Strong Start for the Hurricanes on Day One of the Rod McCravy Memorial
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Miami track and field team completed day one of the Rod McCravy Memorial Friday evening at the Norton Healthcare Sports and Learning Center in Louisville, Kentucky.
Senior Solomon Strader notched a new Miami indoor program record in the men’s 300m, beating out 1985’s Bennie Blades time of 33.68 with a time of 33.52 of his own.
Senior Russell Robinson continued his historic career in the men’s long jump, finishing with 7.75m. Robinson’s distance was a new personal best for the Windermere, Florida, native who now sits with the second-best long jump in Miami indoor history.
Ashley Moore earned the first gold medal this season for the Hurricanes after posting a new indoor personal best of 6.22m in the women’s long jump.
Kennedy Sauder and Aaron Kim both notched a silver and bronze medal in the men’s high jump. Sauder ended with 2.18m, now the second-best height in Miami indoor history, and Kim ended with 2.12m, good for the third-best height in the program’s indoor record books.
Sophomore middle-distance runner Gabriella Grissom now sits at number two in the Miami indoor record book after running 1:30.79 in the women’s 600m, good for third place.
Senior Oskars Bambals posted a time of 1:19.26, in the men’s 600m earning third place and the second-best time in the Miami indoor record books.
Senior Erikka Hill earned a new personal best of 19.73m in the women’s weight throw, earning third.
Seven Hurricanes spread across four different events will find themselves in the semifinals tomorrow, starting with the women’s 60m semifinals at noon.
Day two of the Rod McCravy Invitational will start tomorrow at 11 a.m. EST with the women’s shot put. The final results of day one of the competition can be found HERE.
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