Track & Field Wraps Up Competition At Rod McCravy Memorial Meet|
Jan. 28, 2012
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kathy Klump set a school record in the 800 meters for the second-straight weekend as the University of Cincinnati indoor track and field team wrapped up the final day of competition at the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet at Nutter Field House.
Klump's time of 2:06.66 shattered her school record of 2:08.27 set last weekend at the Gladstein Invitational. Her time at Kentucky betters her No. 1 time in the BIG EAST Conference and is the second-best time in the country this season.
On the men's side, Terence Somerville made his season debut with a win in the 60 hurdles, clocking 7.81, the second-fastest time among BIG EAST Conference runners this year, to earn the victory.
Portis clocked 24.88 in the 200 meters, placing 10th. Gordon was 17th (25.31), Gardner placed 29th (25.83) and Shanice Smith (26.07) placed 32nd.
Alyssa Edley and Harding went 1-2 in their 400 meters heat, clocking 1:02.02 and 1:02.34, respectively. They placed 36th and 38th.
On the men's side, Maurice Norman ran 48.07 to win his heat and place third overall in his first race of the season.
Bridget Connolly ran 10:27.46 in the 3,000 meters to grab 30th place. Alex Mahle ran 11:05.18 and was 49th.
The 4x400 'A' relay quartet of Portis, Klump, Rhodes and Jarrett won their heat in 3:49.17 earning sixth place overall.
The 'B' foursome of Harding, Sanders, Best and Edley also won its heat in a time of 4:05.17, placing 16th.
Good tied for 11th in the high jump, clearing 1.66 meters (5-05.25). Best did not clear her opening height.
Gardner was 11th in the triple jump with a best leap of 11.55 meters (37-06.50).
Frida Akerstrom tallied a seventh-place finish in the shot put with a heave of 14.44 meters (47-04.50). Jessica Molyet was 21st with a best effort of 12.94 meters (42-05.50) and Mekayla Breland was tied for 26th after a throw of 12.07 meters (39-07.25).
The Bearcats return to action on Feb. 3-4 at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational at The Armory in New York City. Entering its 11th year, the New Balance Collegiate Invitational is considered one of the top indoor meets of the season and attracts a strong field of competitors every year.