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Published 02/08/2013
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T&F has Solid Start at VT Elite Meet

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Miami's track and field program got off to a solid start at the Virginia Tech Elite Meet.

The Canes received strong contributions from all facets of the program, but the distance runners shined in Blacksburg.

Greg Kaczka, who set the school record in the mile a week ago, finished fourth overall in the men's mile with a time of 4:10.98. While Kazcka posted another strong time, Lindsi Arrington placed third overall in the women's mile, posting a mark of 5:02.37.

The women had a strong showing on Day 1, with several posting solid results. Lea Johnson placed fifth overall in the women's weight throw with a mark of 61' 6.25" to lead the Cane women in the field events.

But Miami's women also had success in the track events. Taneisha Cordell set a personal record in her 400m heat with a mark of 56.30 seconds.

Alaine Tate, who is training partners with Cordell, finished fifth overall in the women's 800m with a time of 2:09.77. Jamika Glades advanced to the women's 60m hurdles final, posting a time of 8.90 seconds in her preliminary heat. Alyssa McClure placed fifth in the women's 60m final with a time of 7.46 seconds. McClure improved off her preliminary time of 7.49 seconds.

The men's team also had several athletes stand out.

Christian Cook and TeQuille Jackson placed third and fourth respectively in the 60m hurdles. Cook posted a mark of 8.05 seconds while Jackson finished in 8.06 seconds.

Phillip Dorsett placed seventh in the men's 60m final with a time of 6.82 seconds. Dorsett qualified for the final by posting a mark of 6.83 in his preliminary heat.

Innocent Jacob placed seventh overall in the men's long jump, covering a distance of 23' 1.75".

Day 2 of the Virginia Tech Elite Meet kicks off 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.

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