Canes host annual Gatorade Track and Field Classi

The University of Miami will host the 16th annual Miami Gatorade Track and Field Classic, Saturday April 13 at Cobb Stadium on the Coral Gables campus.

Joining the Hurricanes in the event will be Bethune-Cookman, Florida International University, Kansas State, St. John's, South Florida, Tulane and Villanova.

The competition will commence with the men's hammer throw and high jump in addition to the women's javelin throw. The women's high jump and hammer throw with the men's javelin throw will follow at 11 a.m. At 1 p.m., the women's discus throw and long jump will be contested with the men's pole vault, long jump and shot put.

The field events will conclude at 3 p.m. with the men's discus throw and triple jump, while the women compete in the triple jump and pole vault. Among the track events scheduled: 4x100 relay; 1,500 meter run; 100, 110- meter high hurdles; 400-mter dash; 100-meter dash; 800-meter dash; 200-meter dash; 3,000-meter dash; 4x400-meter relay; 3,000-mter steeplechase.

Field events are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. with track events starting at noon. Tickets for the event are $5 for adults and $3 for children under 17. The meet will be the final home track event of the season for the Hurricanes.


University of Miami sophomore Camila Hilland sank an 18-foot par putt on the tournament's final hole to hold off a late charge by Florida State's Kristin Tamulis and win the Ryder Florida Women's Collegiate Golf Championship at Don Shula's Golf Club in Miami Lakes, Sunday, April 7.

Hilland, the first Hurricane since Tracy Kerdyk in 1988 to win the state championship, posted a three-round total of 219 to finish one-stroke ahead of Tamulis (220).

"This is very special," said Hilland. "I felt very relaxed coming into the tournament so I thought I would play well. But to when in front of my family and friends makes it even more special."

Hilland, who posted consecutive rounds of 70 to open the championship, led the tournament by five strokes after two rounds. But the sophomore struggled on the final day of the tournament, recording a 79 in the final round.

"I had trouble getting into a rhythm," said Hilland. "The wind made things very difficult for everyone, but I was able to fight through it and hang on for the win."

Strong winds and cold weather took its effect on the field as only 22 of the 65 participants were able to break 80 on the final day. Tamulis, who was in third place and six strokes behind Hilland heading into the final round, shot a 74, including a one-under-par 35 on the back nine to pull within one stroke of the lead. But Hilland made three straight pars to seal the victory.

"Camila had a great tournament." UM golf coach Lela Cannon said. "There are so many great players and so many great teams competing here that to be able to handle the pressure and hold on for the victory is fantastic."

The Florida State Seminoles captured the team title for the second time in the last four years. FSU finished 11-strokes ahead of defending champion Florida (305-294-312-911). South Florida (309-303-306-918) finished third, while the Hurricanes finished fourth (311-301-318-930).

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