UC in action at Drake Relays, RedHawk Invitational this weekend|
April 26, 2013
With the BIG EAST Conference championship meets just a week away, the University of Cincinnati men’s and women’s outdoor track & field teams will have limited competition this weekend. Most of the teams will travel to Miami University’s RedHawk Invitational while pole vaulters Mackenzie Fields, Alyssa McBride and Josh Dangel will be at the storied Drake Relays. The BIG EAST meet begins next Friday at Rutgers University’s Bauer Track & Field Complex.
The pole vault competition at the Drake Relays will take place on Friday and Saturday. Fields, who is a current BIG EAST women’s athlete of the week honoree, is ranked fourth in the nation after last weekend’s record-setting performance at Ohio State University’s Jesse Owens Classic. Fields set the meet record by clearing 14’ 3.25”. That height is also a UC school record and is the 15th-best in the world this year. She’ll be joined by teammate McBride who is 43rd in the nation with a 13’ 1.5” mark that she attained at the All-Ohio championships two weeks ago. Dangel will compete in the men’s pole vault and he stands 22nd in the nation with a 17’ 6.25” height cleared at UC’s Oliver Nikoloff Invitational in March.
The RedHawk Invitational will take place on Saturday. While the Bearcats won’t be taking their entire team to the meet, it does represent a last chance to post qualifying marks for the conference championships. However, the teams will not have entrants in every event.
RedHawk Invitational schedule with UC entries:
Saturday, April 27
11 a.m. – Women’s hammer throw – Mekayla Breland, Mary Bridges, Jessica Molyet, Monica Phillips
11 a.m. – Men’s shot put – Carl Laux
12 p.m. – Women’s shot put – Mekayla Breland
12 p.m. – Men's long jump - Tariq Sanders
1 p.m. – Men’s high jump – Michael Nwankwo
1 p.m. – Women’s triple jump – Ashleigh Pickens
2 p.m. – Women's javelin throw - Emelie Larsson
12 p.m. – Women’s 5,000 meters – Ashley Earman
1:20 p.m. – Women’s 100-meters hurdles – Javette Lee, Je’Rica Sanders
2:15 p.m. – 400-meters hurdles – Bryan Cain
2:40 p.m. – Men’s 200 meters – Kevin Girgis
3 p.m. – Men’s 5,000 meters – Greg Sanders