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RedHawks show progress at Indiana Open

The RedHawks held their own against Big 10 competition at the Indiana Open on September 2. “We are just at a different level this year,” Coach Tom Chorny said after Miami opened the 2017 cross country season. The women placed fifth in Bloomington, IN with 116 points. The men took home third place — defeating Ohio State and Wisconsin with 60 points. Chorny described the course as “very tough,” but many RedHawks went on to run personal records in both men and women races. Seniors Maria Scavuzzo and Alesha Vovk led the women in the five-kilometer race. Scavuzzo was the RedHawks’ first finisher, placed 11th overall and had a new cross country five-kilometer personal best of 18 minutes and three seconds. Vovk came in 20th, running her personal best as well with a time of 18 minutes and 16 seconds. Sophomore Carly Davis finished soon after in 24th place. Her time was 18 minutes and 20 seconds. Seniors Allison Klonne and Elise Brady rounded out the scoring runners, placing 34th and 37th overall. Overall, Indiana won with 40 points, topping Minnesota by 11 points. The individual crown went to sophomore Amy Davis of Wisconsin who had a time of 17 minutes and 39 seconds. Davis edged junior Margaret Allen of Indiana by a second. Miami sophomores Sean and Christopher Torpy ran stride for stride into the finish, both running...

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Miami bests Austin Peay in home-opener

  The Miami University football RedHawks were victorious in their home-opener against the Austin Peay State University Governors. Offense, defense and special teams all played well yesterday en route to a 31-10 victory for the RedHawks. Miami struck first as Redshirt junior quarterback Gus Ragland found Redshirt junior running back Kenny Young for a 5-yard touchdown. Head coach Chuck Martin used an aggressive strategy by converting twice on the fourth down on the scoring drive. APSU responded on their next drive with some chuck-yardage plays. It ended with a 22-yard touchdown run by sophomore quarterback JaVaughn Craig that tied...

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RedHawks host Austin Peay, seek first win

    Following a season-opening loss against Marshall University (1-0) last Saturday, Miami football (0-1) plays host—for the first time of the campaign, no less—to Austin Peay (0-1) in an attempt to rekindle last season’s form.   The Governors (0-1) will be searching for redemption on the heels of a 26-14 loss to the University of Cincinnati. They played on August 31, never led and lost to one of MU’s biggest rivals.   Coming off the Marshall loss, it’s clear that the one facet of MU’s play needs polishing — special teams gave up two scores.   “Obviously, ST [special teams], disastrous on kickoff teams,” head coach Chuck Martin said. “They [the two touchdowns] were uncontested. We got guys laying on the ground, guys laying — guys nowhere near doing what’s been coached. We had some guys that when the lights went on, when the balls started flying did not compete as hard as they need to.”   Special teams affecting the outcomes of Red and White contest has become somewhat of a theme. The team’s past two games — the bowl game against Mississippi State and this past weekend — have both seen special teams play a deciding role in the final score.   While this cynicism seems justified, coach Martin wants to ensure that it’s all a part of the ebbs and flows that make up the...

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Field hockey falls to Boston University

Miami field hockey battled Boston University on Monday September 4, but the Terriers beat the RedHawks 3-1 in a close contest. The game concluded the Miami Invitational which began in Oxford on Friday and welcomed BU as well as the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and Ball State University.   After the weekend, the RedHawks are now 2-2 overall (0-0 Mid-American Conference) and 0-2 at home. The Terriers improve to 4-0 (0-0 Patriot League), 1-0 away and 1-0 at neutral sites.   “I think we can be happy in terms of good hockey, good effort and good attitude,” head coach Inako...

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ICYMI: Dusing shines in NCAA Track and Field Championship

By early June, many RedHawks began to work, travel, or start the Summer Semester. Recent graduate Andrew Dusing kicked off his summer by heading out west. More specifically, out west to the Historic Hayward Field at the University of Oregon.   Dusing had serious business in Eugene, OR. He was set to race at the NCAA Division 1 Outdoor Track and Field Championship, against some of the NCAA’s finest runners in the 1500 meters.   It was most definitely a job well-done, as Andrew Dusing would run a time of three minutes and 44.56 seconds to secure a sixth place finish in the 1500 meters finals.   Dusing attained First-Team All-American status by bringing home three points for the Red and White, the first time since 2006 that a Miami male scored in the meet.   To make it into the finals, Dusing made a tremendous effort. Prior to NCAA’s, his personal best was three minutes and 45 seconds, more than seven seconds slower than fellow competitor Craig Engels from the University of Mississippi.   The 1500 meters has two preliminary heats prior to the final — the twelve fastest times will move on to the next round. Dusing ended up in the faster heat, which propelled him past the winners of the second heat.   Dusing held onto the pack and through his strong running, he was able...

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