Track & Field Takes Top Spot At Akron Opener|
Jan. 13, 2012
AKRON, Ohio - The University of Cincinnati women's indoor track and field team returned to action by winning the Akron Opener on Friday at the Stile Field House. The Bearcats tallied 112 points to take the overall title and earn dual meet wins over host Akron (109), Eastern Michigan (67), Robert Morris (48) and Youngstown State (39).
Portis won the 60 meters in dominant fashion, clocking 7.66 ahead of the second-place time of 7.81. Morgan Gordon was third in 7.81, Paris Campbell placed fourth in 7.93 and Cameron Gardnertook sixth in 8.08.
Cotten led a 1-2-3-4 sweep for Cincinnati in the 60 hurdles. Cotten took the top spot with a time of 8.70. Paris Campbell was second (8.72), Je'Rica Sanders placed third (8.74) and Danheisha Hardingwas fourth (9.02).
Jalisa Jarrettran a time of 58.70 in the 400 meters to place third overall. Harding was eighth in 1:02.40 and Sanders was 10th in 1:04.00.
Ashley Earmanwas sixth in the mile with a time of 5:37.03.
The 'A' quartet of Portis, Heaton, Jarrett and Klump clocked 3:50.01 to take second place in 4x400 relay. Edley, Cotten, Good and Gordon made up the 'B' group that took third place in 4:03.52.
The 'C' group of Harding, Sanders, Best and Honigford took seventh in 4:10.71.
In the field events, Cotten won the high jump with a leap of 1.80 meters (5-10.75). Kaitlyn Goodwas 8th with a best effort of 1.60 meters (5-03.00).
Alyssa Edleywas fifth in the long jump with a leap of 5.24 meters (17-02.25).
Gardner placed second in the triple jump with a leap of 11.26 meters (36-11.50). Alexandri Paskell was ninth with a best jump of 9.60 meters (31-06.00).
Akerstrom took second in the shot put with a heave of 14.10 meters (46-03.25). Moylet was fourth after a throw of 12.52 meters (40-09.00) and Breland placed seventh (12.00/39-04.50).
The Bearcats are back in action at the Gladstein Invitational in Bloomington, Ind. on Jan. 20-21.