UK 400m Hurdles Highlights Day One of Polytan Invitational
April 21, 2012
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Led by sophomore Brandon Bagley and freshman Devinn Cartwright, who each recorded career-best times in the men's and women's 400-meter hurdles, respectively, the Kentucky men's and women's track and field teams wrapped up day one of the Polytan Invitational in Bloomington, Ind., on Saturday.
Bagley, a sophomore from Elizabethtown, Ky., finished in third-place in the men's 400m hurdles with a time of 53.93. Bagley's time betters his previous career-best time of 54.65, which he has run twice, including last week at the Texas Roadhouse Border Battle Kentuckiana in Louisville, Ky.
Cartwright, a freshman from the Bahamas, also recorded a career-best time in the 400m hurdles, finishing in fourth at 1:02.46. Cartwright's time Saturday is over two seconds faster than her previous career-best of 1:04.94 set at the Pepsi Florida Relays in Gainesville, Fla., earlier this year.
Kentucky got a victory Saturday evening, as the 4x100m relay team of sophomores Julie Nunn and Kayla Parker, and freshmen Keilah Tyson and Tamyah Pipkin clocked in a 45.62. The Wildcats' time was just 0.34 seconds behind their season-best time set last week at the Border Battle Kentuckiana.
Freshman Terence Boyd finished second in the men's triple jump with a mark of 14.28m/46-10.25.
The Kentucky men and women had strong showings in the 1,500m runs. The men's side was led by career-best times from sophomore Adam Kahleifeh and junior Walter Luttrell. Kahleifeh finished seventh with a 3:50.14, while Luttrell finished ninth with a time of 3:51.98. On the women's side, sophomore Allison Peare finished seventh with a career-best time of 4:27.07, while junior Katy Achtien had a career-best time of 4:43.08 and sophomore Anna Bostrom had a season-best time of 4:44.35.
On day two of the Polytan Invitational, Kentucky will compete in six field events, beginning with the women's shot put and men's discus at noon. Other field events taking place Sunday will be the men's and women's long jump, women's high jump and men's shot put.
On the track Sunday, Kentucky will compete in the men's 110m hurdles, men's and women's 100m dash, men's 400m, men's and women's 800m and men's 200m.
A complete schedule of when and which Kentucky student-athletes will compete in day two of the Polytan Invitational is listed below. Live results for the Polytan Invitational can be found at IUhoosiers.com.
For all Kentucky track and field news, including a recaps and results from the day two of the Polytan Invitational, follow the Wildcats on Twitter at "KentuckyTrack" and go to UKathletics.com.
Robert C. Haugh Track & Field Complex
Day One Results
6. Andrew Evans - 53.45m/175-04
13. Bradley Szypka - 43.54m/142-10
Men's High Jump
7. Todd Nibbs - 1.89m/6-02.25
8. Ryan Ratliff - J1.89m/6-02.25
Women's Pole Vault
-- Shelby Kennard - NH
-- Samantha Stenzel - NH
Men's Triple Jump
2. Terence Boyd - 14.28m/46-10.25
Women's 4x100-Meter Relay
1. Kentucky `A' - 45.62
(Julie Nunn, Kayla Parker, Keilah Tyson and Tamyah Pipkin)
Women's 400-Meter Hurdles
4. Devinn Cartwright - 1:02.46
Men's 400-Meter Hurdles
3. Brandon Bagley - 53.93
Women's 1,500-Meter Run
7. Allison Peare - 4:27.07
22. Katy Achtien - 4:43.08
25. Anna Bostrom - 4:44.35
27. Megan Broderick - 4:47.77
Men's 1,500-Meter Run
7. Adam Kahleifeh - 3:50.14
9. Walter Luttrell - 3:51.98
16. Matt Hillenbrand - 3:56.24
20. Stacey Eden - 3:59.50
25. Jared Phillips - 4:01.52
Women's 5,000-Meter Run
16. Hiruni Wijayaratne - 17:57.47
Day Two Lineup
Women's Shot Put - Noon
Men's Discus - Noon
Women's Long Jump - 1:00 p.m.
Men's Long Jump - 1:00 p.m.
Women's High Jump - 1:00 p.m.
Men's 110-Meter Hurdles - 1:15 p.m.
Women's 100-Meter Dash - 1:30 p.m.
Men's 100-Meter Dash - 1:40 p.m.
Men's 400-Meter Dash - 2:05 p.m.
Women's 800-Meter Run - 2:15 p.m.
Men's 800-Meter Run - 2:30 p.m.
Men's Shot Put - 2:30 p.m.
Men's 200-Meter Dash - 3:00 p.m.