But relief came for these student-athletes, and not just those who were facing an early exit from athletics, as the council voted to extend eligibility to all spring sport athletes, regardless of year in the program. This decision effectively grants all spring student-athletes a redshirt for the suspended 2020 season.
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.
“They were heroic with their rotations. If I was a shooter, I wouldn’t want either one of these two running at me.”
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.
“It’s awesome to get this win because you can’t downplay the rivalry Miami and Florida State have,” coach Jose “Keno” Gandara said.
Six Miami Hurricanes competed for their countries during the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. UM alumnus Sam Dorman competed for...
Every field day, Isaiah Taylor was challenged to race other kids, and each time, he would win. He put his speed on display and went from racing against classmates to racing against the clock in high school.
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.
“We fight,” sophomore guard Mykea Gray said, who led UM with 19 points. “That’s one thing I can say about our team. No matter how down we are at the moment, we always find a way to bounce back.”
Now that Atherley has competed on an international stage, she said she is ready to take her talents to the next level at the 2020 Olympics.
The highlight of the tournament for Miami was Debbie Ajagbe. The junior placed first in the women's throw and the shot put. With a distance of 22.55m in the women's throw, Ajagbe set a meet record, personal best and ranks fifth nationally. In addition to the two gold medals, Ajagbe was named ACC Field MVP.
It was a weekend of individual triumphs for the Canes at the Texas Tech Invitational in Lubbock, Texas.