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Published 02/23/2013
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Simmons, Tate Lead T&F at ACC Indoor Finals

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Isaiah Simmons' incredible freshman season just got even better.

Simmons, who broke Miami's nearly 12-year old indoor shot put record earlier this season, can now call himself an ACC champion. The redshirt freshman's throw of 58' 1.75" earned him a spot atop the rankings at the ACC Indoor Championships at Rector Field House on the Virginia Tech campus.

Alaine Tate led the women's team, wrapping up her big weekend at the ACC Indoor Championships with a second place finish in the women's 800m run. The junior transfer, who posted a time of 2:07.54 in Saturday's final, set a Miami record in the women's 800m run during preliminaries, posting a time of 2.06.09. Teammate Taneisha Cordell ran the 800m final in 2:11.51, earning the sophomore a sixth place finish.

Tate and Cordell were also part of Miami's 4x400m relay team that placed third at the ACC Indoor Championships. They joined freshman Jamika Glades and sophomore Jokira Jiles to finish the relay in 3:40.07. Glades finished seventh overall in the woman's 60m hurdles (8.64 seconds), while Jiles finished eighth in the women's 200m (24.60 seconds).

Alyssa McClure ran the women's 60m dash in 7.36 seconds to finish third in the event.  The junior also finished fifth in the women's 200m final with a time of 24.20 seconds.

Sophomore Amber Monroe placed seventh overall in the finals of the woman's shot put with a throw of 44' 6.75", setting a personal record.

Lindsi Arrington placed eighth overall in the woman's mile final with a time of 4:54.95. The junior improved nearly five seconds from her preliminary time of 4:59.47. Arrington also ran the women's 3000m in 10:17.42.

Beyond Simmons, other men's athletes that stood out included freshmen John-Patrick Friday and Timothy Richardson in the men's triple jump. Friday finished fifth with a jump of 48' 3.25", while Richardson placed eighth with a jump of 46' 11.5".

Christian Cook and TeQuille Jackson placed sixth and eighth, respectively, in the men's 60m hurdles final. Cook, a sophomore, finished in 8.04 seconds while Jackson, a freshman, posted a time of 8.19 seconds.

Cook joined freshman Phillip Dorsett, junior Bassim El-Sabawi and sophomore Anthony Wolliston on the men's 4x400 relay team. The group placed sixth, posting a time of 3:17.02.

Miami's women finished eighth among the 12 ACC schools with 42 points, while the men's team placed ninth among 11 teams with 31 points. Maryland's men's team did not compete at the ACC Indoor Championships.

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