Shakima Wimbley led the University of Miami track and field program to an impressive finish at the Rod McCravy Memorial Invitational.
Wimbley was a sight to see in the women’s 400m, winning the event with a world-leading time of 51.28 seconds. The senior set a school record and also broke the meet record with her NCAA-leading time.
“Today, I went out and executed my race,” WImbley said. “I listened to my coach and I was confident enough to follow through. We both knew if I put it together right that I’d do well and I did just that.”
Wimbley was one of three Hurricanes to place in the top eight in the women’s 400m, as sophomore Brittny Ellis finished fourth with a personal-best time of 53.05 seconds and senior Aiyanna Stiverne was eighth with a time of 53.39 seconds.
“We came out focused and ready to compete today,” Miami director of track and field/cross country Amy Deem said. “I am extremely pleased how we handled competing against some of the best teams in the country. They gained valuable experience this weekend which will go a long way in our continued pursuit of being a championship team.”
Henri Delauze mirrored Wimbley win in the women’s 400m with a victory in the men’s 400m. The junior circled the track twice in an indoor-best 47.42 seconds to improve upon his third-ranked time in school history.
Kristina Knott continued to blaze the track on Saturday, finishing third in the women’s 60m final with a time of 7.31 seconds that ranks fourth all-time in UM history. The junior reached the finals with a preliminary time of 7.35 seconds that was third fastest in the field of 36.