Beckie Famurewa Wins SECTF Weight Throw

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.  – At long last, Beckie Famurewa won a Southeastern Conference Championship. The fifth-year senior snatched the win in the weight throw on Saturday, highlighting the SEC Championships for the No. 15 Kentucky women’s track and field team. 

She tossed the 20-pound weight 68-feet, 7.75 inches/20.92 meters to claim her first SEC Gold Medal. She is now a five-time SEC Medalist.

The UK women’s team has had at least one SEC Champion in each of the past four seasons.

Other SEC Medalists on Saturday
Jacob Thomson made a brave move on the bell lap of the 5,000 meters, but Ole Miss’ Ryan Walling covered it in the final 200m. Thomson earned his first SEC Silver Medal, with a time of 13:58.27 to Walling’s 13:56.77.

Ariah Graham couldn’t quite outkick LSU’s Morgan Schuetz off the final curve in the 800m, as she earned the Silver Medal with a time of 2:05.78.

Javianne Oliver ran a 60m PR of 7.26 to claim Bronze.

The UK women’s 4x400m relay of Jasmine Mitchell, Kiah Seymour, Destiny Carter and Ariah Graham ran 3:31.50 to claim the Bronze Medal.


The Team Results
The UK women’s team placed sixth with 48 points. 

UK placed fourth overall with 76 points last year.

The UK men’s team finished 11th, up a spot from a year ago, with 32 points. The point total was 10 more than the amount earned in 2015.

PlaceWomen's TeamScore
1Arkansas110.0
2LSU67.0
3Georgia65.0
4Tennessee64.0
4Florida64.0
6Kentucky48.0
7Texas A&M44.0
8Alabama43.0
9Miss State42.0
10Auburn33.0
11South Carolina26.0
12Vanderbilt24.0
13Missouri17.0
14Mississippi16.0
PlaceMen's TeamScore
1Arkansas109.0
2Texas A&M85.83
3Mississippi80.50
4Florida64.33
5Georgia52.0
6Alabama49.0
6LSU49.0
8Tennessee47.0
9South Carolina35.33
10Missouri33.0
11Kentucky32.0
12Auburn


Men’s Scorers on Saturday

Nick Anderson ran 7.86 in the 60m hurdles to place fifth and earn four points.

Cameron Short placed fifth in the #SECTF heptathlon with 5508 points (a 164-point PR). He produced personal bests the pole vault, long jump, high jump and shot put.

David Cline tossed a personal best in the weight throw: 65’/19.81m to score a point with an eighth-place finish.

Lou Styles ran a mile PR 4:03.86 to place eighth in the mile and earn a point. 

Women’s Scorers on Saturday
Jasmine Quinn and Jacklyn Howell placed seven-eight in the 60m hurdles, combining to earn three points for the Wildcats. 

Olivia Gruver placed eighth, and earned a point, in her first SEC pole vault with a mark of 13’6.25”/4.12m

Marie-Joseé Ebwea-Bile placed eighth in the her first SEC triple jump with a mark of 41'10.75"/12.77m, good for a point.

Kentucky’s women’s distance medley relay placed eighth with a time of 11:30.93 to add a point to the cause.

Destiny Carter placed eighth in the 200m. 

Watch the meet Sunday on ESPN
The meet will also air as part of a two-hour show on ESPN on Sunday at 7 p.m. ET. The broadcast talent includes Dwight Stones, Larry Rawson, SportsCenter’s John Anderson and Ashley Rose.

The Nation’s Best Conference Meet
A total of 13 SEC men’s and women’s track and field teams are ranked among the nation’s top-25 teams, according to the latest national rankings announced Monday by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

The UK women’s team is ranked No. 15.

