UKTF Women Third at 2016 SEC Outdoor Championships

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Kentucky women’s team finished third behind Arkansas and Texas A&M at the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships for the second year in a row on Saturday at Alabama’s Sam Bailey Stadium.

Arkansas won with 126.75 points. Texas A&M edged Kentucky 82-80 for second place. Tennessee was fourth with 76 points, and LSU was fifth with 75.

In 2015 Kentucky earned 99 points, its best finish since 1982 (third) when eight teams were in the league. UK’s best SEC outdoor finish was second place in 1981, the first year the meet was held. 

Kentucky placed 10th in the men’s competition with 48.50 points. Arkansas won with 121.

The Kentucky men placed sixth with 58 points last season.

Individual event highlights on Saturday saw freshman Jasmine Camacho-Quinn win the 100-meter hurdles, junior Ariah Graham win the 800m and sophomore Jacob Thomson complete the SEC distance double by winning the 5k two days after claiming the 10k.

Winners on Saturday
Camacho-Quinn entered the meet as the SEC leader, and backed it up plus a bit more this weekend. She blazed to a lifetime-best 12.69 (+0.7). The time ranks second in the NCAA this season, only to Michigan senior Cindy Ofili who ran 12.66 at Mt. SAC Relays.

Camacho-Quinn became the first SEC freshman to win the conference outdoor hurdles title since LSU’s Jasmine Stowers in 2011. 

A Wildcat has now won the SEC 100m hurdles in three consecutive years as Kendra Harrison claimed the title the last two years. Harrison set the meet record at 12.50 a year ago, and Camacho-Quinn now has the second fastest time in the history of the SEC Championships. Camacho-Quinn also ranks second to Harrison – who won the Cayman Invitational in 12.42 on Saturday – on the all-time UK performers’ list.

Ariah Graham, second in the SEC 800m indoors earlier this year, outkicked Texas A&M’s Jazmine Fray and LSU’s Morgan Schuetz off the final turn and through the home straight to claim her first SEC Championship. 

She became Kentucky’s first SEC outdoor 800m Champion. 

Jacob Thomson maintained his strong form in the 5k two days after outkicking a strong 10k field. He waited until 200m remained where he unleashed a vicious attack again, to win the 5k in 13:54.27. 

He scored a team-high 20 points for the meet and won the first two SEC Championships of his career.

Saturday Medalists
The women’s 4x100m relay of Javianne Oliver, Precious Hitchcock, Camacho-Quinn and Kianna Gray ran 43.55 to claim the bronze medal and score six points. Kentucky was fourth in the relay last season, and claimed silver at home in 2014.

Sophomore Jacklyn Howell ran 13.09 to claim bronze in the 100m hurdles. Howell added six points to Camacho-Quinn’s 10 points in that event. Howell was fifth as a freshman last season.

Kiah Seymour took bronze in the 400m hurdles with a time of 56.61 to score six points.

Nick Anderson tied his PR 13.60 to earn medals in the 110m hurdles.

Saturday Scorers
Beckie Famurewa placed fourth in the discus to score five points with a mark of 177’4”/54.07m. She won the hammer throw on Friday and placed eighth in the shot put on Friday giving her a tally of 16 points for the meet, tops by a UK women’s team member. 

Camacho-Quinn ended up with 12.75 points for the meet as she ran the third leg of the 4x400m relay (Mitchell, Seymour and Graham anchored), which finished fourth. 

Sha’Keela Saunders scored 12 points for the meet as she followed her long jump silver from Friday with a fifth-place (four points) triple jump on Saturday. Her mark was 43’3.25”/13.19m (w +2.7). 

Freshman Kianna Gray placed seventh in the 200m with a time of 23.36 into a -1.3 headwind to earn two points. 

Adriana Brown placed seventh in the discus to score two points (172’11”/52.70m).

Xaivier McAllister placed fifth in the high jump clearing 6'10.75"/2.10m. Justin Kretchmer placed seventh at the same clearance, because he missed on his first attempt at that height. The combined to score 5.5 points.

How the SEC Championships work
Athletes earn points for their teams at the SEC Championships based on top-8 finishes on a 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis.

The meet featured 21 events per gender, and the team with the most points at the end won.

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Saturday, May 14

EVENT

UK Entry

Women's Discus

4. Beckie Famurewa: 177’4”/ 54.07m – 5 points
7. Adriana Brown: 172’11”/ 52.70m – 2 points

Women's Triple Jump

5. Sha’Keela Saunders: 43’3.25”/13.19m (w) (+2.7) – 4 points

12. Marie-Josee Ebwea-Bile: 41’7”/12.67m (+0.2)

Men's Pole Vault

12. Tim Duckworth: 16'7.25"/5.06m

Women's Pole Vault

NH: Olivia Gruver

Men's Discus

14. Logan Bryer: 158’5”/48.30m

Men's High Jump

T5. Xaivier McAllister: 6’10.75”/2.10m – 3.5 points
7. Justin Kretchmer: 6’10.75”/2.10m – 2 points (miss at 6’10.75)

