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T&F Finishes Strong at Kentucky Invite

Courtesy: Hurricanesports.com
          Release: 01/12/2013
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LEXINGTON, Ky. - Freshman Isaiah Simmons set an indoor school record in the shot put to lead the Miami track and field teams in the final day of the Kentucky Invitational Saturday at Nutter Field House. The Hurricanes had 14 top-five finishes across the board, with five runner-up placings on the day.

Simmons finished second in the shot put, logging a mark of 17.87m to set the UM indoor record in his debut as a Cane. The previous record of 17.05m was set by current professional football player Vince Wilfork Feb. 18, 2001.

Two other freshmen made an impact in the triple jump, with John-Patrick Friday (14.87m) and Timothy Richardson (14.06m) placing third and fourth, respectively, in the event. Both finished inside the top eight in the long jump Friday.

In sprints, sophomore Christian Cook clocked a time of 8.11 in the 60m hurdles to finish fourth, while classmate Phillip Dorsett placed in fifth (6.92m) in his collegiate track debut in the 60m dash. The 4x400m relay team of Dorsett, junior Bassim El-Sabawi, Cook and sophomore Anthony Wolliston ran to a third-place finish (3:19.75).

For the women, a deep and talented group picked up four second-place finishes, with seven inside the top-five.

Senior All-American Samantha Williams continued her success in Kentucky by logging a mark of 12.37m in her first attempt in the triple jump. She was second in the long jump yesterday.

The 4x400m relay team of sophomore Jokira Jiles, sophomore Taneisha Cordell, freshman Jamika Glades and sophomore Alexis Wright passed the baton effective enough to cross the line second with a time of 3:44.13. Glades also recorded a third-place finish (8.65) in the 60m hurdles, right behind second-place junior Nicole Cummings (8.54).

Junior transfer Alaine Tate notched second in the 800m (2:10.60) in her first indoor track meet for Miami. Classmate Alyssa McClure also had a strong sprint performance with a time of 7.40 in the 60m dash to place in fourth out of 34 entries.

The Hurricanes will look to build upon the success of the opening meet next weekend at the Auburn Invitational. The two-day event will begin Friday, Jan. 18.

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Track and Field at Penn Relays
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Track and Field at Bobcat Classic (Texas State)
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Thursday, May 29
Track and Field at NCAA East Preliminary
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Wednesday, June 11
Track and Field at NCAA Championships
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