UK Men Achieve Fourth-Best Indoor Championship Point Total in School History
March 14, 2009
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -
After scoring 13 team points to place 19th overall, the No. 15 Kentucky men's track and field team achieved the fourth-highest point total in school history on the final day of competition at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships inside Texas A&M University's Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium in College Station, Texas, Saturday.
The 2009 Indoor Championships marked the 20th time in UK history that the men's team accumulated points at the season's final meet, 13 of which were accomplished under the direction of head coach Don Weber. The Wildcats' finish and point total were the best since 1996 when Kentucky posted 22 points to finish in a tie for seventh nationally.
Junior Rondel Sorrillo added four of those points on the final day UK tally, dashing out of the blocks in lane one of the 60m dash final to place fifth overall in a time of 6.63, a 0.02 second improvement over his preliminary time on Friday.
In the men's 4x400m relay freshman Justin Austin ran a 47.00 split in the first leg. Senior Jose Acevedo ran a 46.92 split on the second leg and handed off to senior Brandon Austin who clocked in with a 48.03 split. Sorrillo ran the anchor leg in a time of 47.22 for a team time of 3:09.15 and an 11th-place finish overall.
On the first day of competition, Sorrillo broke the 200m dash school record with a time of 20.72 to earn the Cats six team points. Senior Chase Madison added three team points in the men's shot put with a personal-best throw of 62-1.
Oregon won the men's competition with 54 points.
On the women's side, senior Ashley Trimble set the UK varsity record in the women's pentathlon for the third time this season at her final career indoor meet with 3,997 points on Friday.
Tennessee won the women's championship collecting 42 points.
ESPN2 will air a 90-minute highlight show on Mar. 23 at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Kentucky kicks off the outdoor season next weekend at Arizona State's Baldy Castillo Invitational.
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Wildcat Scorers by Event - NCAA Indoor Championships
MEN (points earned) - 13
3. Rondel Sorrillo - 20.72 (6)
5. Rondel Sorrillo - 6.63 (4)
6. Chase Madison - 61-02.00 (3)
FINAL MEN'S TEAM STANDINGS (out of 66 teams)
1) Oregon 54
2) Florida 36
3) Florida State 32
4) LSU 29
5) Arizona State 25
8) Arkansas 24
9) Texas A&M 23
10) Texas 22.5
11) Stanford 19
12) California 18.5
13) Texas Tech 18
14) Indiana 15
16) Kansas State 14
New Mexico 14
19) Kentucky 13
Kentucky NCAA Championship Participant Finishes on Saturday Mar. 14
Men's 60 Meter Dash Final
5. Rondel Sorrillo - 6.63
Men's 4x400 Meter Relay
11. Justin Austin, Jose Acevedo, Brandon Austin, Rondel Sorrillo - 3:09.15
Kentucky NCAA Championship Participant Finishes on Friday Mar. 13
Men's 200 Meter Dash Final
3. Rondel Sorrillo - 20.72 NEW UK VARISTY RECORD
Men's Shot Put Trials and Final
6. Chase Madison - 62-1
11. Ashley Trimble - 3,997 points NEW UK VARISTY RECORD
Men's 200 Meter Dash Preliminaries
4. Rondel Sorrillo - 20.82 QUALIFIED FOR EVENT FINAL
Men's 60 Meter Dash Preliminaries
7. Rondel Sorrillo - 6.65 QUALIFIED FOR EVENT FINAL
Men's 60 Meter Hurdles Preliminaries
12. Mikel Thomas - 7.89