UK Track & Field to Begin Outdoor Season at Castillo Invitational

TEMPE, Ariz.  – The Kentucky track and field teams are in the midst of their annual spring break retreat. That Wildcats are in the valley of the sun to soak in desert weather, begin the transition from the indoor season to outdoor and compete at Arizona State’s Baldy Castillo Invitational.

Friday will start with two flights of the women's hammer throw at 4:40 p.m. ET, immediately followed by the men's. 

Saturday's events will begin at 1 p.m. ET with the women's discus, while the track events begin at 4 p.m. ET with the women's 100-meter hurdles. 

Eleven teams are entered in the two-day meet, including Arizona State, Illinois' women, Iowa, Long Beach State, Minnesota's men, North Dakota State, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas A&M, UC-Riverside and Utah's women.

Kentucky annually travels to a warm-weather locale during spring break to give the athletes a chance to enjoy nice weather during a week off from class, while also providing a comfortable training atmosphere at the start of the outdoor season.

The Wildcats also engage in multiple team-building activities during that time. 

The Wildcats who competed at last weekend’s NCAA Indoor Championships will compete sparingly this weekend, but they’ll nonetheless be on hand the find baselines at the start of outdoor.

Beckie Famurewa, fresh off a scoring performance in the weight throw last week, is scheduled to throw the discus.

Jacob Thomson, who claimed Southeastern Conference Silver in the 5,000 meters indoors, is entered in the 1,500m.

Kentucky’s relay teams are also scheduled to open up the year this weekend.

Saturday's events will be live streamed on Pac-12 Networks online.

Arizona State will also provide live results.

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