Tyson Finishes Second in 100m Dash Championship

April 28, 2012

BERKELEY, Calif. – Kentucky freshman sprinter Keilah Tyson broke the Kentucky freshman 100-meter dash record in the Women’s 100m Dash Championship at the Penn Relays on Saturday, highlighting Kentucky’s final day at the historic meet in Philadelphia.

Tyson finished second in the Women’s 100m Dash Championship with a time of 11.48. Tyson’s time breaks her previous career-best by 0.04 seconds and sets a new Kentucky freshman record in the event. It is the second time this season Tyson has set the UK 100m dash freshman record. Tyson first set it at the Texas Relays with a time of 11.52. Tyson’s new PR of 11.48 is the third fastest 100m dash run in Kentucky history.

Tyson has had an exceptional freshman campaign for the Wildcats. During the indoor season, Tyson set the Kentucky freshman record in the 60m and 200m. During the outdoor season, Tyson again has been impressive, setting freshman records in the 100m and 200m dash.

Freshman Raymond Dykstra finished fourth in the Men’s Javelin Throw Championship at the Penn Relays with a mark of 229-10/70.07m. Dykstra set the Kentucky javelin record earlier this year with a mark of 247-05 at the Texas Relays.

The Kentucky women’s quartet of Julie Nunn, Shiara Robinson, Tamyah Pipkin and Tyson finished seventh in the Women’s 4x200m Relay Championship of America. The Wildcats finished the race in 1:37.17. The Wildcats advanced to the championship of the event after finishing third in their heat Friday and eighth overall out of the 53 teams competing.

Competing in the mile at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational in Berkeley, Calif., on Saturday, senior Trent Halasek finished 13th with a time of 4:11.69.

At the Bellarmine Classic in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday, several Wildcats recorded career-best times and marks.

Sophomore Brandon Bagley ran a pair of career-best times in the 110m hurdles and 400m hurdles. Bagley finished second in both races, clocking a 14.58 in the 110m hurdles and a 53.53 in the 400m hurdles. The Elizabethtown, Ky., native ran a 14.44 in the 100m hurdles at the Border Battle Kentuckiana meet, but was aided by wind 2.5. His time of 14.58 is the ninth fastest in program history.

Junior Ben Mason also ran two career-best times Saturday at the Bellarmine Classic. Mason won the 200m dash with a time of 21.44, and finished second in the 100m dash with a time of 10.86.

In the women’s long jump, freshman Brittany Britt set a career-best mark of 17-08.00/5.38m to finish seventh. Britt’s jump breaks her previous career-best mark by 3.75 inches.

In the men’s long jump, freshman Todd Nibbs leaped a career-best 20-06.25/6.25m to finish in 10th. Nibbs also competed with fellow freshman Ryan Ratliff in the men’s high jump, where they both bowed out after clearing 6-04.00/1.93m.

Kentucky will conclude a busy weekend of action Sunday at the Payton Jordan Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif. The Wildcats will compete in the men’s and women’s 800m and 1,500m runs, as well as the men’s 3,000m steeplechase and men’s 5,000m run.

Junior Luis Orta, the 2012 SEC Men’s Indoor Runner of the Year, will compete in the men’s 3,000m steeplechase at 7:04 p.m. ET. Junior Megan Wright will go in the women’s 1,500m run at 7:17 p.m. Sophomores Matt Hillenbrand and Adam Kahleifeh, and senior Josh Nadzam will follow in the men’s 1,500m at 7:35 p.m. Sophomore Allison Peare will race at 7:48 p.m. in the women’s 800m, and Halasek, freshman Keffri Neal and sophomore Robert Scharold will race in the men’s 800m at 8:05 p.m. Junior Walter Luttrell will run in the men’s 5,000m run at 8:58 p.m. to conclude Kentucky’s action in the Payton Jordan Invitational.

A schedule of when Kentucky’s track and field student-athletes will compete Sunday is listed below, as well as all results from the Penn Relays and Brutus Hamilton Invitational. All times listed are eastern.

