Indoor Track & Field Closes Out Weekend At Gladstein Invitational
Kathy Klump

Jan. 21, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Kathy Klump picked up a win in the invitational 800 meters with a run of 2:08.27 on the final day of competition at the Gladstein Invitational in Bloomington, Ind.

Klump ran 2:08.27 to win the invitational 800 meters, outdistancing the second place finisher by three seconds. Jenna Heaton had a seventh-place finish with her time of 2:15.58.

Jasmine Cotten (high jump) and Sarah Rasnick (pole vault) both earned event wins on day one of competition Friday.

Shanay Portis finished in 7.63, just off the winning time of 7.58, to take second in the 60 meters. Cameron Gardner clocked in at 7.95 to grab 15th place.

Je'Rica Sanders ran 8.64 in the 60 hurdles to finish second behind race winner Abbie Norton (8.57). Cotten clocked 8.80 to take third place and Danheisha Harding ran 8.90 and finished sixth.

Alyssa Edley had a time of 26.06 to grab ninth place in the 200 meters, while Shanice Smith (26.71) was 22nd.

In the invitational 200 meters, Portis won her heat in a time of 24.89, good enough for second-place overall. Morgan Gordon placed eighth (25.43) and Aricka Rhodes (26.08) was 11th.

Jalisa Jarrett clocked 1:37.12 to place sixth overall in the invitational 600 meters.

Dominique Best ran in the 800 meter event and placed 36th with her time of 2:39.51.



In the 4x400 relay, the 'A' group of Portis, Jarrett, Cotten and Rhodes clocked 3:53.18 to win its heat and take fifth-place overall. The 'B' quartet of Harding, Sanders, Gordon and Good finished in 4:13.54 to place 16th.

Heaton, Kaitlyn Good, Katie Honigford and Klump teamed together for a 9:00.13 effort in the 4x800 relay, taking second place in the 10-team race.

In the long jump, Cotten (5.84 meters/19-02.00) was second, Portis was on her heels in third (5.65 meters/18-06.50), Edley finished in a tie for ninth (5.32 meters/17-05.50), Dominique Best took 15th (5.27 meters/17-03.50) and Tessa Parks placed 22nd (5.00 meters/16-05.00).

In the weight throw, Mekayla Breland won flight 1 with a toss of 13.19 meters (43-03.25), placing 26th overall. Frida Akerstrom took third in flight 3 ahead of Jessica Molyet in sixth place with throws of 15.36 meters (50.04.75) and 14.66 meteres (48-01.25), respectively. Akerstrom was 13th overall and Molyet grabbed 17th place.

The Bearcats return to action next weekend, taking part in the Rod McCravy Open in Lexington, Ky. on Friday, Jan. 27 and Saturday, Jan. 28.