Track & Field Heads To Lexington For Rod McCravy Memorial Meet
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Jan. 27, 2012

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CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati indoor track and field squad returns to action this weekend, heading to Lexington, Ky. to take part in the Rod McCravy Memorial meet, on Friday and Saturday at the Nutter Field House.

In addition to UC, 16 other schools will be competing at the event. Chattanooga, Eastern Kentucky, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Memphis, Middle Tennessee, Miami (OH), Mississippi, Murray State, Ohio State, South Carolina, Southern Illinois, UCF, Vanderbilt and Western Kentucky.

Friday’s competition will feature the men’s and women’s weight throw, the women’s pole vault, men’s high jump and men’s and women’s long jump. All of Friday’s events will begin at 6 p.m. ET. Saturday’s events will begin at 10:30 a.m. with the women’s high jump and women’s triple jump. Saturday will end at 5:05 p.m. with the men’s 4x400-meter relay.

Live results will be available at www.UKAthletics.com.

Jasmine Cotten, not competing this weekend, was named the BIG EAST Conference Field Athlete of the Week on Monday. Cotten won the high jump and was the top collegian in the long jump at the Gladstein Invitational in Bloomington, Ind. In her high jump win, she cleared 1.79 meters remaining the top jumper in the BIG EAST and ranked No. 7 in the NCAA. In the long jump, Cotton had a top leap of 5.84 meters, the fifth-best mark in the BIG EAST Conference this season.

Kathy Klump, who set the UC record in the 800 meters at Indiana last weekend (2:08.27), will run this weekend and holds the top time in the BIG EAST conference by over 4 seconds. Her time also places her at No. 3 on the NCAA national list.


 

 

Sarah Rasnick cleared 3.97 meters (13-00.25) to win the pole vault last weekend.

Shanay Portis continued her strong indoor season, running 7.63 to take second place in the 60 meters and a 24.89 to place second in the invitational 200 meters.

Je'Rica Sanders clocked 8.64 in the 60 hurdles, earning honors as the top collegian, placing second.

Maurice Norman (400 meters) and 2011 All-American Terence Somerville (60 hurdles) will compete on the men’s side, the season debut for both.