UKTF Turns In More Top Performances Friday at Florida Relays

Results | Saturday SECN+ Broadcast

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Kentucky got another steady dose of strong performances on Friday, the second day of the Florida Relays, at Percy Beard Track. 

Jacklyn Howell ran 13:09w (+2.1), to place as top collegian in the 100-meter hurdles with a time that ranks No. 3 nationally. The Wildcats have the No. 1 and No. 3 ranked hurdlers in the nation, early in this outdoor season. 

Ariah Graham’s school record in the 800m was another notable run. 

Graham made her outdoor season debut with a time of 2:03.24, which was the second fastest by a collegian and fourth overall.

Jacklyn Howell ran 13:09w (+2.1), to pace as top collegian with a time that ranks No. 3 nationally. The Wildcats have the No. 1 and No. 3 ranked hurdlers in the nation, early in this outdoor season. 

Kianna Gray and Destiny Carter placed 2-3 in the 100m, with respective times of 11.21w (+3.3) and 11.26w (+2.7). Those times rank tied-No. 2 and No. 3 outright in the NCAA at time of publication. Gray and Carter ran similarly well in the 200m, on Thursday. 

Lou Styles ran a PR 3:42.22 to place fifth in the 1,500m. The time made him the No. 8 UK performer all-time. 

Adriana Brown tossed a PR 176’07”/53.82m to place seventh in the discus. Beckie Famurewa tossed a season best in the hammer, 207’4”/63.20m, to place sixth.

Spencer Hrycay ran a nice season-best 8:58.34 to place third in the 3k steeplechase.

Katy Kunc and Caroline McCaslin placed third and fifth in the 3k steeplechase with respective times of 10:22.59 and 10:34.31. Kunc’s time was an 11-second PR and the school record. McCaslin lost her school record to Kunc, but the time was a PR by nearly three seconds.

Jasmine Mitchell made her 800m debut with a time of 2:08.74 a day after running a PR in the 400m.

Kiah Seymour ran a 2016-best 52.63 in the 400m, placing fourth in Friday’s competition.

Kentucky’s 4x400m relay of Sha’Keela Saunders, Precious Hitchcock, Donatella Asemota and Gray turned in the best 4x400m relay qualifying time on Friday: 3:35.56.

The meet concludes on Saturday. The competition will be broadcast on
SEC Network+.

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.

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FRIDAY RESULTS (Notes are selected on a discretionary basis. They're not comprehensive)


Women’s Hammer Throw

12. Brandi Walker: 183’11”/56.05m

Women’s Invite LJ [Front]

8. Destiny Carter: 19’11”/6.07m (+2.3)
13. Marie-Joseé Ebwea-Bile: 19’4.75”/5.91m (+2.7)

Women’s Invite Hammer Throw

6.  Beckie Famurewa: 207’4”/63.20m (SB)

Men’s Discus [Inner]

14. Noah Castle: 152’9”/46.57m
NP. Logan Bryer (Foul)

Women’s Pole Vault

11. Olivia Gruver: 13’3.5”/4.05m (OSR)

Men’s Invite Long Jump [Front]

9. Fred Dorsey: 24’5.50”/7.45m (+0.0)

Women’s Invite Discus [Inner]

7. Adriana Brown: 176’07”/53.82m (PR)     
13. Beckie Famurewa: 159’9”/48.70m

Women’s Javelin

22. Sarah Blake: 131’8”/40.14m

Men’s Long Jump [Front}

NP: Cameron Short


Women’s 100mH

5. Jacklyn Howell: 13.09w (+2.1) (No. 3 in NCAA)

Men’s 100m

22. Kenshard Hamilton: 10.41w (+2.1) (PR)
45. Ini-Oluwa Oye: 10.62 (1.8)
61. Xavier Jones: 10.83w (+2.6)

Men’s 110mH

9. Nick Anderson: 13.60 (+1.2)
47. Caleb Wilt: 14.65 (+1.2)
66. Tim Duckworth: 15.08: (+1.2)

Women’s 100m

2. Kianna Gray: 11.21w (+3.3) (Tied No. 2 in NCAA)
3. Destiny Carter: 11.26w (+2.7)

14. Javianne Oliver: 11.47w (+2.7)
16. Precious Hitchcock: 11.47w (+2.7)
34. Donatella Asemota: 11.71 (+1.7)

Women’s 400m

4. Kiah Seymour: 52.63

Women’s 800m

4. Ariah Graham: 2:03.24 (sr)
15. Jasmine Mitchell: 2:08.74

Men’s 800m

26.   Shane Dillon: 1:50.48

Women’s 400mH

17. Daje Pugh: 1:00.91
28. Jacklyn Howell: 1:01.98

Men’s 400mH

27.   Naija Omari: 53.20 (PR)

47. Caleb Wilt: 55.01

Women’s 4x400 Relay (Prelims)

1.       Kentucky (Saunders, Hitchcock, Asemota, Gray): 3:35.56q

Men’s 1,500m

5. Lou Styles: 3:42.22 (PR) (No. 8 UK all-time)
32. Kendall Muhammad: 3:50.53

Women’s 3,000m Steeplechase

3. Katy Kunc: 10:22.59

5. Caroline McCaslin: 10:34.31

Men’s 3,000m Steeplechase

3. Spencer Hrycay: 8:58.34


Women’s Open 200m

5. Kianna Gray: 22.86 (+0.3) FR

7. Destiny Carter: 23.10 (+1.4) PR
13. Kiah Seymour: 23.42 (+0.3)
18. Donatella Asemota: 23.51 (+1.7)
20. Precious Hitchcock: 23.67 (+1.5)
21. Jacklyn Howell: 23.68 (+1.7)
27. Javianne Oliver: 23.89 (-0.1)
29. Sha’Keela Saunders: 24.03 (-0.1)

Men’s Open 200m

14. Ini-Oluwa Oye: 21.00w (+2.1)
17. Kenshard Hamilton: 21.09w (+2.1)
32. Xavier Jones: 21.51w (+4.4)

Women’s Open 400m

5. Jasmine Mitchell: 52.94 - PR
13. Daje Pugh 54.75 - PR

Men’s Hammer Throw

7. David Cline: 200’3”/61.04m
14. Logan Bryer: 190’1”/57.95m