Cincinnati Quotes: Early Bird Relays

March 16, 2013

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Early Bird Relays

March 16, 2013

Gettler Stadium


Cincinnati Quotes


Men’s Head Coach Bill Schneir

Opening Statement:

“I thought we did pretty well. I was really pleased with the way they competed. I was especially happy about the weather since we thought it would be a cold and rainy day and it wasn’t. A big highlight for us was Josh Dangel who tied the stadium record in the pole vault with a mark of 17 feet and two and a half inches. Then Michael Nwanko in the triple jump set a mark of 49 feet. The man that was measuring that for us today was one of our Hall of Fame members Al Lanier who holds our school record in that event at 53 feet. So Michael still has about four feet to go, but it was still a great jump for him. Overall, it was just a good opening performance for us.”

On moving forward to their next competition:

“Getting off to a good start is always a good thing. We go to Alabama next week and that should be a fun meet and a great spring break trip for the Bearcats. They’re looking forward to that and then we come back here for the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational which is always a very competitive meet.”


Women’s Head Coach Susan Seaton:

Opening Statement:

“I thought that they did a very good job today in this early meet and also coming off of a quick transition from indoor season. We had some very good early season marks. Alyssa McBride in the pole vault had a few great marks and Mackenzie Fields did extremely well coming off of an indoor championship. Then with our sprinters, we had some girls running extremely fast times. I’m really excited about this kind of a start to the season.”

On her team’s impressive 4x400m performance:

“We definitely plan on running a fast 4x400 relay. We’ve come up short the past few years just missing out on qualifying for NCAAs by a hair. We feel like we have a strong group of girls together and even though they’re kind of young  we think they have a lot of talent and that they can get to nationals this year.”