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Kentucky Track & Field Under Way at SEC Championships

Daniel Buckles

Daniel Buckles

By Jacob Most

Feb. 22, 2013 -

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Daniel Buckles set a new personal record in three of the four heptathlon events in which he competed on Friday at the SEC Indoor Championships.

Buckles began the day with a time of 7.60 in the 60-meter dash. With no other Wildcats competing on Friday, Buckles was supported inside the Randal Tyson Track Center by the entire Kentucky track and field team for the first two events.

With all his teammates cheering him on, the sophomore reached a new long jump personal-best of 6.50 meters / 21’4.0”, eliciting a huge roar from the Kentucky contingent in the stands.

He then produced a top shot put mark of 11.32 meters/37’01.75” before completing his career day with a PR high jump 1.86 meters/6’01.25”. Buckles finished the day with 2,622 points to put him in 11th place.

Kentucky is set for a busy Saturday of action with nearly 40 competitors set to see participate.

Saturday’s action begins at 11 a.m. ET with the men’s weight throw. The first running event, the men’s 60-meter hurdles, begins at 2:30 p.m.

The Saturday running events will be broadcast live on ESPN3.com.

Dwight Stones, Larry Rawson and Lewis Johnson are set to call the action.

Fans are encouraged to interact with the announcers as Dwight Stones and Lewis Johnson have invited viewers to join the conversation on Twitter throughout the live stream on Saturday. They can be reached on Twitter @DwightStones and @LewisJohnsonMG. 

Live results are available at FlashResults.com.

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