Cats Fare Well in Final Day of Kentucky Invitational

Jan. 12, 2002

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky track & field squad closed out a successful showing at the Wildcat Invitational at Nutter Field House in Lexington, Ky., on Saturday, Jan. 12. Sophomore Jeff Chakouian threw an NCAA-qualifying throw of 65-06.75 to take first place in the men's shot put, while freshman Beth Heimann set a freshman school record in the 800-meter run with her first-place time of 2:10.84.

Other Wildcats enjoying success in the closing day of the meet were Thomas and Jack Morgan, who finished first and second, respectively, in the men's one-mile run. Freshman Warren Wilson finished fifth in the 60-meter hurdles in his first meet with the Cats. The football player turned in a time of 8.12 in the race, just ahead of Bryan Wilson's 8.17 sixth-place showing.

Another gridiron Cat, Ernest Sims, had a solid day for UK, finishing fifth in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.83. It was Simms' first track meet in nearly three years. Hunter Spencer had a good showing in the 800-meters, finishing second with a time of 1:50.85.

On the women's side, freshman Elizabeth Kittredge took third place in the pole vault with a jump of 10-08.00, while fellow frosh Genessa Guzman finished fifth in the women's shot put with a toss of 44-01.25. Junior Simidele Adeagbo finished second in the long jump with a leap of 18-11.50.

Closing out UK's stellar day was sophomore Caitlin Phillips' fifth place finish in the mile run with a time of 5:08.57.

The Wildcats return to action on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the SEC East Championships in Gainesville, Fla.



Men's High Jump1. Antwon HicksOle Miss6-08.254. Matt SmothermanUK6-06.00

Men's Pole Vault1. Rocky DannersTennessee17-05.003. Chris DanielUK16-04.00

Men's Shot Put1. Jeff ChakouianUK65-06.755. Bill PowersUK49-05.00

Men's 60-Meter Hurdles1. Karl JenningsTennessee7.955. Warren WilsonUK8.126. Bryan WilsonUK8.17

Men's 60-Meter Dash1. Leonard ScottTennessee6.625. Ernest SimmsUK6.83

Men's Mile1. Thomas MorganUK4:12.302. Jack MorganUK4:13.905. Justin AmasonUK4:16.1015. Kevin PankeUK4:23.30

Men's 400-Meter Dash1. Franz BernardOle Miss48.1823. Ben BrewsterUK51.02

Men's 800-Meters1. Jebreh HarrisUnattached1:50.312. Hunter SpencerUK1:50.8511. Patton SegravesUK1:56.60

Women's Pole Vault1. Christie ElwinTennessee12-05.503. Elizabeth KittredgeUK10-08.00

Women's Shot Put1. Cleopatra BorelMaryland - BC53-09.755. Gennessa GuzmanUK44-01.2512. Erin GreunkeUK39-10.75

Women's Long Jump1. Mishanta ReyesGeorgia Tech19-05.502. Simidele AdeagboUK18-11.50

Women's 60-Meter Hurdles1. Mishanta ReyesGeorgia Tech8.655. Elmetta JohnsonUK8.767. Olubusola AdeagboUK8.89

Women's 60-Meter Dash1. Toyin OluponaTennessee7.446. Simidele AdeagboUK7.718. Demetrius RobertsUK7.82

Women's Mile Run1. Rahcel SauderUnattached4:49.315. Caitlin PhillipsUK5:08.5710. Valerie GefertUK5:20.67

Women's 800-Meter Run1. Beth HeimannUK2:10.845. Jennifer SauerUK2:20.257. April EavesUK2:21.28