May 31, 2011
The athletic seasons continue to wind down, but they are not over yet as a few individuals have earned berths to the NCAA Championships.
Last Week: Miami earned the No. 3 seed in the MAC Tournament, and the RedHawks advanced to the title game following a 3-1 win over Toledo on Wednesday, (RECAP) an impressive 12-2 win over Western Michigan Thursday in which Tyler Melling pitched a complete game, (RECAP) and a 5-2 win over Central Michigan on Friday. (RECAP) Miami (35-25) fell to No. 25 Kent State in the championship game Saturday, 11-0. (RECAP) (PHOTO GALLERY) Tyler Melling and Brooks Fiala were named to the MAC All-Tournament Team for their performances during the tournament stretch. Congratulations to Kyle Weldon and Mac Thoreson, who earned First-Team All-MAC honors. (RELEASE)
WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD
Last Week: Five RedHawks—freshman Tori Paterra, junior Rachel Patterson, junior Alexandra Roberts, senior Katie Lenahan and junior Samantha Gable—competed in the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Bloomington, Ind., over the weekend. The top 12 finishers in each event at the East and West Preliminary Rounds move on to the NCAA Championships. (THURSDAY RECAP) On Friday, Paterra finished seventh in the javelin to earn a berth to the NCAA Championships. (FRIDAY RECAP) On Saturday, Patterson finished fourth in her heat of the 5000m run which automatically qualified her to advance to the NCAA Championships. (SATURDAY RECAP) Upcoming: Paterra and Patterson will compete at the NCAA Championships hosted by Drake University June 8-11 in Des Moines, Iowa.
MEN’S TRACK & FIELD
Last Week: Four RedHawks—junior Matt Rudin, junior Nathan Hoch, freshman Rob Stein and senior Adam Ruiz—competed at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Bloomington, Ind., over the weekend. The top 12 finishers in each event at the East and West Preliminary Rounds move on to the NCAA Championships. (THURSDAY RECAP) On Friday, Rudin tied for 28th in the pole vault, which was the best finish by a RedHawk at the event. (FRIDAY RECAP) (SATURDAY RECAP)
On Tuesday night former Miami RedHawk Chad Reineke makes his first major league start for the Cincinnati Reds, marking his first major league appearance since 2009. (RELEASE)
Miami is hosting several sports camps throughout the summer. Check out MiamiSportsCamps.com to register for a camp today.