Wright and Lavassas Lead Hurricanes on Day One of ACC Championships

Wright and Lavassas Lead Hurricanes on Day One of ACC Championships

BOSTON, Mass. — The University of Miami track and field team completed day one of the ACC Championships in Boston, Massachusetts, Thursday evening. 

In the men’s heptathlon, sophomore Edgar Campre leads the competition after a string of impressive performances.

Campre earned first place finishes in the 60m (6.86), long jump (7.22m), and shot put (14.87m). Even with an eighth-place finish of 1.88m in the high jump, the Portuguese multi athlete currently sits at the top of the leaderboard with 3277 points after day one. 

Taylor Wright capped off her final indoor conference championship as a Hurricane with a bronze medal in the high jump, ending with a height of 1.80m and giving the women’s team six points. 

Daphnee Lavassas’ time of 16:06.29 and fifth-place finish in the women’s 5000m earned the women’s team four more points.

Junior Erikka Hill added two more points to the Hurricanes total after throwing 19.23m in the weight throw, good for seventh. 

Makenzy Pierre-Webster clocked 23.71 in the women’s 200m. With a seventh-place finish in the prelims, Pierre-Webster will move on to Saturday’s finals — scheduled for 2:20 p.m.

Senior sprinter Jalen Gordon cracked into the school’s top-five list in the men’s 200m, running 21.57. Gordon’s time puts him as the fourth fastest 200m Hurricane in indoor school history.

Friday’s events will begin with the second half of the men’s heptathlon, slated for 11:20 a.m. 

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