Track and Field Sending 11 to NCAA Preliminary Round

May 22, 2013

CINCINNATI – Eleven University of Cincinnati track and field student-athletes will compete in the 2013 NCAA East Preliminary Round, hosted by North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, N.C., May 23-25.                                                                                              

The three days of competition take place at Irwin Belk Track inside of Aggie Stadium and qualifying teams and individuals advance to the 2013 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., on June 5-8, 2013.

Each event in the preliminary round has the top 48 competitors in the region and the top 12 from each event will advance to the Championships in Eugene, Ore. Four men and seven women from UC qualified for the East Prelims.

This year’s selections are highlighted by BIG EAST Conference Champions Josh Dangel (men’s pole vault), Mackenzie Fields (women’s pole vault), Emelie Larsson (women’s javelin throw) and Terrence Somerville (110-meter hurdles).

The jumping events will feature freshman Erika Hurd in the women’s high jump, and sophomore Michael Nwankwo in the men’s team triple jump.



Senior Dailyn Moore joins Somerville in the 110-meter hurdles competition, while Alyssa McBride will compete with Fields in the women’s pole vault.

Rounding out the women’s competitors are Frida Akerstrom in the shot put and Mary Bridges and Jessica Molyet in the discus throw.

“They all have a chance to advance,” said men’s head coach Bill Schnier. “I am rooting for them all to make it to Eugene. They’re all very deserving.”

To see the complete list of participating student-athletes, please visit the NCAA website. The East preliminary schedule of events can be viewed by clicking here. and the preliminary-round hosts will stream this year’s competition. To access the live stream, go to and select the competition date. In addition, live results will be available via

The following schedule details when the Bearcats will compete (all times Eastern):



Day, Time

Bridges, Molyet

Women’s Discus Throw

Thursday, 3:30 p.m.


Men’s Pole Vault

Thursday, 4:30 p.m.

Fields, McBride

Women’s Pole Vault

Friday, 5 p.m.

Moore, Somerville

110 Hurdles, First Round

Friday, 5:30 p.m.


Women’s High Jump

Friday, 6 p.m.


Women’s Javelin

Saturday, 12 p.m.


Men’s Triple Jump

Saturday, 1 p.m.


Women’s Shot Put

Saturday, 5:30 p.m.

Moore, Somerville

*110 Hurdles, Quarterfinal

Saturday, 7:20 p.m.

*Based on qualifying time to advance to this round



All meet tickets for the 2013 NCAA Division I Track and Field East Preliminary Round are now on sale. Tickets are required each day of competition and all seats are general admission. Will call orders may be picked up at the Sullivan Street ticket booths beginning on Thursday, May 23. Tickets can be purchased by calling the A&T ticket office at (336) 334-7749. There will be no online purchasing.


All-Meet Tickets

Adults: $25

Youth: (17-and-under)/Seniors: (65-and-older) $15


Single Day Tickets

Adult: $10

Youth: $7

Single day meet tickets go on sale beginning Monday, May 20

Children 2-and-under admitted free