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Kentucky Track and Field Competes at Florida Relays, Bellermine Invitational, and Stanford Invitational over the Weekend


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Kentucky Track and Field continues to do amazing things as they competed in 3 events over the weekend: the Florida Relays, Bellermine Invitational, and Stanford Invitational. Here are some highlights of the weekend.

Friday

  • Kendra Harrison posted a world leading time of 56.60 seconds in the 400m hurdles; breaking the school record of 19 years by more than a second.
  • Kayla Parker jumped  6.11m/20-0.5 (+2.9) and ran 13.14 (+1.9) in the 100m hurdles; ranking 2nd and 6th in school history respectfully
  • In the 800m, Allison Peare ran a time of  2:04.57, good enough to lead the nation
  • Dezerea Bryant broke the Kentucky 200m record, but placed third
  • Amy Hanson broke the UK 3k steeplechase freshman record by almost a minute, but was only good enough for 8th
  • Andrew Evans threw a personal best hammer throw with a distance of  60.72m/199-2

Saturday

  • The sprint medley team of Keilah Tyson (200m), Dominique Booker (200m), Angelica Whaley (400m) and Allison Peare (800m) won easily with a time of 3:43.20.
  • The womans 4x100m relay team of Dominique Booker, Dezerea Bryant, Kayla Parker and Keilah Tyson ran a time of 43.65; breaking another school record. It ranks 3rd nationally.
  • Kendra Harrison  broke the school record in the 400m hurdles and Dezerea Bryant broke the school record in the 200m marks
  • Andrew Evens was runner up in the men’s discus with a distance of 59.68m/195-10

Once again, the Cats are proving that they can compete with anyone in the country. GO CATS!

(Stats and info from ukathletics.com)

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Article written by Aaron Perkins