UC men's and women's teams in action at Univ. of Kentucky indoor meet
Kaitlyn Good will be competing in the heptathlon at the Rod McCravy Invitational.

Jan. 25, 2013

For the first time this season, the full University of Cincinnati men’s indoor track & field roster will compete with the women’s team at the University of Kentucky’s Rod McCravy Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

The meet will take place Friday and Saturday at UK’s Nutter Field House and will feature a number of U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCA) nationally and regionally ranked teams, including host Kentucky (Southeast #7 men, #9 women), Ohio State University (Great Lakes #2 men), University of Louisville (Southeast #13 men, #5 women), University of Missouri (Midwest #6 men), Clemson University (national #1 women, Southeast #1 men, Southeast #1 women), Georgia Tech (South #9 men), University of Memphis (South #7 men, #5 women), Miami University (Great Lakes #13 women), Appalachian State University (Southeast #11 men, #11 women), Eastern Kentucky University (Southeast #15 men), Southern Illinois University (Midwest #10 men, #9 women) and Missouri State University (Midwest #12 women). UC’s women’s team is ranked eighth in the USTFCCA’s Great Lakes region.

UC’s men’s track & field squad doesn’t formally become an intercollegiate team until next season, but NCAA rules permit outdoor teams to compete in up to three indoor events. The Rod McCravy will be the first of those three for the UC men.

“The entire men’s team will be attending the Rod McCravy Invitational, our first of three official indoor meets for this team,” said men’s head coach Bill Schnier. “The next two will be the Hoosier Hills Invitational at Indiana University and a dual meet with Miami to be held at my alma mater, Capital University, in Bexley, Ohio. We have been practicing since August so a meet will actually be quite unusual and very much welcomed.”

The season has already gotten off to a notable start for the Bearcats. After three meets, UC has five student-athletes with performances ranked in the top 50 in the nation by the USTFCCA. Kaitlyn Good’s 3,907-point effort in December’s SPIRE Institute Collegiate Opener meet stands as the third-highest total in the country. Two pole vaulters are among the best in NCAA Division I – Mackenzie Fields 13’ 5.25” mark at SPIRE is 10th on the women’s list and Josh Dangel’s 18’ 8.75” mark at Kent State University’s Doug Raymond Invitational is 41st on the men’s list. Erika Hurd went to 5’9.25” to win the high jump at Indiana University’s Gladstein Invitational last weekend and that stands as the 22nd best mark nationally. Frida Akerstrom is 46th in the shot put with her 49’ 5.75” toss at the Doug Raymond meet.



There have been a number of people who have stood out for their performances to date,” said women’s head coach Susan Seaton. “Kaitlyn Good in the pentathlon and 800 meters, Erika Hurd in the high jump, Monica Phillips in the weight throw, Frida Akerstrom in the shot put and Kenya Woodall in the 400 meters. Kaitlyn Meyer and Anne Pace had PRs in distance races last week. Mackenzie Fields and the pole vault crew are very competitive. There are a few others who we are still waiting on to get back to their form.”

With the number of ranked teams participating, the UC staff is expecting the Rod McCravy to be a very competitive meet.

“This is usually a good meet all around,” said Seaton. “Performances in the throws and hurdles are usually at national levels and often in the jumps as well.”

Event-by-event Twitter updates will be provided by following @UCDougMosley.

Rod McCravy Invitational meet schedule

Entire meet schedule is listed and all times are ET. UC participants are includes for those events where they are entered.

Friday, Jan. 25

Track Events

10 a.m. – Men’s Heptathlon 60 meters – Matt Bova, Chris Fisbeck, Kyle Kubera

10:10 a.m. – Women’s Pentathlon 60-meters hurdles – Liz Carr, Kaitlyn Good, Taylor Rosenhagen

3:20 p.m. – Women’s Pentathlon 800 meters - Liz Carr, Kaitlyn Good, Taylor Rosenhagen

8 p.m. – Women’s 5,000 meters – Anne Pace

8:20 p.m. – Men’s 5,000 meters – Colin Cotton

8:40 p.m. – Women’s Distance Medley Relay -

8:55 p.m. – Men’s Distance Medley Relay – UC ‘A’

Field Events

10:40 a.m. – Men’s Heptathlon Long Jump - Matt Bova, Chris Fisbeck, Kyle Kubera

10:50 a.m. – Women’s Pentathlon High Jump - Liz Carr, Kaitlyn Good, Taylor Rosenhagen

12 p.m. – Men’s Heptathlon Shot Put - Matt Bova, Chris Fisbeck, Kyle Kubera

12:50 p.m. - Women’s Pentathlon Shot Put - Liz Carr, Kaitlyn Good, Taylor Rosenhagen

