Mustangs bringing medals home to Dallas following AAC Indoor Track & Field Championships

SMU’s Women’s Track & Field team took home four medals last weekend at the American Athletic Conference Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Alabama.



Day 1 began with SMU’s Holly Archer and Hannah Miller taking home bronze medals in the women’s mile and 3000-meters respectively. Miller’s finish in the 3K (9 minutes, 29.4 seconds) helped her capture a third second-best time in school history (5K, distance medley relay). Charlotte-Tara Murphy also earned the Mustangs points in the event by placing sixth (9:42.26).

In the field, Tochi Niemchi led SMU with a toss of 52 feet, 1 inch, placing fourth in the event.


On Day 2, Hannah Miller earned SMU a second medal by capturing silver in the 5K, nearly breaking the school record with a personal-best time of 16 minutes, 16.84 seconds.

Miller then returned to help SMU earn silver in the distance medley relay, along with Tara-Murphy, Archer and India Simmons. The team’s time of 11:35:64 broke the old meet record set by Connecticut last year, who won the event again by setting a new best.

After two days of competition, SMU placed sixth overall in the women’s standings with 21 points. Cincinnati, Central Florida and Connecticut finished in the top three.


Cincinnati – 48
UCF – 33
UConn – 27
Houston – 26
Tulane – 23
SMU – 21
East Carolina – 15
Memphis – 12
Temple -11
USF – 10
Tulsa – 8

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