T&F: Women Claim All-Ohio Championship Title
April 15, 2017

Complete Results

CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati women's track and field team captured the 2017 All-Ohio Outdoor Track & Field Championship crown Saturday afternoon at Gettler Stadium in Cincinnati as the Bearcats combined to win 10 more events on the day, including five each from the men and women, to close out the competition. Annette Echikunwoke added another school record to her collection with a win in the shot put while Macklin Tudor collected a meet record in the discus to pace the men to a runner-up team finish.

// TEAM STANDINGS
The UC women captured their third team title in the history of the event as the Bearcats easily won, scoring 203 points with Miami taking runner-up honors with 156 points. Ohio State (135), Bowling Green (82) and Wright State (81) rounded out the Top 5. In the men's standings, Miami took home the trophy with 224 points while the Bearcats were the runners-up with 198 points. Ohio State (159), Ohio (31), Dayton (22) and Bowling Green (5) rounded out the teams in the Division I standings. Cedarville won the men's Division II/NAIA title and shared the women's crown with Findlay.

// SENIOR SENDOFF
Eight seniors were recognized before the meet Saturday as each was on hand for their final home meet. The outgoing senior class includes Nathan Alexander, Nicole Breeden, Anthony Car, Jordan Hardiman, Jarrod Hart, Juliana Madzia, Tevin-Lloyd Thompson and Macklin Tudor with all by Hart competing in the meet this weekend. Along with being honored by the program, another highlight came when Thompson was introduced and his mother, whom had flown in from Jamaica the night before, surprised him on the track.

// ANNETTE BREAKS A DIFFERENT RECORD
Apparently the school record in the hammer throw was not enough for Echikunwoke as she had an outstanding day in the shot put. On the heels of bettering her own school mark in the hammer one day earlier, the junior national champion let it fly in the shot put and won with a toss of 16.79m (55-01.00), breaking the previous record of Frida Akerstrom, who put the shot to 16.07m (52-08.75) in 2015. Echikunwoke's mark, just the second over 16 meters in program history and the first to measure over 53', 54' and 55' in program history, also broke the facility record, a mark set at the BIG EAST Championships in 2010 by Louisville's Khadija Abdullah, when she hit 15.91m (52-02.50) to win the conference title. Echikunwoke was not done there, however, as she took fourth in the discus with a PR toss of 46.43m (152-04), a mark that now ranks her eighth all-time in UC history.

// MEET RECORD FOR MACKLIN
Tudor had another solid day in the field as he won two events, capturing the shot put with a toss of 18.18m (59-07.75) after securing the win in the discus with a heave of 59.34m (194-08). Tudor's win in the discus also added his name to the record books, this time as the meet record holder in the discus. His mark bettered the previous mark of 58.01m (190-04) that was recorded in 2004 by John Schulte of Ashland. Tudor, in his final home appearance, accounted for 20 team points with his two victories.

// WINNERS
Seven other victories were recorded on the day for the Bearcats, including three more from the men and four from the women. On the women's side, Irati Mitxelena won the triple jump with a best of 12.01m (39-05.00) while Loretta Blaut cleared a season-best 1.81m (5-11.25) to win the high jump. The 4x100m relay team of Kellsa Mbah, Haisha Bisiolu, Juliana Puopolo and Tiona Lattimore combined to run 46.03 for the victory while Naomi Urbano won the heptathlon with a personal-best score of 4,918 points, the seventh-best total in UC history (more on heptathlon below). On the men's side, the team of Ryan Greene, Halen Witcher, Jaashir Morris and Alexander combined to run 3:14.49 to take gold in the meet-closing 4x400m relay while Alex Bloom (2.08m/6-09.75) and Adrian Valles (5.20m/17-00.75) won the two vertical events, taking the titles in the high jump and pole vault, respectively.

