Lou Styles Kicks Off UK’s Outdoor Track Season with 1,500m WIn
EMPE, Ariz. – The outdoor track and field season started for Kentucky at Arizona State’s Baldy Castillo Invitational on Friday. Lou Styles’ win in the 1,500 meters was UK’s top result.
Styles ran 3:46.86, showing strong form to begin the year. Jacob Thomson finished fourth in the same race in 3:47.34.
Kentucky’s men’s hammer throwers opened the season with personal bests. Logan Bryer placed fourth with a mark of 202’5”/61.71m. David Cline launched the implement 200’8”/61.17m to place sixth.
Spencer Hrycay placed second in the 3k steeplechase clocking a time of 9:06.40. Jill Weston placed second in the women’s steeplechase, running 11:20.39.
Beckie Famurewa, one week removed from scoring in the NCAA weight throw, placed fifth in the hammer throw with a mark of 202’5”/61.57m.
Saturday's events will be live streamed on Pac-12 Networks online.
Harrison Eighth in 60H World Indoor Final
Kentucky alum Kendra Harrison advanced to her first final at a IAAF World Indoor Championships inside the Oregon Convention Center on Friday.
Perhaps she came away disappointed with her eighth-place finish after coming out of the blocks well, but hitting the first hurdle and being unable to maintain her signature smooth speed over the remaining barriers in the final. She was the top-qualifier in the semifinal heats, running 7.81.
Harrison hasn’t even been pro for a full 12 months, and has qualified on the notoriously difficult to make United States team for two World Championships in the last seven months. She now has experience in a World-Championship final to go along with two USATF Silver Medals.
Kentucky alum Rondel Sorrillo made the World Indoor 60m semifinals competing for Trinidad and Tobago, placing sixth in the semifinal (6.68). He didn't advance
Baldy Castillo Invitational
1. Lou Styles: 3:46.86
4. Jacob Thomson: 3:47.34
11. Kendall Muhammad: 3:51.07
Men’s 3k Steeplechase
2. Spencer Hrycay: 9:06.40
9. Gabe Harm: 9:50.45
Men’s Hammer Throw
4. Logan Bryer: 202’5”/61.71m (pr)
6. David Cline: 200’8”/61.17m (pr)
7. Caroline McCaslin: 4:31.13
2. Jill Weston: 11:20.39
Women’s Hammer Throw
5. Beckie Famurewa: 202’5”/61.57m
9. Brandi Walker: 186’/56.71m