Kentucky Hosts Wildcat Track And Field Classic Over Weekend

Senior Matt Kavanagh provisionally qualifies for NCAA Indoor Championships.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 15, 2000) -- Kentucky senior Matt Kavanagh finished first in the 35-pound weight throw during the Wildcat Track and Field Classic this weekend at Nutter Fieldhouse.

Kavanagh's throw of 65-01.25 provisionally qualified him for the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., in March. Kavanagh also provisionally qualified at the Wildcat Speed Meet in December. His throw was exactly 17 feet further than the next closest competitor, Paul Buschman of Arkansas State (48-01.25).

Also winning their events were Rebecca Wedel in the 20-pound weight throw, Heidi Quast in the shot put and Shevan Threats in the long jump.

Both Chad Johnson and Thomas Morgan set new personal best times in the 800-meter run. Johnson finished third with a time of 1:52.53, while Morgan finished fifth with a time of 1:54.11.

Nine teams competed in the event: Arkansas State, Eastern Kentucky, Georgia Tech, Marshall, Middle Tennessee, West Virginia, Western Kentucky, the women of Austin Peay and host Kentucky.

The Wildcat will host Tennessee, Mississippi State and Alabama at the SEC Quad at Nutter Fieldhouse next weekend, Jan. 21-22.

AGATE: (Top 3 and Kentucky finishers)

Men's 35-pound Weight Throw

1. Matt Kavanagh Kentucky 65-01.25
2. Paul Buschman Arkansas State 48-01.25
3. Jose Sowers Marshall 47-07.00

Women's 20-pound Weight Throw

1. Rebecca Wedel Kentucky 47-07.00
2. Jenny Webster Arkansas State 44-10.75
3. April Crauer Marshall 43-10.75

Men's Pole Vault

1. Josh Bradford Marshall 15-00.00
2. Jeremy Lewis Louisville 14-06.00
2. Jamie Traylor Georgia Tech 14-06.00
2. Mike Yurcho West Virginia 14-06.00
2. Jacob Fehler Arkansas State 14-06.00

Women's Pole Vault

1. Kristen Quakenbush WVU Elite TC 12-00.00
2. Erin Nett West Virginia 11-00.00
3. Erika Graziana West Virginia 10-06.00
4. Elizabeth Kittridge Kentucky 9-06.00

Men's Shot Put

1. Steve Root West Virginia 55-02.25
2. David Rodely Unattached 55-01.50
3. Scott Theis Unattached 53-05.75

Women's Shot Put

1. Heidi Quast Kentucky 42-02.25
2. Cassandra Worthy Georgia Tech 41-00.25
3. Jenny Webster Arkansas State 40-05.00

Men's High Jump

1. Keith Schuler Georgia Tech 7-00.25
2. Jason Hinton Arkansas State 7-00.25
3. Andrew Vander Wagen Kentucky 6-10.25
5. Matthew Smotherman Kentucky 6-08.00

Women's High Jump

1. Tisha Waller NIKE 6-02.25
2. Lynn Houston Nats Athletic Training 5-09.75
3. Janet Crawford Kentucky 5-06.00

Men's Long Jump

1. Jonathon Brown Unattached 24-08.25
2. Rob Jordan Middle Tennessee 24-05.00
3. Jason Hinton Arkansas State 23-08.75

Women's Long Jump

1. Shevan Threats Kentucky 19-01.25
2. Ayesha Maycock Austin Peay 18-10.75
3. Falana Greenwell Kentucky 18-06.00

Men's Triple Jump

1. Andrew Owusu Unattached 53-08.25
2. Steve Reid Middle Tennessee 48-03.25
3. Malcolm Leason Georgia Tech 48-03.25
6. Verbon Graves Kentucky 45-0-6.50

Women's Triple Jump

1. Natasha Alleyne-Gib Nats Athletic Training 43-06.50
2. Christine Brown West Virginia 42-05.50
3. Andrea Daniels Nats Athletic Training 40-05.50
4. Simidele Adeagbo Kentucky 40-02.75
8. Shevan Threats Kentucky 36-00.75

Men's 60-meter hurdles

1. Jasper Demps Middle Tennessee 7.97
2. Uwezu McReynolds GA Tech TC 8.01
3. Sherrod Coates Western Kentucky 8.25

Women's 60-meter hurdles

1. Andria King Reebok TC 8.26
2. Kenyetta Grigsby Eastern Kentucky 8.54
3. Ayana Grant Georgia Tech 8.64

Men's Mile

1. Aaron Mullins Western Kentucky 4:18.70
2. Brent Johnson Georgia Tech 4:18.74
3. Steve Bohan West Virginia 4:21.00
4. Hunter Spencer Kentucky 4:21.21
13. David Robinson Kentucky 4:32.21

Women's Mile

1. Valerie Lynch Western Kentucky 5:12.49
2. Celestina Ogbolugo Eastern Kentucky 5:16.03
3. Judy Johnson Georgia Tech 5:18.70

Men's 60-meter dash

1. Albert Agyemang Middle Tennessee 6.75
2. Christian Nsiah Unattached 6.77
3. Rod Smart Western Kentucky 6.81
5. Jude Hammond Kentucky 6.86

Women's 60-meter dash

1. Willisa Heintz Middle Tennessee 7.59
2. Alisha McClinton Georgia Tech 7.70
3. Staci Ann Brown West Virginia 7.71

Men's 400-meter dash

1. Godfrey Herring Middle Tennessee 47.06
2. Michael Johnson Georgia Tech 47.40
3. Bryan Swarn Georgia Tech 47.42

Women's 400-meter dash

1. Naomi Ansah Middle Tennessee 55.40
2. Roshell Russell Kentucky 56.04
3. Hazel Hanson-Monnie Kentucky 57.70
12. Miranda Martin Kentucky 1:00.00

Men's 800-meter run

1. Brendon Mahoney Georgia Tech 1:50.94
2. Jonas Motiejunas Georgia Tech TC 1:51.54
3. Chad Johnson Kentucky 1:52.53
5. Thomas Morgan Kentucky 1:54.11
9. Jonathon Feddock Kentucky 1:56.75

Women's 800-meter run

1. Merissa Sexsmith West Virginia 2:10.00
2. Sara Pardue Georgia Tech 2:13.22
3. Becky Megesi Georgia Tech 2:13.39
6. Marie Patton Kentucky 2:19.73

Men's 200-meter dash

1. Albert Agyemang Middle Tennessee 21.35
2. Christian Nsiah Unattached 21.37
3. Godfrey Herring Middle Tennessee 21.57
6. Jude Hammond Kentucky 21.88

Women's 200-meter dash

1. Willisa Heintz Middle Tennessee 24.43
2. Tameca Williams West Virginia 24.83
3. Roshell Russell Kentucky 25.14

Men's 3000-meter run

1. Tim Menocher Unattached 8:25.20
2. Casey Batey Marshall 8:31.93
3. Joe Stegall Georgia Tech 8:32.69
11. Kevin O'Connor Kentucky 8:47.40

Women's 3000-meter run

1. Jamie King Unattached 9:39.12
2. Caroline Daly Western Kentucky 10:38.51
3. Robin Lawhorn Unattached 10:41.58

Men's 4x400 relay

1. Georgia Tech 3:13.67
2. Marshall 3:21.12
3. Arkansas State 3:21.66
6. Kentucky 3:24.05
9. Kentucky B 3:29.51

Women's 4x400 meter relay

1. Austin Peay 3:54.96
2. West Virginia 3:56.58
3. Georgia Tech 4:00.51