Sorrillo Earns First NCAA Automatic Qualifier for Wildcats This Season

Jan. 30, 2010

Rod McCravy Memorial Results (PDF)

LEXINGTON, KY - The University of Kentucky track and field teams brought the Rod McCravy Memorial meet to a close with one automatic NCAA provisional qualifier, four provisional qualifiers and a new school record.

Senior sprinter Rondel Sorrillo earned the first automatic NCAA provisional qualifying time for the Wildcats this season. Sorrillo ran a 20.77 in the 200-meter dash, which currently stands as the top time in the nation. Today's time of 20.77 is only .05 away from Sorrillo's personal best and the UK varsity school record set by Sorrillo in 2009.

Head coach Don Weber reminded the Wildcats after the meet that the importance of each meet is to continue getting better.

"Our main focus and interest is being better," Weber said. "Today we had a significant amount of people who took a step forward and did just that."

Senior thrower Colin Boevers threw a personal best to earn a second place finish in the shot put with an NCAA provisional meet mark of 17.66/ 57-11.25.

Women's sprinter Jazmyn Shorter finished in second place of the 200m dash with a time of 24.57 while Jenna Martin, Shiara Robinson and Brittany Cabbler also had notable performances.

The meet began with a big first place win in the pentathlon event by sophomore Precious Nwokey Friday night and ended with two first-place finishes by both the men's and women's 4x400m Relay teams.

The women's 4x400m relay team comprised of Martin, Shorter, Cabbler and Robinson ran a time of 3.42.76 to take first place for the second time this season.

The men's 4x400m relay team of Justin Austin, Cody Miller, Kwasi Obeng and Sharif Webb finished the meet with a photo-finish win. Webb crossed the finish line at the same time as Western Kentucky, ending the race in a dead tie and a time of 3:10.90.

The Wildcats return to competition next weekend at the Virginia Tech Elite Meet, Feb. 5-6 in Blacksburg, Va.

Kentucky results below, with NCAA automatic qualifying scores and provisional scores in parentheses:

Friday, Jan. 29th

Indoor Pentathlon: (AUTO: 4075.00; PROV: 3725.00)

1. Precious Nwokey - (P) 3804.00

Women Weight Throw (AUTO: 21.00; PROV: 18.75)

2. Kristin Smith - (P) 20.51/67-03.50 (School Record)
11. Ashley Muffet - 17.09/56-01.00

Women Pole Vault: (AUTO: 4.25; PROV: 4.00)

T3. Samantha Stenzel - 3.55/11-07.75

Saturday, Jan. 30th

Women's High Jump (AUTO: 1.85m; PROV: 1.78)

5. Zan Morgan - 1.63m/5-04.25

Women's Long Jump ( AUTO: 6.38; PROV: 6.13)

12. Ke'Undra Bishop - 5.39m/17-08.25

Women's Shot Put (AUTO: 16.90; PROV: 15.30)

5. Ashley Muffet - 15.35/50-04.50P
10. Mary Angell - 14.67/48-01.75
11. Jennifer Svoboda - 14.63/48-00.00

Women's 60-Meter Dash (AUTO: 7:26; PROV: 7:44)

9. Jazmyn Shorter 7.69
10. Jenna Martin - 7.71
17. Shiara Robinson - 7.91
21. Ke'Undra Bishop -7.87
37. Brittany Cabbler - 8.23

Women's Mile Run (AUTO: 4:37; PROV: 4:47.00)

6. Katherine Peterson - 4:54.39
9. Chelsea Oswald - 4:57.89
13. Lindsay Petri - 5:03.88
22. Megan Wright - 5:11.19
26. Samantha Norman - 5:12.83
28. Claire Laverty - 5:13.48
29. Andrea Halasek-Richardson - 5:14.69
32. Katie Atchien - 5:16.65
35. Hiruni Wijayaratne - 5:20.10

Women's 200-Meter Dash ( AUTO: 23.20; PROV: 23.90)

2. Jazmyn Shorter - 24.57
6. Jenna Martin - 24.72
24. Brittany Cabbler - 25.63
25. Shiara Robinson - 25.67

Women's 3,000-Meter Run ( AUTO: 9:13.00; PROV: 9:32.00)

17. Andrea Halasek-Richardson - 10:32.35

Women's 4X400 Meter Relay

1. Kentucky A - 3:42.76

Men's Shot Put (AUTO: 19.30; PROV: 17.75)

2. Colin Boevers - 17.66/ 57-11.25

Men's Long Jump (AUTO: 7.85; PROV: 7.50)

3. Keenan Hall -7.08m/23-02.75
5. David Banks - 6.93/22-9.00

Men's 60-Meter Dash

3. Justin Austin - 6.69P
4. Kwasi Obeng - 6.73
7. Alex Williams - 6.79
13. Sean Lange - 6.96
23. Keenan Hall - 7.13
28. Ben Mason - 7.21
T29. David Banks - 7.22
T29. Cody Miller - 7.22

Men's 60-Meter Hurdles (AUTO: 7.70; PROV: 7.91)

16. Darryl Bradshaw - 8.72

Men's Bill Lee Mile Run ( AUTO: 3:59.00; PROV: 4:03.50)

3. Luis Orta - 4:07.30
4. Josh Nadzam - 4:08.49
6. Jeremy Zagorski - 4:09.24
13. Patrick McGregor - 4:13.65
18. Chris Heibell 4:15.37
21. Bruce Hordusky 4:17.46

Men's 200-Meter Dash (AUTO: 20.83; PROV: 21.23)

1. Rondel Sorrillo - 20.77A
6. Kwasi Obeng - 21.52
9. Sean Lange - 21.67
12. Alex Williams -21.89
14. Ben Mason - 22.05
15. Cody Miller - 22.16
31. Darryl Bradshaw - 23.11

Men's 800-Meter Dash (AUTO: 1:48.00; PROV: 1:50.50)

2. Sharif Webb - 1:50.61
6. Trent Halasek - 1:53.228
10. Josh Nadzam - 1:54.25
16. Will Rover -1:56.18
31. Justin Haire - 2:00.62

Men's 3,000-Meter Run (AUTO: 7:54.50; PROV: 8:05.00)

10. Adam Henken - 8:18.71
12. Matt Sonnenfeldt - 8:24.98
14. Walter Luttrell - 8:27.67
34. Tyler Dickinson - 8:55.42
36. Joe Jackson - 9:03.59
40. J.D. Horton - 9:29.69

Men's 4X400 Meter Relay

1. Kentucky A - 3:10.90
7. Kentucky B - 3:16.72