KENT, Ohio – With four top-eight finishes, the Miami University women’s track and field team sits in eighth after day one of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Indoor Championship, hosted by Kent State University at its field house. Meet action resumes tomorrow at 10 a.m.

Junior Anna Lamb had Miami’s top finish of the day, placing third in the 5000m run with a clocked time of 16:48.47, improving upon her 16:53.59 automatic-qualifying time she had set at the GVSU Big Meet. Freshman Alexus Jimson-Miller had an impressive day in her first conference championship of her collegiate career, taking second in her heat in the 60m hurdles preliminaries. She finished fourth overall with a time of 8.61, and will compete in the final tomorrow.

Two more RedHawks will move on to tomorrow’s final of the 800m run after finishing in the top eight. Junior Charlotte Myers won her heat and placed second overall in the race with a time of 2:09.35, 25 seconds faster than her automatic-qualifying time from the GVSU Big Meet. Junior Taylor Wickware then finished second in her heat and sixth overall, clocking a time of 2:13.05.

Senior Erica Mudd represented the RedHawks in the women’s pentathlon, earning her strongest finish in the shot put where she took runner-up with a throw of 12.00m. She finished sixth in both the 60m hurdles (8.84) and the long jump (5.42m), and earned eighth in the high jump with a clearance of 1.59m. After finishing 16th in the 800m run, Mudd missed making the podium, finishing ninth overall.

The RedHawks will kick off the second and final day of conference meet action tomorrow at 11:05 a.m. with the shot put. Miami will then heat up the track at 1:35 p.m. with the mile.