Bearcats Shine in Season Debut
Darnell Gilbert

Dec. 13, 2013

Final Stats

The University of Cincinnati had a strong showing at their first meet of the season on Friday night at the Hoosier Open in Bloomington, Ind. UC accumualte five first-place finishes in their season opener.

Senior Dailyn Moore snagged one of five first-place finishes for the Bearcats as he won the 60-meter hurdles crown with a time of 8.10. He finishing time was just tenths of a second of his personal-best of 8.05.

The men’s success continued in the rare 300-meter dash as redshirt senior Darnell Gilbert ran a 34.69 to win. Teammates senior Maurice Norman and freshman Kevin Konkoly claimed third and fifth, respectively.

The trio also ran in the 4x400-meter relay with junior Brian Barney to cap off the meet and finished with the top time of 3:19.32.

On the field events side, junior Josh Province had a career day with a personal-best toss in the weight throw of 52’ 11.5”.

Senior pole vaulter Josh Dangel soared to a first-place finish with a clearance of 16’ 10.75” while classmate Kyle Kubera cleared a personal best 15’ 11” for fifth.

Sophomore Michael Nwankwo also took second in the triple jump.

Just like the men, the women’s team had a good day in the 60-meter hurdles as junior Je’Rica Sanders took third place and sophomore Javette Lee snatched fifth.

Fresh off the fall cross country season, sophomore Ashley Earman had a strong showing in the mile as she finished fourth with a personal-best time of 5:29.77.

In the high jump, sophomore Erika Hurd claimed the crown by clearing a bar at 5’ 8.75”.

Junior Mekayla Breland also marked a personal best as she hurled the shot put 47’ 7” to earn fifth place.

Sophomores Alyssa McBride and Amanda Hotaling posted career bests in the pole vault as they each cleared 12’ 5.5” and finished second and third, respectively.

The Bearcats finish the Hoosier Open tomorrow with the men’s and women’s pentathlon, which is slated to begin at 9 a.m. ET at the Gladstein Fieldhouse in Bloomington, Ind.