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women’s Track & Field

The University of Miami women’s track & field team moved up to No. 2 in the nation in the latest Trackwire25 rankings released Monday night. The ranking is the highest in school history. Miami is coming off a strong performance at the Miami Elite Invitational, in which the Hurricanes recorded 12 NCAA regional qualifying marks. UM has recorded a 20 regional marks in 13 different events.

Eleven-time All-American Charlette Greggs ranks among the NCAA leaders in two events. Greggs ranks third in the 400-meters (51.97) and eighth in the 200-meters (23.21). The senior is also a member of the nation’s No. 1-ranked 4×400-meter relay (3:28.07).

Also a member of both relays is 12-time All-American Dominique Darden. Darden owns the second-fastest time in the nation in the 400-meter hurdles (55.27) this season.

Junior All-American Brenda Faluade ranks No. 1 in the nation in the long jump (6.43 meters), while junior All-American Tabia Charles ranks No. 2 in the nation in the triple jump (14.17 meters).

Men’s Track & Field

All-American Tim Harris was the top collegiate finisher in the 800-meters, sophomore Lance Leggett was the top collegiate finisher in the 110-hurdles and freshman Elan Daviglus won the high jump to lead the University of Miami men’s track and field team at the Miami Elite Invitational. Harris, the ACC Indoor Champion, posted an NCAA Regional qualifying time of 1:49.08 but was edged out at the finish by Moise Joseph (1:49.04). Harris earned All-America honors during the indoor season at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Leggett once again put in an impressive performance in 110-meter hurdles finishing third with an NCAA Regional mark of 13.83 seconds. Leggett was the top collegian finishing behind the 2005 World Champion Ladji Doucoure of France (13.76) and Stephen Jones (13.79). Daviglus recorded his first career win as a collegian placing first in high jump with an NCAA Regional qualifying mark of 2.10 meters (6-10.75).

April 21, 2006

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