“What a day for Isaiah,” Miami director of track and field and cross country Amy Deem said. “It was a great day for him, and he really stepped up in both events. He started the day off right in the high jump.”
“Things are coming together, and athletes are stepping up as the season goes on,” Deem said. “It is a slow process and as coaches we need to help them figure it out by the ACC Championships.”
"It was a great team effort [Saturday] with a lot of great performances. We really got a lot accomplished this weekend," said Amy Deem, Miami's director of track and field/cross country.
Alfreda Steele led the sprints for Miami, she finished second in the 200 meter dash. Steele’s time of 22.83 is the sixth fastest time in the NCAA this year and a new personal best time for the graduate student.
Freshman Oskar Bambals finished third in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:48.92. Bambals now holds the third fastest time in Miami program history.
Senior Michelle Atherley won the women's heptathlon, breaking her previous Miami program record and moving into third in the NCAA with her point total from the event.
The Canes hit the road for the first time of the outdoor season to compete in the Florida Relays in Gainesville, Fl over the weekend.
Sophomore Russell Robinson finished first in the triple jump and broke the record with a mark of 16.03m. Robinson now holds both the outdoor triple and long jump program records.
Wrapping up the indoor season, the Canes headed north to Clemson where the team competed in the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships. Miami found success during the three-day affair and returned to Coral Gables with an impressive resume.
After a 10-month break, the Canes are back on the track. Last March, the team was in Albuquerque, N.M. preparing for the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, when the coronavirus pandemic ended their season.
Senior Emma Langlois and sophomore Andrew Madden both set personal bests and entered Miami's all-time top 10 times at the ACC cross country championship last Friday, Oct. 30.
On Friday, the University of Miami men's and women's cross country teams will prepare to face off against a myriad of talented Atlantic Coast Conference schools in the ACC Championships. This year, the teams have a newfound confidence heading in to the championships.