Kentucky to Compete at Jesse Owens Track & Field Classic

Columbus, Ohio – The Kentucky track and field teams will compete at the Jesse Owens Classic in the athletics legend’s namesake stadium this weekend.

More than 30 teams will compete including the host, Michigan State, Michigan, Cincinnati and a plethora of others. 

Friday’s action will begin with the women’s hammer throw at 2 p.m. ET and distance events on the track will start at 7 p.m. ET. Saturday will get started with the men’s pole vault at 10 a.m. and track events are slated to go off at noon.

The Kentucky women’s team is ranked No. 3 and the men’s team is ranked No. 22 in this week’s USTFCCCA Computer Rankings.

Kentucky has just middle distance and distance runners entered this weekend so UK’s Friday won’t start until 7 p.m. 

UK had competitors at the Texas Invitational last weekend, and will send another diverse group to Baton Rouge next weekend to contest the Southeastern Conference Relays, being held a fortnight before the SEC Championships.

UK’s women’s team won the LSU Relays – the SEC Relays predecessor – a year ago.

Friday Track

7 p.m.

Women 5000 Meter Run Section 1

Caitlin Shepard

7:20 p.m.

Women 5000 Meter Run Showcase

Caitlin Shepard

7:40 p.m.

Men 5000 Meter Run Section 1

Cole Dowdy, Tanner Dowdy

8:00 p.m.

Men 5000 Meter Run


8:20 p.m.

Women 1500 Meters

Michelle McKinney, Jill Weston, Sarah Crawford

8:40 p.m.

Men 1500 Meters

Lou Styles, Ben Young, Brennan Fields, Raine Wireman, Mick Iacofano

9 p.m.

Women 3000 Meter Steeplechase

Caroline McCaslin,

9:15 p.m.

Men 3000 Meter Steeplechase

Daniel Southard, Matthew Thomas

4 p.m.

Women Discus Throw Championship


Saturday Track

2:40 p.m.

Women 800 Meters

Devynn Miller

0 p.m.

Men 800 Meters

Ian Jones, Kendall Muhammad, Alex Carrabre

3:20 p.m.

Women 400 Meter Hurdles


3:30 p.m.

Men 400 Meter Hurdles


3:45 p.m.

Women 200 Meter Dash


4 p.m.

Men 200 Meter Dash


4:15 p.m.

Women Mile

Michelle McKinney, Caroline McCaslin, Jill Weston

4:20 p.m.

Men Mile

Jacob Thomson

4:30 p.m.

Women 4x400 Meter Relay


4:40 p.m.

Men 4x400 Meter Relay


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