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Hurricanes Punch Final Tickets to National Championships at NCAA East Prelims

Hurricanes Punch Final Tickets to National Championships at NCAA East Prelims

by James Knable

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The University of Miami track and field team closed out the final round of the NCAA East Preliminary Saturday evening in Jacksonville, Fla.

The women’s 4×400 relay team, consisting of Kennedy Brace, Moriah Oliveira, Blanca Hervas, and Sanaa Hebron, placed second in their heat and sixth overall with a time of 3:32.18.

Two triple jumpers will make their way to Austin, Texas as Ashley Moore and Marquasha Myers earned ninth and 11th, respectively, in the women’s triple jump. Moore tied her personal best of 13.25m while Myers ended with 13.10m.

Freshman Sanaa Hebron will participate in her first outdoor national championship in the women’s 400m hurdlers with her training partner, Skyla Wilson. Hebron finished the 400m hurdles with a time of 57.46, placing seventh, while Wilson finished 11th with 57.61. 

Kristina Rakocevic will represent Miami in the women’s discus after placing sixth with a mark of 54.60m. This will be the Montenegro native’s first outdoor nationals in her Miami career. 

The Hurricanes now set their eyes on the NCAA outdoor national championships. The three-day event, scheduled for June 7-10, will take place at the University of Texas.

To stay up to date with the University of Miami track and field team, make sure to follow @canestrack on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.