// IN THE NATIONAL FIELD
Lattimore not only anchored the short relay to victory, but also posted a pair of individual runner-up finishes on the day, including a time of 23.89 in the 200m dash. That time, which ranks as the sixth-best in UC history and the second-fastest among freshmen in UC history, also punched her ticket to the 2017 U.S. Junior National Championships later this summer. Before that fast 200m time, she also ran 55.13 to take second in the 400m dash.

// HEPTATHLON WRAP-UP
All three women in the heptathlon finished the event with personal-best scores with Urbano taking first (4,918), Angelica Lightfoot finishing fourth (4,371) and Maggie Loeffler was sixth (4,254). Here is how they got there:

Urbano opened the day with a leap of 5.45m (17-10.75) in the long jump for the eighth-best mark in UC heptathlon history before she recorded the sixth-best javelin toss in UC heptathlon history with a heave of 33.03m (108-04). She closed the day by running 2:25.06 in the 800m run for the sixth-fastest UC heptathlon time in program history. Urbano scored 1,976 points on Day Two, the sixth-highest total in UC history.

Lightfoot completed her first collegiate heptathlon with 1,410 points on the final day and recorded a heptathlon PR in the long jump at 5.03m before recording collegiate PRs in both the javelin (22.19m) and 800m run (2:45.37). Loeffler scored 1,479 points on the final day and recorded one heptathlon PR on the day as she jumped to 4.97m in the long jump.

// IN THE TOP 10
Along with the marks tallied in the heptathlon, two other marks recorded by the women found their way into the program's all-time Top 10 ledger. On the track, Grace Winckowski continued to lower her time in the 400m hurdles, this time taking another second off her previous best to run 1:03.60, the 10th-fastest time in UC history. In the field, Ashley Williams improved her PR to 15.38m (50-05.50) to move into a tie for fourth.

// IN THE BLOCKS
The Bearcats return to the road next week as they are set to face some strong competition at the Jesse Owens Track Classic at Ohio State. The meet will take place Friday and Saturday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus.

2017 All-Ohio TF Championships - Day 2

2017 All-Ohio Outdoor Championships - Day 1 (4/14/17)
Women's Results
100m Dash
7. Alanna Hendricks - 12.43

100m Hurdles
4. Alanna Hendricks - 15.40 - PR
6. Juliana Puopolo - 16.41

200m Dash
2. Tiona Lattimore - 23.89 - PR & UC #6 & US Juniors Qualifier
3. Haisha Bisiolu - 23.91
15. Alanna Hendricks - 26.43

400m Dash
2. Tiona Lattimore - 55.13
5. Sylvana Ross - 56.95 - PR
6. Deanna Gesicki - 56.96

400m Hurdles
4. Grace Winckowski - 1:03.60 - PR & UC #10

800m Run
2. Meg Westerheide - 2:12.97
4. Sammy Hentz - 2:18.62
7. Madison Dunlap - 2:23.05

1,500m Run
7. Madison Dunlap - 4:48.23
10. Grace O'Donnell - 4:50.76 - PR
11. Lianne Masquelier - 4:51.01
13. Hannah Markel - 4:52.38 - PR

5,000m Run
4. Erin Kennedy - 19:06.29
    Cassidy Carey - DNF
    Samantha Simms - DNF

4x100m Relay
1. Cincinnati - 46.03
     Mbah, Bisiolu, Puopolo, Lattimore

4x400m Relay
2. Cincinnati - 3:55.44
    Winckowski (60.9), Ross (58.3), Westerheide (58.8), Gesicki (57.1)

Triple Jump
1. Irati Mitxelena - 12.01m (39-05.00)
3. Kellsa Mbah - 11.50m (37-08.75)

High Jump
1. Loretta Blaut - 1.81m (5-11.25)
    Katie Kravitsky - no height

Shot Put
1. Annette Echikunwoke - 16.79m (55-01.00) - PR & UC RECORD
3. Ashley Williams - 15.38m (50-05.50) - PR & UC #4(t)
13. Alexis Gray - 12.93m (42-05.25)

Discus
4. Annette Echikunwoke - 46.43m (152-04) - PR & UC #8
7. Ashley Williams - 43.57m (142-11) - PR
9. Alexis Gray - 42.75m (140-03)
10. Nicole Breeden - 41.21m (135-02)

