RedHawks Finish Day One in Nashville

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Feb. 9, 2018

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NASHVILLE – Miami University track & field concluded their first day at Vanderbilt on Friday. It was highlighted by a near season-best distance medley performance on the women’s side that placed them fourth.

That DMR squad – which consisted of Elli Brady, Rachel Kotchman, Claire Linn, Morgan Rice, and Alesha Vovk – put up an 11:59.53. They still rank second in the Mid-American Conference thanks to their 11:52.35 at last month’s Indiana Relays.

Running in the men’s DMR, the squad of Peter Cooke, Aaron Muresan, Christopher Torpy, Mitchell Towne, and Sean Torpy, took second. After a good start by Chris, the RedHawks fell behind in the middle of the race. However, thanks to solid legs by Muresan and Towne, combined with a ferocious comeback by closer Sean, Miami sealed a second-place finish. The time ranks them 22nd in the country.

Freshman Mikaylah Woods continued to show improvement in the long jump. She grabbed a 10th-place finish thanks to an 18-5, which puts her just five inches from an automatic bid to the MAC Indoor Championships. Also jumping were Hannah Falcione and Olivia Bechtel. Falcione took 15th with a personal-record 17-9.5. Competing in the event for the first time this season, Bechtel finished 21st with a 16-11.5. She also ran in the 200m, taking 19th with an indoor PR of 24.88.

Miami had nine women running in the 5000m. In the first heat, Maria Scavuzzo finished 11th with a PR 16:34.60 that also qualified her for the conference meet and made her second in school history in the event. She ran alongside Carly Davis (20th, 17:07.99) and Gabrielle Hesslau (25th, 17:29.95). Davis' time made her eighth in Miami history.

In the second section, Sarah Starrett finished second with a personal-best 17:29.50. Maegan Murphy was closely behind, taking fourth with a PR 17:32.67. Haley Sandvik was 18th with an 18:29.30.

The Red & White ran just one in the men’s 5000m, and it was Zac Thompson. He finished sixth with a 15:09.02.

The second day of action in Nashville will begin at 10 a.m. with the women’s 3000m. Live results will be available here. A full recap will be posted following the end of the meet.