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UK Women’s Track & Field Reaches #1

Coach Floreal (@KentuckyTrack) with Sha-Keela Saunders.

Coach Floreal (@KentuckyTrack) with Sha-Keela Saunders.

Coach Floreal (@KentuckyTrack) with Sha-Keela Saunders.

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.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

6 Comments for UK Women’s Track & Field Reaches #1



  1. DelrayCat
    9:54 pm May 2, 2016 Permalink

    Any current or ex-Cats going to the Olympics this summer in Rio?



    • leetome
      8:57 am May 3, 2016 Permalink

      Don’t think the trials are until summer for final team selections in most track and field events.



  2. not
    10:36 pm May 2, 2016 Permalink

    Congrats to the women’s track team. This is awesome. Coach Floreal has been incredible with the women but I really think Barnhardt needs to find himself a good men’s coach. They’ve been horrendous the last few years while the women have dominated.



    • WildcatCam
      11:18 pm May 2, 2016 Permalink

      uhm…he’s the head coach of both.



  3. J-Dub421
    8:03 am May 3, 2016 Permalink

    Wow, very impressive. Way to go Ladies!



  4. DACats86
    10:18 am May 3, 2016 Permalink

    Floreal and Lawson are the two best UK coaches that no one knows who they are…