For more Kentucky track and field news and information, including a recap and results from the Payton Jordan Invitational, follow the Cats on Twitter at “KentuckyTrack” and go to UKathletics.com.

Penn Relays
Franklin Field
Philadelphia, Pa.

Thursday’s Results
Women’s 400m Hurdles Championship
44. Devinn Cartwright – 1:03.41

Women’s High Jump College
T18. Joanne Imbert – 5-03.00/1.60m

Women’s Pole Vault College
T4. Samantha Stenzel – 11-11.75/3.65m
T19. Shelby Kennard – 11-05.75/3.50m

Women’s 4x100-Meter Relay Heats
11. Kentucky – 45.86
(Tamyah Pipkin, Keilah Tyson, Julie Nunn and Kayla Parker)

Women’s Shot Put Championship
5. Jennifer Svoboda – 50-10.00/15.49m

Women’s Long Jump College
23. Kayla Parker – 18-04.50/5.60m

Women’s 4x400-Meter Relay Heats
21. Kentucky – 3:42.97

Friday’s Results
Men’s Shot Put College
10. Bradley Szypka – 54-05.50/16.60m
12. Isiah Kent – 51-04.50/15.66m

Women’s 4x100-Meter College
1. Kentucky – 45.34
(Tamyah Pipkin, Keilah Tyson, Julie Nunn and Kayla Parker)

Men’s Discus Throw Championship
1. Andrew Evans – 185-06/56.56m

Women’s High Jump Championship
T7. Terri-Ann Grant – 5-09.25/1.76m

Women’s 4x200-Meter Relay Heats
8. Kentucky – 1:36.37
(Julie Nunn, Shiara Robinson, Tamyah Pipkin and Keilah Tyson)

Men’s Discus Throw College
14. Isiah Kent – 159-06/48.64m

Women’s 100-Meter Dash Heats
4. Keilah Tyson – 11.57

Men’s Long Jump College
7. Terence Boyd – 23-06.25/7.17m

Women’s 100-Meter Hurdles Heats
28. Kayla Parker – 14.43

Saturday’s Results
Men’s Javelin Throw Championship
4. Raymond Dykstra – 229-10/70.07m

Women’s 4x200-Meter Relay Championship of America
7. Kentucky – 1:37.17
(Julie Nunn, Shiara Robinson, Tamyah Pipkin and Keilah Tyson)

Women’s 100-Meter Dash Championship
2. Keilah Tyson – 11.48
Brutus Hamilton Invitational
Edwards Stadium/Goldman Field
Berkeley, Calif.

Saturday’s Results
Men’s One-Mile Run
13. Trent Halasek – 4:11.69
Bellarmine Classic
Owsley B. Frazier Stadium
Louisville, Ky.

Saturday’s Results
Men’s 110-Meter Hurdles
2. Brandon Bagley – 14.58

Men’s 100-Meter Dash
2. Ben Mason – 10.86

Men’s 400-Meter Hurdles
2. Brandon Bagley – 53.53

Men’s 200-Meter Dash
1. Ben Mason – 21.44

Men’s High Jump
4. Todd Nibbs – 6-04.00/1.93m
6. Ryan Ratliff – 6-04.00/1.93m

Men’s Long Jump
10. Todd Nibbs – 20-06.25/6.25m

Women’s Long Jump
7. Brittany Britt – 17-08.00/5.38m
Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational
Stanford University
Palo Alto, Calif.

Sunday’s Lineup
Men’s 3,000-Meter Steeplechase – 7:04 p.m.
Luis Orta

Women’s 1,500-Meter Run – 7:17 p.m.
Megan Wright

Men’s 1,500-Meter Run – 7:35 p.m.
Matt Hillenbrand
Adam Kahleifeh
Josh Nadzam

Women’s 800-Meter Run – 7:48 p.m.
Allison Peare

Men’s 800-Meter Run – 8:05 p.m.
Trent Halasek
Keffri Neal
Robert Scharold

Men’s 5,000-Meter Run – 8:58 p.m.
Walter Luttrell