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Brown, McMinn and Steele Crowned ACC Champions

Brown, McMinn and Steele Crowned ACC Champions

RALEIGH, N.C. – McKinly Brown, Tiara McMinn and Alfreda Steele were dubbed ACC Outdoor champions in their respective events on the final day of the Championships.

Miami’s women finished fourth overall with 87 points, while the men finished seventh with 45.

Brown earned his first ACC Championships gold medal of his career running a time of 50.88 seconds. Freshman Ryler Gould finished seventh with a personal-best time of 52.27 to give the men 11 points in the event.

McMinn captured both the indoor and outdoor hurdles titles running the lone sub-13 second 100m hurdles time at 12.98. Michelle Atherley finished sixth at 13.29 seconds to give Miami 13 team points in the event.

Steele began her day with a second-place finish in the women’s 100m dash with her time of 11.28 seconds and Jacious Sears closing in at 11.57 seconds. Steele boasted her first gold conference medal with a facility record time of 22.77 seconds and totaled 18 points on the day.

Kayla Johnson recorded a fourth-place finish in the women’s 800m with her time of 2:04.56 and Oskars Bambals finished seventh on the men’s side at 1:50.39.

Debbie Ajagbe broke Miami’s program record in the discus with a personal-best mark of 58.42m to earn a silver medal and eight teams points. Zakiya Rashid was close behind with a mark of 57.55m to earn the bronze medal.

Isaiah Holmes earned his first ACC medal in the men’s high jump coming in third with a mark of 2.15m. The men of Solomon Strader, Asa Burke, Khamal Stewart-Baynes and Brown boasted a season-best time of 3:06.94 to claim the silver medal to close out the competition.