Cincinnati Opens Oliver Nikoloff with Strong Performances

March 28, 2014

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The University of Cincinnati track & field programs opened up the weekend on Friday as they hosted the first day of the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational.

The day started off with the multi-events, which the Bearcats had two women competing in the heptathlon in Cameron Gardner and Lizz Carr. Cameron ended the first day in the lead with 2,819 points and posted a personal-best time in the 100-meter hurdles of 15.72. Carr sits second heading into Day Two with 2,629 points. She garnered a personal-best time/mark in each event except for the high jump, which she still won.

The two heptathletes continue the completion tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. to cap off the final three events.

In the women's hammer throw, Monica Phillips recorded the top mark for UC as she threw 160' 7" to claim fifth place, respectively.

On the men's side of the hammer, Josh Province garnered sixth-place overall and moved into sixth in UC's record book. The junior hurled a toss of 177' 4" to surpass his previous best of 175' 9". His performance surpassed Scott Ference's toss of 176' 4 garnered in 1994.

In the 10,000-meter run, Jacob Franklin ran a new personal-best time of 31:56.18, which topped his career-best by nearly 30 seconds.

Day Two of the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational begins tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. with the multi-events. Field events will start at 10 a.m. while running events don't start until noon.