Kentucky Track and Field Wins 10 Events at UCF Black and Gold Challenge

March 21, 2010

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The University of Kentucky track and field team opened its 2010 outdoor season, slating 10 event wins at the University of Central Florida Black and Gold Challenge in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday.

 

In a tuned down introduction to the outdoor season, the meet consisted of a small field of select teams that included athletes from Arkansas, Bethune-Cookman, Florida, Florida Tech, Kentucky and host Central Florida.

 

Junior David Banks, with a jump of 7.17m/23-06.25 won the long jump competition, defeating teammate Steve Crouse as he added to his personal-best mark by 2.25 inches, set earlier in the year at the Kentucky Invitational. Crouse, in his first attempt in the long jump this season, set a personal best mark of 7.09/23-03.25 previously set during last year’s Jesse Owens Track Classic.

 

After receiving All-Southeastern Conference Freshman team honors in the mile, Patrick McGregor picked up right where he left off as he topped the leaderboard in the 1,500m run with a time of 3:54.43. Chris Heibell and fellow freshman Matt Sonnenfeldt followed closely behind in fourth and fifth position with time of 3:57.53  and 3:59.31  respectively.

 

On the women’s side in the 1,500m run, freshman Cally Macumber, who also received All-SEC Freshman honors, edged out senior teammate Katherine Peterson by 0.3 seconds with a time of 4:34.33. Similar to the men, freshman Samantha Norman finished in third place with a time of 4:45.38.

 

Senior Kwasi Obeng won the 200m dash while setting an outdoor personal-best time of 21.64. Also in the 200m dash were Ben Mason, Alex Williams and Cody Miller who finished fourth, fifth and sixth respectively.

 

Coming off a record-setting indoor season that included capturing the school record, sophomore Samantha Stenzel set an outdoor personal best with a vault of 3.66m/12-00 to finish in second place in the event.

 

The Cats dive into the 2010 outdoor season when they return to action at the Yellow Jacket Classic in Atlanta, Ga., March 26-27.

 

For all the latest updates of Kentucky track and field, go to UKathletics.com.

UCF Black and Gold Challenge – March 20, 2010

Men’s Discus Throw

1. Colin Boevers – 54.40/178-06

Men’s Long Jump

1. David Banks – 7.17/23-06.25

2. Steve Crouse – 7.09/23-03.25

 

Women’s Hammer Throw

1. Heather Smith – 48.00/157-06

 

Women’s Discus Throw

1. Ashley Muffet – 49.65/163-00

3. Mary Angell – 46.75/153-04

 

Women’s High Jump

2. Alexandra Morgan – 1.60m/5-3  

Women’s Pole Vault
2. Samantha Stenzel– 3.66m/12-00  

Women’s Shot Put

3. Ashley Newby – 10.97/36-00.00

4. Precious Nwokey – 10.85/35-07.25

 

Women’s Javelin

2. Natalie Wise – 33.55/110-01.00

3. Ashley Newby – 24.63/80-10.00

4. Precious Nwokey – 21.40/70-02.00

 

Men’s 1500m Run
1. Patrick McGregor – 3:54.43  
4. Chris Heibell – 3:57.53  
5. Matt Sonnenfeldt – 3:59.31  
8. Colin Heenan – 4:05.38

9. Trent Halasek – 4:05.83

10. Walter Luttrell – 4:08.74

11. Justin Haire – 4:20.47

Women’s 1500m Run

1. Cally Macumber – 4:34.33

2. Katherine Peterson – 4:34.63

3. Samantha Norman – 4:45.38

6. Andrea Richardson – 4:53.15

7. Megan Wright – 4:53.77

8. Claire Laverty – 4:53.95

10. Lindsay Petri – 4:57.33

12. Katy Atchien – 5:08.06

 

Men’s 110m Hurdles
2. Darryl Bradshaw – 14.74  

Men’s 400m Dash

3. Sharif Webb – 48.44


Men’s 800m Run

4. Josh Nadzam – 1:54.73  
6. Justin Haire – 2:06.16  

Men’s 400m Hurdles

1. Will Ruck – 58.73  

Women’s 200m Dash
2. Jazmyn Shorter – 24.05

5. Jenna Martin – 24.40
8. Shiara Robinson – 24.75

15. Brittany Cabbler – 25.53  

Men’s 200m Dash
1. Kwasi Obeng – 21.64  
4. Ben Mason – 21.94  
5. Alex Williams – 21.99

6. Cody Miller – 22.15  

 

Men’s 5000m Run
1. Colin Heenan – 15:45.62

2. Matt Sonnenfeldt – 15:46.14

3. Patrick McGregor – 15:46.20

4. Walter Luttrell – 15:46.78

5. Chris Heibell – 15:52.35

Women’s 5000m Run

1. Cally Macumber – 17:58.26

2. Andrea Richardson – 17:58.69

3. Katherine Peterson – 18:02.81

6. Samantha Norman – 18:48.11

7. Megan Wright – 18:50.15

8. Claire Laverty – 19.01.37

10. Katy Atchien – 19:30.31