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Kentucky Track and Field Impresses at Kentucky Invitational

Dezerea Bryant

Yesterday at Nutter Field House, the Kentucky Invitational wrapped up. Kentucky once again made their presence felt, having a very strong showing. Here is the results from the event.

Day 1:

Kentucky was victorious in both men’s and women’s distance medley relays.

  • Matt Hillenbrand (1,200 meters), Clyde Gross (400 meters), Robert Scharold (800 meters), and Adam Kahleifeh (1,600 meters) posted a national best time of 9:52.06
  • Cassidy Hale, Sha’Keela Saunders, Allison Peare and Chelsea Oswald posted a time of 11:46.56

Women’s Weight Throw:

11. Rebecca Famurewa: 16.50m/54’1.75”
20. Brandi Walker (unattached): 15.07m/49’5.5”
30. Madison Jacobs: 13.10m/42’11.75”

Men’s Weight Throw

9. Nicholas Huffman (U):  16.32m/53’6.50”
23. David Cline(U): 13.63m/44’8.75”

Day 2:

Dezerea Bryant shattered 2 school records in both the 60 and 200 meters with times of 7.19 and 23.04 respectively.  Coach Floreal gave her high praise after her performances, “Shattering two school records and posting two national leaders is special. A close second is Keni (Harrison) coming out there in her very first race, breaking school records and being No. 1 in the nation. When you think about the whole country right now, we have two girls who have the best performance in the country. That’s pretty unique for the direction we’re heading in.”

Kendra Harrison ran the fastest 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.19 and also won the 400m with a time of 54.49

Keffri Neal posted a winning mile time of 4:04.04

Bradley Szypka won the shot put with a distance of 18.78m/61′ 7.5

Kentucky fielded two relay squads, which placed 1st and 2nd

  • Alisha Adair, Sha’Keela Saunders, Morganne Phillips and Harrison posted a winning time of 3:42.68
  •  Johna’ Whitaker, Leah Nugent, Bryant and Angelica Whaley won with a time of 3:44.51

Overall, Kentucky won 8 of the 30 events. The women won 5 while the men won 3. Kentucky’s next meet will take place on January 24-25th at the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet. GO CATS!

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Article written by Aaron Perkins