CINCINNATI – Erica Mudd put together four stellar performances in the heptathlon to lead the Miami women’s track and field team on the first day of the All-Ohio Championships on Friday.
The senior finished the day in the lead with 3,206 points, finishing in the top four of all four of the events that were held on Friday. She finished tied for first in the high jump after clearing 5-5 3/4 to net her 818 points. She also took second in the shot put (39-0 1/2; 654 points), third in the 100m hurdles (14.46; 914) and fourth in the 200m (25.74; 820).
“Erika Mudd had a really nice first day in the heptathlon,” Miami head coach Kelly Phillips. “She’s well ahead of where she has been and she’s leading right now. She could have a great score by the end of the weekend.”
As a team, the RedHawks sit fifth in the team standings with 17 points after day one. Bowling Green’s 27 points tops the standings.
Mattie Moncayo gave the Red and White six points by placing third in the 10,000m with a time of 37:44.91. That mark was nearly four seconds off of her previous career best. Freshman Lauren Hoover also scored for Miami, placing fourth in the 3000m steeplechase after crossing the line in 11:40.81.
Jasmin Watts capped the Redhawks’ scoring on the day by finishing third in the long jump, clearing 18-3 on her first attempt.
Miami concludes its weekend for day two of the meet on Saturday, competition resumes at 10 a.m.