BLACKSBURG, Va. - Alaine Tate has been waiting for her breakout performance.
The junior transfer finally had the performance she was working for, and she did it on a big stage. Tate advanced to the women's 800m final by finishing the race in 2:06.09, setting a new school record.
Tate led Miami's women in a very successful day at the ACC Indoor Championships. Like Tate, Taneisha Cordell also had success in the women's 800m. The sophomore finished in 2:09.77 to advance to the final and position herself fourth in Miami history.
Miami's women had a lot of success in the running events. Junior Lindsi Arrington advanced to her first ACC final in the women's mile with a time of 4:59.47.
Alyssa McClure advances to the finals of the woman's 60m with a time of 7.46. The junior also qualified for the final in the women's 200m with a time of 24.27 seconds.
Freshman Jamika Glades qualified for the women's 60m hurdles with a time of 8.52. Glades and sophomore Shannon Wright each ran season-bests in the women's 400m. Glades finished in 56.14 seconds while Wright posted a time of 56.48 seconds.
Sophomore Jokira Jiles qualified for the final in the women's 200m by posting a time of 24.52 seconds in her preliminary heat.
The women also had a strong showing in the field events. Sophomore Lea Johnson placed fourth overall in her first ACC weight throw competition with a mark of 61'10.50".
Freshman Dakota Dailey-Harris finished eighth overall in the woman's high jump with a mark of 5'8", while junior Nicole Cummings and senior Samantha Williams both advanced to the long jump finals.
A pair of Texas natives led the men's team on Friday. Sophomore Christian Cook and freshman TeQuille Jackson each advanced to tomorrow's 60m hurdles final. Cook finished fifth in preliminaries with a time of 8.01 seconds and Jackson was seventh, posting a time of 8.08 seconds.
Phillip Dorsett ran the men's 200m in 21.75 seconds. The sophomore finished ninth in preliminaries, missing the final by .12 seconds.
The third day of the ACC Indoor Championships is all about the finals. The field events kick off at 11 a.m. with the women's shot put while the women's mile run opens running events at noon.
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