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Johnson Boasts Steeplechase Program Record

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Morgan Johnson breaks Miami’s 3000m steeplechase record in her first ever 3K steeple event of her collegiate career at the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational.

Johnson finished seventh with an all-time best time of 10:54.89 to take the Miami record.

The women’s distance squad posted huge time improvements in both the 5000m and the 10,000m run to close out the first day on the track. Emma Langlois posted a top 10 performance in the 5K with her 40-second personal-best time of 17:23.21 to finish ninth. Langlois’s time was just shy of cracking Miami’s top five.

Rosalba Cabrera broke into Miami’s top five in the 10k with her time of 37:17.53, which is the fifth-best time in program history. Friday night’s time was a personal-best of 41 seconds.

Sophomore Jacious Sears began the day on the track in the women’s 200m with a time of 24.12, while both Solomon Strader and Asa Burke ran times of 21.78 on the men’s side.

Senior McKinly Brown finished fifth in the men’s 400m hurdles with his time of 51.81, while freshman Ryler Gould ran a personal-best time of 54.05.

Junior Jeffrey Williams began his day in the men’s discus and finished fourth with a mark of 55.66m, prior to a 90-minute weather delay. He returned to the ring in the shot put to finish eighth at 17.12m.

Kristina Rakocevic finished with the top collegiate mark in the discus throw at 51.80m and second overall. Selina Dantzler finished 10th at 45.01m, while Hannah Hall finished just behind at 44.42m.

Lauryn Harris closed out the field events in the women’s long jump at 5.80m.