Javelin
8. Nicole Breeden - 28.31m (92-10) - PR

Heptathlon
1. Naomi Urbano - 4,918 points - PR & UC #7
4. Angelica Lightfoot - 4,371 points - PR
6. Maggie Loeffler - 4,254 points - PR

Event #5 - Long Jump
1. Naomi Urbano - 5.45m (17-10.75)[686 pts] - PR & UC Hep #8(t)
5. Angelica Lightfoot - 5.03m (16-06.00)[567 pts] - Hep PR
6. Maggie Loeffler - 4.97m (16-03.75)[551 pts] - Hep PR

Event #6 - Javelin
3. Naomi Urbano - 33.03m (108-04)[534 pts] - PR & UC Hep #6
6. Angelica Lightfoot - 22.19m (72-10)[330 pts] - PR
7. Maggie Loeffler - 21.67m (71-01)[320 pts]

Event #7 - 800m Run
1. Naomi Urbano - 2:25.06 [756 pts] - PR & UC Hep #6
4. Maggie Loeffler - 2:37.00 [608 pts]
6. Angelica Lightfoot - 2:45.37 [513 pts] - PR

Day Two Event Scoring (Final 3 Events Only)
Naomi Urbano - 1,976 points - PR & UC #6
Maggie Loeffler - 1,479 points
Angelica Lightfoot - 1,410 points - PR

Women's Team Scores - Division I
1. CINCINNATI - 203
2. Miami - 156
3. Ohio State - 135
4. Bowling Green - 82
5. Wright State - 81
6. Dayton - 70
7. Cleveland State - 42

Men's Results
100m Dash
3. Mykel Chambers - 10.96 - PR
4. Austin Edwards - 11.03 - PR

110m Hurdles
4. Alex Bloom - 15.44 - PR
5. Justin Tulloch - 15.62 - PR

200m Dash
2. Tevin-Lloyd Thompson - 21.96
4. Mykel Chambers - 22.14 - PR

400m Dash
2. Halen Witcher - 48.42
5. Ryan Greene - 50.00

400m Hurdles
2. Jaashir Morris - 53.70
8. Justin Tulloch - 1:07.87 - PR

800m Run
4. Joshua DeJesus - 1:54.77 - PR
8. Jake Barnes - 2:01.13

1,500m Run
3. Michael Vitucci - 3:59.88
5. Seamus Collins - 4:00.06

5,000m Run
9. Anthony Car - 15:39.91 - PR
    Spencer Clark - DNF

4x100m Relay
Cincinnati - DNF
    Chambers, Thompson, Witcher, Edwards

4x400m Relay
1. Cincinnati - 3:14.49
    Green (49.9), Witcher (47.6), Morris (49.1), Alexander (47.8)

High Jump
1. Alex Bloom - 2.08m (6-09.75)
2. Jordan Hardiman - 2.03m (6-08.00)
3. Mike Wood - 1.93m (6-04.00)

Pole Vault
1. Adrian Valles - 5.20m (17-00.75)
3. Alex Bloom - 4.72m (15-05.75) - PR
5. Michael Kochenderfer - 4.12m (13-06.25)
6. Nathan Alexander - 3.82m (12-06.25)

Shot Put
1. Macklin Tudor - 18.18m (59-07.75)
6. Aaron Deaton - 15.56m (51-00.75) - PR
7. John Zedella - 14.69m (48-02.50)

Discus
1. Macklin Tudor - 59.34m (194-08) - Meet Record
6. Aaron Deaton - 39.76m (130-05) - PR
8. John Zedella - 38.09m (125-00)
9. Chris Province - 37.20m (122-00)

Javelin
5. Chris Province - 33.80m (110-11) - PR

Men's Team Scores - Division I
1. Miami - 224
2. CINCINNATI - 198
3. Ohio State - 159
4. Ohio - 31
5. Dayton - 22
6. Bowling Green - 5