University of Miami

UM track team has strong start in invitational

The University of Miami track and field team had a strong start on the opening day of the Hurricane Invitational. One Hurricane set a school record, and three athletes placed first in their respective events on Friday night.

Carlos Mangum opened his 2015 outdoor season with a new personal best in the hammer throw. The sophomore won the men’s hammer throw and set a school record with a throw of 61.74 meters.

Miami also had the top two finishers in the women’s hammer. Senior Lea Johnson placed first with a throw of 59.31m, and junior Precious Ogunleye finished second with a throw of 58.42m.

Junior Dakota Dailey-Harris tied for first in the women’s high jump with a mark of 1.70m, and freshman Amy Taintor placed sixth with a mark of 1.60m.

Freshman Bailey Vitatoe finished second in the men’s high jump, clearing 2.00m.