UK Track & Field NCAA East Preliminary Field Announced

By Jacob Most
May 16, 2013 -

NCAA Championships Central

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky track and field team will send 27 entries (14 men and 13 women) to the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds, it was announced on Thursday.

The top 48 declared athletes per region were selected into individual events, while the top 24 relay teams declared per region also qualified.

The NCAA Championship East Preliminary Rounds are slated for May 23-25 at Irwin Belk Track in Greensboro, N.C., hosted by North Carolina A&T State University.

The NCAA West Preliminary will be contested May 23-25 at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas.

Those who advance past the preliminary round will compete June 5-8 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. The top 12 from each of the two regions in each event, including relays, advance to the national meet.

The UK women’s team qualified 10 competitors in 11 events for a total of 13 entries at the meet.

Ten Kentucky men will make the trip to Greensboro as UK will have 14 entries in nine events.

Wildcat qualifiers into multiple events include Tamyah Pipkin (100m and 200m), Chelsea Oswald (5K and 10K), Keith Hayes (110H and 400H), Adam Kahleifeh (1,500m and 5,000m) and Isiah Kent (shot put and discus throw). The UK women’s 4x100-meter relay team also qualified for Regionals.

The Kentucky men’s team will send three top-10 seeds to East Qualifiers. Andrew Evans, a 2012 All-American, is the No. 3 seed in the discus throw (60.12m        /197' 3"). Raymond Dykstra, who is also a returning All-American, ranks sixth in the javelin throw (71.68m/235' 2"), while Keith Hayes – a four time All-American – ranks seventh in the 110-meter hurdles.

Chelsea Oswald, the 2013 Southeastern Conference 5,000 and 10,000 meters champion, qualified in each of those events as the Nos. 6 and 8 seeds in those events respectively.

Freshman Rebecca Famurewa is the No. 2 qualifier in the discus throw (57.09m/187' 4"), while Morganne Phillips is the No. 8 qualifier at 400m (52.66)

Fourteen Wildcats, seven men and seven women, qualified for NCAA East Prelims in 2012.

UK Women’s NCAA East Preliminary Championship Qualifiers

100 Meters
17. Keilah Tyson: 11.50
47. Tamyah Pipkin: 11.65

200 Meters
28. Tamyah Pipkin: 23.67

400 Meters
8. Morganne Phillips

1,500 Meters
13. Allison Peare: 4:18.88

5,000 Meters
6. Chelsea Oswald: 15:49.57
12. Cally Macumber: 16:04.24

10,000 Meters
8. Chelsea Oswald: 33:38.35

100-Meter Hurdles
11. Kayla Parker: 13.19

4x100-Meter Relay
6. Kentucky: 44.44

High Jump
37. Joanne Imbert: 1.76M

Pole Vault
33. Michelle Canterna: 3.96M

Women Discus Throw
2. Rebecca Famurewa: 57.09M

UK Men’s NCAA East Preliminary Championship Qualifiers
200 Meters
27. Kadeem Kushimo: 20.88

1,500 Meters
17. Matt Hillenbrand: 3:44.66
18. Keffri Neal: 3:44.68
33. Adam Kahleifeh: 3:45.99

3,000-meter Steeplechase
22. Luis Orta: 8:56.32
32. Mackay Wilson: 8:49.79

5,000 Meters
42. Adam Kahleifeh: 14:12.64

110-meter Hurdles
7. Keith Hayes: 13.66

400-meter Hurdles
42. Keith Hayes: 52.55

Shot Put
16. Bradley Szypka: 18.16M
29. Isiah Kent: 17.63M

3. Andrew Evans: 60.12M
26. Isiah Kent: 54.77M

6. Raymond Dykstra: 71.68M