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Brown Claims 400m Hurdles Program Record

by Ashleigh Young

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – McKinly Brown claimed the 400m hurdles program record on Thursday night at the UNF Invitational.

Brown entered the first day of the meet with the second-fastest time in program history and left with the best with a personal-best time of 50.25 seconds. Freshman Ryler Gould finished 10th with his time of 53.05 seconds.

Alfreda Steele kept the track hot, running the NCAA’s sixth-fastest time in the 200m at 22.83 seconds. Steele’s time was the fastest collegiate time and was a personal best to finish second overall.

Asa Burke finished the 200m dash in 21.45 seconds, his second-best time in the event this season.

Natalie Varela finished the 1500m at 4:42.17, while Colin Wilson registered a personal best time of 15:16.22 in the 5000m to close out the track events.

Selina Dantzler and Michelle Atherley highlighted the field events for the women’s team. Dantzler claimed the shot put event with her mark of 16.07m, while Hannah Hall finished seventh at 14.97m.

Atherley climbed two spots in Miami’s all-time list to No. 3 in the women’s high jump at 1.81m. The mark is a personal best and ranks ninth in the NCAA. Freshman Taylor Wright finished fifth with her mark of 1.75m.

Freshman Lauryn Harris finished with the top collegiate mark in the long jump with a personal-best mark of 6.24m. Ashley Moore finished with a mark of 5.63m. On the men’s side, Russell Robinson finished third at 7.62m and Kevin Snyder at 6.92m.

Debbie Ajagbe recorded a season-best mark of 55.33m in the women’s discus to finish fourth. Dantzler finished ninth at 49.59m, while Hall added a 12th-place finish at 46.79m. On the men’s side, Jeffrey Williams finished third at 54.58m.