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’Hawks travel to Illinois

Photo by Connor Moriarty, Photography Editor

By Harrison Schwartz, For The Miami Student

Fresh off a first place finish at the All-Ohio Championships, the men's track and field team travels to University of Illinois for the Illinois Twilight meet Saturday. It is the first time in 15 years Miami has competed in the event.

The RedHawks face a field of 11 teams, including Indiana University, Eastern Illinois University, Valparaiso University, DePaul University, Bradley University and Butler University. Originally, the meet was scheduled to be held at IU, but it was cancelled due to a lack of competitors.

Sophomore Andrew Dusing looks to build on the momentum of claiming the sixth fastest time in the 800-meter run in program history last weekend. Dusing will compete in the 1500-meter run for the first time since March 20. Sophomore Stephen Biebelhausen and junior Joe Stewart will run the 1500 as well. Both athletes are coming off top two finishes from last weekend's meet.

Senior javelin thrower Tyler Yee takes the meet off to rest his arm after receiving MAC Athlete of the Week for his first place performance at the All-Ohio Championship. Freshman long jumper Grant Cole returns from a hamstring injury that forced him to withdraw from the decathlon last weekend and will compete in the long jump.

Head coach Warren Mandrell and the team look forward to getting back on the road again after two successful weeks at home.

"The team is excited to get back and travel again," said Mandrell. "No one on the team has competed at UI. The guys like going to different campuses that they have not been to. It should be a very good meet."

The all-day meet begins Saturday morning in Champaign, Illinois.

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