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

Field events



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. – Women’s pole vault – Emily Clay, Chelsea Vaughan

12 p.m. – Men's long jump - Tariq Sanders

12 p.m. – Men’s hammer throw – Bobby Dennis, Carl Laux, Michael Leone, Josh Province

1 p.m. – Women’s discus throw – Mary Bridges, Jessica Molyet

1 p.m. – Men’s high jump – Michael Nwankwo

1 p.m. – Women’s triple jump – Ashleigh Pickens

1:30 p.m. – Men’s pole vault - Nathan Alexander, Cody Curry, Tommy Marks, Colt Robinson

2 p.m. – Men’s discus throw – Bobby Dennis, Michael Leone, Josh Province, Matt Weber

2 p.m. – Women's javelin throw - Emelie Larsson

Track events

12 p.m. – Women’s 5,000 meters – Ashley Earman

12:25 p.m. – Men’s 3,000-meters steeplechase – Chase Beckmann, Oliver Book, Patrick Winebar

12:50 p.m. – Women’s 1,500 meters – Maggie Bischoff, Hannah Christ

1 p.m. – Men’s 1,500 meters – Evan Baum, Ian Silver

1:10 p.m. – Men’s 110-meters hurdles – Bryan Cain, Daniel Daugherty

1:20 p.m. – Women’s 100-meters hurdles – Javette Lee, Je’Rica Sanders

1:35 p.m. – Men’s 400 meters – Matt Bova, Kyle Kubera, Brendan Lyshe

1:45 p.m. – Men’s 100 meters – Darius Howard, Kevin Girgis

1:55 p.m. – Women’s 800 meters – April McPherson, Kelsey Mueller

2:05 p.m. – Men’s 800 meters – Cameron Rohmann, Ian Silver

2:15 p.m. – 400-meters hurdles – Bryan Cain

2:25 p.m. – 400-meters hurdles – Gabby Calderone, Javette Lee

2:40 p.m. – Men’s 200 meters – Kevin Girgis

3 p.m. – Men’s 5,000 meters – Greg Sanders