Andrade Earns NCAA All-America Honors on Day 1
EUGENE, Ore. – Highlighted by an All-American performance from Decio Andrade in the hammer throw, the Miami Hurricanes opened their run at the 2022 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships Wednesday.
The former Division II national champion made his mark in his first trip to the Division I Championships at the historic Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus, placing seventh nationally with a mark of 70.86m.
Andrade became the first University of Miami men’s performer to earn a top-eight finish and NCAA All-America honors since Devon Hill in 2012.
The Hurricanes enjoyed two second-team All-America performances Wednesday, with Ayman Zahani and Isaiah Holmes each placing in the top 16 of their respective events.
Zahafi posted a time of 1:47.92 in the 800m while Holmes’ mark of 7.48m was the 15th-best in the long jump. Russell Robinson also competed in the long jump, finishing with a distance of 7.06m.
The Hurricanes continue their run at the 2022 NCAA Track & Field Championships Thursday from Eugene.