Tyson Sets UK Freshman Record in 200-Meter Dash

Feb. 4, 2012

Complete Results

LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky freshman Keilah Tyson broke her second UK track and field freshman record in as many weeks Saturday, and the Kentucky men’s and women’s track and field teams closed out competition on day two of the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational in South Bend, Ind.

Tyson, the reigning Southeastern Conference Women’s Freshman of the Week, won the 200-meter dash Saturday in her first ever race in the event collegiately. Tyson beat the competition Saturday by 0.25 seconds and broke the UK freshman record previously held by Bianca Tyson (2008) and Michelle Brown (1994) by 0.27 seconds. Tyson’s time of 23.93 is the third fastest 200m dash in Kentucky history.

Tyson’s performance comes one week after she broke the UK freshman 60m dash record previously set by UK great and former U.S. Olympian Passion Richardson. Similar to Saturday’s performance, Tyson’s record-breaking 60m dash was the first time she had competed in the event collegiately. The Norfolk, Va., native competed in the long jump Friday, finishing fourth in the event with the seventh best jump in school history.

Junior Darryl Bradshaw saved his best for the finals of the 60-meter hurdles. Bradshaw qualified for the finals on Friday by winning his heat with a time of 8.05, missing out on his career-best time of 8.04, which is also the sixth best time in school history, by 0.01. Bradshaw got over the hump Saturday, running a career-best 8.01. Bradshaw’s time is the new sixth best time in school history.

After running the ninth best 3,000m in school history one week ago, junior Luis Orta bettered himself Saturday by running the eighth best 3,000m in school history, crossing the finish line in 8:08.09 to finish ninth.

Freshman Keffri Neal ran a career-best 1:50.61 in the 800m to finish ninth. Senior Megan Broderick also recorded a career best time. The former UK tennis star finished 12th in the women’s one-mile run, crossing the line in 4:58.37.

Freshman Terence Boyd finished third in the men’s triple jump with a mark of 15.15m/49-08.50. The Ft. Worth, Texas native has already tied the seventh best mark in UK history in the long jump, and the eighth best mark in the triple jump this year.

The Wildcats will compete again in one week, as the team will split into two squads and travel to Seattle, Wash., for the Husky Classic, and Geneva, Ohio for the SPIRE Collegiate Invitational. Kentucky will then host the SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships for the sixth time on Feb. 24-26.

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Notre Dame Meyo Invitational
Meyo Track
Feb. 2-3, 2012

Saturday’s Results
Women’s 3,000-Meter Run
21. Megan Wright – 10:11.64
26. Taylor Wendler – 10:15.64

Men’s 3,000-Meter Run
8. Stacey Eden – 8:36.69
17. Jared Phillips – 8:46.96

Women’s One-Mile Run
12. Megan Broderick 4:58.37
36. Anna Bostrom – 5:07.90

Men’s One-Mile Run
28. Robert Scharold – 4:17.94
41. Sean Keane – 4:47.79

Women’s 400-Meter Dash
8. Julie Nunn – 55.62
14. Angelica Whaley – 56.15
19. Shiara Robinson – 56.46

Men’s 400-Meter Dash
29. Ben Mason 49.85
34. Brandon Nichols – 50.22

Women’s 800-Meter Run
22. Allison Peare – 2:14.09

Men’s 800-Meter Run
9. Keffri Neal – 1:50.61
21. Trent Halasek – 1:52.90
30. Adam Kahleifeh – 1:53.48

Women’s 200-Meter Dash
1. Keilah Tyson – 23.93
16. Julie Nunn – 24.97
-- Shiara Robinson – DNS

Men’s 200-Meter Dash
13. Ben Mason – 22.18
37. Brandon Bagley – 23.00
-- Darryl Bradshaw - DNS

Women’s Triple Jump
28. Brittany Britt – 11.13m/36-06.25
-- Candice Taylor – DNS

Women’s Pole Vault
T18. Shelby Kennard – 3.71m/12-02.00
T18. Samantha Stenzel – 3.71m/12-02.00

Women’s Shot Put
5. Jennifer Svoboda – 15.14m/49-08.25

Men’s High Jump
T10. Todd Nibbs – 1.98m
-- Ryan Ratliff - NH
-- Daniel Buckles - DNS

Men’s Shot Put
13. Isiah Kent – 14.58m/47-10.00

Men’s Triple Jump
3. Terence Boyd – 15.15m/49-08.50
-- Todd Nibbs – DNS

Women’s 60-Meter Hurdles (Finals)
5. Kayla Parker – 8.63

Men’s 60-Meter Hurdles (Finals)
6. Darryl Bradshaw – 8.01

Women’s 60-Meter Dash (Finals)
8. Tamyah Pipkin – 7.63

Men’s 3,000-Meter Run (Ryan Shay 3K)
9. Luis Orta – 8:08.09