Track & Field Sweeps DMRs to Begin Kentucky Invitational

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LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky’s men’s and women’s distance medley relays both won on Friday, beginning the Kentucky Invitational and more broadly the 2016 season, in strong fashion.

The women’s team of Michelle McKinney (1,200 meters), Precious Hitchcock (400m), Ariah Graham (800m) and Caroline McCaslin (mile) ran 11:32.35 to begin the season with a time that ranks faster than any recorded in the nation this season prior to Friday.

The UK men’s relay of Gabe Harm, Ian Jones, Shane Dillon and Lou Styles completed the sweep as Styles pulled away on the anchor lap, posting a relay time of 9:57.85.

Rebecca Famurewa placed as the top collegian, third overall, in the weight throw. Her mark was 66'8"/20.32m, fewer than three inches shy of her national No. 2 mark: 69'6.25" which she threw in December 2015.

Jeneva Stevens competing for NYAC won the women's weight throw with a 2016 world-leading mark of 77'9.5"/23.71m, which broke the field house record.

Logan Bryer placed sixth in the weight throw with a PR mark of 63’3.5”/19.29m.

The competition ahead
Action will get back under way at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

Kentucky will provide live results.

UK's women's team entered the meet ranked No. 8 in the initial
USTFCCCA rankings.

This weekend's meet will be a nice tune-up for the Wildcats, who will be returning to competition for the first time since late last year.

Kentucky will host what has become one of the best regular-season fields of any meet in the nation for the Rod McCravy Memorial Jan. 22-23.

Admission is free.

Parking is available for free in the green lot in front of Nutter Field House.

Fans can pick up 2016 UK track and field posters at Nutter Field House. They will have chances to win UK track and field items as well via social media prompts from @KentuckyTrack handles on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.


Friday Events


Women’s Weight Throw

3. Rebecca Famurewa: 66’8”/20.32m
12. Brandi Walker: 57’10.25”/17.63m
34. Adriana Brown: 47’9.75”/14.57m

Men’s Weight Throw

6. Logan Bryer: 63’3.5”/19.29m
9. David Cline: 61’5.5”/18.73m
21. Noah Castle: 47’2.5”/14.39m

Women DMR

1. Kentucky “A” (McKinney, Hitchcock, Graham, McCaslin): 11:32.35
5. Kentucky “B”:  (Weston, Pugh, Miller, Kunc): 11:57.54

Men’s DMR

1.       Kentucky “A” (Harm, Jones, Dillon, Styles): 9:57.85

6. Kentucky “B” (Wireman, Simpson, Layten, Hrycay): 10:21.23