UK Women's 4x400m Relay Wins to Finish VT Elite Meet

Feb. 8, 2015

BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Kentucky track and field teams wrapped up their first road trip of 2015 with three event victories, including in the women’s 4x400-meter relay, on Saturday at the “Doc” Hale Virginia Tech Elite Meet.

The relay of Leah Nugent, Morganne Phillips, Jasmine Mitchell and Ariah Graham, ran 3:38.02 to win the Invitational 4x4, which was the last event of the meet, sending UK home from its first road trip in ideal fashion.

The time was the fastest by a UK relay this season, and ranks No. 17 in the nation, just outside a qualifying spot for the NCAA Championships, although by the end of February the NCAA qualifying places would most likely be well faster than that. The time does rank No. 7 on the UK all-time performers’ list.

Terence Boyd also had a strong day, jumping a personal best 24’7”/7.49m in the long jump to place second.

Keilah Tyson continued a solid weekend, which she started with a third-place season-best finish in the 60m on Friday, with a second-place 200m time of 23.56, which was also a season best. Dominique Booker who was second to Tyson’s 60m third a night ago, finished third in the 200m in 24.11.

Morganne Phillips finished third in the open 400m with a season-best time of 54.58.

Charles Moushey cleared a season best clearance of 16’7.25 in the invitational pole vault to place sixth. Timothy Duckworth, a multi-event athlete competing in two individual events this weekend, placed second in the open pole vault with a clearance at 15’5.5”/4.71m on Friday.

Justin Kretchmer placed third in the high jump, with a top clearance at 6’8.25”/2.04.

Kentucky had two individual-event winners on Friday as Sha’Keela Saunders and Keffri Neal cruised to triple jump and 800m victories respectively.

Kentucky will break up to travel to three meets next weekend: Arkansas’ Tyson Invitational, the Iowa State Classic and Indiana’s Hoosier Hill Invitational.

 Events

Round

Results

Women 3000 M

Finals

14. Caroline McCaslin: 10:17.46

 

 

18. Whitney O'Bryan: 10:21.39

Men 3000 M

Finals

4. Zach Beavin: 8:29.75

 

 

9. James Brown: 8:34.13

 

 

12. Spencer Hrycay: 8:43.81

Women 400 M Open

Finals

3. Morganne Phillips: 54.58

 

 

16. Alisha Adair: 56.85

 

 

23. Jacklyn Howell: 58.33

Men 400 M Open

Finals

11 Naija Omari: 48.96

Women 200 M Invitational

Finals

2. Keilah Tyson: 23.56

 

 

3. Dominique Booker: 24.11

 

 

8. Ariah Graham: 24.75

Women 4x400 M Relay Invitational

Finals

1. Kentucky (Nugent, Phillips, Mitchell, Graham): 3:38.02

Men Shot Put

Finals

12. Nikolas Huffman: 56’5.75”/17.21m

 

 

25. Logan Bryer: 48’6.25”/14.79m

Women Long Jump

Finals

9. Kaitlyn Taylor: 19’2.75”/5.86m

Men Long Jump

Finals

2. Terence Boyd: 24’7”/7.49m

 

 

11. Fred Dorsey: 23’4”/7.11m

 

 

12. Corey Williams: 23’2.5”/7.07m

 

 

22. Nathan Donnellon: 21’6.75”/6.57m

Men High Jump

Finals

3. Justin Kretchmer: 6’8.25”/2.04m

 

 

8. Ryan Ratliff: 6’6.26”/1.99m

Men Pole Vault

Finals

6. Charles Moushey: 16’7.25”/5.06m

Women Shot Put

Finals

4. Rebecca Famurewa: 49’8.5”/15.15m

 

 

12. Madison Jacobs: 44’4”/13.51m