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Miami Track Ready for Hurricane Invitational

Courtesy: Hurricanesports.com
          Release: 03/14/2013
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. - With the indoor season complete, the University of Miami track & field program kicks off its 2013 outdoor season with the Hurricane Invitational.

The meet, held at Cobb Stadium on the University of Miami campus, begins on Friday, March 15 at 9 a.m. with the decathlon, followed by a handful of running and field events.  Running events will commence at 2 p.m. with the men's 3000m steeplechase and ends with the women's 5000m run at 7:20 p.m.  Field events start at 1 p.m. with women's shot put.

Saturday's action kicks off at 9 a.m. with the decathlon. The men's 4x100m relay, starting at 1 p.m., is the first of 18 running events scheduled for Day 2 of the meet.  Field events are also scheduled for a 1 p.m. start, beginning with the women's shot put, men's discus throw and men's long jump.

After a stellar indoor campaign, redshirt freshman Isaiah Simmons is poised for strong outdoor season.  Simmons broke Vince Wilfork's nearly 12-year-old Miami record with a 17.87m throw in his first collegiate indoor meet.  Simmons followed that up by breaking his own record the following week with a throw of 18.17m at the Auburn Invitational.  Simmons, who capped off his impressive rookie season by winning the ACC Indoor Championship in men's shot put, will compete in the shot put, discus and hammer throw.

Phillip Dorsett will kick off his outdoor season by competing in the men's long jump and the 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams. The sophomore, who also plays wide receiver for the Hurricanes football team, was a standout during indoor season in the 60m, 200m, 400m and long jump.

Leading the women on the track this weekend are Alaine Tate and Alyssa McClure. Tate found success during indoor season, placing second in the ACC Indoor Championships in the 800m run and helping the 4x400 relay team finish third. The junior will represent the Canes in the 4x400m relay and the 400m run this weekend. 

McClure, who will compete in the 100m and 200m runs this weekend, is coming off a strong performance at the ACC Indoor Championships, finishing third in the 60m and fifth in the 200m run.

Amber Monroe will lead Miami's women in the field events. The sophomore is slated to compete in the discus, hammer and shot put throws this weekend.  During the indoor season, Monroe had several top-5 finishes in women's shot put and weight throw.

Cobb Stadium features a full size soccer playing field centered inside an eight-lane rubber track. In addition, a 500-seat stadium grandstand stands at midfield for optimal viewing. 

Women's Entries

100m
Jokira Jiles
Elyse Houston
Alyssa McClure

100m HH
Jamika Glades

200m
Jokira Jiles
Alyssa McClure

400m
Jasmyne King
Alaine Tate
Shannon Wright

800m
Taneisha Cordell
Lindsi Arrington
Kelly Williamson

4x400m
Taneisha Cordell
Jamika Glades
Alaine Tate
Shannon Wright

5000m
Brooke Dovell

Shot put
Amber Monroe

Discus
Amber Monroe

Hammer
Amber Monroe

Triple Jump
Alexis Wright

Long Jump
Elyse Houston

High Jump
Dakota Dailey-Harris

Men's Entries

110m HH
Christian Cook

200m
Bassim El-Sabawi
Tequille Jackson

400m
Davin Johnson
Garrett Nygren
Anthony Wolliston
Joseph Ryan

4x100m
Christian Cook
Phillip Dorsett
Joseph Ryan
Anthony Wolliston

4x400 - A
Gregory Kaczka
Douglas Dourado
Luke Fontaine
Bert Irigoyen

4x400 - B
Christian Cook
Phillip Dorsett
Joseph Ryan
Anthony Wolliston

800m
Luke Fontaine
Douglas Dourado
Gregory Kaczka

1500m
Bryce McConville

5000m
Kevin Marsh
Anthony Ricketts
Sean Pezzulo

Shot put
Isaiah Simmons

Discus
Isaiah Simmons

Hammer
Isaiah Simmons

Long Jump
Phillip Dorsett
John-Patrick Friday
Timonthy Richardson
Richard Tema
Kadeem Walker

High Jump
John-Patrick Friday

Triple Jump
Richard Tema

Schedule
 
Friday, May 02
Track and Field at LSU Invitational
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.
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