For the first time in school history, the Kentucky women’s track and field team is ranked #1 in the nation.
The Cats jumped from second to first over Arkansas after a little change-up in the way the computer rankings work. Edrick Floreal’s team has six athletes ranked in the Top Five of their respective events.
In the 100 hurdles Jasmine Camacho-Quinn is second in the nation, while Jacklyn Howell holds down fourth. Kiah Seymour has the third best 400 hurdle run of the year. Sha’Keela Saunders is ranked second nationally in the long jump. The race that the normal, uneducated fan pays attention to, the 100 meters, Kentucky has crushed it. Destiny Carter has the third best and Kianna Gray has the fourth best showing of the year.
It’s a fantastic achievement, but I have a feeling this is only the first of many record-setting accomplishments for this team.