Track &amp; Field Squads Capture Two Titles at Yellow Jacket Invitational
Senior Jeff Chakouian continued the Cats success with a second-place regional qualifying toss of 64-06 ? in the shot put. Junior Dedrick Tillerson recorded the Cats third regional qualifying mark by running a personal-best time of 52.51 in the men?s 400-meter hurdles.
Freshman Liliane Sparkes added to UK?s top finishes in the women?s 1,500 meters with a fourth-place personal-best time of 4:37.55. Georganne Way improved her 800-meter time to 2:11.47 to finish seventh, while Lavera Morris, also in the 800 meters, took sixth with a time of 2:11.47. Two fifth-place finishes came from junior Rachel Kohler who tied for fifth with a leap of 5-5 in the high jump and senior Gennessa Guzman who threw 173-03 in the women?s hammer throw.
On the men?s side senior Kris Landers finished sixth with a time of 1:52.45 in the men?s 800-meters, while sophomore Andy Fryman took eighth with a toss of 162-00 in the discus. Freshman Justin Harrison and Dan Hutson captured the Wildcats two other top-ten finishes in the 200 meters and 400 meters, respectively. Harrison crossed the finish line with a time of 21.73, while Huston finished with a time of 48.10.
The Cats return to action April 8-9 at the SEC-Big 10 Challenge in Knoxville, Tenn.