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16 Wildcats Qualify for NCAA Track and Field Championships

Chet White/ ukathletics.com

Over the weekend, the Kentucky men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the East Preliminary Championships in Jacksonville, Florida. 16 Wildcats (13 women, 3 men) will advance on to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Here is a breakdown of the weekend:

Saturday

  • Kendra Harrison won the 100m hurdles in convincing fashion, posting a time of 12.62.
  • Dezerea Bryant broker her personal record in the 200m with a time of 22.45.
  • Keilah Tyson ran the 200m in a personal best time of 200m.
  • The women’s 4x400m relay team comprised of Leah Nugent, Morganne Phillips, Angelica Whaley, and Jasmine Mitchell set a school record with a time of 3:30.81.
  • Also, the women’s 4x100m relay team of Dominique Booker. Kenyattia Hackworth, Keilah Tyson, and Dezerea Bryant ran a time of 43.43, good enough for 1st.
  • Bradley Szypka qualified for the championships in the shot put with a distance of 62’7.25.

Friday

  • Kendra Harrison ran the 400m hurdles in a time of 55.05, the 2nd fastest of the weekend.
  • Keilah Tyson ran the 100m in a time of 11.14, a school record.
  • Raymond Dykstra placed 2nd in the javelin throw with a distance of 236’4’’
  • Both Rebecca Famurewa and Madison Jacobs advanced in the discus throw.

Thursday

  • Terrence Boyd qualified for the championships in the long jump with a distance of 24-feet, 9in.

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Article written by Aaron Perkins