The Canes traveled to Baton Rouge for the LSU Alumni Gold on Saturday and returned to Coral Gables with eight personal bests – four on the track and four in the field events.
Justin Rittenhouse got Miami off to a strong start, blazing past his competition in the 1500 meter to win in 3:56.41. Ayman Zahafi, who has the 13th best NCAA 800-meter time, would also cross the finish line first, taking his best event in 1:48.17.
Sincere Rhea set the first PR of the day on the track, running the 110-meter hurdles in 13.89. Jalen Gordon would follow suit in the 400 meter, finishing in 48.56 seconds for another PR.
On the women’s side, Kennedy Brace and Blanca Hervas-Rodriguez would also set PRs in the 400 meter, sprinting the event in 53.73 and 53.85, respectively.
In the field events, Debbie Ajagbe opened the action with a second-place finish in the discus, throwing 54.59m. Later, she placed second once more in the hammer throw, with a 61.21m hurl. Hannah Sophia-Hall tallied a 51.72m PR in the discus and won the shot put with a 16.73m mark.
Freshman Erikka Hill placed third in the shot put with a 15.88m PR.
Justin Williams set another PR, throwing the discus 56.26m, which improved upon his third-farthest mark in program history, for a second-place finish. He also took third in the shot put with a 17.18m heave.
Freshman Ashley Moore closed out the field events, who finished third in the triple jump with a 13.03m leap, a personal best.
Miami ends its regular season in Jacksonville, Fla., with the UNF Invite on April 29-30, its last meet before the ACC Championships.