Track & Field |
April 28, 2007
The Bearcats track and field teams split up for the final tune-up prior to the 2007 BIG EAST Championships next weekend in Storrs, Conn., on Saturday (April 28).
Selected student-athletes traveled to the competitive Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa. The UC highlight at Drake was Monica Hundley, who topped her own school record in the 100 hurdles with a 13.97. Renee Hein cleared 5' 9-3/4" in the high jump to finish 10th.
At the Stan Lyons Invitational, hosted by Butler University, Camron Turner (100 meters, 200 meters), Courtney Wicks (400 meters), Megan Knapp (5000 meters), and Ije Obiorah (long jump) qualified for the BIG EAST in their respective events.
On the men's side, John Bowie placed seventh in the 100 meters at Drake, missing a regional qualifying mark by just .05 with a 10.55.
At the Stan Lyons, the Bearcat men posted five new BIG EAST qualifiers. Chris Hill (shot put), Ernest Kerr (100 meters), Allen Moore (400 hurdles), Chase Petzinger (400 hurdles), and Justin Conway (200 meters) each qualified for the trip to Storrs for the BIG EAST Championships.
The 2007 BIG EAST Championships are set to begin on Friday, May 4, at the George J. Sherman Sports Complex.