Feb. 14, 2014
The University of Cincinnati track & field programs posted seven career-best totals at the Hoosier Hills Invitational in Bloomington, Ind.
On the women's side, Je’Rica Sanders and Javette Lee qualified for the finals of the 60-meter hurdles as each finished in the top eight of the event. Sanders recorded the top time of 8.63, while Lee clocked in at 8.73. Both will race in the finals tomorrow morning.
Morgan Gordon also qualified for the finals but it in the 60-meter dash. Gordon crossed the line at 7.69, which is her fastest time of the season. She has the seventh-fastest time in the event.
Jada Grant continued the success in the sprints as she finished second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 57.25. It is the fastest time she has ran this season.
UC also ran well in the rare 600-meter run as they finished three in the top eight. Kelsey Mueller led the way with a third-place finish in a time of 1:36.24. Kaitlyn Good and Alexis Anton finished fifth and sixth.
UC also excelled in the field events as senior Kaitlyn Good posted a career high in the long jump with a leap of 18’ 3”, which was good enough to place her third overall.
Sophomore Alyssa McBride came in fifth in the pole vault as she cleared 13’ 1.75”.
Jessica Molyet posted a career-best in the weight throw as she had a toss of 55’ 4.25”. The hurl beats her previous best by nearly an inch.
On the men's side, Bryan Cain tallied a personal-best time in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.11. It was his first competition of the 2014 season, and he will race tomorrow morning in the finals.
Demitri Beal will also race tomorrow as he qualified for the finals of the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.04.
Senior Darnell Gilbert had a quality day in the 200-meter dash as he moved into a tie for sixth in the American Athlete Conference standings with a time of 21.89.
Freshman Kevin Konkoly continued UC’s success in the sprints as he finished third in the 400-meter dash with a personal-best time of 49.48. Fellow classmate Nathan Alexander also ran a career-best of 50.40 to finish eighth.
In the 800-meter run, Ethan Bokeno crossed the line in a record time as he finished at 1:56.12 for sixth place. The time is the fastest of his career.
In the shot put, Macklin Tudor hurled the shot 56’ 4.5” to claim third in the event. It was his second-best toss of the season.
Cincinnati continues competition tomorrow morning as a number of athletes participate in the 60-meter hurdles and 60-meter dash finals.