Stefano Migliorati Wins AAC Indoor 800-Meter Title

Published: Feb. 24, 2018 at 11:33 PM EST
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The ECU track and field program ended its stay at the American Athletic Conference Indoor Championships Saturday, picking up another individual conference champion and seven all-conference nods.

Junior Stefano Migliorati won the 800m title in a time of 1:50.25, besting Cameron Laverty of Houston by one hundredth of a second. Migliorati is now the current holder of both the indoor and outdoor AAC 800m championships.

The women finished in fourth place as a team with 72.83 points, bettering their placement from last year’s meet by four spots. The men were edged out for seventh place by USF, 36-35.5.

“I am very proud of both teams,” Director of Men’s and Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country Curt Kraft said. “At the beginning of the weekend, we asked them to go into this meet and compete their hearts out and they did exactly that. Anytime you are setting school records, setting lifetime personal bests and winning individual conference titles, you can’t ask anymore from them. The women’s team moved up from eighth place last year, which was a huge improvement. Both teams competed with a lot of passion and heart. They represented this university in a first-class manner. Now we have to take this energy and momentum into the outdoor season, and hopefully improve on our team finishes from last year.”

Things To Note

· Junior Courtney Warner tied the indoor school record in the 60m, running a time of 6.39 in the finals to place third. She was also fourth in the 200m.

· Junior Grace Sullivan posted the second-fastest time in program history in the 3,000 at 9:47.57 to take third in the event.

· Freshman Brooke Stith won the silver medal in the triple jump, recording a mark of 12.48 meters that is the third best in school history.

· The 4x400 relay team of Hakeem Horton, Tamarack Bolden, Migliorati and Jordan Martin finished third in a time of 3:14.67.

Final Men’s Teams Scores

Wichita State – 52

Cincinnati – 43

UConn – 35.5

Tulsa – 34

Memphis – 19

USF – 18

Houston – 17

ECU – 15.5

Final Women’s Teams Scores

Cincinnati – 54

ECU – 24.5

SMU – 24

UConn – 23

USF – 22.5

Tulane – 21

Houston – 21

UCF – 14

Temple – 14

Memphis – 8

Tulsa – 8

Wichita State – 3