UK Track & Field to send 16 Entries to NCAAs from East Prelims

By Jacob Most
May 30, 2015 -

R esults

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Kentucky track and field program advanced 16 entries (13 women's and three men's) to the NCAA Championships over the past three days during the East Preliminary Championships at North Florida's Hodges Stadium.


Six Wildcats earned spots on the trip to Eugene, Oregon, on Saturday.

Last season Kentucky advanced 16 women's entries and four men's entries to the NCAA Championships from the East Preliminary Championships.

Kendra Harrison set herself up to attempt a historic double in two weeks' time with her performances over the weekend. She qualified as the top seed out of the east in both the 100-meter hurdles and 400m hurdles.

Harrison will arrive in Oregon as the NCAA-leader in the 100m hurdles, and she was the top finisher in Saturday's NCAA quarterfinal, cruising to a time of 12.62 for the second day in a row. Harrison ran a PR 12.50 en route to the Southeastern Conference Championship two weeks ago.

Her 400m hurdles qualifying time of 55.82 on Friday was the fastest at any preliminary site, although Texas A&M's Shamier Little -- the defending NCAA Champion -- ran 54.68 to defeat Harrison at the SEC Championships two weeks ago. The time is the collegiate leader.

Dezerea Bryant also heads to Oregon in strong form as she ran four individual races this weekend and ran personal bests in all of them.

Bryant broke her 200m school record with a time of 22.45 (+1.5) on Saturday, which was the second fastest qualifying time out of the east, behind reigning indoor NCAA 200m Champion Kyra Jefferson.

Three Wildcats qualified for the NCAA Championships in multiple individual events as Keilah Tyson ran a 200m PR of 23.10 qualify for Nationals automatically, after she also did so in the 100m on Friday.

She ran a 100m PR -- also a school record -- of 11.14 on Friday to earn the top qualifying spot out of the east.

Kentucky's women's 4x400m relay of Leah Nugent, Morganne Phillips, Jasmine Mitchell and Angelica Whaley concluded the East Prelims with the school record, 3:30.81, to earn a place in the NCAA Championships.

UK's 4x100m relay of Bryant, Tyson, Kenyattia Hackworth and Dominique Booker won its quarterfinal heat in 43.43 to automatically move on to the NCAA semifinal, which will be contested in Eugene.

Bradley Szypka earned a measure of redemption by qualifying to Oregon in the shot put with a seventh-place mark of 62'7.25"/19.08m. Szypka did not advance from East Prelims last season, but he will be looking to score points when the action shifts to Hayward Field in two weeks.


Other Saturday results of note
Robert Sandlin ran 14:09.88 and placed eighth in his quarterfinal heat, to finish 14th overall. He didn't advance.

Freshman Jacklyn Howell ran 13.37, and place eighth in her 100m hurdles quarterfinal heat. She didn't advance.

Nick Anderson ran 14.37 into a head-wind for seventh in his 110m hurdles quarterfinal. He didn't advance.

Rebecca Famurewa fouled on all three of her hammer throw attempts, missing out on qualification in that event. She did however, advance to NCAAs in the discus.

Michael Patterson Jr. produced a best mark of 49'1.75"/14.98m in the triple jump, and did not advance.

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.
Dezerea Bryant ran PRs in all four of her races this weekend.

Saturday Running Results

Rnd

Start List

Women 4x100 Meter Relay

1st Round

3. Kentucky : 43.43Q

Men 110 Meter Hurdles

Quarterfinal

23. Nick Anderson: 14.37 (-0.5)

Women 100 Meter Hurdles

Quarterfinal

1. Kendra Harrison: 12.62Q (+1.2)

17. Jacklyn Howell: 13.37 (+0.6)

Women 200 Meter Dash

Quarterfinal

2. Dezerea Bryant: 22.45Q (+1.5)

8. Keilah Tyson: 23.10Q (+0.5)

17. Dominique Booker: 23.42 (+0.5)

Men 5000 Meter Run

1st Round

14. Robert Sandlin: 14:09.88

Women 4x400 Meter Relay

1st Round

7. Kentucky : 3:30.81Q



Saturday Field Results

Rnd

Start List

Women Hammer Throw

1st Round

Rebecca Famurewa - Foul

Men Shot Put

1st Round

8. Bradley Szypka: 62'7.25"/19.09m q

Men Triple Jump

1st Round

33. Michael Patterson Jr.: 59'1.75"/14.98m



Thursday Running Results

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 Event

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

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



Friday Running Results

Rnd

Start List

Men 110 Meter Hurdles

1st Round

21. Nick Anderson: 13.98q (+1.7)

Women 100 Meter Hurdles

1st Round

1. Kendra Harrison: 12.66Q (+0.4)

18. Jacklyn Howell: 13.32Q (+0.6)

Women 100 Meter Dash

Quarterfinal

1. Dezerea Bryant: 11.14Q (+1.4)

4. Keilah Tyson: 11.44Q (+0.7)

17. Dominique Booker: 11.59 (+0.7)

Men 800 Meters

Quarterfinal

18. Keffri Neal: 1:48.79

Women 400 Meter Hurdles

Quarterfinal

1. Kendra Harrison: 55.05Q

2. Leah Nugent: 55.71Q

18. Daje Pugh: 58.99

Women 200 Meter Dash

1st Round

1. Dezerea Bryant: 22.62 (+0.8)

8. Dominique Booker: 23.29Q (+1.2)

15. Keilah Tyson: 23.48Q (+0.5)

Men 3000 Meter Steeplechase

1st Round

24. Spencer Hrycay: 8:55.22

40. Mackay Wilson: 9:10.08



Friday Field Results

Rnd

Start List

Women Discus Throw

1st Round

3. Rebecca Famurewa: 178'9"/54.48m q

4. Madison Jacobs: 177'6"/54.10m q

22. Adriana Brown: 161'4"/49.18m

Men Javelin Throw

1st Round

2. Raymond Dykstra: 236'4"/72.04m q

Men Pole Vault

1st Round

18. Charles Moushey: 16'4.75"/5m

Men High Jump

1st Round

13. Justin Kretchmer: 6'10.25"/2.09m

Women Long Jump

1st Round

3. Sha'Keela Saunders: 21'0.75"/6.42m q

5. Kenyattia Hackworth: 20'3.75"/6.19m q