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Andrade, Hall, Robinson, and Zahafi Represent Miami at the NCAA Division I Indoor National Championships

Andrade, Hall, Robinson, and Zahafi Represent Miami at the NCAA Division I Indoor National Championships

by James Knable

Albuquerque, N.M. – Four Miami track and field team members participated in the NCAA Division I Indoor National Championships Friday and Saturday in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The four athletes participating were graduate student Décio Andrade, fifth-year student Hannah-Sophia Hall, junior Russell Robinson, and senior Ayman Zahafi.

On day one of the events, Décio Andrade participated in the weight throw while Ayman Zahafi was on the track for the men’s 800m.

Zahafi was listed as an injured DNF about halfway through the men’s 800m prelim event. 

Décio Andrade, participating in his last indoor event for the hurricanes, was locked in his final few attempts. Andrade earned a distance of 22.54m on his final attempt, tabbing him fourth in the nation and surpassing his previous program record of 22.52m, which was set at last month’s ACC championships, where he also claimed the gold medal.

With Andrade’s fourth-place finish in the men’s weight throw, he claims first-team All-American honors for the 2023 indoor season.

On Saturday, day two of the event, Hannah-Sophia Hall and Russell Robinson were called to the stage.

Hall, coming off winning the gold medal at the ACC conference championships in the women’s shot put, claimed second-team All-American honors with a 10th-place finish. Hall dug deep on her third attempt, throwing a distance of 16.86m. 

Russell Robinson was the last hurricane left to compete in the indoor championships in the triple jump. On his third attempt of the evening, Robinson posted a distance of 16.30m, earning an eighth-place finish and first-team All-American honors.

This officially concludes the end of the 2023 indoor track and field season, and the beginning of the outdoor season is approaching quickly.

The Hurricanes will host multiple programs at Cobb Stadium in Coral Gables, Florida, on March 17 and 18, to kick off the outdoor season.

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