Track & Field Begins Outdoor Season at Bulls Invitational

March 14, 2012

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LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky men's and women's track and field teams will begin their outdoor seasons Thursday and Friday in Tampa, Fla., at the Bulls Invitational held at the USF Track and Field Stadium.

The meet, featuring 24 schools, including Kentucky, will begin Thursday with the women's hammer throw at 3 p.m. and the men's hammer throw following at 5:30 p.m. The remainder of the meet will start Friday with field events beginning at 9:30 a.m., and running events at 2:30 p.m. All times are Eastern.

Kentucky will look to build off its indoor season that saw the men's team finish eighth in the SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships with 38 points, and the women's team finish 12th with seven points.

Senior Terri-Ann Grant will compete in the women's high jump at 2 p.m. Grant enters Friday's competition coming off a ninth-place finish in the high jump at the indoor NCAA Championships. Grant's mark earned her second team All-America honors by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Luis Orta, who was named the 2012 SEC Men's Runner of the Year for the indoor season will not compete at the Bulls Invitational. Orta has exhausted his eligibility in indoor track, but is just a junior in outdoor track and field.

The Kentucky women's team finished in a tie for 60th at last year's NCAA Outdoor Championships. The Wildcats earned two points from then-senior Jenna Martin in the 400-meter dash. The men's team finished in a tie for 41st at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships, as senior thrower Colin Boevers recorded five points with a fourth-place mark in the discus.

For all news and information on the Kentucky track and field teams, including recaps and results from the Bulls Invitational, follow the Wildcats on Twitter at "KentuckyTrack" and go to

Bulls Invitational
USF Track & Field Stadium - Tampa, Fla.
March 15-16, 2012

Thursday's Events
Women's Hammer Throw - 3:00 p.m.
Jennifer Svoboda

Men's Hammer Throw - 5:30 p.m.
Andrew Evans
Isiah Kent
Bradley Szypka

Friday's Events
Men's Javelin Throw - 9:30 a.m.
Raymond Dykstra

Women's Long Jump - 10:00 a.m.
Kayla Parker

Men's Long Jump - 10:00 a.m.
Terence Boyd

Men's Triple Jump - 10:00 a.m.
Terence Boyd

Women's Pole Vault - Noon
Samantha Stenzel
Shelby Kennard

Men's Shot Put - 1:30 p.m.
Isiah Kent
Bradley Szypka

Women's Discus Throw - 2:00 p.m.
Jennifer Svoboda

Women's High Jump - 2:00 p.m.
Terri-Ann Grant

Men's High Jump - 2:00 p.m.
Terence Boyd
Todd Nibbs
Ryan Ratliff

Women's 4x100-Meter Relay - 2:30 p.m.
Kentucky `A'
Kentucky `B'

Women's 1,500-Meter Run - 2:30 p.m.
Katy Achtien
Anna Bostrom
Chelsea Oswald
Allison Peare
Taylor Wendler
Hiruni Wijayaratne
Megan Wright

Men's 1,500-Meter Run - 2:30 p.m.
William James
Josh Nadzam
Keffri Neal
Jared Phillips
Robert Scharold
Jake Wildenmann

Women's 100-Meter Hurdles - 2:30 p.m.
Kayla Parker

Men's 400-Meter Dash - 2:30 p.m.
Sean Keane
Ben Mason
Brandon Nichols

Women's 800-Meter Run - 2:30 p.m.
Julie Nunn
Chelsea Oswald

Men's 800-Meter Run - 2:30 p.m.
Trent Halasek

Women's 400-Meter Hurdles - 2:30 p.m.
Shiara Robinson

Men's 400-Meter Hurdles - 2:30 p.m.
Brandon Bagley

Women's 4x400-Meter Relay - 2:30 p.m.
Kentucky `A'

Men's 4x400-Meter Relay - 2:30 p.m.
Kentucky `A'
Kentucky `B'

Men's Discus Throw - 5:00 p.m.
Raymond Dykstra
Andrew Evans
Isiah Kent
Bradley Szypka

Women's Shot Put - 5:30 p.m.
Jennifer Svoboda