Boyd Advances to Eugene in Close Call at NCAA East Prelims


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By Jacob Most
May 28, 2015


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Terence Boyd cut it close, but advanced to the NCAA Championships in the long jump on Thursday at North Florida's Hodges Stadium.

With only field events and the 10,000 meters offering places in the NCAA Championships on Thursday, Boyd was the lone Wildcat to book his plane ticket to Oregon,.

Seven Cats did advance into quarterfinal races. A total of three Wildcats had the opportunity to advance all the way to the NCAA Championships on Thursday, while 13 Wildcats had the chance to move into the next round in running events.

The top-12 finishers in each NCAA East Preliminary Championship events move on to the Big Dance.

Boyd was the No. 12 qualifier with a personal-best mark of 24-feet, nine inches/7.54m (+0.7 meters/second wind). He bettered the No. 13 finisher's top mark by two inches.

Boyd, a senior captain who battled through a leg injury to score a point in the long jump at the SEC Championships two weeks ago, qualified for the NCAA Championships for the first time in his career.

Thursday qualifiers
Seven Wildcats (six women, one man) moved on to quarterfinal heats in running events, on Thursday. The quarterfinals are the final round contested in Jacksonville, with the advancers moving onto the national semifinals to be held in two weeks at Hayward Field.

All three of UK's entries into the women's 400m hurdles advanced and three of UK's four 100m entries moved on to the quarterfinals.

Kentucky had the top two times in the 400m hurdles as Kendra Harrison cruised in 55.82 to win her heat, and Leah Nugent also won her heat in 56.70. Daje Pugh ran a personal best of 58.57 to qualify automatically as well.

Dezerea Bryant, who by no fault of her own has rarely run the 100m with a legal wind as a Wildcat, broke the school record with a time of 11.15 (-0.1), which was the best first-round qualifying time in the East Region. Bryant has run as fast as 10.96, last season, although that was with a massive +4.0 wind at her back.

Keilah Tyson cruised to the win in her 100m preliminary heat with a time of 11.50 (+0.5), while Dominique Booker moved on automatically from Bryant's heat with a time of 11.63.

Keffri Neal had to weave his way through traffic on the final straightaway, but found a way to advance automatically into the 800m quarterfinal with a time of 1:48.88.

Kentucky's NCAA East Preliminary Championships picture
In total, 28 Wildcats (15 women, 13 men) qualified for this week's NCAA East Preliminary Championships. Texas' Mike A. Myers Stadium is the host site for the NCAA West Preliminary Round, also being held this weekend.

For each individual event contested at each of the preliminary sites, the top 48 declared student-athletes were accepted into the competition. For each relay event, the top 24 declared relay teams were accepted into the competition.

Results and upcoming schedule

Thursday Running Event

Round

Result

Women 400 Meter Hurdles

1st Round

1. Kendra Harrison: 55.82Q

2. Leah Nugent: 56.70Q

19. Daje Pugh: 58.57Q

Men 1,500M

1st Round

31. Lou Styles: 3:52.84

Women 100 Meter Dash

1st Round

1. Dezerea Bryant: 11.15Q (-0.1)

5. Keilah Tyson: 11.50Q (+0.5)

19. Dominique Booker: 11.63Q (-0.1)

37. Javianne Oliver: 11.85 (+0.6)

Women 400 Meter Dash

1st Round

35. Morganne Phillips: 53.98

40. Angelica Whaley: 54.29

44. Jasmine Mitchell: 54.51

Men 800 Meter Run

1st Round

22. Keffri Neal: 1:48.88Q

Women 800 Meter Run

1st Round

43. Ariah Graham: 2:11.55

Thursday Field Events

Round

Result

Women Shot Put

1st Round

23. Adriana Brown: 49'7.75"/15.13m

Men Long Jump

1st Round

1. Terence Boyd: 24'9"/7.54m - q

25. Fred Dorsey: 23'9"/7.24m



Start Time

Friday Running Events

Rnd

Start List

5:00 PM

Men 110 Meter Hurdles

1st Round

Nick Anderson

5:30 PM

Women 100 Meter Hurdles

1st Round

Kendra Harrison

Jacklyn Howell

6:00 PM

Men 400 Meter Dash

Quarterfinal

Start List

6:15 PM

Women 400 Meter Dash

Quarterfinal

6:30 PM

Men 100 Meter Dash

Quarterfinal

Start List

6:45 PM

Women 100 Meter Dash

Quarterfinal

Bryant, Tyson, Booker

7:00 PM

Men 800 Meter Run

Quarterfinal

Keffri Neal

7:15 PM

Women 800 Meter Run

Quarterfinal

7:30 PM

Men 400 Meter Hurdles

Quarterfinal

Start List

7:45 PM

Women 400 Meter Hurdles

Quarterfinal

Harrison, Nugent, Pugh

8:00 PM

Men 200 Meter Dash

1st Round

Start List

8:25 PM

Women 200 Meter Dash

1st Round

Dezerea Bryant

Dominique Booker

Keilah Tyson

8:50 PM

Men 3000 Meter Steeplechase

1st Round

Mackay Wilson

Spencer Hrycay

9:30 PM

Women 3000 Meter Steeplechase

1st Round

Start List

Start Time

Friday Field Events

Rnd

Start List

12:00 PM

Women Discus Throw

1st Round

Rebecca Famurewa

Madison Jacobs

Adriana Brown

12:00 PM

Men Javelin Throw

1st Round

Raymond Dykstra

4:00 PM

Men Discus Throw

1st Round

Start List

4:30 PM

Men Pole Vault

1st Round

Charles Moushey

5:00 PM

Men High Jump

1st Round

Justin Kretchmer

7:00 PM

Women Long Jump

1st Round

Sha'Keela Saunders

Kenyattia Hackworth



Start Time

Saturday Running Events

Rnd

Start List

6:00 PM

Men 4x100 Meter Relay

1st Round

Start List

6:15 PM

Women 4x100 Meter Relay

1st Round

Kentucky

6:30 PM

Men 1500 Meter Run

Quarterfinal

Start List

6:45 PM

Women 1500 Meter Run

Quarterfinal

Start List

7:05 PM

Men 110 Meter Hurdles

Quarterfinal

TBD

7:20 PM

Women 100 Meter Hurdles

Quarterfinal

TBD

7:35 PM

Men 200 Meter Dash

Quarterfinal

TBD

7:50 PM

Women 200 Meter Dash

Quarterfinal

TBD

8:05 PM

Men 5000 Meter Run

1st Round

Robert Sandlin

8:45 PM

Women 5000 Meter Run

1st Round

Start List

9:25 PM

Men 4x400 Meter Relay

1st Round

Start List

9:45 PM

Women 4x400 Meter Relay

1st Round

Start List

Start Time

Saturday Field Events

Rnd

Start List

12:00 PM

Women Hammer Throw

1st Round

Rebecca Famurewa

4:00 PM

Women Triple Jump

1st Round

Start List

5:00 PM

Men Shot Put

1st Round

Bradley Szypka

6:00 PM

Women High Jump

1st Round

Start List

7:00 PM

Men Triple Jump

1st Round

Michael Patterson Jr.