Inaugural UK Hoops 5k for 5k

June 27, 2009

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LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Nearly 200 runners and walkers participated in the Kentucky women's basketball inaugural "5K for 5K" on Saturday, June 27 at Memorial Coliseum. The overall male winner was Dalton Caudill of Owingsville, Ky., with a time of 18.29.10. The overall female winner was UK Hoops junior guard Carly Morrow of Chattanooga, Tenn., with a time of 20.58.53.

In an effort to set a new school record of 5,000 season tickets for the 2009-10 season, the UK Hoops team held the 5K run/walk to help break the current season ticket record of 4,808 set in 2005-06. The entire season ticket campaign is called "Drive for 5K" which includes five events to be held this summer and fall. The drive is off to a good start as over 600 season tickets have already been sold.

"I spent too much time promoting the event instead of training for the event so that was tough on me, but we had fun," UK Hoops head coach Matthew Mitchell, who finished 34th with a time of 25.48.15, said. "I was really happy with the turnout. It was incredible the amount of people that came out this morning. It was a lot of fun and I think we're off to good start of making people aware that we're trying to set a record for season ticket sales this year."

Season tickets cost just $45 for 17 exciting home games in Memorial Coliseum. This year's schedule, which will be completed and released later this summer, is highlighted by matchups against first-time opponent Boston University in the season opener on Nov. 13 and intrastate rival Louisville on Dec. 20. The Southeastern Conference schedule also will feature eight home games compared to seven in previous years, as the league has adopted a 16-game slate beginning in the 2009-10 season.

For ticket information, log on to UKathletics.com or call the UK ticket office at 859-257-1818 or 1-800-928-CATS (2287).

Complete race results can be found on UKathletics.com.

The next event is slated for Saturday, July 18 at Lexington Fayette Mall. More details will follow at a later date.