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Three Canes Earn Track ACC Weekly Honors

Three Canes Earn Track ACC Weekly Honors

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Three Miami track and field student-athletes earned performer of the week honors, announced Wednesday morning by the ACC office.

The three Canes – Zakiya Rashid, Russell Robinson and McKinly Brown – all posted NCAA top-10 performances to all earn their first ACC performer of the week award, including two program record marks.

Rashid, a graduate student, started the Hurricane Invitational with a huge throw of 57.19m in the women’s discus to not only win the event, but break a 13-year program record. Rashid had not competed for the Canes for two years due to injury and COVID-19, but showed no rust in her first competition back. Rashid’s mark currently ranks as the second-best mark in the NCAA to earn her Co-ACC Women’s Field Performer of the Week.

Robinson, a sophomore, broke an even longer program record in the men’s long jump at 7.99m, snapping Horace Copeland’s 28-year reign in the event. Robinson now holds the top mark for the Canes in outdoor and boasts the fifth-best mark in indoor. The new record also ranks as the second-best mark in the NCAA to garner ACC Men’s Field Performer of the Week.

Brown, a senior, was named the ACC Men’s Track Performer of the Week, winning the 400m hurdles with his time of 51.85 seconds. The time ranks as the 10th-best in the NCAA and third-best in the East Region.

All three competitors are set to compete in Miami’s Hurricane Alumni Invitational on March 27.