Larsson and Fields Win Titles on Day Two of BIG EAST Championships
Emelie Larsson's toss of 173'2

May 4, 2013

PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Emelie Larsson set the University of Cincinnati school record and the Bauer Track and Field Complex facility record in the women's javelin Saturday afternoon to capture the 2013 BIG EAST title. Her toss of 173'2" eclipsed the previous school record (166'0"), which she set in 2012, and bested the facility record by nearly eight feet.

Mackenzie Fields won the women's pole vault with a height of 12'11.5", and Emily Clay placed third, clearing the bar at 12'7.50".

"At conference it is really important to get points for the team, and we're really excited that we got 16 points for our team today," said Fields after receiving her first place gold medal.

"It was a really nice day and everyone did what they had to do, so it was really awesome to finish first and third," Clay said.

Shanay Portis placed seventh in the women's long jump, notching a personal best 19'6.75" and followed with a personal best 11.70 in the 100-meter dash.

In the multi-events, UC's Taylor Rosenhagen finished sixth in the heptathlon, totaling 4,484 points, while Kyle Kubera was the men's top finisher in the decathlon, scoring 6,538 points.

Several Bearcats advanced to the finals round in the track events, including freshman Je'Rica Sanders, who ran a personal best 13.79 in the 100-meter hurdles. Freshman Kenya Woodall will race in the 400-meter dash finals after finishing the preliminary round with a time of 54.98. Javette Lee, also a freshman, will compete in the 400-meter hurdles finals after running a 1:02.31, just a shade off her personal best of 1:02.21, which she ran on April 27 at the Miami RedHawk Invitational.

Terrence Somerville cruised to the 110-meter hurdles finals, winning his heat in 13.72 seconds. Somerville will be joined by Dailyn Moore and Bryan Cain, who ran 14.25 and 14.33, respectively. Tony Williamson will represent the Bearcats in the men's 800-meter run, finishing the preliminary round in 1:51.87.

Sunday's action kicks off at 10 a.m. with the men's pole vault, highlighted by Bearcat Josh Dangel, who set UC's Gettler Stadium record with a vault of 17'6.25" at the 2013 Oliver Nikoloff Invitational on March 30.

Through two days of competition, Connecticut leads the men's field with 62.5 points, followed by Louisville with 57 points. Rutgers follows with 38.5 points. Georgetown (32), South Florida (29.5) and Notre Dame (22) follow. The men's field is rounded out by Pittsburgh (20), Syracuse (16), Marquette (13.5), Providence (9), DePaul (7) and Cincinnati (5).

On the women's side Notre Dame is in first place with 43 points followed by Connecticut with 39.75 points. Cincinnati is in third place with 37 points, with Louisville trailing by one point (36). Rutgers (35), Villanova (24.5), Syracuse (20) and Providence (18) complete the top eight. South Florida (16.75), Pittsburgh (16), Marquette (15), Georgetown (10) and DePaul (1) round out the women's field.

Fans who are unable to attend the final day of competition can watch the live stream for free via BIGEAST TV. For the Bearcats' schedule of events click here. For more information on the 2013 BIG EAST Track and Field Championships, including live results, visit Championship Central.


UC Day Two Results:


Heptathlon - No. 6 Taylor Rosenhagen (4,484 points), No. 8 Cameron Gardner (4,357 points), No. 9 Liz Carr (3,868 points)

Decathlon - No. 8 Kyle Kubera (6,538 points), No. 10 Nathan Deslandes (6,286 points), No. 11 Matt Bova (5,857 points)



Women's Long Jump - No. 7 Shanay Portis (19'6.75")

Women's Javelin - No. 1 Emelie Larsson (173'2")

Women's Shot Put - No. 6 Frida Akerstrom (47'9"), No. 8 Mekayla Breland (44'8.75")

Men's Long Jump - No. 8 Tariq Sanders (23'6.75")

Women's Long Jump - No. 7 Shanay Portis (19'6.75"), No. 15 Dominique Best (18'6.50")

Pole Vault - No. 1 Mackenzie Fields (12'11.50"), No. 3 Emily Clay (12'7.50"), t-No. 11 Chelsea Vaughan (11'11.75"), t-No. 11 Alyssa McBride (11'11.75")

Men's High Jump - Michael Nwankwo (NH)



Women's 100m Hurdles Prelims - Je'Rica Sanders (13.79, finals qualifier), Javette Lee (13.96), DanHeisha Harding (14.23)

Men's 110m Hurdles Prelims - Terrence Somerville (13.72, finals qualifier), Dailyn Moore (14.25, finals qualifier), Bryan Cain (14.33, finals qualifier)

Women's 400m Dash Prelims - Kenya Woodall (54.98, finals qualifier), Jada Grant (57.36)

Men's 400m Dash Prelims - Darnell Gilbert (48.21)

Women's 100m Dash Prelims - Shanay Portis (11.70), Shanice Smith (12.06)

Men's 800m Run - Tony Williamson (1:51.87, finals qualifier)

Women's 400m Hurdles Prelims - Javette Lee (1:02.31, finals qualifier)

Men's 400m Hurdles - Bryan Cain (55.18)

Women's 200m Dash Prelims - Shanay Portis (24.17), Morgan Gordon (24.78), Shanice Smith (25.08)

Men's 200m Dash - Terrence Somerville (22.12), Darnell Gilbert (22.14)

Men's 3,000m Steeplechase - No. 6 Chase Beckmann (9:14.85), No. 9 Oliver Book (9:21.42)

Men's 10,000m Run - No. 11 Colin Cotten (30:13.22), No. 16 Kevin Fink (30:50.71)