Women's indoor track & field heads to NYC for Armory Collegiate Inv.

GOBEARCATSDOTCOM Mackenzie Fields is 7th in the nation in the pole vault.
Mackenzie Fields is 7th in the nation in the pole vault.
Track & Field |

Jan. 31, 2013

The University of Cincinnati women's indoor track & field team faces its stiffest competition of the season this weekend when it participates in the Armory Collegiate Invitational in New York City. The Bearcats will be one of more than 100 teams taking part in the meet, including 13 of the top 25-ranked teams in the current U.S Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) ranking.

UC comes into the meet on the heels of three weeks of impressive performances in meets at Kent State University, Indiana University and the University of Kentucky. While those meets all had very competitive fields, none stacked up quite as stout as this weekend's lineup. Of the 13 national ranked teams, there are eight of the top 10 including Nos. 1 through 7. The Bearcats will also see six other BIG EAST Conference teams in this meet, the most they'd faced so far this season.

Due to the sheer size of the Armory Collegiate Invitational, there are multiple sections to the events. The championship sections include the top performance standards for the events and the college section is akin to the opens in other meets. There are also regional sections In some events. Pole vaulter Mackenzie Fields, whose 13' 9.25" mark at last week's meet ranks her seventh in the USTFCCCA NCAA Division I performance list, will be in the championship section on Friday evening. For the complete listing of UC participants, see the schedule and entries list below.

The Armory, formally known as the Fort Washington Avenue Armory, is located in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, on the northern tip of the island. It is a mile to the northwest of Yankee Stadium - which sits just across the Harlem River in the Bronx - and northeast of Columbia University. Built in 1911, the Armory is one of the best known indoor track facilities in the world and is home to the National Track and Field Hall of Fame. It has a 200-meter, six-lane Mondo banked track, two jumps sand pits, pole vault pit and throws cage. It hosted last season BIG EAST indoor track championships.



The two-day competition opens Friday morning. For event-by-event Twitter updates on UC results, follow @UCDougMosley.


The Armory Collegiate Invitational women's schedule with UC entrants:


Field events

9:30 a.m. - Shot put, championship - Mekayla Breland, Jessica Molyet, Frida Akerstrom

9:35 a.m. - Long jump, college - Shanay Portis

10 a.m. - Pole vault, college - Alyssa McBride, Emily Clay

12:45 p.m. - High jump, college - Ashleigh Pickens, Kaitlyn Good, Erika Hurd

4 p.m. - Long jump, championship -

5 p.m. - Pole vault, championship - Mackenzie Fields

Track events

9:30 a.m. - 3,000 meters, Eastern - Anne Pace, Kaitlyn Meyer

10:15 a.m. - 60-meters hurdles, college - Kaitlyn Good

10:55 a.m. - 60 meters, college  - Cameron Gardner, Morgan Gordon

11:50 a.m. - 400 meters, college - Kenya Woodall, Jada Grant

1:10 p.m. - 200 meters, college  - Cameron Gardner, Emily Cunningham

2:23 p.m. - 500 meters, college - Gabby Calderone

2:52 p.m. - 1,000 meters, championship -

3:43 p.m. - 5,000 meters, championship -

4 p.m. - 400 meters, championship -

5:01 p.m. - 60-meters hurdles, championship - Je'Rica Sanders, Danheisha Harding, Javette Lee

5:43 p.m. - 60 meters, championship  - Shanay Portis

6:17 p.m. - 500 meters, championship - Kaitlyn Good, Javette Lee

6:49 p.m. - Distance medley relay, championship -

8:16 p.m. - Distance medley relay, college -


Field events

8:35 a.m. - High jump, Eastern -

8:45 a.m. - Weight throw, championship - Frida Akerstrom, Mekayla Breland, Jessica Molyet, Monica Phillips

8:50 a.m. - Triple jump, college -

1:15 p.m. - High jump, championship -

1:35 p.m. - Triple jump, championship -

Track events

8:30 a.m. - 5,000 meters, college -

9:24 a.m. - 3,000 meters, championship - Emily Clay

10:06 a.m. - Mile, college -

11 a.m. - 200 meters, championship  - Shanay Portis

11:30 a.m. - 800 meters, college - Kelsey Mueller

1 p.m. - 4x400-meters relay, college - UC

2:03 p.m. - 4x200-meters relay, championship -

2:52 p.m. - 3,000 meters, championship -

3:31 p.m. - 800 meters, championship -

3:46 p.m. - 4x400-meters relay, Pennsylvania -

3:58 p.m. - 4x400-meters relay, New York -

4:44 p.m. - 4x800-meters relay, championship -

5:16 p.m. - Mile, championship -

5:33 p.m. - 4x400-meters, championship -



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