Bearcats are ready for the outdoor AAC tournaments
Graduate Assistant, Communications and Brand Strategic Engagement
Cincinnati – The University of Cincinnati’s men’s and women’s track and field teams are ready for their weekend trip to Tampa. Fla, at the 2023 American Athletic Conference outdoor track and field championships.
// 2023 AAC Indoor Track and Field Championship
The AAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships will be held at the USF Track Complex in Tampa, Florida, and hosted by the University of South Florida. The first day of the three-day conference tournament will begin on Friday, May 12th. The event will run all weekend and end on Sunday, May 14.
Fans can stay up to date with all the action from Tampa via live scores. The meet will be scheduled at the half mile time and the link to the live results page can be found here. Final results will also be posted on the AAC Track and Field Championship homepage (here) and GoBearcats.com after the meet.
// the tickets
For those interested in attending the 2023 AAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships, tickets can be purchased at the USF Track webpage located here. Both single-day and all-session passes are available.
// He watches
For those who did not attend the conference tournaments, all three days of competition will be broadcast on ESPN+. Links to each daily broadcast can be found below
// ESPN + links
Friday | Saturday | Sunday// Bearcats in order
In the most recent USTFCCCA national rankings, the women’s team has the highest ranking for the season, coming in at No. 34 in the nation. The team also ranks sixth in the Great Lakes region and second in the American Athletic Conference. The men’s team currently ranks third in the AAC and ninth in the Great Lakes Region.
In the most recent USTFCCCA event team rankings, the UCLA men’s shot put team and women’s high jump team were ranked in the top 10. The shot put team ranked fourth in the nation with a total distance of 73.23m/240’3″ and led by Kabir Farid Modani With his school record mark of 20.03m/6’8.75″.
The women’s high jump team is currently ranked 5th in the nation with an overall height of 6.99m / 22ft 11.25in and is led by seniors Taylor Bird With its mark of 1.84m/6′.05″.
// single AAC ratings (top 3)
Heading into conference championships, the Bearcats lead the conference in six events and are ranked inside the top three in 17 events.
- 400m dash (m): Chet Morrison (2nd, 46.38)
- 800m dash (M): Tyler Wirth (2nd, 1:50.18)
- 800 m (s): Riley Ben (I, 2: 01.90) | Carmen Light (3rd, 2:07.72)
- 1500 m (m): Tyler Wirth (3rd, 3:43.48)
- 1500 m (s): Riley Ben (1st 4:10.13)
- 4x100m relay (m): Brandon JohnsonAnd Nickell HarrisAnd Brandon BonsoAnd Lacar Trent (2nd, 40.14)
- 4x400m relay (m): Camden BeattyAnd Chet MorrisonAnd Brandon JohnsonAnd William Roberts (3rd, 3:12.31)
// Record breakers
Five records for Cincinnati’s track and field program have been broken this season. big Riley Ben Her breakout season continues as she has now broken two UCLA track and field records this season. The Corona, California native broke both the 1500-meter (4:10.13) and 800-meter (2:01.90) program records and ranked sixth in the nation in both categories.
big Farid Modani He broke his own outdoor shot put record at UCLA and set the record with a throw of 20.03m/65’8.75″. This is the third time this season that he has achieved the feat as he beat his previous record by almost a full meter (19.35m/63min) 6 ) – Savigny-Le-Temple, the French native’s throwing pitcher is currently ranked ninth in the nation and third in the NCAA East region.
graduate Nelly Facey He ran the Jets and broke the UC 400-meter steeplechase record with a time of 58.97 at the Penn Relays. Her time would currently qualify her for the NCAA East Preliminary Tour.
junior Leonie Trogger She beat her own record in the javelin throw (53.43 m / 175 ft 4 in), the 19th-best throw in the nation. Her throw currently leads American and is 23 feet farther than the next best mark in the conference.
// History of the AAC Championships
Cincinnati’s men’s and women’s track and field program will make their ninth conference championship appearance since joining The Americans in 2014.
UCLA’s women’s team has had success in the past, claiming back-to-back conference titles in 2016 and 2017. Cincinnati is tied with Houston (2) and SMU (2) for most conference championships won by a single team. The Bearcats have never finished lower than third in the team standings since 2015.
The UCLA men’s team wins its first-ever AAC conference championship during the indoor season and they will look to achieve similar success during the outdoor conference championships. The UCLA men’s team has never finished higher than third in the team standings in the outdoor championships and will look to claim their first outdoor conference title since 2005.
The Bearcats have claimed 45 individual titles and two relay conference titles since joining the AAC and have earned 170 AAC conference honors. In the 2022 conference championship, the Bearcats captured nine event titles and earned 19 all-conference honors.
This will be the Bearcat’s last appearance in the AAC tournament as Cincinnati will move up to the Big 12 next year.
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