Evans Set to be First UKTF Wildcat to Compete in Rio


RIO DE JANEIRO – Kentucky Class of 2014 alumnus Andrew Evans will be the first of six Wildcats with attachments to the UK track and field program to compete at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad as the athletics meet begins on Friday.

Evans will take three throws in qualification group A beginning at 8:30 a.m. Evans is slated to throw third, and he will need to better a mark of 214’10”/65.50m to qualify for Saturday’s final or if 12 athletes don’t reach that mark he can finish with a mark inside the top-12 of qualification to advance. 

The networks of NBC own the broadcast rights for the Olympic Games in the United States. Discus qualification is slated to be streamed live via nbcolympics.com and the NBC Sports app. Rio2016.com will provide results.

Evans is the lone Wildcat on the 2016 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team. He placed third in the discus at Olympic Trials. Evans capitalized on a solid throw of 200-feet, 10 inches/61.22 meters on his first attempt to make the team at Trials last month in Oregon. 

Wildcats Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, Leah Nugent, Rondel Sorrillo, Luis Orta and Mikel Thomas are also competing in athletics at the Rio Olympic Games.

Camacho-Quinn will complete her standout freshman season at the Games. She, and alumni Nugent and Sorrillo all train at Kentucky under head coach Edrick Floréal’s direction.

Evans, who placed third at the USATF Outdoor Championships last season, but missed out on the American team that travelled to the IAAF World Championships because he did not record the standard mark at any point during the season, qualified for his first Senior U.S. Team for a major competition.

Evans eclipsed the Olympic Standard with a throw of 214'7”/65.41m in Chula Vista, California, earlier this season.

The athletics portion of the Olympic Games will run from Friday until Sunday, Aug. 21, which is the day of closing ceremonies.

--
The most up-to-date coverage of the UK track and field program is available via @KentuckyTrack handles on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

UK Attachments XXXI Olympic Games Timetable

Friday Aug. 12

Andrew Evans – Team USA
Discus Qualification – 8:30 a.m.

 

Saturday Aug. 13

Andrew Evans – Team USA

Discus Final if qualified – 9:50 a.m.

Rondel Sorrillo – Trinidad and Tobago
100m Heats – 8:30 a.m.
Round 1 – 11 a.m.

 

Sunday Aug. 14

Rondel Sorrillo – Trinidad and Tobago

100m

If qualified Semifinals – 8 p.m.

If qualified Final – 9:25 p.m.

 

Monday, Aug. 15

Mikel Thomas – Trinidad and Tobago

110m hurdles

Heats – 7:40 p.m.

 

Leah Nugent – Jamaica

400m Hurdles

Heats – 8:30 p.m.

 

 

Tuesday, Aug. 16

Rondel Sorrillo – Trinidad and Tobago

200m

Heats – 10:50 a.m.

Mikel Thomas – Trinidad and Tobago

110m Hurdles

If qualified Semifinals – 7:40 p.m.

If qualified Final – 9:45 p.m.

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn – Puerto Rico

100m hurdles
Heats– 10:05 a.m.

Leah Nugent – Jamaica

400m Hurdles

If qualified Semifinal – 8:10 p.m.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 17

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn – Puerto Rico

100m hurdles

If qualified semifinals – 7:45 p.m.

If qualified final – 9:55 p.m.

 

Rondel Sorrillo – Trinidad and Tobago

200m

If qualified semifinals – 9:30 p.m.

 

Thursday, Aug. 18

Rondel Sorrillo – Trinidad and Tobago

4x100m relay

Heats – 10:40 a.m.

 

200m

If qualified final – 9 p.m.

 

Leah Nugent – Jamaica

400m Hurdles

If qualified Final – 9:15 p.m.

 

 

Friday, Aug. 19

Rondel Sorrillo – Trinidad and Tobago

4x100m relay

If qualified final – 9:35 p.m.

 

 

Sunday, Aug. 21

Luis Orta – Venezuela

Marathon

8:30 a.m.

 

 

UK Attachments XXXI Olympic Games Program by Name

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn – Puerto Rico – 100m hurdles
Heats – Tuesday, Aug. 16 – 10:05 a.m.
Semifinals – Wednesday, Aug. 17 – 7:45 p.m.
Finals – Wednesday, Aug. 17 – 9:55 p.m.


Andrew Evans – Team USA – Discus
Qualification: Friday Aug. 12 – 8:30 a.m. 
Final: Sat. Aug. 13 – 9:50 a.m.


Luis Orta – Venezuela – Marathon
Sunday, Aug. 21 – 8:30 a.m.


Rondel Sorrillo – Trinidad and Tobago – 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay pool
Saturday, Aug. 13
100m
Heats – 8:30 a.m.
Round 1 – 11 a.m.
Sunday, Aug. 14
Semifinals – 8 p.m.
Final – 9:25 p.m.

200m
Heats – Tuesday, Aug. 16 – 10:50 a.m.
Semifinals – Wednesday, Aug. 17 – 9 p.m.
Final – Thursday, Aug. 18 – 9:30 p.m.
4x100m relay
Heats – Thursday, Aug. 18 – 10:40 a.m.
Final – Friday, Aug. 19 – 9:35 p.m.


Mikel Thomas – Trinidad and Tobago – 110m Hurdles
Monday Aug. 15
Heats – 7:40 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 16
Semifinal – 7:40 p.m.
Final – 9:45 p.m.

Leah Nugent – Jamaica – 400m Hurdles
Monday, Aug. 15
Heats – 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 16
Semifinal – 8:10 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 18
Final – 9:15 p.m.