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Holmes Cracks Miami All-Time High Jump List

by Ashleigh Young

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Isaiah Holmes broke into Miami’s all-time list in the men’s high jump at the Pepsi Florida Relays.

Holmes’ jump of 2.15m ranks as the second-best mark in program history in his first outdoor meet as a Cane.

The men’s field events also saw three more top 10 finishes in the first day of action on the road during the outdoor season as sophomore Russell Robinson continued his historic season with a second-place finish in the long jump with a mark of 7.63m. Fellow sophomore Kevin Snyder boasted a personal-best mark of 7.23m in the same event to finish sixth.

Senior Kevin Arreaga finished fifth overall in the men’s hammer with his mark of 65.36m to close out the field events for the Miami men.

On the women’s side, Zakiya Rashid had the top finish for the Canes in the women’s discus with her mark of 55.48m to finish third. Kristina Rakocevic closed out the top 10 in the event with her mark of 49.17m. Debbie Ajagbe competed in the event and finished just behind Rakocevic with a mark of 48.99m, while Selina Dantzler finished 14th at 47.17m.

Graduate student Michelle Atherley finished with a personal-best mark in the long jump at 6.33m to finish fifth, while Lauryn Harris finished seventh at 6.02m.

The distance runners started the track events for Miami as Emma Langlois registered a personal-best time in the women’s 1500m at 4:33.57 to win heat two and finish 12th overall. Colin Wilson finished with a time of 4:12.80 on the men’s side.

Jacious Sears and Rosalba Cabrera both finished with top-10 times in their respective track events. Sears finished seventh with a time of 23.63 in the women’s 200m, while Cabrera competed in her first 5000m event as a Cane and recorded a time of 17:34.14 to finish ninth.

Asa Burke and Jalen Gordon also competed in the 200m posting times of 21.63 and 22.32, respectively.

Three Miami men competed in the 400m hurdles to close out the track events as McKinly Brown finished with the best Miami time of 50.85 to place fifth. Freshmen Ramy Berberena and Ryler Gould each registered personal bests in the event with times of 53.01 and 53.07, respectively.

Miami will compete in the final day at the Pepsi Relays on Saturday with a full day of competition.