Cincinnati Treks to Inaugural AAC Championships

Feb. 27, 2014


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LANE ASSIGNMENTS
Lane 1 -
For the first time in 15 years, the men's program will be competing as a team at an indoor conference championships. Men's indoor track & field was discontinued as a varsity sport following the 1998 season, but it was reinstated this past summer. The last men's individual conference title was garnered in 1998 by Mike Seymour in the 5,000-meter run.

Lane 2 - Sophomore Kenya Woodall broke the Bearcats' indoor 400-meter dash record at the Armory Collegiate Invitational on Feb. 7 with a time of 54.86. She broke a five-year old record that was previously held by Ashley Arnold at 55.06.

Lane 3 - Cincinnati enters the weekend with the top seed in both the pentathlon and heptathlon. Senior Kaitlyn Good climbed to the top in the pentathlon with a score of 3,799 points achieved at the Rod McCravy Invitational. Her career-best point total is 3,907. Redshirt senior Kyle Kubera leads the heptathlon with 4,868 points, which is also his personal-best.

Lane 4 - Redshirt senior Josh Dangel enters the weekend as the league's top pole vaulter with a mark of 17' 6.5", which he achieved at the Armory Collegiate Invitational. His personal-best indoor height is 17' 8", which he achieved at the Pole Vault Summit on Jan. 18, but since The Summit was not an NCAA sanctioned event his mark doesn't count towards qualifying for the NCAA Championships. Dangel was an All-American during the 2013 outdoor season and the BIG EAST Outdoor Champion.

Lane 5 - In the women's pole vault, the Bearcats have two of the top vaulters in the conference. Sophomore Alyssa McBride sits second with a clearance of 17' 3.5", and she has cleared 13 feet in all but two meets this indoor season. Senior Sarah Rasnick, who was the 2012 BIG EAST Indoor Champion, returns to the runway after taking a year and a half off tending to a prolonged injury. She enters the weekend tied for seventh.

Lane 6 - On both the men's and women's side, UC has two 60-meter hurdlers that could make pushes for an individual title. Je'Rica Sanders and Javette Lee are in the mix to bring home the women's first 60-meter hurdle crown since Monica Hundley won it in 2008. Sanders is second with a time of 8.50, while Lee is eighth at 8.69. Dailyn Moore and Bryan Cain look to do the same on the men's side. Moore sits fourth at 8.01 with Cain fifth at 8.05. UC's last hurdle champion was James Scott in the 55-meter hurdles in 1994.

Lane 7 - Senior Oliver Book looks to lead the distance team this weekend as he doubles up in the mile and 3,000-meter run. He currently ranks fourth in the 3k at 8:27.80 and eighth in the mile at 4:12.67.

Lane 8 - Sophomore transfer Macklin Tudor hopes to make some noise in the shot put this weekend, an event that he was the runner-up in last year at the Division II level. He sits sixth entering the meet with a toss of 56' 7.25", which is less than an inch from Cincinnati's indoor school record.