May 16, 2014
Sophomore Kenya Woodall relished at the opportunity of competing at the Cardinal Twilight in Louisville, Kentucky on Friday night as she broke a 12-year old school record in the 400-meter dash and likely qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round in the 100-meter dash. As a team, the Bearcats garnered 13 top-three finishes.
Since the first outdoor meet of the season, Woodall had been sitting second behind Mary (Danner) Wineberg’s 400m record of 53.30 set in 2002. It wasn’t until the last chance meet in Louisville, Kentucky that the Coatesville, Pennsylvania native snatched the record from the Olympic gold medalist with a time of 53.26. Her time puts her 19th in the NCAA East Preliminary.
Woodall now holds both the indoor and outdoor 400m records. Ironically enough, she is coached by Chris Wineberg, who is Mary’s husband and former coach/training partner.
Prior to breaking the record, the sophomore also ran 11.58 in her first collegiate 100-meter dash. She won the prelims with the time, which places her t-37th in the NCAA East Prelims. Her time also sits third in UC history. She did not compete in the finals.
Junior Je’Rica Sanders matched a personal-record in the 100-meter hurdles as she ran 13.71 to win the race. Prior to today’s meet, she was sitting just one spot out of qualifying for the Regional.
In the pole vault, freshman Amanda Hotaling posted a career-best mark with a clearance of 12’ 6.75”.
On the men’s side, sophomore Macklin Tudor broke his own record in the discus with a toss of 194’ 9”. He won the event and now sits tied for eighth in the Regional.
Senior Evan Baum clocked the fastest 5,000-meter run of his career with a time of 14:32.77. He claimed third place in the event and moved to fifth in UC’s records book with his time.
Nick Kowaleski and Tevin-Lloyd Thompson went one-two in the 100-meter dash. Kowaleski recorded a personal-best time of 10.48, which puts him in sole possession of seventh in UC history. Thompson crossed with a time of 10.65.
The Bearcats that qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round will take two weeks off before heading to Jacksonville, Florida for the three-day meet on May 29-31.