UKTF Women’s Team Reaches No. 2 in Latest USTFCCCA Rankings
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky women’s track and field team moved up six spots, to No. 2, in this week’s National Team Computer Rankings released by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Monday’s rankings were the fourth edition of this outdoor season.
The Week Four rankings consider only marks recorded this outdoor season so far. They are intended as a projection of NCAA Championships finishes based on performances so far this year.
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn (100-meter hurdles), Kiah Seymour (400m hurdles), Destiny Carter (long jump) and Sha’Keela Saunders (long jump) all had their hand in Kentucky’s rise. Each of those four athletes stood out this past weekend at the Virginia Challenge in their respective events.
Additionally, Beckie Famurewa recorded the nation’s No. 8 hammer throw and No. 10 discus throw this weekend.
Kentucky’s relays are also highly ranked nationally. The women’s 4x100m relay of Javianne Oliver, Precious Hitchcock, Destiny Carter and Kianna Gray ran 43.14 at the Virginia Challenge this weekend, which is ranked No. 3 nationally.
UK’s 4x400m relay of Gray, Jasmine Mitchell, Carter and Seymour has a season-best time of 3:28.45, which is ranked No. 4 in the NCAA.
Gray has a 100m season-best of 11.21, which ranks No. 8 nationally. Ariah Graham has the nation’s No. 7 800m time – a school-record 2:03.04.
Kentucky will travel to the LSU Invitational this weekend and host the Kentucky Relays the following Saturday before the SEC Championships May 12-14.
USTFCCCA’s Tyler Mayforth contributed content to this report.