Track & Field Earns Finishes Fourth And Seventh At BIG EAST Outdoor Meet|
May 6, 2012
TAMPA, Fla. - The University of Cincinnati women's track and field team tallied its best ever finish as the BIG EAST Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships wrapped up Sunday in Tampa, Fla.
The women's team tallied 81 points to finish fourth, its best finish since joining the BIG EAST Conference. Louisville won the women's title (104), followed by Notre Dame (99.5), USF (84), the Bearcats, West Virginia (72), Pittsburgh (66), Georgetown (61), Villanova (60.5), Connecticut (51), Rutgers (45), Syracuse (44), Providence (33), DePaul (30), St. John's (15) and Marquette (11).
The men's squad came home in seventh, scoring 58 points. Notre Dame won the meet (153) and was followed by USF (100), Pittsburgh (86), Connecticut (83), Syracuse (79), Villanova (75.5), the Bearcats, Georgetown (57), DePaul (47), Rutgers (38), Louisville (36), Marquette (28.5) and Providence (14).
Shanay Portis clocked 11.75 to come home eighth in the women's 100 meters.
Jalisa Jarrett was seventh in the women's 400 meters with her time of 55.25.
Kathy Klump placed third in a tightly contested women's 800 meter final. Klump clocked 2:04.70 to finish behind Heather Wilson of Connecticut (2:04.55) and Nicky Akande of Villanova (2:04.56).
The men's 800 meters was equally close with the top six finishers placing within a second of each other. Michael Rutherford came home third in 1:51.41, just behind the Villanova duo of Samuel Ellison (1:50.99) and Christopher Fitzsimons (1:51.24).
Danheisha Harding crossed the line in 13.64, finishing fifth in the 100 hurdles. Gabby Calderone was seventh in the women's 400 hurdles with her run of 1:02.25.
The 4x400 quartet of Portis, Edley, Jarrett and Aricka Rhodes crossed the line in 3:42.36, placing sixth.
Cotten was eighth in the women's high jump with a top clearance of 1.73m (5-08).