Running Events

EVENT

FIELD EVENT

Women's 4 X 100M Relay

3. Kentucky (Oliver, Hitchcock, Camacho-Quinn, Gray): 43.55 – 6 points

Men's 4 X 100M Relay

10. Kentucky (Anderson, Dorsey, Oye, Hamilton): 40.01

Women's 100M Hurdles

1. Jasmine Camacho-Quinn: 12.69 (+0.7) – 10 points
3. Jacklyn Howell: 13.09 (+0.7) – 6 points

Men's 110M Hurdles

3. Nick Anderson: 13.60 (+1.2) – 6 points

Women's 400M

9. Jasmine Mitchell: 53.10

Women's 800M

1. Ariah Graham: 2:03.63 – 10 points

Women's 400M Hurdles

3. Kiah Seymour: 56.61 – 6 points

Women's 200M

7. Kianna Gray: 23.36 (-1.3) – 2 points

Women's 5000M

DNF: McCaslin, Kunc

Men's 5000M

1. Jacob Thomson: 13:54.27 – 10 Points
29. Spencer Hrycay: 14:57.97
37. Gabe Harm: 15:28.97

Women's 4X400M Relay

4. Kentucky (Mitchell, Seymour, Camacho-Quinn, Graham): 3:30.27 – 5 points

 

Friday, May 13 - Watch Replay

Field Events

EVENT

UK Result

Women's Long Jump

2. Sha’Keela Saunders: 21’8.25”/6.61m (+0.6) – 8 points
7. Destiny Carter: 20’6.5”/6.26m (+1.3) – 2 points
Foul – Marie-Josee Ebwea Bile

Women's Javelin

11. Sarah Blake: 156’1”/47.58m – PR –

Men's Shot Put

6. Nikolas Huffman: 60’3.75”/18.38m – 3 points

Men's Long Jump

6. Fred Dorsey: 24’6.5”/7.48m (+1.2) – 3 points

Women's Shot Put

8. Beckie Famurewa: 50’4.75”/15.36m – 1 point

Men's Javelin

7. Elijah Marta: 211’7”/64.49m – 2 points

Running Events

EVENT

FIELD EVENT

UK ENtry

Women's 110M Hurdles

Prelim

1. Jasmine Camacho-Quinn: 12.80Q (+0.4) – PR --
3. Jacklyn Howell: 13.09Q (+0.1)

Men's 110M Hurdles

Prelim

5. Nick Anderson: 13.82Q (-0.6)
11. Caleb Wilt: 14.23 (+0.7) – PR –

Men's 1500M

Prelim

29. Lou Styles: 3:57.80

Women's 400M

Prelim

7. Jasmine Mitchell: 52.90q – PR –

Women's 100M

Prelim

9. Destiny Carter: 11.44 (+0.4)
11. Kianna Gray: 11.51 (+0.8)
14. Precious Hitchcock: 11.62 (+0.4)
17. Javianne Oliver: 11.69 (-0.1)
29. Donatella Asemota: 11.91 (-0.1)

Men's 100M

Prelim

15. Fred Dorsey: 10.59 (-0.2)

Women's 3000M Steeplechase

Final

7. Katy Kunc: 10:14.66 (School Record) – 2 points
8. Caroline McCaslin: 10:22.60 – 1 point

Men's 3000M Steeplechase

Final

11. Spencer Hrycay: 9:01.63
14. Gabe Harm: 9:12.90


Thursday, May 12

Decathlon

EVENT

FIELD EVENT

UK Entry

Men’s Decathlon Score

Day One

4. Cameron Short: 4125
5. Tim Duckworth: 4036

Men's 100M

Decathlon

5. Duckworth: 10.85 (+0.6) – 894 points – PR –

8. Short: 11.12 (+0.9 – 834 points

Men's Long Jump

Decathlon

1. Duckworth: 24’5”/7.44m (+1.3) – 920 points
6. Short: 23’6.75”/7.18mw (+2.1) – 857 points

Men's Shot Put

Decathlon

3. Short: 47’1.75”/14.37m – 751 points
13. Duckworth: 36’7.75”/11.17m – 556 points

Men's High Jump

Decathlon

1. Duckworth: 6’11”/2.11m – 906 points
3. Short: 6’11”/2.11m – 906 points

Men's 400M

Decathlon

9. Short: 50.83 – 777 points
12. Duckworth: 51.21 – 760 points

Field Events

Women's Hammer

Final

1. Beckie Famurewa: 210’1”/64.05m – 10 pts

Foul – Brandi Walker

Men's Hammer

Final

13. David Cline: 199’5”/60.79m
14. Logan Bryer: 198’7”/60.52m

Running Events

RUNNING EVENT

HEAT

UK Entry

Women's 800M

Prelim

2. Ariah Graham: 2:05.52Q

Women's 200M

Prelim

2. Destiny Carter: 22.41w q (+2.6)
8. Kianna Gray: 22.90q (+1.6)
11. Jasmine Camacho-Quinn: 22.93 (+1.9) – PR –
18. Precious Hitchcock: 23.35 (+1.5) –PR-
19. Donatella Asemota: 23.51 (+1.5) –PR—

Men's 200M

Prelim

27. Ini-Oluwa Oye: 21.22w (+3.4)

Women's 400M Hurdles

Prelim

2. Kiah Seymour: 56.35Q
11. Daje Pugh: 57.85 – PR –

Men's 10,000M

Final

1. Jacob Thomson: 29:47.89