Relays and sprints aren’t the only segments of track & field in which Hurricanes football players excel. Defensive lineman Micanor Regis was the leading collegian with a throw of 14.40 meters during last week’s Hurricane Alumni Invitational.
In today’s shot put competition at the 2010 ACC Track & Field Championships in Clemson, South Carolina, Regis improved his personal best to 14.54 meters.
The ‘Canes football program has a long, rich tradition of players who excelled in track, and yesterday’s 4×100 relay team was no exception. Cory Nelms, DeMarcus VanDyke, Travis Benjamin and Brandon McGee finished first in the event with a time of 40.15 seconds, the fastest by a Miami relay team since the 1998 season and is the third fastest time in school history.
Jameson won the 200m dash in a personal best time of 23.98 seconds, then she also reached another personal best in the 400m dash, winning the event in 53.84 seconds.
For more on Jameson and last Saturday’s Hurricane Invitational, click here.
For a recap of yesterday’s events, click here.
Yesterday was Iron Arrow’s tapping day at the Coral Gables campus as a part of homecoming week, and two members of the athletic department were tapped. Iron Arrow is the highest honor attainable at the University of Miami.
Brittany Viola won the 2008 NCAA championship in diving’s ten-meter platform. She is shown (above) with assistant AD’s Tony Hernandez and Connie Nickel.
Amy Deem has guided 35 student-athletes to a combined 128 All-America honors and 10 individual National Championships, including 2006 NCAA Outdoor triple jump Champion Tabia Charles, 2005 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor shot put champion Kim Barrett and 2004 NCAA 100-meter Champion Lauryn Williams. Williams and assistant AD Tony Hernandez are shown here with Coach Deem.
Hurricanes track star and walk-on defensive back Corey Nelms made his first tackle a memorable one to open the second half against Oklahoma Saturday. Nelms’ hit on Mossis Madu “was the turning point in the game” according to head coach Randy Shannon. The senior all-ACC hurdler is in his first season on the football squad.