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Miami T&F Ready for VT Elite Meet

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          Release: 02/07/2013
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BLACKSBURG, Va. -- After a strong showing at the New Mexico Classic, Miami's track and field program is back in action this weekend, competing in the Virginia Tech Invitational at Rector Field House.

The meet kicks off Friday at 5 p.m. ET, with the women's mile run opening an extensive slate of running events. Day 1's field events also start at 5 p.m., with the women's long jump. The action starts again Saturday at 11 a.m. ET, with the women's high jump. The first running event on Day 2 starts at 1 p.m., with the women's distance medley relay.

Miami's women are led by some impressive upperclassmen. Alaine Tate, who finished second in both the 600m and 800m a week ago, will try to score her first victory in the 800m as a Hurricane. The junior transfer will also compete as part of the women's 4x400m relay team.

After placing fourth in New Mexico in the women's triple jump with a mark of 40' 9.75", All-American Samantha Williams looks to bounce back in Blacksburg. The senior, who focused solely on triple jump last week, will compete in the triple jump and long jump at Virginia Tech.

Senior Greg Kaczka is one of several male athletes who are expected to shine this weekend. Kaczka, who ran a school-record 4:08.22 mile last week, will compete in the men's mile run and the men's distance medley relay.

Isaiah Simmons leads the men's team in the field events. The redshirt freshman has been outstanding all season in the shot put. Simmons broke Vince Wilfork's nearly 12-year-old record in his first collegiate meet and secured his first career win in the shot put last week at the New Mexico Classic. New Mexico. Simmons' throw of 58' 8" traveled nearly six feet further than last week's second place finisher.

Freshman Duke Johnson who made his collegiate track debut last week in New Mexico, will try to build off his early success. A football standout, Johnson qualified for the 60m final, where he posted a time of 6.98 seconds. Johnson and fellow football star, Phillip Dorsett, will both compete in the 60m dash at Virginia Tech.

Rector Field House hosts all of Virginia Tech's indoor track meets. The facility features a 200-meter, Mondo-surfaced, banked track that is one of the few of its kind in the U.S. This track consistently rates as one of the fastest tracks in the country, thus making Rector Field House a destination for some of the top athletes in the world.

Men's Entries

60m
Phillip Dorsett
Bassim El-Sabawi
Duke Johnson
William Waldon

200m
Phillip Dorsett
Bassim El-Sabawi
TeQuille Jackson
William Waldon

400m
Davin Johnson

800m
Douglas Dourado

3000m
Sean Pezzulo

5000m
Sean Pezzulo

1 mile
Luke Fontaine
Greg Kaczka

60m high hurdles
Christian Cook
TeQuille Jackson

4000m DMR
Luke Fontaine
Christian Cook
Douglas Dourado
Greg Kaczka

4X400m
Joseph Ryan
Anthony Wolliston
Davin Johnson
Garrett Nygren

High Jump
John-Patrick Friday
Innocent Jacob

Long Jump
John-Patrick Friday
Innocent Jacob

Triple Jump
John-Patrick Friday

Shot Put
Isaiah Simmons

Women's Entries

60m
Elyse Houston
Alyssa McClure

60m High Hurdles
Jamika Glades
Alexis Wright

200m
Jokira Jiles
Alyssa McClure

400m
Taneisha Cordell
Jamika Glades
Jasmyne King
Shannon Wright

800m
Alaine Tate
Kelly Williamson

1 mile
Lindsi Arrington

4x400m
Jokira Jiles
Taneisha Cordell
Alaine Tate
Shannon Wright
Jamika Glades

High Jump
Dakota Dailey-Harris

Long Jump
Elyse Houston
Samantha Williams

Triple Jump
Samantha Williams
Alexis Wright

Shot Put
Amber Monroe

Weight Throw
Lea Johnson
Amber Monroe

 
Schedule
 
Thursday, April 24
Track and Field at Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
ALL DAY
Saturday, April 26
Track and Field at Bobcat Classic (Texas State)
San Marcos, Texas
ALL DAY
Friday, May 02
Track and Field at LSU
Baton Rouge, La.
ALL DAY
Friday, May 16
Track and Field at Georgia Tech Invitational
Atlanta, Ga.
ALL DAY
Thursday, May 29
Track and Field at NCAA East Preliminary
Jacksonville, Fla.
ALL DAY
Wednesday, June 11
Track and Field at NCAA Championships
Eugene, Ore.
TBA
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