Women’s Track and Field
University of Miami sophomore Ginou Etienne won the 400 meters and senior Kim Barrett broke the school record in the weight throw to lead the fourth-ranked Hurricanes at the Tyson Foods Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark.
Etienne recorded her first win of the season and posted a personal record and NCAA Automatic qualifying time of 52.91 seconds. Etienne’s winning time is the fifth fastest in the nation this season.
Barrett finished fourth in the weight throw recording a toss of 21.51 meters (70-07) to break the school record for the second time this season. Barrett currently ranks third in the nation in the weight throw and No. 1 in the nation in the shot put.
In the long jump, sophomore All-Americans Tabia Charles and Brenda Faluade both recorded NCAA provisional qualifying marks. Charles placed third with a leap of 6.21 meters (20-04.50) while Faluade placed sixth with a jump of 6.10 meters (20-00.25).
Junior All-American Charlette Greggs also provisionally qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships finishing third in the 400 meters in a time of 53.19 seconds.
The Hurricanes return to action next weekend at the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships, February 17-19, in Chapel Hill, N.C.