Teixeira Crowned ACC Champion Following Historic Javelin Performance

Teixeira Crowned ACC Champion Following Historic Javelin Performance

ATLANTA, Ga. — The University of Miami track and field team completed day one of the 2024 ACC Outdoor Championships Thursday evening.

Hurricane javelin thrower Deisiane Teixeira claimed the gold medal in the women’s javelin competition, throwing 55.74m (182 feet, 10 inches).

Teixeira’s impressive mark improves on her own outdoor school record, is ranked seventh in the NCAA as of Thursday evening and gave the women ten team points — their first points of the conference championships.

Junior thrower Erikka Hill earned a bronze medal in javelin alongside Teixeira, throwing a personal best 48.33m (158 feet, 6 inches) to give the women’s team six points.

Hill also represented Miami in the women’s hammer throw — ending with a mark of 58.16m (190 feet, 10 inches) for a sixth-place finish and three team points.

Decathlon athlete Edgar Campre leads the competition after day one with 4015 points.

Campre earned first place finishes in the long jump with a mark of 7.03m and the shot put with 14.62m. The Lisbon, Portugal native is seeking his first ACC Decathlon victory as day two starts at 11:30 a.m. with the 110m hurdles.

Miami sprinter Makenzy Pierre-Webster ran a personal best time of 23.06 (-0.5) in the women’s 200m preliminary round to move on to Saturday’s finals at 7:30 p.m.

Freshman Heath Vernor also earned a new personal best in the men’s hammer throw, ending with a mark of 59.18m (194 feet, 2 inches) to claim the fourth-best men’s hammer throw in outdoor school history.

Day two of the ACC Outdoor Championships is slated to start Friday at 10 a.m eastern time with the men’s javelin, where Miami school record holder Devoux Deysel is primed to capture his first individual conference title.