Wildcats Split Squads, Head to Washington, Ohio

Feb. 9, 2012

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LEXINGTON, Ky. – In their final meet prior to the Southeastern Conference Championships, the University of Kentucky men’s and women’s track and field teams will head to two different meets this weekend looking to refine their times, marks and techniques.

The Kentucky distance runners will be in Seattle for the Husky Classic, and the remainder of the squad will move north to Geneva, Ohio for the SPIRE Collegiate Invitational. Both meets are being held Friday and Saturday.

The Husky Classic will house some of the top athletes in the country and features one of the fastest tracks in the country in Dempsey Indoor. Sophomores Chelsea Oswald and Taylor Wendler will get things started for the Wildcats Friday, as they race in the women’s 5,000-meter. Sophomore Stacey Eden and junior Luis Orta, who ran a career-best 8:08.09 in the 3,000m last weekend, will compete in the men’s 5,000m at 10:30 p.m. ET on Friday. Kentucky will have entrants in the men’s and women’s mile, 800m and 3,000m on Saturday.

Schools from across the country are descending upon Seattle this weekend. In addition to Kentucky, Arizona, Arizona State, California, Clemson, Colorado, Florida, Georgetown, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State, Stanford, Syracuse, Tennessee, UCLA, Utah, Virginia, Washington State and Wisconsin, among others, will be competing in the Dempsey Indoor.

Sophomore Kayla Parker and freshman Daniel Buckles will compete Friday in the women’s pentathlon and men’s heptathlon, respectively, Friday at the SPIRE Collegiate Invitational. Held at the SPIRE Institute, Kentucky will begin Saturday’s competition at 10 a.m. ET with the men’s shot put, women’s pole vault, men’s and women’s long jump and men’s weight throw. The Wildcats will finish with the men’s and women’s mile at 3:20 p.m. and 3:35 p.m., respectively.

The field at the SPIRE Collegiate Invitational is loaded with talent, featuring 17 teams spanning the U.S., eight of which are ranked in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association top-25 poll. In addition to Kentucky, other teams in the field include Auburn, East Carolina, Florida State, George Mason, Georgetown, Guelph, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina, Ohio State (women’s team), Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Texas (men’s team), Virginia Tech, Western Kentucky and Wichita State.

The Husky Classic and SPIRE Collegiate Invitational are the final two meets of the indoor season for Kentucky before it hosts the SEC Indoor Championships on Feb. 24-26 at the Nutter Field House.

A full schedule of events that Kentucky student-athletes will be competing in Friday and Saturday at the Husky Classic and the SPIRE Collegiate Invitational is listed below.

For more news and information on the Kentucky track and field teams, including results from the Husky Classic and SPIRE Collegiate Invitational, follow the Wildcats on Twitter at “Kentucky Track” and go to UKathletics.com.

Husky Classic
Dempsey Indoor – Seattle, Wash.
Feb. 10-11, 2012

Schedule of Events

Friday, Feb. 10, 2012
Women’s 5,000-Meter Run – 9:10 p.m. ET
Chelsea Oswald
Taylor Wendler

Men’s 5,000-Meter Run – 10:30 p.m. ET
Stacey Eden
Luis Orta

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012
Women’s One-Mile Run – 11:30 a.m. ET
Megan Broderick
Megan Wright

Men’s One-Mile Run – 11:55 a.m. ET
Trent Halasek
Matthew Hillenbrand
Adam Kahleifeh

Women’s 800-Meter Run – 2:30 p.m. ET
Allison Peare

Men’s 800-Meter Run – 3:00 p.m. ET
Sean Keane
Keffri Neal
Robert Scharold

Women’s 3,000-Meter Run (Invite) – 7:35 p.m. ET
Cally Macumber

Men’s 3,000-Meter Run (Invite) – 8:00 p.m. ET
Walter Luttrell

SPIRE Division 1 Collegiate Invitational
SPIRE Institute – Geneva, Ohio
Feb. 10-11, 2012

Schedule of Events

Friday, Feb. 10, 2012
Women’s Pentathlon – 2:00 p.m. ET
Kayla Parker

Men’s Heptathlon – 2:05 p.m. ET
Daniel Buckles

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012
Men’s Shot Put – 10:00 a.m. ET
Isiah Kent
Bradley Szypka

Women’s Pole Vault – 10:00 a.m. ET
Shelby Kennard
Samantha Stenzel
Michelle Canterna

Women’s Long Jump – 10:00 a.m. ET
Brittany Britt
Candice Taylor
Keilah Tyson

Men’s Weight Throw – 10:00 a.m. ET
Andrew Evans

Men’s Long Jump – 10:00 a.m. ET
Terence Boyd

Men’s 60-Meter Hurdles (Prelims) – 10:45 a.m. ET
Brandon Bagley
Darryl Bradshaw

Women’s High Jump – 11:00 a.m. ET
Terri-Ann Grant
Joanne Imbert

Men’s 60-Meter Dash (Prelims) – 11:15 a.m. ET
Darryl Bradshaw
Ben Mason

Women’s 60-Meter Dash (Prelims) – 11:30 a.m. ET
Tamyah Pipkin

Women’s 3,000-Meter Run – 11:55 a.m. ET
Anna Bostrom

Women’s Shot Put – Noon ET
Jennifer Svoboda

Men’s 400-Meter Dash – 12:10 p.m. ET
Brandon Bagley
Ben Mason
Brandon Nichols

Women’s 400-Meter Dash – 12:30 p.m. ET
Julie Nunn
Shiara Robinson
Angelica Whaley

Men’s High Jump – 1:00 p.m. ET
Todd Nibbs
Ryan Ratliff

Men’s 200-Meter Dash – 2:40 p.m. ET
Brandon Bagley
Darryl Bradshaw
Ben Mason
Brandon Nichols

Women’s 200-Meter Dash – 3:00 p.m. ET
Julie Nunn
Tamyah Pipkin
Shiara Robinson
Keilah Tyson
Angelica Whaley

Men’s One-Mile Run – 3:20 p.m. ET
Jared Phillips

Women’s One-Mile Run – 3:35 p.m. ET
Katy Achtien