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Andrade Secures Gold, Hurricanes Begin ACC Outdoor Championships

Andrade Secures Gold, Hurricanes Begin ACC Outdoor Championships

by James Knable

RALEIGH, N.C. -The University of Miami track and field team completed day one of the ACC Outdoor Championships Friday at North Carolina State in Raleigh, N.C.

Graduate student Décio Andrade captured the gold medal in the men’s hammer throw Friday afternoon with a final mark of 72.78m, giving the men’s team ten points.  The Camacha, Portugal native, who has consistently placed top five in the country this outdoor season, secured his second ACC championship as a Hurricane.

Junior Russell Robinson also tacked on six points for the men’s team in the long jump. On his final attempt, Robinson earned the bronze medal with a distance of 7.61m.

Freshman Sanaa Hebron and Skyla Wilson both delivered incredible performances in the women’s 400m hurdle prelims. Hebron placed first overall in the prelims with a personal best of 56.08, while Wilson placed fifth in the prelims with a time of 57.41.

Both female hurdlers will compete in the women’s 400m hurdle finals, which is scheduled to take place Saturday at 7 p.m.

Junior Ashley Moore secured the Hurricanes first point in the women’s long jump with a final distance of 6.02m, placing eighth and earning one point.

Newcomer Edgar Campre is currently in fourth through the first five events of the men’s decathlon. Campre currently stands with 3722 points heading into Friday.

Freshman Enrique Borrego was able to deliver a solid performance in the men’s 1500m event, ending with a time of 3:52.91. Borregos’ time places him in fifth in the Miami program record books, passing Tim Harris.

After day one, the men’s team currently ranks sixth with 16 points, and the women’s team is tenth with one point. Seventeen events are still scheduled to take place over the next two days.

Friday’s events are scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. with the women’s javelin. To follow along with the rest of the ACC championships, make sure to follow @canestrack on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.