Wickware claimed the 800m after crossing the line in 2:12.30 while Paterra’s javelin toss of 172-4 bested her field of 12 competitors and improved on her school record. That mark ranks eighth in the country.
The RedHawks took third in the team standings with 97 points. Akron won the meet with 199 points while host Cincinnati took second with 109.5 points.
“Tori had a great throw that improved her school record mark,” Miami head coach Kelly Phillips said. “Adaora Anunike also broke a school record over in the discus and Taylor ran a nice race in the 800m. Overall, everyone competed well and did a nice job.”
In addition to Wickware’s win, Miami also got two points from Megan Beaver in the 800m with her seventh-place time of 2:15.16. The track competitors also got points from Jessica Hoover (second; 4:39.29) and Lauren Hoover (sixth; 4:47.10) in the 1500m, Julia Valencia (second; 18:26.80) and Jackie Mullins (fourth; 18:41.45) in the 5000m, Alexus Jimson-Miller in the 100m hurdles (third; 14.16) and Kathie Wollney (fourth; 1:03.30) and Xerina Hughey (eighth; 1:04.22) in the 400m hurdles. Jimson-Miller and Wollney also teamed with Leah Coleman and Charlotte Myers to guide the 4x400m relay team to a second-place time of 3:46.01.
Beyond Paterra’s brilliant javelin display, the RedHawks also saw Adaora Anunike rewrite the Miami record book in the discus. The junior’s first throw of the day landed 166-11 from the mark and was good for second place and eight team points. Amelia Strickler also added points in the shot put with her fifth-place throw of 47-9 1/4. Miami also got one point apiece on eighth place finishes by Taylor Brown (pole vault; 11-6 1/2) and Jessica Baker (high jump; 5-3 3/4).
Erica Mudd rounded out the team scoring by placing sixth in the heptathlon, amassing 4,829 points.
Miami returns to action on Friday when it sends competitors to both the Mt. SAC Relays and the Jesse Owens Classic.