Hurricanes To Begin National Championships in Austin This Week

Hurricanes To Begin National Championships in Austin This Week

by James Knable

12 members of the University of Miami track and field team will compete June 7-10 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Austin, Texas. Three members of the men’s team and nine members of the women’s team will compete in a variety of events, which will be streamed each day on ESPN2.

Miami Men Entries

Hammer Throw – Decio Andrade

Decio Andrade is near the end of a historic season and career for the Hurricanes. The Camacha, Portugal, native is the reigning ACC champion in both the men’s weight and hammer throw, and qualified for his second nationals in the orange and green after throwing 70.94m at regionals.

Triple Jump/Long Jump – Russell Robinson

Robinson is ready to put on a show after earning bronze in the long jump and silver in the triple jump at ACC championships. Robinson will be competing in both events after posting regional performances of 7.72m in the long jump and 16.85m in the triple jump.

110 Meter Hurdles – Sincere Rhea

Sincere Rhea is second all-time in Miami history for the men’s 110m hurdles with a time of 13.48 and enters his first nationals appearance as a Hurricane. Rhea’s 13.56 time at regionals gives the Penn State transfer a chance to be an All-American.

Miami Women Entries

Shot PutHannah Hall

An ACC champion and consistently ranked top-ten nationally throughout the outdoor season, Hall steps up to the national stage after throwing a qualifying mark of 17.17m. Hall’s 18.03m, achieved back in April, currently stands at No. 2 in program history in the women’s shot put.

400m Hurdles – Sanaa Hebron

The true freshman has been nothing short of incredible in her first season as a Hurricane. An ACC champion in the 400m hurdles and anchor of the 4×400 relay team, Hebron’s time of 57.46 at regionals gives the Pennsylvania native a bid to her first outdoor national championships.

400m Hurdles – Skyla Wilson

Wilson reaches the national championships after recording 57.61 at east regionals. An ACC bronze-medalist in the event, Wilson will be making her second career appearance at the outdoor national championships and her first as a Hurricane.

4×400 Meter Relay

Kennedy Brace, Moriah Oliveira, Blanca Hervas and Sanaa Hebron will represent Miami in the 4×400 relay after running 3:32.18 at regionals. The group’s time of 3:28.29 at the ACC championships earned them a gold medal and a meet record that sits third all-time in the program record books.

Discus – Kristina Rakocevic

Kristina Rakocevic makes her first appearance at the national championships after throwing 54.60m, placing sixth, at the east regionals two weeks ago.

Triple Jump – Ashley Moore

The 2023 ACC championship bronze medalist Ashley Moore makes her first nationals appearance after placing ninth at regionals with 13.25m. Moore currently holds the fifth-best triple jump mark Miami history with 13.25m

Triple Jump – Marquasha Myers

Placing No. 11 at regionals with 13.10m, Myers will also make her first appearance on the national stage this week in Austin.

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