April 26, 2014
The University of Cincinnati track & field programs snatched seven first-place finishes at the RedHawk Invitational in Oxford, Ohio on Saturday.
The men’s team had a solid day in Oxford, Ohio as they raked in five first-place finishes.
Macklin Tudor roped in another discus victory as he hurled the discus 186’ 7”. He also claimed second in the shot put with a toss of 54’ 2.75”.
His throwing counterpart, Josh Province, also brought home an individual title as he won the hammer throw with a new personal-best toss of 188’ 8”. His throw moves him into fourth in UC’s records book.
Two additional event titles were garnered in the field events as Dillon Risser won the pole vault with a career-best height of 16’ 7.25”, and Michael Nwankwo won the high jump by clearing 6’ 8.25”, which is also a personal-best.
The final individual title came in the 100-meter dash as Nick Kowaleski sprinted to a time of 10.51, which is a new personal-best. He now sits tied for seventh in the Bearcats’ history. Tevin Lloyd-Thompson claimed second with a time of 10.60.
The women’s team snatched one first-place finish as Ashleigh Pickens won the high jump with a career-best leap of 5’ 7.25”.
Mekayla Breland also had a solid day as she set a new personal-best in the hammer throw of 170’ 11” and moved into seventh place in UC history. She also was the runner-up in the shot put with a hurl of 45’ 0.5”.
The Bearcats also excelled in the discus as they went two-three in the discus with Jessica Molyet throwing 152’ 5” and Mary Bridges tossing 145’ 11”.
The sprints were another highlight for Cincinnati as Shanice Smith finished third in the 100-meter dash and also took fourth in the 200-meter dash.
Olive Lopes snatched third in the 100-meter dash ahead of Smith.
Je’Rica Sanders finished third in the 100-meter hurdles behind a pair of unattached runners with a time of 13.81.
At the Drake Relays, Chase Beckmann finished 17th overall with a time of 9:23.99. Alyssa McBride competed in the pole vault, but she did not clear her starting height.
The Bearcats now turn their focus onto the American Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships in Tampa, Florida, which are May 2-4.