OXFORD, Ohio – Facing strong, blistery winds, the Miami University men’s track and field team finished the first day of competition at the Miami Invitational at its own George Rider Track.

Senior Rob Stein led the Red and White in the hammer throw, taking second and garnering eight points with his throw of 55.95m/183-07. His mark is just shy of matching his career-high from the 2013 Billy Hayes Invitational. Two freshmen also scored in the event, beginning with Zubin Coleman who finished fourth with a heave of 41.82m/137-02. Freshman Andrew Vollet rounded out the top six, finishing with a mark of 39.95m/131-01.

After day one, the RedHawks lead the meet with 16 points, followed closely by Ohio Dominican with 15 points and IUPUI with 14 points.

The second and final day of the Miami Invitational begins at 10 a.m. Saturday with the discus, followed my the shot put, pole vault, and women’s long jump at 11 a.m. Track action starts at 10:55 a.m. with the men’s 5000m (Section II), followed by the women’s 5000m at 11:15 a.m. The meet is scheduled to conclude at 3:20 p.m. with the men’s 4x400m relay.