April 11, 2014
Redshirt senior Josh Dangel broke the University of Cincinnati’s 20-year old pole vault record on the opening day of the All-Ohio Championships at Gettler Stadium. Dangel is one of two Bearcats to garner an individual title on the opening day as Chase Beckmann won the 3,000-meter steeplechase.
Dangel cleared the record-setting bar of 17’ 10.25” on his second attempt and was crowned the All—Ohio Champion for the second consecutive year. The senior broke Mike Albrinck’s record of 17’ 9.75” which was set in 1994. Albrinck served as Dangel’s high school coach at LaSalle.
UC also garnered points from Colt Robinson, Dillon Risser and Nathan Alexander in the vault. Robinson claimed fourth with a big person-record height of 16’ 6.5”, while Risser took fifth and Alexander finished seventh, respectively.
Beckmann brought home an individual title as he won the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:14.48. Beckmann now has two All-Ohio Championship titles in that race since he won the event in 2012 as a sophomore.
Tyler Ross and Oliver Book also finished in the top eight snatching fifth and eighth.
The Bearcats also received some points from Josh Province in the hammer throw as he garnered fifth place with a personal-best toss of 180’ 4”. It is the third consecutive week that Province has reset his career-best.
Marquis Brookins snatched sixth place in the long jump with a jump of 22' 0.75".
Kyle Donthnier ended the first day of the decathlon in fifth place. The junior recorded a personal-best mark in the shot put of 37’ 4.5” and has a total of 3,170 points.
The men’s team trails Akron by 14 points heading into day two. UC has 43 points to the Zips’ 57.
On the women’s side, Lizz Carr tallied three career-best marks in the first day of the heptathlon and sits 10th overall. She posted top marks in the 100-meter hurdles, high jump and 200-meter dash.
The All-Ohio Championships continue Saturday morning with the decathlon at 9 a.m. and a number of field events to follow. Running events are slated to begin at 12:30 p.m. following the Senior Farewell ceremony.