Fields sets meet record at Ohio State meet


Track & Field |

April 20, 2013

Complete results

Mackenzie Fields set a new meet record at Ohio State University's Jesse Owens Classic on Saturday as the University of Cincinnati men's and women's outdoor track & field teams had an outstanding weekend of performances in Columbus. Fields was joined by teammates Emelie Larsson and Kevin Fink in winning event titles at the meet.

Fields won the women's pole vault with a season-best mark of 14' 3.25", the fourth-best in the nation this season and tops in the BIG EAST by more than a foot. Fields easily bested the 10-year-old record of 13' 6.25", set in 2003 by April Stiener of the University of Arkansas, and tied the Jesse Owens Stadium record that the University of Minnesota's Alicia Rue set in 2009. The height is also the latest school record for Fields who is singlehandedly re-writing UC's pole vaulting annals as the top performer in school history.

The women's team had an exceptional weekend in the throws highlighted by another record. Mary Bridges had a school-record mark of 168' 2" in the discus throw to finish second and Jessica Molyet was seventh (153' 1"). Larsson returned to action after a layoff to win the javelin throw with a heave of 136' 8", more than six feet better than the second-place finisher and sixth-best in the BIG EAST this season. Frida Akerstrom was fourth in the shot put (48' 4") and Mekayla Breland was ninth (45' 8").

Fink and teammate Colin Cotton once again swept the top two spots in the 5,000 meters open, duplicating their result from last week. Fink was first in 14:35.77 and Cotton second in 14:38.72. The times were 15 and 12 seconds, respectively, better than their previous season bests.

We had a number of great performances, especially Kenya Woodall in the open 400 meters (second in 55.56), Mackenzie Fields in the pole vault and Mary Bridges in the discus," said UC women's head coach Susan Seaton.

"The weather conditions were cold so the sprints, hurdles and jumps marks were down, but still good performances and good team spirit."

In other top 10 results:

Michael Nwankwo finished second in the men's triple jump (47' 7.75").

In the 400 meters, UC took home a pair of second-place finishes. In addition to Woodall's performances, Darnell Gilbert was second in the men's (47.89). Gilbert also finished ninth in the 200 meters (21.83).

In the men's 110-meters hurdles, Terrence Somerville was second (14.10) and Dailyn Moore was eighth (14.80).

Erika Hurd was third in the high jump (5' 8.75") and Ashleigh Pickens was seventh (5' 5").

Tony Williamson was fourth in the 800 meters (1:53.59).

Shanay Portis and Cameron Gardner each had a great day in the sprints. Portis was fifth in the 100 meters (11.80) and Gardner eighth in a season-best time of 11.87. They came back later in the day in the 200 meters to finish fourth (Portis in 24.24) and eighth (Gardner in 24.99).

In the women's 400-meters hurdles, Gabby Calderone was seventh (1:03.11) and Javette Lee eighth (1:03.25).

Chase Beckmann finished ninth in the men's 3,000-meters steeplechase (9:25.56).

The women's 4x100-meters relay team of Morgan Gordon, Portis, Gardner and Shanice Smith, which is currently ranked No. 1 in the BIG EAST with a 45.47 time at the USF Collegiate two weeks ago, finished second in 46.54.

The Bearcats have one more meet before the BIG EAST Conference championships during the first weekend of May. UC will take part in Miami University's RedHawk Invitational next Saturday in Oxford.


Jesse Owens Classic - UC results

Field events

Women's shot put - 4. Frida Akerstrom; 48' 4"; 9. Mekayla Breland, 45' 8".

Men's hammer throw - 13. Josh Province, 172' 4".

Women's hammer throw - 14. Monica Phillips, 169' 1"; 15. Frida Akerstrom, 166' 5"; 22. Mekayla Breland, 156'; 25. Jessica Molyet, 151' 1"; 32. Mary Bridges, 144' 8".

Women's discus - 2. Mary Bridges, 168' 2"; 7. Jessica Molyet, 153' 1"; 12. Frida Akerstrom, 143' 2".

Women's javelin throw - 1. Emelie Larsson, 136' 8".

Men's triple jump - 2. Michael Nwankwo, 47' 7.75".

Women's high jump - Erika Hurd, 5' 8.75", 7. Ashleigh Pickens, 5' 5".

Women's pole vault - 1. Mackenzie Fields, 14' 3.25"; 12. Emily Clay, 11' 9.75"; 13. Alyssa McBride, 11' 9.75"; 18. Chelsea Vaughan, 11' 9.75".

Track events

Men's 100 meters - 26. Darius Howard, 11.15.

Women's 100 meters - 5. Shanay Portis, 11.80; 8. Cameron Gardner, 11.87; 15. Shanice Smith, 12.18.

Men's 200 meters - 9. Darnell Gilbert, 21.83.

Women's 200 meters - 4. Shanay Portis, 24.24; 8. Cameron Gardner, 24.99; 16. Morgan Gordon, 25.37; 17. Kenya Woodall, 25.43; 23. Jada Grant, 25.91; 37. Dominque Best, 26.53.

Men's 400 meters - 2. Darnell Gilbert, 47.89.

Women's 400 meters - 2. Kenya Woodall, 55.56; 14. Jada Grant, 58.04; 29. Jalisa Jarrett, 1:00.68.

Men's 800 meters - 4. Tony Williamson, 1:53.59; 22. Brian Barney, 1:55.75; 26. Cameron Rohmann, 1:56.22.

Women's 800 meters - 24. Kelsey Mueller, 2:20.57.

Men's 1,500 meters - 20. Evan Baum, 4:00.48.

Men's 3,000-meters steeplechase - 9. Chase Beckmann, 9:25.56.

Men's 5,000 meters open - 1. Kevin Fink, 14:35.77; 2. Colin Cotton, 14:38.72; 14. Jeffrey Griffiths, 14:58.31; 30. Greg Sanders, 15:23.13; 39. Jacob Franklin, 15:49.96.

Women's 5,000 meters open - 16. Ashley Earman, 18:30.76.

Men's 110-meters hurdles - 2. Terrence Somerville, 14.10; 8. Dailyn Moore, 14.80; 19. Bryan Cain, 15.03; 25. Daniel Daugherty, 15.39.

Women's 100-meters hurdles - 7. Je'Rica Sanders, 14.43; 18. Javette Lee, 14.86; 22. DanHeisha Harding, 14.96.

Men's 400-meters hurdles - 25. Bryan Cain, 56.21; 29. Riley West, 59.09; 31. Daniel Daugherty, 1:00.36.

Women's 400-meters hurdles - 7. Gabby Calderone, 1:03.11; 8. Javette Lee, 1:03.25.

Women's 4x100-meters relay - 2. UC (Morgan Gordon, Shanay Portis, Cameron Gardner, Shanice Smith), 46.54.



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