Scott Posts another NCAA Provisional Mark in Men's Weight Throw
Feb. 6, 2009
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Senior Rashaud Scott threw a personal-best mark in the men's weight throw of 67-00.75 to lead the Kentucky track and field team Friday night at the Rod McCravy Memorial Track Meet in E.J. Nutter Field House.
Scott's throw landed just inches shy of the UK record set by former teammate Andy Fryman last season at 67-03.50. The Wildcat's provisional mark is his third in as many meets this season in the event while his distance has increased each time. Scott's throw placed him second overall.
Competition resumes Saturday at 10:30 a.m. ET with select field events and running events begin at 12:30 p.m. ET. Live stats will be available at UKathletics.com.
Only a handful of Cats were in action tonight across the field events.
In the women's weight throw junior Heather Smith earned her second personal-best mark of the year. Smith threw a fifth-place distance of 58-09.25 to move up one spot on UK's all-time record list to sixth. Wildcat teammate Kristin Smith made good on her final throw of competition to post a measurement of 58-03.75 and place sixth overall.
Sophomore Spencer Patterson kicked off the meet for the Wildcats in the men's high jump. Patterson continued his improvement at each meet this season with his third collegiate-best height clearance of the year at 6-8.25 to finish third overall.
Lexington native Samantha Stenzel tied her season-best mark in the pole vault. The freshman cleared 11-1.75 on her first attempt of the height.
The Kentucky men's team comes into the weekend ranked 21st in the nation. Two other ranked teams invade Lexington this weekend in No. 11 Louisville and No. 24 Clemson. On the women's side, the Cats are joined by one ranked squad, No. 22 Louisville.
This weekend's meet is named in honor of Rod McCravy, a former UK track athlete who died in 1987 at the age of 19 while sleeping in his dorm room. Although only a sophomore, Rod had already become one of the team's leaders. A social work major, Rod is remembered as a dedicated, enthusiastic athlete who was a conscientious student and outstanding human being. He set the then-UK freshman record in the 400 hurdles and finished sixth at the TAC National Junior Championships. A meet named in Rod's honor enables the Kentucky track and field family to remember him, as well as provide an on-going opportunity to speak to UK athletes about his impact on the program and those he surrounded.
Be sure to check out live stats Saturday available at UKathletics.com with a recap at the conclusion of the day's action.