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Kentucky Track & Field Competes in Rod McCravy Memorial Meet


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On Friday and Saturday, the Kentucky Track & Field teams competed at the Rod McCrary Memorial Meet. Multiple school, facility, and meet records were broken in an exciting two-day event. Here is how Kentucky finished over the weekend.

Day One:

  • Justin Kretchmer posted a collegiate best high jump of 2.14m/7’0.25, just missing the Kentucky freshman indoor record.
  • Sha’keela Saunders finished third with a top jump of 6.05m/19’10.25”.
  • Michelle Canterna posted an indoor personal best pole vault of 3.88m/12’8.75”.
  • Joanne Imbert competed in the 60-meter hurdles and had a personal best time of 9.69.
  • Morganne Phillps placed 5th in the women’s 200m with a time of 24.37, Alisha Adair placed ninth with a time of 24.58, and Dominique Booker placed 2nd as an unattached runner with a time of 24.03.

Day Two:

  • Kendra Harrison won the women’s 60m hurdles in 7.69 seconds, tying for the fastest in the world this season.
  • Dezerea Bryant finished the 4x100m relay with a time of 7.194 seconds.
  • Matt Hillenbrand defended his McCravy Meet 3,000m title, with a time of 7:59.55.
  • Kentucky posted a school record time in the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:33.35.

Other Notable Finishes straight from ukathletics.com:

  • Allison Peare placed third in a stacked mile with a personal-best of 4:44.87, behind fellow All-Americans Megan Patrignelli (Oregon) & Agata Strasa (Florida). Cassidy Hale, Amy Hansen and Kristen Hale were 24th, 27th and 31st respectively.
  • UK’s hurdles talent apparently extends well beyond just Harrison’s exploits. Kayla Parker and Leah Nugent went 1-2 in the “white” 60h final, with respective times of 8.25 & 8.27
  • UK volunteer assistant coach and former All-American Keith Hayes was second to 2013 NCAA Champion Eddie Lovett (Florida) in the 60h, running 7.75. Nick Anderson and Brandon Bagley each reached the “white” 60h final, with the former finishing third (8.0) and the former placing seventh.
  • Charles Moushey bettered his personal-best pole vault clearance for the second-consecutive week, this time getting over 5.07m/16’7.5” to finish 11th.
  • Rebecca Famurewa had the top shot put in flight one, and finished fifth overall with nearly a .77 centimeter personal best throw 15.20m/49’10.50″.
  • Ibn Short finished fourth in his first collegiate heptathlon (4911), while Nathan Donnellon was sixth (4739).

Kentucky’s next meets will be on Janurary 31st at the Indiana Relays and the Razorback Invite. Go CATS!

(Stats and info from ukathletics.com)

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Article written by Aaron Perkins