Track Closes Out Day 1 Of New Balance Collegiate Invitational|
Feb. 4, 2012
NEW YORK – The University of Cincinnati indoor track and field team wrapped up the first of two days at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational Friday at The Armory.
The event features some of the top collegiate competition from across the country. Competitors were split into two event divisions, championship and college.
Jasmine Cotton picked up an event win in the college 60 hurdles. She clocked 9.61 to win the 10th heat and grab the overall victory. She also later took 15th in the championship long jump with her leap of 5.70 meters.
In the championship 500 meters, Kathy Klump clocked 1:11.10 to place second. Her time is the top one in the BIG EAST Conference this season and was under the previous meet record time of 1:12.04. Regina George of Arkansas won the race with an Armory collegiate record time of 1:09.81.
Shanay Portis ran 7.70 in the championship 60 meters to take home 47th place. In the college 60 meters race, Morgan Gordon ran 7.82 to place 22nd, Cameron Gardner was 27th in 7.83 and Paris Campbell ran a time of 8.45 to take 97th.
In the college 400 meters Jalisa Jarrett placed 11th with her time of 56.90, Aricka Rhodes was 64th in 59.15
Kaitlyn Good ran to a 19th-place finish in the college 500 meters, clocking 1:16.36.
Jenna Heaton ran 2:55.85 in the 1,000 meters championship, crossing the line in 2:55.85 to take 26th place.
In the field events, Frida Akerstrom placed seventh in the shot put championship with a throw of 14.96 meters. Jessica Molyet placed 40th with a heave of 12.78 meters and Mekayla Breland threw 12.56 meters to place 41st.
Sarah Rasnick cleared 3.90 meters and finished in 11th in the championship pole vault. Michelle Eby did not clear her opening height. Emily Clay tied for 14th in the college pole vault with a clearance of 3.70 meters.
Cotten took 15th in the championship long jump with her leap of 5.70 meters. Portis was eighth in the college long jump with her effort of 5.69 meters. Edley placed 31st, jumping 5.30 meters and Best took 54th with a jump of 5.07 meters.
Competition concludes Saturday at New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory with running events getting underway at 9 a.m. and field events starting at 9:15.