Track Cats Claim 15 First-Place Finishes at Cardinal Open

April 29, 2001

LOUISVILLE, Ky. The University of Kentucky track and field squads completed competition at the University of Louisville Cardinal Open with 15 first-place finishes on Friday, April 27. In the 20 events in which the Cats performed, they also tallied seven seconds and six thirds.Leading the way for the women were Rebecca Wedel and Janet Crawford. Wedel won the hammer throw with a personal-best heave of 172.01.00, adding more than seven feet to her previous best. Crawford also set a personal best with her first-place leap of 5-09.25 in the high jump, adding a quarter of an inch to her previous top mark.

Simidele Adeagbo, who is ranked 14th in the country in the triple jump, and Molly Lonergan, who is No. 20 nationally in the discus, also won their events, while Adeagbo claimed first in the long jump as well. Other winners for the women included Demetrius Roberts (100 meters), Michelle Williams (200 meters and 100-meter hurdles), Marie Patton (800 meters), Beth Heimann (1,500 meters) and Olubusola Adeagbo (400-meter hurdles).

On the men's side, Andrew VanderWagen leapt a season-best 6-09.75 to win the high jump, while Kevin Panke crossed the finish line 3:55.87 to take the honors in the 1,500 meters. Bryan Wilson (110-meter hurdles) and Scott Theis (shot put) also gave UK the top spot.

The Cats now take a two-week break before heading to the Southeastern Conference Championships in Columbia, S.C., on May 10-13.

AGATE (First Place and UK Finishers)

Women's 100 Meters1. Demetrius Roberts Kentucky 12.152. Simidele Adeagbo Kentucky 12.16

Women's 200 Meters1. Michelle Williams Kentucky 25.36

Women's 800 Meters1. Marie Patton Kentucky 2:19.043. April Eaves Kentucky 2:21.66

Women's 1,500 Meters1. Beth Heimann Kentucky 4:39.135. Liz Attig Kentucky 4:59.59

Women's 100-Meter Hurdles1. Michelle Williams Kentucky 14.022. Jihan Trone Kentucky 14.433. Elmetta Johnson Kentucky 14.51

Women's 400-Meter Hurdles1. Olubusola Adeagbo Kentucky 1:02.92

Women's High Jump1. Janet Crawford Kentucky 5-09.25

Women's Pole Vault1. Cindy Robertson Louisville 12-00.003. Elizabeth Kittredge Kentucky 10-06.00

Women's Long Jump1. Simidele Adeagbo Kentucky 19-04.752. Shevan Threats Kentucky 18-10.754. Falana Greenwell Kentucky 18-05.00

Women's Triple Jump1. Simidele Adeagbo Kentucky 41-10.502. Falana Greenwell Kentucky 39-05.00

Women's Shot Put1. Shola Kadiri Louisville 47-08.002. Olivia Reynolds Kentucky 40-05.00

Women's Discus1. Molly Lonergan Kentucky 159-05.003. Erin Greunke Kentucky 135-05.00

Women's Hammer Throw1. Rebecca Wedel Kentucky 172-01.003. Aisha Smith Kentucky 161-03.005. Olivia Reynolds Kentucky 138-04.00

Men's 400 Meters1. James Doaty Unattached 49.213. Culee Jennings Kentucky 49.97

Men's 800 Meters1. J.R. McCleney Louisville 1:53.766. Jonathan Feddock Kentucky 1:56.437. Michael Rupnow Kentucky 1:57.19

Men's 1,500 Meters1. Kevin Panke Kentucky 3:55.87

Men's 110-meter Hurdles1. Bryan Wilson Kentucky 15.04

Men's High Jump1. Andrew VanderWagen Kentucky 6-09.752. Matt Smothermon Kentucky 6-08.00

Men's Shot Put1. Scott Theis Kentucky 51-03.50