jump, finishing fourth in the event off his first jump of 7.26m. Sophomore Molly Caudery finished with a season-best mark in the women’s pole vault at 4.05m.
Sophomore Selina Dantzler led the Canes in the women’s shot put with her mark of 14.71m, finishing fourth. Sherry Lubin was close behind in fifth with her mark of 14.46m. Debbie Ajagbe registered a mark of 14.24m, while Hannah-Sophia Hall finished ninth at 13.67m.
Freshman Jacious Sears continues to have a hot start to her collegiate career, registering a personal best time in the 200m at 23.91 seconds. Sears finished 16th in the field of 85 and junior Amuru Patterson finished 22nd with her time of 24.19.
“I’m really happy with Jacious this weekend,” Deem said. “She had a great weekend here in Texas.”
Jeffrey Uzzell’s time of 22.04 seconds in the men’s 200m was good for Miami’s third personal best of the afternoon. Jeffrey Williams also finished with a personal-best mark in the men’s shot put at 16.43m, which ranks fifth in Miami history. After three meets, Williams now has two top five marks in Canes’ history.
Emma Langlois was the final Cane to record a new best time, shedding 27 seconds off her 3000m time. Langlois finished 10th with her time of 10:37.79.
The Miami women competed in its first 4×400 relay of the season, composed of senior Brittny Ellis, junior Kayla Johnson, junior Tiara McMinn and freshman Sears. The squad combined to run a time of 3:40.96 to finish seventh in the field 21 teams.
The men had a standout performance, running Miami’s second-fastest time in history. The team of McKinly Brown, Tyrees Moulton, Davonte Fuller and Edward Wintergalen finished sixth with their time of 3:09.83.
“The boys set themselves up for a great race are really moving in the right direction in the relay,” Deem said. “I’m proud of the way they competed and looking forward to seeing what they do later in the season.”