Track Set for Final Meets Before NCAAs

Courtesy: Hurricanesports.com
          Release: 05/09/2013
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami track and field program will have student-athletes competing all over the country with the same goal in mind: qualify for the NCAA Championships.

Miami will send student-athletes to Georgia and Michigan this weekend to compete in three different meets. The runners, hurdlers, jumpers and relay teams will travel to Atlanta to compete in the Georgia Tech Invitational. Miami’s throwers will be in Allendale, Mich., participating in a pair of meets at Grand Valley State University.

There will be several athletes to watch at the Georgia Tech Invitational. Middle distance runners Taneisha Cordell and Alaine Tate will be running the 800m, while redshirt freshman Kelsey Balkwill and junior Jasmyne King are scheduled to compete in the 400m dash.

Junior Bassim El-Sabawi is scheduled to compete in both the men’s 100m and 200m dashes. Standout hurdler Christian Cook will run the men’s 110m high hurdles and the men’s 400m intermediate hurdles.

Freshman jumper Dakota Dailey-Harris will compete in the women’s high jump, while freshman John-Patrick Friday will compete in the men’s high jump, triple jump and long jump. Innocent Jacob and Tim Richardson will also jump for Miami at the GT Invite.

Miami will put a pair of talented women’s relay teams on display at the Georgia Tech Invitational. The Canes are entered in both the 4x100m relay and the 4x400m relay.

At Grand Valley State, Miami’s throwers will compete in a pair of meets on consecutive days.

Isaiah Simmons will try to improve on his already impressive marks in men’s shot put (18.89m) and discus (54.41m). Women’s throwers Lea Johnson and Amber Monroe will compete in the women’s hammer throw and women’s discus, respectively.

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Georgia Tech Invitational

Women’s Entries

400m
Kelsey Balkwill
Jasmyne King

800m
Taneisha Cordell
Alaine Tate

1500m
Lindsi Arrington

4x100m
Shannon Wright
Jokira Jiles
Jasmyne King
Kelsey Balkwill

4x400m
Alaine Tate
Taneisha Cordell
Shannon Wright
Jokira Jiles
Kelsey Balkwill

High Jump
Dakota Dailey-Harris

Men’s Entries

100m
Bassim El-Sabawi

200m
Bassim El-Sabawi

5000m
Kevin Marsh

110m HH
Christian Cook

400m IH
Christian Cook

Long Jump
John-Patrick Friday
Innocent Jacob
Timothy Richardson

High Jump
John-Patrick Friday
Innocent Jacob

Triple Jump
John-Patrick Friday

GVSU Next to Last Chance

Women’s Hammer
Lea Johnson

Women’s Discus
Amber Monroe

Men’s Shot Put
Isaiah Simmons

Men’s Discus
Isaiah Simmons

GVSU Last Chance

Women’s Hammer
Lea Johnson

Women’s Discus
Amber Monroe

Men’s Shot Put
Isaiah Simmons

Men’s Discus
Isaiah Simmons

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