WALNUT, Calif. – Juniors Charlotte Myers and Melissa Girgis soared at the esteemed Mt. SAC Relays Friday, hosted by Mt. San Antonio College at Hilmer Lodge Stadium. Both RedHawks earned career-highs in their respective events.

Myers improved her personal record in the 800m open run, placing 21st out of 103 competitors in a career-high 2:08.91. Her time now ranks fourth on Miami’s all-time top-10 list. Girgis also topped her own track record in the 10,000m, finishing 15th out of a field of 30 in a personal-best 36:23.06, which now ranks eighth in school history.

In addition to Myers and Girgis, junior Anna Lamb also competed in California this weekend, finishing 20th in the 10,000m in 34:50.02. Sophomore Laura Bess then placed 41st out of a tough, 143-person field in 4:28.97 in the 1500m, just a minute shy of her career-high set at the Vanderbilt Black & Gold meet earlier in the season.

Two RedHawks also competed in the 3000m steeplechase, with junior Elisa Frazier finishing 21st (11:02.90) and senior Erica Howes taking 22nd (11:03.76). Junior Jess Hoover is the last of the seven RedHawks who traveled to California to compete, scheduled to race in the 5000m at 1:43 a.m. ET (10:43 local time). 

Several Miami women also competed in the first day of the Jesse Owens Classic, hosted by The Ohio State University. Freshman Lauren Hoover was the lone RedHawk to compete in the 1500m, finishing 26th in 4:37.04. She was eighth out of 13 Mid-American Conference competitors in the race, finishing behind Eastern Michigan’s Taylor Knoll who rounded out the top-25 in 4:36.32.

Two RedHawks also competed in the discus, with sophomore Amelia Strickler placing 19th by clearing a distance of 137-07. Freshman Olivia Cummings followed in 28th, earning a mark of 132-11.

The Red and White will return to the track and field for the second and final day of the Jesse Owens Classic Saturday at 10 a.m.