Holmes Breaks 24-Year Program Record
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Isaiah Holmes broke a 24-year program record in the men’s high jump on the first day of the Hurricane Alumni Invitational.
Holmes cleared 2.21m on his first attempt to make Miami history and is now tied for fourth in the NCAA with the mark. The Roseville, Calif., native now leads the ACC with the jump and surpassed Tim James’ previous top mark of 2.17m set in 1996 to win the event.
Michelle Atherley competed in her first heptathlon of the season and leads the competition after the first four events. The 2019 NCAA Indoor Pentathlon champion won each event, starting with the 100m hurdles with a time of 13.18.
The North Port, Fla., native won the women’s high jump with a mark of 1.75m and recorded an outdoor personal-best mark of 12.99m in the shot put. Atherley ended the day with a personal-best time of 23.94 in the 200m.
The Canes return to action Saturday at 11:30 a.m. with Atherley taking part in the women’s long jump.