Cats and Cards Team Up for Border Battle `Kentuckiana'

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The University of Kentucky track and field team travels to Louisville’s Cardinal Park not as an adversary but as a teammate to the in-state rival when they take on Indiana and Notre Dame in the Border Battle ‘Kentuckiana’ on Saturday.

UK looks to build on outstanding performances that were spread across three different venues and included three wins, a school record and multiple personal bests.

The women’s 4x400m relay team that featured senior Jenna Martin, sophomore Jazmyn Shorter, junior Brittany Cabbler and sophomore Precious Nwokey took down a 15-year-old school record by more than two seconds at the Pepsi Florida Relays on Saturday. This group of athletes now holds the women’s 4x400m relay record for both the outdoor and indoor season, which they also broke this year.

Sharif Webb turned in a dominating performance at the Florida Relays as he finished atop the pack in the 800m run with a time of 1:47.75 besting the field by more than half a second.  Webb’s time not only won him the race but has him ranked at the top of the Southeastern Conference standings and second nationally, according to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, trailing only Charles Jock of UC Irvine by .29 seconds.

Junior David Banks turned in the best performance of his career at the Texas Relays in the triple jump with a mark of 51-01/15.57m which ranks fourth in the SEC and 11th nationally. Banks’ previous best was set at this weekend’s venue, Cardinal Park, last outdoor season during the NCAA Mideast Regional with a mark of 50-11/15.52m. His mark of 51-01 is three quarters of an inch away from the school record set 29 years ago by Bethel Ward.

Kristin Smith earned her second win in two tries to open the outdoor season perfect in the hammer throw competition at the Tiger Track Classic. Smith now stands second in the SEC and ninth overall nationally in the hammer throw.

Also at the Tiger Track Classic, Ashley Muffet finished second in the discus throw ahead of all her collegiate competitors. Two Wildcats rank in the top 25 in the discus throw, Muffet in fourth and junior Mary Angell is ranked 19th. Muffet also led two other Wildcats who finished in the top four of the women’s shot put.

Although the Border Battle ‘Kentuckiana’ matches two of the most competitive rivals, on Saturday they will have to put their differences aside and join forces to take down Indiana’s pride.

Several field events will kick off the competition at 10:30 a.m. ET followed by running events at 2:00 p.m. ET with the women’s 5,000m run. Follow live results at


Border Battle “Kentuckiana”

Saturday, April 10, 2010

 Running Events

2:00 PM Women’s 5000m

2:20 PM Men’s 5000m
                Henken, Adam                                     Kentucky                               14:25.00
                Heenan, Colin                                      Kentucky                               14:40.00
                Luttrell, Walter                                     Kentucky                               14:41.00

2:40 PM Women’s 4 x 100m
                   Kentucky  'A'                                                 45.10
            1) Shorter, Jazmyn                                   2) Robinson, Shiara             
            3) Martin, Jenna                                      4) Nwokey, Precious             

2:45 PM Men’s 4 x 100m
                    Kentucky  'A'                                                 39.50
          1) Williams, Alex                                        2) Sorrillo, Rondel             
          3) Obeng, Kwasi                                         4) Lange, Sean                  

2:50 PM Women’s 1500m
                Peterson, Katherine                             Kentucky                               4:34.30
                Macumber, Cally                                  Kentucky                               4:34.30
                Petri, Lindsay                                      Kentucky                               4:39.00
                Norman, Samanatha                             Kentucky                               4:41.60
                Wright, Megan                                     Kentucky                               4:45.60
3:00 PM Men’s 1500m
                Nadzam, Josh                                    Kentucky                               3:48.07
                Heibell, Chris                                     Kentucky                               3:49.00
                Sonnenfeldt, Matt                               Kentucky                               3:54.20
                Wagner, Matt                                    Kentucky                               3:56.00
                Haire, Justin                                      Kentucky                               4:01.16
                Zagorski, Jeremy                                Kentucky                               3:47.00
                Henken, Adam                                    Kentucky                               3:47.00
3:15 PM Women’s 100m Hurdles  

3:20 PM Men’s 110m Hurdles
                Bradshaw, Darryl                                Kentucky                               14.40

3:30 PM Women’s 400m Dash
                Robinson, Shiara                                Kentucky                               57.00
                Cabbler, Brittany                               Kentucky                               55.50
                Martin, Jenna                                   Kentucky                               52.50
                Shorter, Jazmyn                                 Kentucky                               53.50
3:35 PM Men’s 400m Dash
                Miller, Cody                                      Kentucky                               47.50
                Mason, Ben                                      Kentucky                               48.00
                Webb, Sharif                                    Kentucky                               47.33
                Obeng, Kwasi                                    Kentucky                               46.50
                Sorrillo, Rondel                                 Kentucky                               47.00
3:40 PM Women’s 100m Dash

