Feb. 18, 2011
OXFORD, Ohio - Looking to get in some final prep competition before the start of its outdoor season, the Miami University men’s track and field team will travel to Columbus, Ohio Saturday for the Rick Meindl Last Call meet, hosted by Capital University. The meet will be the RedHawks’ third and final indoor meet this season, as Miami is allowed to compete in three indoor meets in preparation for its outdoor campaign per NCAA rules.
Action at the Capital Center Fieldhouse gets underway at noon with the men’s long jump and weight throw while the triple jump follows at 1:15 p.m. On the track, the first men’s race is the 5000m run at 1:20 p.m. followed by the distance medley relay at 1:45 p.m. The final field event is the shot put at 3 p.m. while the meet concludes at approximately 5:15 p.m. with the 3000m run. For a complete schedule of events, click here.
Miami will be competing against mostly Division II and Division III schools Saturday, such as Ohio Northern, Otterbein, Wittenberg and host Capital.
Last week, the RedHawks competed at the Cedarville Collegiate Invitational and ran away with the team title, earning 211 points, while the host Yellow Jackets were second with 126 points. Miami captured eight event titles, including six on the track. Sophomore Jarrod Eick (Hartville, Ohio) won the mile, freshman Jahquil Hargrove (Norristown, Pa.) took the 400m dash, fellow freshman Wade Coffin (Willoughby, Ohio) was first in the 800m, sophomore Jack Spilman (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) claimed the 600m run and senior Robbie Fisher (Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.) won the 3K run. The ‘Hawks also won the 4x400m relay while senior David Serrano (Pickerington, Ohio) and junior Nathan Hoch (Logan, Ohio) were victorious in the high jump and shot put, respectively.
At least year’s Rick Meindl Last Call, Miami narrowly won the team title, totaling 122.5 points to edge out Ohio Northern, who finished with 122 at the 13-team meet. Serrano won the high jump while sophomore John Cantwell (Holland, Pa.) took first in the triple jump. Spilman crossed first in the 800m while Eick was first in the 1000m run.
Following Saturday’s meet, the RedHawks are off until opening their outdoor season March 25-26 at the Vanderbilt Black and Gold meet in Nashville, Tenn.