UKTF to Compete at Raleigh Relays

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RALEIGH, N.C. – The outdoor track and field season will continue on for a select group of Wildcats who will compete at North Carolina State’s Raleigh Relays this weekend.

Wildcats to watch, upon a superficial look at the entries, include Jacob Thomson who will make his 10,000-meter debut in a UK uniform on Friday night. Thomson placed eighth in 29:35.61 at the Raleigh Relays competing for NC State last year.

Nick Anderson will also run in the 110m hurdles. Anderson has scored at the SEC Championships in the event each of the past two years.

The 2016 Raleigh Relays includes 2,306 individual entries and 254 relay teams. More than 100 universities entered athletes in the meet. 

The meet will be broadcast on Flotrack and ESPN3. FlashResults will provide live results.

This weekend’s competition will only feature Wildcats from the Kentucky men’s team. 

UK’s women’s team was rated No. 9 nationally to begin the outdoor season in the
United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association computer rankings, on Wednesday.

Kentucky will send a large and diverse group to the Florida Relays next weekend.

Raleigh Relays Schedule (UK entries only)

12:30 p.m. – Men’s 110m Hurdles
Nick Anderson
Caleb Wilt

1:30 p.m. – Men’s 100m
Ini-Oluwa Oye
Kenshard Hamilton
Xavier Jones
Fred Dorsey
Caleb Wilt

2:20 p.m. – Men’s 400m
Naija Omari

4:30 p.m. – Men’s 1,500m
Section 2 of 7: Tim Layten
Section 3 of 7: Raine Wireman
Section 5 of 7: Gabe Harm

9:23 p.m. -- Men’s 10k
Section 1 of 3: Jacob Thomson
Section 2 of 3: Zack Beavin

12:50 p.m. – Men’s 400m Hurdles
Naija Omari
William Walker

1:40 p.m. – Men’s 4x100m Relay
Section 3 of 5: Kentucky (Hamilton, Oye, Jones, Dorsey)

2:20 p.m. – Men’s 800m
Heat 3 of 4: Ian Jones

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