Bearcats Cruise to Early Bird Relays Title

Monica Hundley
Track & Field |

March 17, 2007

Complete Results

      CINCINNATI, Ohio -- The University of Cincinnati men's and women's track and field teams opened the 2007 outdoor season with convincing victories at the third annual Early Bird Relays.  The men's squad posted 176 points, while the women finished with 164 in the relay-style meet.         The men's team earned 14 event crowns, while the women garnered 13.


      Freshman Dayo Igeleke was impressive in his first collegiate meet, winning the 100 (10.65) and 200 meters (21.99), while leading off the champion 4x100 relay (41.66). 


      Junior Monica Hundley earned two event titles, grabbing the 100 meters (12.28) and the 100 hurdles (14.24), while finishing second in the 200 in 25.80.  Her 100 hurdles time was just one-tenth of a second off the school record set by Ashley Arnett in 2003.




      Renee Hein met the NCAA Mid-East Regional qualifying mark with a 5' 8-3/4" high jump, winning the event.  She also captured the javelin title with a 120' 2" toss.


      The men qualifyed 22 student-athletes for the BIG EAST Championships, while 11 women met qualifying marks.  UC excelled in the 110 hurdles, qualifying five student-athletes for the BIG EAST Championships.  Scott Maze (14.81), Troy Lammers (14.86), Isaac Hendricks (14.88), Kasey Waaland (14.88), and Brandon Wright (15.12) finished first through fifth in the event.


      The Bearcats head to Tuscaloosa, Ala., for the Alabama Relays on March 22-23.


Cincinnati Men's Event Champions

Dayo Igeleke                 100 meters            10.65

Dayo Igeleke                 200 meters            21.99

Bob Kandell                   400 meters            48.18

Zach Webb                    800 meters         1:54.54

Solomon Kessio            1500 meters       4:06.52

John Dixon                    5000 meters      14:52.33

Jared Martin                  400 hurdles           53.74

Men's 4x100 Relay                                    41.66

Men's 4x400 Relay                                  3:19.33

Andrew Smith                High Jump               6' 7"

Bob Kandell                   Long Jump            22' 7"

Bryan Hardesty              Discus                148' 3"

Ryan Flynn                    Shot Put          52' 3-1/4"

Ian Jarman                    Hammer              169' 0"


Cincinnati Women's Event Champions

Monica Hundley             100 meters            12.28

Jammie Jackson            400 meters         1:02.18

Betsy Jacobs                800 meters         2:20.49

Monica Hundley             100 hurdles           14.24

Women's 4x100 Relay                               49.41

Women's 4x400 Relay                             4:04.02

Renee Hein                   High Jump         5' 8-3/4"

Brittany Klima                Pole Vault        11' 7-3/4"

Ashley Wilhelm             Long Jump       19' 1-1/4"

Shintara Carpenter         Triple Jump      38' 1-1/4"

Jenni Schmitmeyer        Discus               131' 10"

Lisa Klotz                      Shot Put          42' 5-1/4"

Renee Hein                   Javelin                 120' 2"


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