Track and Field Begins Journey Through NCAA East Preliminaries

May 27, 2010


The Kentucky track and field team began day one of the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds with one athlete advancing to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore., and two more qualifying for a spot in tomorrow's quarterfinals at Irwin Belk Track in Greensboro, N.C.

The Wildcats kicked off day one at Irwin Belk Track with nine athletes competing in six different events. in the North Carolina heat of 90 degrees.

The team was feeling the affects of the 90 degree heat but Rondel Sorrillo still managed to move on to the quarterfinal round in the 100m dash. His time of 10.36 landed him second in his heat and 12th overall. Sorrillo will make his attempt to advance to Eugene, Ore., at 6 p.m. tomorrow night. 

In the women's field events, Ashley Muffet and Jennifer Svoboda both advanced to the event finals in the shot put. Muffet finished in seventh place overall with a throw of 16.30m (53 feet, 5.75 inches) which advances her to the NCAA Championships while Svoboda just missed the cut by finishing in 13th place with a throw of 15.68m (51 feet, 5.50 inches).

Junior Sharif Webb also advances to quarterfinals tomorrow evening in the men's 800m run. Webb finished with a time of 1:49.20 and second place in his heat to automatically qualify him for the next preliminary round.

Kristin Smith will open up competition for the Cats at 11 a.m. with the women's hammer throw, an event that she comes into ranked fifth in the country.

Meet competition is set to resume at 10 a.m. Friday morning with the men's javelin. Live results can be found at . Weekend and single-day passes are can be purchased at the Aggie Stadium ticket office upon arrival or in advance by phone at (336) 334-7749.

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NCAA East Preliminary Rounds (May 27-29, 2010), Greensboro, N.C.


Results: Thursday, May 27, 2010

Women's Shot Put- 3:00 p.m. ET

7. Ashley Muffet - 53-5.75/16.30m

13. Jennifer Svoboda - 51-5.50/15.68m


Men's 1,500m Run First Round- 4:30 p.m. ET

19. Josh Nadzam - 3:49.77

43. Jeremy Zagorski - 3:58.12


Women's High Jump- 5:00 p.m. ET

44. Precious Nwokey - 5-4.5/1.64m


Men's 100m First Round- 5:30 p.m. ET

12. Rondel Sorrillo - 10.36Q


Women's 400m First Round- 7:00 p.m. ET

26. Jenna Martin - 54.42

42. Jazmyn Shorter - 55.60


Men's 800m First Round- 7:30 p.m. ET

12. Sharif Webb - 1:49.20


Schedule: Friday, May 28, 2010

Women's Hammer Throw- 11 a.m. ET

Kristin Smith


Women's Pole Vault- 4 p.m. ET

Samantha Stenzel


Women's 100m Hurdles First Round- 5 p.m. ET

Precious Nwokey


Women's 400m Quarterfinal- 5:45 p.m. ET

Jenna Martin, Jazmyn Shorter


Men's 100m Quarterfinal- 6:00 p.m. ET

Rondel Sorrillo


Men's 800m Quarterfinal- 6:30 p.m. ET

Sharif Webb


Men's 200m First Round- 7:30 p.m. ET

Rondel Sorrillo