Blaut, McBride set to make outdoor nationals debut; Hurd & Woodall set to return again
UC hopes to improve on their finishes from the indoor championships where both programs finished seventh.
Five Bearcats to be Honored at Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Women's Sports Association Awards Dinner
Mackenzie Fields and Jackie Keire are in the running for the all-around College Sportsperson Athlete of the Year, which will be announced at the awards dinner.
Cincinnati garnered 13 individual titles at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational to win the team crowns.
UC's 2013 BIG EAST Champions were recognized during the June 26 House of Representatives session at the Ohio Statehouse
UC hosts the 2013 Early Bird Relays
2012-13 outdoor:All-BIG EAST performer won both BIG EAST indoor & outdoor pole vault titles this season ... indoor track & field All-American ... placed 10th at NCAA Indoor Championship ... Won pole vault at Drake Relays ... has 10 1st place finishes in pole vault ... 2012-13 American Eagle Outfitters Female Scholar-Athlete of Year for UC ...
Collegiate career indoor bests: Pole vault - 14' (2013 BIG EAST); 60 meters - 8.04 (2012 SPIRE Collegiate Season Opener)
2012-13 indoor: Reached a ranking of sixth in the nation by the USTFCCCA in the pole vault with her 14' mark at the BIG EAST indoor championship meet...at the SPIRE Collegiate Season Opener, won the pole vault (13' 5.25") and was sixth in the 60 meters (8.04)...won the pole vault (13' 1.5") at Kent State's Doug Raymond Invitational...finished sixth at the UCS Spirit National Pole Vault Summit with a 12' 5.5" height...placed second at the University of Kentucky's Rod McCravy Invitational with a season-best effort of 13' 9.25"...was second in the championship section of the pole vault at the Armory Collegiate Invitational in New York City, matching the 13' 9.25" mark from the week before...was named BIG EAST women's indoor track & field student-athlete of the week for field events following the Armory Collegiate Invitational...won the BIG EAST Conference championship meet pole vault title with a 14' height, was the only competitor to clear 13' 3" and had the bar moved to 14' and then a potential meet record 14' 2".
2011-12 indoor: Did not compete after having foot surgery.
2010-11 indoor: Matched her career-best pole vault mark in the first meet of the season, winning at the EIU Early Bird with a 13' 1.5" height...won the pole vault for the second time in two meets, clearing 13' 1.5" at the Akron Opener...made it three wins in three meets, clearing a new PR 13' 1.75" at the All-Ohio championships...
Set indoor school record in the pole vault 13' 9.75"... Was the indoor All Ohio champion and placed second at the Big East Championships... Tied UC school record and placed fourth at the outdoor All Ohio and fifth at the Big East in pole vault... Qualified for NCAA preliminaries with a school record tying a jump of 13' 7.75"
2010 outdoor: Did not compete.
2009-10 indoor: Opened the season with a second-place finish in the pole vault (12' 3.75") at Kent State University's Golden Flash Gala...was second in the pole vault (12' 1.5") at the Indiana University Open, also ran the second leg for the 4x400-meters relay team that finished 11th in 4:34.47...won the pole vault at the University of Kentucky's Rod McCravy Invitational with a 13' 1.5" mark...placed 10th in the pole vault championship section at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational at the Armory Track in New York City, clearing 12' 9.5"...did not clear a height at the BIG EAST championship. SEASON BESTS: Pole vault - 13' 1.5" (Rod McCravy)
2009 outdoor: Was second to teammate Michelle Eby in the pole vault at UC's Early Bird Relays, clearing 11' 9.75"...helped the Bearcats to the team title for the second-straight week at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational, winning the pole vault with a 12' 3.75" mark...posted back-to-back wins in the pole vault at the Southern Ohio Cup, hosted by UC, matching her PR at 12' 7.5"; also placed fourth in the javelin (102' 4") and contributed to another Bearcats' team-title victory...finished 11th in the pole vault (11' 11.75") at the University of Tennessee's Sea Ray Relays...placed second in the pole vault with a PR 12' 7.5" and UC freshman record at the All-Ohio Championships at Miami University; also threw the javelin 102' 6"...did not make a height at the Drake Relays...finished second in the pole vault with a new freshman mark and PR of 12' 11.5" at the BIG EAST championships, hosted by Villanova University...was fifth in the pole vault (11' 5.75") at the University of Louisville's Cardinal Twilight...finished 23rd in the pole vault (12' 6") at the NCAA Mid-East regionals, hosted by the University of Louisville. SEASON BESTS: Pole vault - 12' 11.5" (BIG EAST); Javelin - 102' 6" (All-Ohio)
2008-09 indoor: Placed eighth in the pole vault with a 11' 11.75" mark at the Indiana University Open...helped lead the Bearcats to the team title at the BGSU Challenge and notched her first collegiate win with a 11' 11.75" height in the pole vault...finished fourth in the pole vault with a PR of 12' 1.5" at Indiana University's Gladstein Invitational...was 10th in the invitational section of the pole vault (12' 0") at the Penn State National Invitational...bettered her PR by six inches and matched the top height in the competition (12' 7.5") but placed second at the University of Kentucky's Rod McCravy Invitational...placed second in the pole vault (11' 8") and helped the Bearcats to the team title at the All-Ohio, hosted by the University of Findlay...placed sixth in the pole vault with a 12' 3.5" mark at the BIG EAST Conference championship, hosted at the Armory Track in New York City. SEASON BESTS: Pole vault - 12' 7.5" (Rod McCravy)
High School: Owns school record, conference record, and district record in the pole vault with a top clearance of 12' 06".
Personal: Daughter of Ken and Melissa Fields ... mother ran track at Ohio State and father played football at Ashland.