2013-14 Track & Field Season Recap

June 18, 2014

Men's Indoor | Women's Indoor
Men's Outdoor | Women's Outdoor 

The University of Cincinnati track & field programs made great strides during the 2013-14 indoor and outdoor seasons. The season included numerous career-best times and marks along with a handful of league honors, conference champions and school records. 

Below is a timeline highlighting the top moments of the 2013-14 season.

JANUARY 14 | Michael Nwankwo Named Field Athlete of the Week
Sophomore jumper Michael Nwankwo was named the American Athletic Conference Male Indoor Field Athlete of the Week for his performance at the Akron Dual. The Xenia, Ohio native had a career day in the triple jump as he won the dual with a personal-best indoor jump of 50’ 0.25”. Nwankwo’s jump moved him into second on UC’s all-time list. (Full release)

JANUARY 18 | Josh Dangel Places First at Pole Vault Summit
Senior pole vaulter Josh Dangel shined at the 2014 Pole Vault Summit in Reno, Nev. as he tied a career-best height of 17’ 8.5” to win the College Division. His clearance moved him into second on UC’s all-time list just half an inch behind Chris Smith, who set the school record at 17’ 9” in 2005. (Full release)

JANUARY 28 | Kaitlyn Good Tagged Field Athlete of the Week
Senior Kaitlyn Good was named the American Athletic Conference Female Field Athlete of the Week for her pentathlon victory at the Rod McCravy Invitational, which was named the National Meet of the Week by USTFCCCA. Good won the pentathlon with a point total of 3,799 while also setting a personal-best throw in the shot put. The Vandalia, Ohio made her move in the high jump and shot put as she won both events and finished strong with a second-place finish in the 800-meter run. In the shot put, she hurled a throw of 41’ 5.25”. (Full release)

FEBRUARY 7 | Kenya Woodall Breaks UC’s Indoor 400-Meter Record
Sophomore sprinter Kenya Woodall stole the show at the prestigious Armory Collegiate Invitational, which was named the National Meet of the Week by USTFCCCA, by breaking the 400m indoor record. Woodall broke a five-year old record by running a time of 54.86 in the prelims of the Championships Division. The sophomore broke Ashley Arnold’s record of 55.06, which was set during the 2009 indoor season. (Full release)
FEBRUARY 28 | Alyssa McBride Wins Conference Pole Vault Crown
Sophomore Alyssa McBride opened the inaugural American Indoor Track & Field Championship on a strong note for UC as she won the pole vault with a personal-best height of 13’ 8.5”. Her clearance moved her into third in the UC record books. (Full release)

MARCH 1 | Erika Hurd, Darnell Gilbert Win Individual Conference Titles
On the final day of the American Indoor Track & Field Championships, the Bearcats garnered two individual title with sophomore Erika Hurd in the high jump and senior Darnell Gilbert in the 400-meter dash. Hurd set a new personal-best height with a clearance of 5’ 10.75” to win the event. Her mark moves her to third in the UC indoor records book. Gilbert ran a career-best 400 time of 48.04 to earn the 400m crown. His time ranks him sixth in UC history. (Full release)

MARCH 22 | Macklin Tudor Breaks Men’s Discus Record
Sophomore transfer Macklin Tudor broke the men’s discus record at the Alabama Relays in his first Division I meet. He hurled the discus 190’ 11” to break a 21-year old record. The former record holder was Greg Weber with a mark of 180’ 10”. (Full release)

Tudor later topped his own mark of 190’ 11” with a throw of 194’ 9” at the Cardinal Twilight on May 16. (Full release)

APRIL 11 | Josh Dangel Breaks UC Pole Vault Record
Redshirt senior Josh Dangel broke UC’s 20-year old pole vault record on the opening day of the All-Ohio Championships. He cleared the record-setting bar of 17’ 10.25” on his second attempt and was crowned the All-Ohio Champion for the second consecutive year. The senior broke Mike Albrinck’s record of 17’ 9.75” which was set in 1994. Albrinck served as Dangel’s high school coach at LaSalle. (Full release)

APRIL 15 | Kenya Woodall Named Female Track Athlete of the Week
Sophomore sprinter Kenya Woodall was named the American Athletic Conference Female Track Athlete of the Week for winning three events at the All-Ohio Championships. Woodall cruised to a convincing win the 400-meter dash by posting a time of 53.92. In the 4x400, she anchored the Bearcats with a 54.2 split and pulled off a come from behind win to clock 3:42.73 for UC. In the 4x100, she ran the second leg of the relay that broke the tape at 45.62, which ranks fifth in UC history. (Full release)

APRIL 25 | Erika Hurd Wins High Jump at Historic Drake Relays
Sophomore high jumper Erika Hurd cleared a career-best height of 6’ 0.25” to win the high jump at the historic Drake Relays. The clearance was the best of Hurd’s career and places her second in Cincinnati’s records book just a quarter of an inch behind Renee Hein. She became the eighth Drake Relays Champion in UC history. (Full release)

A few days later, Hurd was named the American Athletic Conference Female Field Athlete of the Week for her performance at the Drake Relays. (Full release)

MAY 2 | Josh Province Wins Conference Hammer Throw Title
Junior thrower Josh Province capture UC’s lone title at the American Outdoor Track & Field Championships as he won the men’s hammer throw. He hurled the hammer a career-best 189’ 4.5” on his fifth throw to win the event. (Full release)

MAY 16 | Kenya Woodall Breaks Olympians School Record
Sophomore sprinter Kenya Woodall broke the women’s outdoor 400-meter dash record at the Cardinal Twilight. Woodall sprinted to a time of 53.26 to break a 12-year old record previously held by Olympic gold medalist Mary (Danner) Wineberg, who had a time of 53.30. (Full release)

MAY 22 | Bearcats Qualify 10 for NCAA East Prelims
The Bearcats qualified 10 student-athletes for the NCAA East Prelims in Jacksonville, Florida. The list was comprised of: Kenya WoodallDarnell GilbertJe'Rica SandersBryan CainErika HurdJosh DangelAlyssa McBrideMichael NwankwoMacklin Tudor and Jessica Molyet. (Full release)