Feb. 7, 2014
Results | Meet Schedule
The University of Cincinnati track & field programs had a memorable first day at the prestigious Armory Collegiate Invitational on Friday, which featured mainly sprints and field events. The Bearcats recorded four career-best times with sophomore Kenya Woodall stealing the spotlight by breaking the women’s indoor 400-meter dash record.
Woodall broke a five-year old record in the indoor 400-meter dash by running a time of 54.86 in the prelims of the Championships Division. The sophomore breaks Ashley Arnold’s record of 55.06, which was set during the 2009 indoor season. Woodall’s time was good enough to win her heat and finish ninth overall.
Je’Rica Sanders moved up in the UC record books in the 60-meter hurdles as she raced to a career-best time of 8.50 in the Championship Division semifinals. She now sits tied for third with Kaylon Eppinger, who ran 8.50 during the 2009 indoor season.
Cameron Gardner also posted a personal-best time in the 60-meter hurdles as she ran 9.15 in the College Division.
Sophomore Alyssa McBride came up big right away in the pole vault as she cleared the challenging opening height of 13’ 1.5”, which is one inch below her season-best height, in the Championships Division. The Bryan, Ohio native narrowly missed the following height of 13’ 5.25”, which would have been a lifetime best.
The men’s team mirrored the women’s program as they also posted impressive times in the sprints.
Dailyn Moore had a strong showing in the 60-meter hurdles as he posted a personal-best time of 8.01 in the Championship Division prelims. The senior followed his career-best performance up with another fast time of 8.02 in the semifinals. He remains third in UC history behind a pair of former All-Americans in David Payne (7.62) and Terrance Somerville (7.63).
Moore’s classmate Darnell Gilbert recorded his second-best 400-meter time of the indoor season at 48.40. He finished 11th overall and missed qualifying for the finals by one place.
Competition resumes at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday with Ashleigh Pickens competing in the Eastern Division high jump and Ashley Earman running in the College Division 5,000-meter run.