Five Advance for UKTF on Thursday at NCAA Championships

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EUGENE, Ore. – The No. 2-ranked Kentucky women’s track and field team advanced to five running finals, which will take place on Saturday, at the NCAA Outdoor Championship in front of 9,027 fans at Oregon’s Hayward Field on Thursday. 

The Wildcats will have six scoring opportunities to score points on Saturday, the final day of the meet. The women’s team will have off on Friday, when the men’s competition concludes.

The Wildcats did not score points from any of their three field-event scoring opportunities on Thursday. Kentucky advanced the aforementioned five from a possible 13 running-event entries that started semifinals on Thursday.

Kentucky’s 4x100m relay advanced to the university’s first NCAA 4x100m final since 1996. The team of Javianne Oliver, Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, Precious Hitchcock and Kianna Gray ran 43.55 to place second in heat three and advance automatically No. 5 overall.

Camacho-Quinn came back an hour later and ran the top qualifying time of the 100m hurdles semifinal: 12.75Q (+1.7) to advance. The redshirt freshman also made the 200m final on time running 23.20 (+0.3) to advance on time as she was third in her heat.

Freshman Kianna Gray ran 11.20Q (+1.3), the No. 3 qualifying time, to make her first NCAA final in the 100m.

Kiah Seymour made the 400m hurdles final, running 55.89 to make the final on time as she was third in her heat. The time was the third fastest qualifying time overall.

Points are scored at the NCAA Championships by finishing in the top eight of each event. The points are awarded on a 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis with 10 going to the winner and one point to eighth place.

Decathlon quick recap
Tim Duckworth placed 11th in his first NCAA decathlon, three spots outside scoring position, with a score of 7596 points. 

Cameron Short did not start the 1,500m. 

Friday outlook
Points are available to Kentucky on Friday in the men’s high jump and 110m hurdles.

For the second consecutive season the NCAA is utilizing a championships schedule featuring men’s teams on Wednesday and Friday and women’s teams on Thursday and Saturday. 

Caveats are multi-events as the men’s decathlon will was contested Wednesday and Thursday and the women’s heptathlon will be contested on Friday and Saturday as those events are generally expected to be completed in consecutive days.

The broadcast information
The 2016 NCAA Championships will be broadcast on the ESPN family of networks.

Friday’s men’s finals will be broadcast from 8:30-11 p.m. on ESPN. UK fans can watch Xaivier McAllister on an ESPN3 high jump only stream starting at 8 p.m. ET.

Saturday’s women’s finals will air from 6:30-9 p.m. on ESPN.

The NCAA Championships precedent
The Kentucky women’s team’s NCAA record finish came a year ago when the Wildcats finished as national runner-up with 50 points.

The Kentucky men’s team placed 44th with five points a year ago. UK’s record NCAA outdoor finish is ninth place with 25 points in 2008.

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


Thursday Running Events



Women 4x100 M Relay


5. Kentucky (Oliver, Camacho-Quinn, Hitchcock, Gray): 43.55Q (+1.7)
9. Jacklyn Howell:

Women 100 M Hurdles


1. Jasmine Camacho-Quinn: 12.75Q (+1.7)
9. Jacklyn Howell: 13.04 (+1.7)

Women 100 M


3. Kianna Gray: 11.20Q (+1.3) – PR
11. Javianne Oliver: 11.40 (+1.3)
12. Destiny Carter: 11.41 (+1.5)

Women 800 M


22. Ariah Graham: 2:08.71

Women 400 M Hurdles


3. Kiah Seymour: 55.89q

Women 200 M


8. Jasmine Camacho-Quinn: 23.20q (+0.3)
12. Kianna Gray: 23.41 (+0.3)
13. Precious Hitchcock: 23.41 (+0.3)
23. Destiny Carter: 23.90 (-0.5)

Women 4x400 M Relay


17. Asemota, Mitchell, Seymour, Gray: 3:35.46


Thursday Field Events


Women Hammer

16. Beckie Famurewa: 197’8”/60.24m

Women Pole Vault

20. Olivia Gruver: 13’3.5”/4.05m

Women Javelin

17. Sarah Blake: 159’5”/48.60m



Friday UK Events


UK Entry

8:00 PM

Men's High Jump

Prelim & Final

Xaivier McAllister


Men's 110m Hurdles


Lane 2: Nick Anderson


Start Time

Saturday Running Events

UK Entry

3:32 PM

Women 4x100 M Relay Final


4:12 PM

Women 100 M Hurdles Final

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn

4:22 PM

Women 100 M Final

Kianna Gray

4:57 PM

Women 400 M Hurdles Final

Kiah Seymour

5:07 PM

Women 200 M Final

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn


Start Time

Saturday Field Events

UK Entry

3:30 PM

Women Triple Jump

Sha’Keela Saunders


UK Notes

100 M

9. Tim Duckworth: 10.90 (+0.9) – 833 points
14. Cameron Short: 11.06 (+1.3) – 847 points

Long Jump

9. Tim Duckworth: 23’4”/7.11m (+0.5) – 840 points
18. Cameron Short: 22’6.25”/6.86m (+1.1) – 781 points

Shot Put

8. Cameron Short: 46’2.25”/14.08m – 733 points
23. Tim Duckworth: 39’8.5”/12.10m – 612 points (PR)

High Jump

1. Tim Duckworth: 6’10.75”/2.10m – 896 points
3. Cameron Short: 6'8.25"/2.04m – 840 points

400 M

16. Cameron Short: 50.67 – 784 points (PR)
18. Tim Duckworth: 50.72 – 782 points (PR)


9. Tim Duckworth: 4013
10. Cameron Short: 3985

110 M Hurdles

10. Tim Duckworth: 14.80 (+0.4) – 874 points
14. Cameron Short: 14.91 (+0.3) – 868 points


9. Cameron Short: 134’7”/41.02m – 685 points
13. Tim Duckworth: 131’5”/40.07m – 666 points

Pole Vault

5. Tim Duckworth: 16’5.75”/5m – 910 points
17. Cameron Short: 13’9.25”/4.20m – 673 points


12. Tim Duckworth: 175’11”/53.63m – 642 points
21. Cameron Short: 153’6”/46.79m – 541 points

1500 M

21. Tim Duckworth: 5:12.27 – 491 points
Short: DNS


11. Tim Duckworth: 7596
Short: DNF


Wednesday Running Events


UK Entries

Men 1 10 M Hurdles


7. Nick Anderson: 13.67Q (-0.8)

Men 10000 M


6. Jacob Thomson: 29:13.73 – 3 points


Wednesday Field Events


UK Entries

Men Long Jump


12. Fred Dorsey: 24’5.5”/7.47m