Holmes is the first men’s athlete in Miami history to earn a yearly award.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Graduate student Isaiah Holmes was named the ACC Men’s Indoor Field Performer of the Year, the conference announced Thursday morning.
This is the 17th yearly honor for the Hurricanes in school history, first by a male student-athlete. Holmes is the 11th different Cane to earn a season award.
“First and foremost, all glory to God for giving me the gifts and patience to continue competing at the level I am,” Holmes said. “Also, thank you to the coaches for voting for me, as it is a true honor to be named the indoor performer of the year. I have had one heck of a journey to get where I am at today and that is all thanks to the wonderful support system I have around me, including my family, friends, coaches, teammates, trainers and support staff. We have something special going in Miami and I am confident this won’t be the last time a Hurricane is named performer of the year.”
The Roseville, Calif., native earned First Team All-ACC after he won gold at the ACC Indoor Championships in the long jump with a mark of 8.03 meters and the high jump with a height of 2.17 meters.
He was awarded Most Valuable Men’s Field Performer at the ACC Championships for his performance.
“Isaiah is the true definition of a student-athlete,” said director of track and field and cross country Amy Deem. “His accomplishments on and off the track this season have been tremendous. We are very proud of everything he does and look forward to an even better outdoor season.”
Holmes’ 8.03 meter long jump qualified him for the NCAA Indoor Championships with the fourth-best mark in the country. He ranked 17th in Division I with a high jump of 2.19 meters.
A Second-Team All-American honoree, Holmes set new program records with his long jump of 8.03 meters and high jump tally at 2.19 meters.
The Canes return to the track this weekend when they host the Hurricane Collegiate Invitational on Saturday inside Cobb Stadium. Admission is free for fans.
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