Track & Field Finishes Strong At RedHawk Invitational|
April 29, 2012
OXFORD, Ohio - The University of Cincinnati track & field team picked up six individual event wins at the RedHawk Invitational, Saturday on the George Rider Track in Oxford, Ohio.
UC swept the pole vault events with Emily Clay and Josh Dangel earning wins. Other event winners included Jessica Molyet (discus), Michael Rutherford (800 meters), Jeff Griffiths (1,500 meters) and Bryan Cain (110 hurdles)
Clay was part of a four-way tie for first in the pole vault. Clay cleared 3.65m (11-11.75) along with three vaulters from Dayton to share the title.
Molyet threw 48.80m (160-01) to win the women's discus competition. Molyet outdistanced the field by over 15 feet. Molyet also finished sixth in the hammer throw with a best effort of 44.70m (146-08).
Mario Cannon clocked 11.63 in the 100 meters, earning a second-place finish.
Shanice Smith ran 25.95 to take second in the 200 meters. Smith also clocked 1:01.05 and snagged fourth place in the 400 meters.
Kevin Hicks was second in the 400 meters, after running 52.03.
Rutherford broke the tape in 1:52.60 to win the 800 meters by just under a second, holding off St. Joseph's Mike Fauser (1:53.01). Tony Williamson was third (1:54.37), Brian Barney was fifth (1:55.66), Zachary Fields placed sixth (1:57.17), Brian Palmer was eighth (1:58.31) and Ethan Leonard placed ninth (1:58.39).
Griffiths took the victory in the 1,500 meters, clocking 3:59.01 to earn the win. Rob Flannigan was sixth (4:08.25), Matt Collmar placed eighth (4:09.04) and Ethan Bokeno finished 13th (4:19.88).
Carly Bauer finished the 5,000 meters in 19:50.26 to earn a 13th-place finish.
Greg Sanders was third in the men's 5,000 meters, crossing the line in 15:30.21. Jacob Franklin clocked 15:40.42 to take sixth place.
Cain won the 110 hurdles with a time of 14.86. Cannon was fourth (15.61) and Brandon Cook took fifth (16.92). Cook also placed third in the 400 meters, crossing the line in 59.68.
Andrew Henderson was third in the men's high jump, clearing 1.78m (5-10.00).
Dangel won the men's pole vault, clearing 5.11m (16-09.25), outdistancing the field by over a foot. Cody Curry took third with a clearance of 4.40m (14-05.25).
Ballenger (43.88m/143-11) was eighth in the hammer throw while Province (41.35m/135-08) finished 10th. Ballenger was also second in the javelin with a toss of 50.12m (164-05).
The Bearcats return to action next weekend, heading to Tampa, Fla. to take part in the BIG EAST Conference Outdoor Championships from May 4-6 at the USF Track & Field Stadium.