Ti’erra Brown and Devon Hill Claim ACC Titles

UM earns a pair of individual titles at the Atlantic Coast Conference Track and Field Championships.

Coral Gables (April 28, 2011) — The University of Miami Track and Field team earned a pair of individual titles on the third and final day of the Atlantic Coast Conference Track and Field Championships at Duke’s Wallace Wade Stadium on Saturday, April 23.

Coming into Saturday with five All-America honors and a U.S. National Championship, Ti’erra Brown had never won an ACC individual title before winning the 100-meter hurdles in 12.94 seconds.

“Ti’erra overcame a slow start but was able to finish strong in beating NCAA Indoor champion Brianna Rollins (Clemson),” said Director of Track and Field Amy Deem.

Senior Takecia Jameson finished the event in sixth place, with a season-best time of 13.42 seconds.

Devon Hill claimed an ACC Championship in February in the indoor 60-meter hurdles. On Saturday he came just .01 seconds shy of tying Cory Nelms’ school record in the 110-meter hurdles, winning a conference title in the event 13.66 seconds.

“Devon’s personal best was a strong performance in a very competitive hurdle field,” Deem said.

Hill followed up his championship effort with a fourth-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles, circling the track in 52.45 seconds—a personal best for the junior.

Brown, freshman Thandi Stewart, and Jameson finished the 400-meter hurdles in second, third, and fourth place, respectively.

For the first time in her career, senior Megan Novinger earned All-ACC honors as she placed third in the high jump with a mark of 1.68 meter. The Miami native reached the mark on her first attempt and shared the third-best height with North Carolina’s Ariel Roberts.

The men’s 4×100 relay team put the Canes on the board with a fourth-place finish. The five points came after Brandon McGee, Lamar Miller, Devon Hill, and Bassim El-Sabawi won their heat in 41.24 seconds. It was the first time during the outdoor season that the relay team competed in a meet.

The women’s 4×400 relay team of Stewart, Jameson, Charlene Fuller, and Jennifer Estime ended the competition for the women with a fourth-place finish of their own, crossing the finish line in 3:42.30.

David Kurht, Patrick Blackie, Garrett Nygren, and Evan Hadrick earned a point for the men in the 4×400 relay by placing eighth with a season-best time of 3:18.23.

In all, the women finished the ACC Championships with 57 points for sixth place, while the men closed out the three-day meet with 21 points for ninth. Florida State and Clemson won the team titles for the men and women, respectively.

The Hurricanes will compete next in the prestigious Penn Relays, to be held April 28-30 at the University of Pennsylvania’s historic Franklin Field.

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Up and over: UM’s Devon Hill won the ACC Championship in the 110-meter hurdles.

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