1:15 p.m. – Men’s Heptathlon High Jump - Matt Bova, Chris Fisbeck, Kyle Kubera

2:05 p.m. – Women’s Pentathlon Long Jump - Liz Carr, Kaitlyn Good, Taylor Rosenhagen

2:30 p.m. – Women’s Weight Throw – Frida Akerstrom, Mekayla Breland, Mary Bridges, Jessica Molyet, Monica Phillips

4 p.m. – Women’s Open Long Jump – Alyssa Edley

4 p.m. – Women’s Invitational Long Jump – Shanay Portis

4:30 p.m. – Women’s High Jump – Erika Hurd, Ashleigh Pickens

4:30 p.m. - Men’s High Jump – Michael Nwankwo

5 p.m. - Women’s Pole Vault – Emily Clay, Mackenzie Fields, Amanda Hotaling, Alyssa McBride, Chelsea Vaughan

6 p.m. – Men’s Weight Throw – Robert Dennis, Michael Leone, Josh Province

6:20 p.m. – Men’s Open Long Jump – Kyle Donthnier, Chris Greene

6:20 p.m. Men Invitational Long Jump – Marquis Brookins, Nathan Deslandes, Tariq Sanders

Saturday, Jan. 26

Field Events

10:45 a.m. – Men’s Heptathlon Pole Vault - Matt Bova, Chris Fisbeck, Kyle Kubera

11 a.m. – Women’s Shot Put – Frida Akerstrom, Mekayla Breland, Jessica Molyet

11:30 a.m. – Women’s Invite Triple Jump – Ashleigh Pickens, Shanay Portis

12 p.m. – Men’s Pole Vault – Nathan Alexander, Cody Curry, Josh Dangel, Tommy Marks, Colt Robinson

2 p.m. – Men’s Shot Put – Robert Dennis, Carl Laux

2:30 p.m. – Men’s Invite Triple Jump – Nathan Deslandes, Kyle Donthnier, Chris Greene, Michael Nwankwo, Tariq Sanders

Track Events

10 a.m. – Men’s Heptathlon 60-meters hurdles – Matt Bova, Chris Fisbeck, Kyle Kubera

10:15 a.m. – Women’s 3,000 meters – Ashley Earman

10:28 a.m. – Men’s 3,000 meters – Jacob Franklin, Eric Hauser, Andrew LeTourneau, Patrick Winebar

11:30 a.m. – Women’s 60-meters hurdles semifinals – Danheisha Harding, Javette Lee, Je’Rica Sanders

11:48 a.m. – Men’s 60-meters hurdles semifinals – Bryan Cain, Daniel Daugherty, Dailyn Moore

12:05 p.m. – Women’s 60 meters semifinals – Cameron Gardner, Morgan Gordon, Erika Hurd, Shanay Portis, Shanice Smith

12:23 p.m. – Men’s 60 meters semifinals – Daniel Braswell, David Braswell, Marquis Brookins, Bryan Cain, Darius Howard

12:40 p.m. – Women’s Mile – Carly Bauer, Melissa Deitzer

1 p.m. – Men’s Mile – Evan Baum, Chase Beckmann, Jeff Griffiths, Brian Palmer, Ian Silver

1:18 p.m. - Men Heptathlon 1,000 meters - Matt Bova, Chris Fisbeck, Kyle Kubera

1:25 p.m. – Women’s 60-meters hurdles finals -

1:30 p.m. – Men’s 60-meters hurdles finals -

1:35 p.m. – Women’s 60 meters finals -

1:40 p.m. – Men’s 60 meters finals -

1:45 p.m. – Women’s 400 meters – Gabby Calderone, Jada Grant, Jalisa Jarrett, Javette Lee, Kenya Woodall

2:08 p.m. - Men’s 400 meters – Darnell Gilbert, Brendan Lyshe, Bryan Maldinger, Maurice Norman, Riley West

2:35 p.m. – Women’s 800 meters – Hannah Christ, April McPherson, Kelsey Mueller

2:53 p.m. – Men’s 800 meters – Brian Barney, Cameron Rohman, Tony Williamson

3:10 p.m. - Women’s 200meters – Emily Cunningham, Cameron Gardner, Morgan Gordon, Shanay Portis, Shanice Smith

3:30 p.m. – Men’s 200 meters – David Braswell, Kevin Girgis, Darius Howard, Justin Mihaly

3:45 p.m. – Women’s 3,000 meters – Emily Clay, Kaitlyn Meyer

4:10 p.m. – Men’s 3,000 meters -

4:30 p.m. – Women’s 4x400-meters relay – UC ‘A’, UC ‘B’

4:53 p.m. – Men’s 4x400-meters relay – UC ‘A’