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Published 04/21/2017
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@CanesTrack Travels to Texas for Michael Johnson Invitational

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami track and field team is back in action this weekend, competing at the Michael Johnson Invitational and at the Virginia Challenge.

The Hurricanes will be part of a talented field at the 2017 Michael Johnson Invitational at Clyde Hart Track & Field Stadium on the campus of Baylor University in Waco, Texas. The event will feature top athletes from Baylor, Abilene Christian, Air Force, Angelo State, Cal. State-Fullerton, George Mason, Lamar, Miami, Northern Illinois, Notre Dame, SMU, Stephen F. Austin, Tarleton State, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas A&M-CC, TCU and Texas Tech.

Action at the Michael Johnson Invitational begins at 10 a.m., ET, with the men’s and women’s javelin. The afternoon running events kick off at 2 p.m., ET with the women’s and men’s 1500m, while the evening running session begins at 6 p.m., ET with the 3000m steeplechase. The 4x400m relay will close the meet at 8:50 p.m., ET.

Texas natives Brandon Taylor and Samantha Gonzalez will be two Hurricanes looking to shine in their home state. Taylor is slated to run in the men’s 100m, while Gonzalez is entered in the women’s 400m hurdles and is part of Miami’s 4x400m relay pool.

A pair of Hurricane distance runners will be in action at the Virginia Challenge on the campus of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. Gabrielle Hesslau is entered in the women’s 10,000m on Friday night at 9:20 p.m., while Sean Grossman will race in the men’s 10,000m on Saturday at 9:40 p.m.

Following this weekend’s action, the Canes will travel to Gainesville, Fla., to compete at the Tom Jones Invitational. To view the complete Miami track and field schedule for the 2017 season, click here.  

Miami Entries
Michael Johnson Invitational
100m: Brandon Taylor, Isaiah Taylor 
200m: Breon Mullings
400m: Henri Delauze, Andreas Christodoulou, Luke Dublirer
5000m: Sean Hagert, Adam George
110m HH: Andreas Christodoulou
400m IH: Ibrahim Dodo
4x400m: Breon Mullings, Henri Delauze, Myles Valentine, Brandon Taylor
Long Jump: Andreas Christodoulou
Shot Put: Daniel Polinski 
Discus: Daniel Polinski, Andreas Christodoulou
Hammer Throw: Carlos Mangum
Virginia Challenge
10000m: Sean Grossman

Michael Johnson Invitational

100m: Kristina Knott, Carolyn Brown
Carolyn Brown, Trishelle Leacock
400m: Shakima Wimbley, Aiyanna Stiverne, Brittny Ellis, Erin Ford, Anthonia Moore
800m: Anne Den Otter, Amy Taintor
1500m: Anne Den Otter
100m HH: Ebony Morrison, Stefani Kerrison
400m IH: Samantha Gonzalez, Anna Runia
Ebony Morrison, Shakima Wimbley, Kristina Knott, Aiyanna Stiverne, Carolyn Brown, Trishelle Leacock, Erin Ford, Anna Runia
4x400m: Kristina Knott, Erin Ford, Anthonia Moore, Samantha Gonzalez
High Jump: Erika Voyzey, Kyra Maryland, Celine Thompson
Pole Vault: Emily Gale
Long Jump:
Stefani Kerrison, Darlene Charles, Amy Taintor
Triple Jump: Darlene Charles, Niara Hill, Peyton Russell
Shot Put: Zakiya Rashid
Discus: Zakiya Rashid, Sherry Lubin
Hammer Throw: Karyna Armstrong, Sherry Lubin
Javelin: Amy Taintor
Virginia Challenge
10000m: Gabrielle Hesslau

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