Cincinnati Excels at Buckeye Tune-Up
Josh Dangel

Feb. 21, 2014


The University of Cincinnati track & field programs had a strong performance at the Buckeye Tune-Up in Columbus as they claimed 10 top-eight finishes overall. The meet was UC’s final competition before the American Athletic Conference Indoor Championships, which are next weekend in New York City.

The Bearcats had a great start to the meet as Bryan Cain and Dailyn Moore each qualified for the 60-meter hurdles finals. Cain led all hurdlers with a time of 8.05, which ranks him fourth in UC history, while Moore came in fourth, respectively. Places shuffled though in the finals as Moore grabbed third with a time of 8.04, and Cain finished fourth.

The success carried over into the 60-meter dash as Demitri Beal clocked in the fifth fastest time and held on to that placing in the finals.

Jordan Hardiman also snatched a fifth place as he cleared 6’ 4.5” in the high jump. Hardiman currently ranks third in the league with a clearance of 6’ 7.5”.

The men’s side finished off the meet by taking four of the top-eight places in the pole vault. Senior Josh Dangel led the way with a height of 17’ 0”. Nathan Alexander took third, while Cody Curry and Colt Robinson tied for sixth.

Alyssa McBride was the high-point for the women’s team, which featured just four competitors, as she recorded a new personal-best height of 13’ 3.5” in the pole vault. The mark moves her from fourth to being in a tie for third on UC’s indoor performance list. She also now ranks in the top 40 nationally.

The Bearcats now shift all of their focus to the AAC Indoor Championships, which will be held at The Armory in New York City on Feb. 28 and Mar. 1.