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UK RESULTS

Saturday Running Events

Rnd

Start List

Men 60 Meter Hurdles

Final

5. Nick Anderson: 7.86

Women 60 Meter Hurdles

Final

7. Jasmine Quinn: 8.25
8. Jacklyn Howell: 8.32

Women 60 Meter Dash

Final

3. Javianne Oliver: 7.26 (PR)

Men 1 Mile Run

Final

8. Lou Styles: 4:03.86 (PR)

Men 5000 Meter Run

Finals

2. Jacob Thomson: 13:58.27

Women 800 Meter Run

Final

2. Ariah Graham: 2:05.78

Women 200 Meter Dash

Finals

8. Destiny Carter: 23.58

Women 5000 Meter Run

Finals

16. Katy Kunc: 17:10.35

Men Distance Medley

Finals

9. Kentucky: 9:50.18

Women Distance Medley

Finals

8. Kentucky: 11:30.93

Women 4x400 Meter Relay

Finals

Kentucky (Mitchell, Seymour, Carter, Graham): 3:31.50

 

 

 

Men's Heptathlon

Rnd

Start List

Total Score

 

5. Ibn Short: 5508

Heptathlon 1000 Meter Run

Finals

6. Ibn Short: 2:52.09 (PB)

Heptathlon 60 Meter Hurdles

Finals

7. Ibn Short: 8.50 (860 points)

Heptathlon Pole Vault

Finals

9. Ibn Short: 13’5.25”/4.10m (645 points) (PR)

Heptathlon 60 Meter Dash

Finals

7. Tim Duckworth: 7.03 (872 points)
10. Ibn Short: 7.13 (837 points) (PR)

Heptathlon Long Jump

Finals

4. Tim Duckworth 23’4”/7.11m (840 points)
7. Ibn Short: 22’11.75”/7m (814 points)

Heptathlon Shot Put

Finals

3. Ibn Short: 46’0.5”/14.03m (PR) (730 points)
Duckworth (DNS)

Heptathlon High Jump

Finals

1. Ibn Short: 6’9.75”/2.08M (T-pr) (878 points)

 

Friday Running Events

Rnd

Start List

Men 60 Meter Hurdles

Prelims

6. Nick Anderson: 7.88q

Women 60 Meter Hurdles

Prelims

5. Jasmine Quinn: 8.22q PR
8. Jacklyn Howell: 8.29q

Men 60 Meter Dash

Prelims

9. Kenshard Hamilton: 6.72 (PR)

Women 60 Meter Dash

Prelims

5. Javianne Oliver: 7.29q
13. Destiny Carter: 7.41
17. Precious Hitchcock: 7.46
19. Kianna Gray: 7.46

Men 1 Mile Run

Prelims

3. Lou Styles: 4:06.13Q

Women 400 Meter Dash

Prelims

9. Jasmine Mitchell: 53.22
12. Kiah Seymour: 53.56

Men 800 Meter Run

Prelims

18. Shane Dillon: 1:51.73

Women 800 Meter Run

Prelims

2. Ariah Graham: 2:07.78

Men 200 Meter Dash

Prelims

15. Ini-Oluwa Oye: 21.30 (PR)

Women 200 Meter Dash

Prelims

7. Destiny Carter: 23.39q (SB)
10. Jasmine Quinn: 23.53
16. Kianna Gray: 23.62
19. Precious Hitchcock: 23.81
24. Jacklyn Howell: 24.27

Men 3000 Meter Run

Finals

5. Jacob Thomson: 8:15.86

Women 3000 Meter Run

Finals

12. Katy Kunc: 9:41.08

 

Friday Field Events

Rnd

Start List

Men Shot Put

Finals

6. Nikolas Huffman: 58’7.25”/17.86m
10. Noah Castle: 54’1”/16.48m (PR)
14. Logan Bryer: 48’11.75”/14.93m

Men Long Jump

Finals

6. Fred Dorsey: 24’5.75”/7.46m

Women Long Jump

Finals

3. Sha’Keela Saunders: 21’7.25”/6.59m
7. Destiny Carter: 20’3.75”/6.19m
10.
Marie-Joseé Ebwea-Bile: 19’6”/5.94m
17. Kaitlyn Taylor: 18’11.25”/5.77m

Men High Jump

Finals

5. Xaivier McAllister: 6’9.5”/2.07m
8. Justin Kretchmer: 6’7.5”/2.02m

Women Shot Put

Finals

7. Beckie Famurewa: 50’11.5”/15.53m