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Robinson Wins ACC Gold Medal in Triple Jump on Day 2

Robinson Wins ACC Gold Medal in Triple Jump on Day 2

DURHAM, N.C. – The University of Miami track & field team picked up its second gold medal in as many days, with Russell Robinson winning the triple jump to highlight Day 2 of the 2022 ACC Track & Field Outdoor Championships.

A day after Decio Andrade won the hammer throw, Robinson’s mark of 16.36m topped the field to earn him top honors in his signature event.

“Russ getting the ACC Championship was great,” track & field director Amy Deem said. “We have a lot of track tomorrow. We have to come out and approach it like we did today, and hopefully good things will happen for us.”

"We've set ourselves up well. Now we just have to come tomorrow and deliver the same results. We have discus, high jump and a lot of important events on the track - we've got to come out here and keep competing." -Amy Deem

Robinson was not the only Hurricane to shine on Friday.

Jeffrey Williams was a top-five finisher in the men’s shot put (18.49m) and moved into third place in school history, while four Hurricanes qualified for the finals in the shot put on the women’s side: Hannah Hall (third, 16.52m), Debbie Ajagbe (fourth, 16.27m), Selina Dantzler (6th, 15.58m) and Erikka Hill (8th, 15.14m).

“The whole team is performing really well,” Deem said. “They’re really feeding off the energy from the throws. Having all four girls make the shot final, having Jeff get in there and score and almost every throw was a personal best, our throwers have really set the tone.”

Among other top performers Friday were Lauryn Harris, who qualified for the finals of the 100m hurdles, Sincere Rhea, who made the finals for the 110m hurdles, as well as Moriah Oliviera and Kennedy Brace, who both qualified in the 400m.

Alfredo Steele and Jacious Sears also qualified for the 100m finals with standout showings on Friday.

We just need to do what we did yesterday and today – come out here and keep competing. In my mind, the hardest part is always getting to Saturday – especially in the running events. And I thought we got everybody through that we needed to get through. We really advanced well and set ourselves up very well for tomorrow. We have to come out here and finish it off.

Amy Deem