ATHENS, Ohio—Sophomore Peter Stefanski posted a second-place finish in the high jump to lead the Miami University men’s track and field team Saturday on the final day of the Mid-American Championships. The RedHawks were clipped by one point by Central Michigan to finish sixth among the six-team field.
Stefanski cleared a height of 6-10.75 in the high jump to nab eight points for the RedHawks. His height matched that off Akron's Martel Durant, but Durant did so on his first attempt while Stefanski cleared the bar on his second try. Senior Wade Coffin collected six points for Miami with a third-place finish in the 800m in a personal-best time of 1:50.33.
Senior Jahquil Hargrove contributed to 14 RedHawks points on Saturday with a fourth-place finish in the 400m in a personal-best time of 46.90 and clocking a time of 21.88 in the 200m to place eighth in the event. He also was a part of two relays to capture points for Miami. Hargrove joined sophomore Adam Bodrick, senior Robert Balzano and junior Skyler Coburn to post a season-best time of 3:11.58 to finish fourth in the 4x400m relay. He joined forces again with Brodrick, senior Sam Spallinger and junior JaShawn Combs for a sixth-place finish in the 4x100m relay in a season-best time of 41.39.
Coburn and Combs also individually scored points for Miami. Coburn placed fifth in the 400m hurdles in a time of 52.36, while Combs clocked a time of 14.75 in the 110m hurdles to place sixth.
Sophomore Joe Stewart was the other RedHawk to earn points for the team on Saturday, placing seventh in the 5000m in a time of 14:49.93.
Eastern Michigan won the meet with a score of 198.50 and were followed by Akron (180.50), Kent State (157), Buffalo (138), Central Michigan (70) and Miami (69).
The RedHawks await word to see which competitors will head to Jacksonville, Fla., for the NCAA East Region Preliminary May 29-31. MU entered the meet with Hargrove (400m; 34th), Coburn (400m hurdles; 33rd), Stefanski (high jump; 23rd), Spallinger (long jump; 36th), Rob Stein (shot put; 30th) and Tyler Yee (javelin; 42nd) ranked in the top 48 in the region.