Jan. 24, 2014
Day One Results | Heat Sheets | Schedule
The University of Cincinnati multi-events had a good opening day at the Rod McCravy Invitational, which has been named the National Meet of the Week by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), in Lexington, Ky. Across the board, the Bearcats accumulated nine personal-best performances and brought home one event championship with Kaitlyn Good winning the pentathlon.
Good had a good opening day at the McCravy Invitational as she won the indoor pentathlon while also setting a personal-best throw in the shot put. The Vandalia, Ohio native recorded 3,799 points, which is the second-highest total of her career. Her personal-best was achieved at the SPIRE Collegiate Season Opener on Dec. 15, 2012 with a score of 3,907, which ranks second in school history. She made her move in the high jump and shot put as she won both events and finished strong with a second-place finish in the 800-meter run. In the shot put, she hurled a throw of 41’ 5.25”, which is a career high.
Classmate Cameron Gardner finished eighth with a career-high score of 3,152 points. She reached the career mark by garnering personal-best performances in the 60-meter hurdles, high jump, shot put and long jump.
In the men’s heptathlon, senior Kyle Kubera posted a personal-best time in the 60-meter dash and heads into day two in sixth place. Tomorrow, he will compete in the 60-meter hurdles, pole vault and 1,000-meter run.
Sophomore pole vaulter Alyssa McBride recorded a new personal-best in the pole vault by clearing 13' 2.5". Her mark place dher fifth, respectively, at the meet and moves to into a tie for 20th nationally.
UC continues to face a strong field tomorrow morning at the National Meet of the Week. USTFCCCA has given the Rod McCravy Invitational this title based on the outstanding sprints/hurdles match-ups and the concentration of top-10 and top-25 teams in both the men’s and women’s competitions. Saturday’s events begin at 10 a.m. with the 60-meter hurdles for the men’s heptathlon. The heptathlon should wrap up close as the other events begin, which is slated for around noon.
The Rod McCravy Invitational will be streamed live on www.ukathletics.com or by clicking here. Access to the live stream is by subscription only.