Robinson Improves Program Record as Hurricanes Complete Rod McCravy Memorial

Robinson Improves Program Record as Hurricanes Complete Rod McCravy Memorial

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Miami track and field team completed the Rod McCravy Memorial Saturday afternoon. 

Russell Robinson’s performance in the men’s triple jump was one for the history books. The Hurricanes’ All-American triple jumper set a new meet, facility, and program record with a 16.48m leap on a twelve-step short approach. 

Last January, Robinson took over the indoor program record for the men’s triple jump with 16.36m — beating out Justin Forde’s 16.04m mark set in 2022. 

Ashley Moore earned her second gold medal of the meet Saturday afternoon, this time in the women’s triple jump. 

Moore ended her fourth jump with a new indoor personal best and final mark of 13.01m.

Senior sprinters Moriah Oliveira and Blanca-Hervas Rodriguez swept the women’s 400m — placing first and second with 53.96 and 54.48, respectively.

A graduate transfer from Florida State, Milton Ingraham III broke into the men’s program shot put top-five after throwing 17.62m. 

Senior hurdler Sincere Rhea bested the competition in the men’s 60m hurdler semifinals, ending with 7.86.

Freshman Sophie Haag qualified for her first collegiate 60m final after running 7.53 in the semifinals. The Oldsmar, Florida native shows promise for the Hurricanes after achieving a new personal best of 7.45 in Friday’s quarterfinal. 

“I’m pleased with how we competed in our opening meet. We had good efforts across the board. Our field events really led the way and I’m looking forward to the team continuing to develop as the indoor season moves forward,” Head Coach Amy Deem said following the meet.

Next week, the Hurricanes will travel to Lubbock, Texas, for the Corky Classic on January 19-20. A list of scheduled events can be found HERE.

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