Bearcats come through at Hoosier Hills

GOBEARCATSDOTCOM Michael Nwankwo won the triple jump Friday at the Hoosier Hills Invitational.
Michael Nwankwo won the triple jump Friday at the Hoosier Hills Invitational.
Track & Field |

Feb. 9, 2013

The UC indoor track & field teams posted solid results after a day of competition at Indiana University's Hoosier Hills Invitational on Friday. The meet concludes Saturday morning at Indiana's Gladstein Fieldhouse.

Michael Nwankwo claimed an event win for the men's team, taking the triple jump with a 48' 7.75' leap. The men also had impressive results in the 800 meters and 3,000 meters. In the 800, Ryan Wynn finished second (1:54.88) and Cameron Rohmann sixth (1:58.14). In the 3,000, Jeffrey Griffiths was second (8:30.31) and Colin Cotton fifth (8:36.25).

Chase Beckmann had an interesting double. Within an hour's time, he got two top 10 finishes in the mile and 800 meters.

In other results for the men's team, Marquis Brookins advanced to Saturday's final in the 60 meters, Tony Williamson won the second heat of 600 meters and Bryan Maldinger finished third in the 400 meters in 50.60.

Dailyn Moore advanced to Saturday's 60-meters hurdles final with 8.20 prelims time. Bryan Cain won a heat of the preliminaries in 8.38, but missed the finals cut by .01.

Although the men's team won't formally field an indoor squad until next season, the outdoor team is permitted to compete in three indoor meets. The Hoosier Hills is the second of the three and the results on Friday were in line with the expectations head coach Bill Schnier laid out before the meet.



The UC women compete in the BIG EAST championship next weekend, so much of the team did not take part in the Hoosier Hills. Head coach Susan Seaton was seeking opportunities for those she did bring to notch BIG EAST qualifying times. Cameron Gardner is one who is glad to have made the trip after she earned a spot in the BIG EAST meet in the 60 meters, clocking 7.72 in Friday's preliminaries. She'll be joined by teammates Morgan Gordon and Shanice Smith in Saturday's final. Gardner also won a heat in the 200 meters and placed fifth overall but missed BIG EAST qualifying for that event by .21.

Je'Rica Sanders took .14 off her season-best time in 60-meters hurdles, lowering her time from 8.86 to 7.72 and is now in BIG EAST top 10. Sanders advanced to Saturday's final with fifth-fastest time in prelims.

Competition begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. For UC's event-by-event results on Twitter, follow @UCDougMosley.

Friday's UC results:

Field Events

Women's Long Jump - 8. Dominique Best, 17' 4.25".

Men's Weight Throw - 7. Josh Province, 50' 4.5"; 17. Michael Leone, 41' 5.75".

Women's Pole Vault - 4. Emily Clay, 11' 11.75"; 4. Chelsea Vaughan, 11' 11.75"; 7. Alyssa McBride, 11' 5.75".

Men's Long Jump - 4. Marquis Brookins, 22' 9.25"; 7. Tariq Sanders, 21' 9.5"; 9. Kyle Donthnier, 21' 7.5".

Women's Weight Throw - 4. Monica Phillips, 55' 8.5"; 19. Mary Bridges, 47' 4.5".

Men's Pole Vault - 3. Josh Dangel, 16' 3.5"; Colt Robinson, 15'; Tommy Marks, NH

Women's High Jump - 7. Ashleigh Pickens, 5' 3.75".

Men's Triple Jump - 1. Michael Nwankwo, 48' 7.75"; Kyle Donthnier, foul.

Track Events

Women's 60-meters Hurdles Prelims - 5. Je'Rica Sanders, 8.72.

Men's 60-meters Hurdles Prelims - 5. Dailyn Moore, 8.20; 9. Bryan Cain, 8.38; 15. Daniel Daugherty, 8.70.

Women's 60 meters Prelims - 3. Cameron Gardner, 7.72; 4. Morgan Gordon, 7.72; 8. Shanice Smith, 7.81.

Men's 60 meters Prelims - 7. Marquis Brookins, 6.94 (q); 17. David Braswell, 7.15; 20. Darius Howard, 7.17.

Men's Mile - 10. Chase Beckmann, 4;20.81.

Women's 400 meters - 15. Jalisa Jarrett, 1:01.72.

Men's 400 meters - 3. Bryan Maldinger, 50.60; 9. Brendan Lyshe, 51.86.

Women's 800 meters - W 800m: 16. Hannah Christ, 2:23.09; 19. April McPherson, 2:23.93.

Men's 800 meters - 2. Ryan Wynn, 1:54.88; 6. Cameron Rohmann, 1:68.14; 10. Chase Beckmann, 1:59.27.

Men's 600 meters - 3. Tony Williamson, 1;23.28; Justin Mihaly, DQ.

Women's 200 meters - 5. Cameron Gardner, 25.36; 10. Shanice Smith, 25.52; 11. Emily Cunningham, 25.55; Morgan Gordon, DQ.

Men's 200 meters - 11. Darnell Gilbert, 22.73; 17. Darius Howard, 23.09.

Women's 3,000 meters - 16. Ashley Earman, 10:39.32.

Men's 3,000 meters - 2. Jeffrey Griffiths, 8:30.31; 5. Colin Cotton, 8:36.09; 25. Evan Baum, 8:55.41.

Men's 4x400-meters Relay - 4. UC 'A' (Bryan Cain, Bryan Maldinger, Tony Williamson, Darnell Gilbert), 3:24.20.

Saturday schedule with UC participants:

10:30 a.m. - Women's 60-meters Hurdles finals - Je'Rica Sanders

10:35 a.m. - Men's 60-meters Hurdles finals - Dailyn Moore

10:40 a.m. - Women's 60 meters finals - Cameron Gardner, Morgan Gordon, Shanice Smith

10:45 a.m. - Men's 60 meters finals - Marquis Brookins

11:25 a.m. - Men's Invitational 400 meters - Darnell Gilbert

For event-by-event results of UC student-athletes on Twitter, follow @UCDougMosley.


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