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University of Miami Athletics

Roland DaSilva

position

Hurdles/sprints/jumps

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Margate, Fla.

High School

St. Thomas Aquinas HS

Roland DaSilva - Track & Field - University of Miami Athletics

AS A SENIOR (2007): Placed third in the heptathlon at the Indoor ACC Championships and fourth in tha decathlon at the ACC Outdoor Championships… Placed third in pole vault (15-01.00) at the Auburn Invitational… finished first in the indoor heptathlon (5118 pts) at the UNC Fast Times.

AS A JUNIOR (2006): Earned All-ACC honors during the indoor season finishing third in the heptathlon (5176 pts) at the ACC Indoor Championships…ran the second leg of the 4×400-meter relay that finished fifth at the ACC Indoor Championships…recorded the team’s top indoor mark in the long jump (6.69m)…placed fourth in the decathlon at the ACC Outdoor Championships with a score of 6678 points…ran second leg of the 4×100-meter relay that placed third at the ACC Outdoor Championships.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2005): Posted the Hurricanes’ top times in the 55-meter hurdles (7.68), 60-meter hurdles (8.30) and 200-meters (22.97) during the indoor track season…placed a season-best fifth in the 55-meter hurdles (7.68) at the Boston University Invitational (1-28-05)…was a medical red-shirt during the outdoor season.

AS A FRESHMAN (2004): Competed in the 400-meters and 4×400-meter relay during the indoor season and the 400-meter hurdles and 4×400-meter relay during the outdoor season…recorded a team-best time of 53.06 seconds in the 400-meter hurdles…BIG EAST qualifier in the 400-hurdles.

HIGH SCHOOL: St. Thomas Aquinas… ranked among the top-15 hurdlers in the nation as a senior… ranked second overall in Florida… undefeated senior year in 300-meter hurdles… won district, regional, and state titles in both the 300-meter and 110-meter hurdles… named all-state in 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles by Sun-Sentinel his senior season… Sun-Sentinel honorable mention All-State in the 4×400-meter relay… team MVP and team captain as a senior… held high school records in 300-meter hurdles (37.27) and 110-meter hurdles (14.0)… ran anchor leg on school-record setting sprint medley relay team… also earned one letter in football, three letters in ice hockey, and two letters in soccer.

PERSONAL: Undeclared major… wants to be a pilot…enjoys playing hockey, hunting, fishing, cars, and football in his spare time.