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Track Women Ranked No. 22

by Ashleigh Young

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The women of Miami track and field jumped 27 spots in this week’s US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Poll, coming in at No. 22.

The Canes climbed the rankings after strong performances at the Bob Pollock Invitational. Senior Alfreda Steele leads the way with the highest-ranking performance with the fifth-fastest 60m time of 7.26 seconds in the NCAA.

Close behind, freshman Jacious Sears boasts two top 25 times, one in the 60m and another in the 200m dash. Her time of 7.30 seconds in the 60m ranks 10th in the NCAA, while her time of 23.65 in the latter comes in at No. 20 after two meets.

It only took one meet for Tiara McMinn to make her presence felt in the hurdles, boasting the 11th-fastest 60m hurdles time at 8.20 seconds. Miami’s 4×400 relay team of Blanca Hervas, Moriah Oliveira, Kayla Johnson and Sierra Oliveira hold the same position with a time of 3:40.49 after finishing second at the Bob Pollock Invitational.

After winning last weekend’s high jump, sophomore Taylor Wright is tied for 12th with her mark of 1.78m.

Johnson also finished the 800m with a time of 2:09.56, giving the Canes added points to its team total of .04 points.

Miami will return to Clemson on Feb. 12 and 13 for the Tiger Paw Invite.