3:45 PM Men’s 100m Dash
                Williams, Alex                                    Kentucky                               10.45
                 Lange, Sean                                      Kentucky                               10.60
3:50 PM Women’s 800m Run
                Norman, Samanatha                            Kentucky                               2:17.50
                Wright, Megan                                    Kentucky                               2:18.00
                Macumber, Cally                                  Kentucky                               2:16.50
                Peterson, Katherine                              Kentucky                               2:17.00
4:00 PM Men’s 800m Run
                Rover, William                                    Kentucky                               1:54.12
                Wagner, Matt                                      Kentucky                               1:54.60
                Halasek, Trent                                    Kentucky                               1:52.24
                Zagorski, Jeremy                                 Kentucky                               1:52.60
4:10 PM Women’s 400m Hurdles  

4:15 PM Men’s 400m Hurdles
                Bradshaw, Darryl                                 Kentucky                               56.50
                Ruck, Will                                          Kentucky                               55.50
4:20 PM Women’s 200m Dash
               Cabbler, Brittany                                 Kentucky                               25.20
                Shorter, Jazmyn                                  Kentucky                               24.05
                Martin, Jenna                                     Kentucky                               24.20
                Robinson, Shiara                                 Kentucky                               24.75
4:25 PM Men’s 200m Dash
        Mason, Ben                                                Kentucky                               21.75
                Williams, Alex                                    Kentucky                               21.60
                Lange, Sean                                        Kentucky                               21.30
4:30 PM Women’s 3000m Steeplechase
                Richardson, Andrea                                   Kentucky                               10:50.00
                Laverty, Claire                                          Kentucky                               11:15.00
4:45 PM Men’s 3000m Steeplechase
5:00 PM Women’s 4 x 400m Relay
                    Kentucky  'A'                                        3:33.00
         1) Shorter, Jazmyn                                       2) Martin, Jenna                
         3) Cabbler, Brittany                                     4) Nwokey, Precious             
5:05 PM Men’s 4 x 400m Relay
                    Kentucky  'A'                                        3:10.11
         1) Miller, Cody                                         2) Obeng, Kwasi                 
         3) Sorrillo, Rondel                                     4) Webb, Sharif                

Field Events

10:30 AM Men’s Javelin Rolling Schedule
Women’s Javelin
                    Nwokey, Precious                            Kentucky                        28.00m
                    Newby, Ashley                               Kentucky                        29.00m
                    Wise, Natalie                               Kentucky                        40.99m
Men’s Hammer
                   Boevers, Colin                               Kentucky                        45.00m
Women’s Hammer
                    Smith, Heather                              Kentucky                        52.16m
            Muffet, Ashley                                    Kentucky                      58.92m
            Smith, Kristin                                    Kentucky                      63.94m
Men’s Shot
           Boevers, Colin                                    Kentucky                       17.66m
Women’s Discus
           Svoboda, Jennifer                                 Kentucky                      47.50m
           Angell, Mary                                      Kentucky                      49.76m   
           Muffet, Ashley                                    Kentucky                      57.21m
Women’s Shot
           Smith, Kristin                                    Kentucky                      13.50m
           Angell, Mary                                      Kentucky                      15.53m
           Svoboda, Jennifer                                  Kentucky                      15.66m
           Muffet, Ashley                                    Kentucky                      17.46m
Men’s Discus
         Boevers, Colin                                    Kentucky                      54.00m
1:00 PM Women’s Pole Vault
                Durham, Mary                                      Kentucky                       3.83m
                Stenzel, Samantha                                 Kentucky                       3.91m
2:00 PM Women’s High Jump
                Newby, Ashley                                     Kentucky                       1.68m
                Morgan, Alexandra                                   Kentucky                       1.71m
2:00 PM Women’s Long Jump
                Bishop, Ke'Undra                                  Kentucky                       5.60m
2:00 PM Men’s Long Jump
                Crouse, Steve                                     Kentucky                       7.17m
                Banks, David                                      Kentucky                       7.23m
2:30 PM Men’s Pole Vault
3:30 PM Men’s High Jump
3:30 PM Men’s Triple Jump
        Crouse, Steve                                      Kentucky                       14.94m
        Banks, David                                       Kentucky                       15.51m
3:30 PM Women’s Triple Jump
        Bishop, Ke'Undra                                   Kentucky                       12.71m