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Famurewa's UK Freshman Record Highlights T&F Weekend

Michelle Canterna

Michelle Canterna

By Jacob Most

March 31, 2013 -

AUSTIN, Texas and CINCINNATI – Rebecca Famurewa won the Texas Relays Discus Championship, setting the UK freshman record with a mark of 53.22 meters/ 174 feet 7 inches in the process on Saturday.

Famurewa’s mark also ties the fourth best in school history,

The UK freshman thrower's banner day was the highlight in Austin, while a pair of Wildcats claimed event titles at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational on the Cincinnati campus.

Hiruni Wijayaratne won the women’s 1500 meters with a personal record time of 4:34.94. Megan Wright: also claimed third in the same event with a time of 4:35.95.

Sean Keane won the Nikoloff 800 meters with a time of 1:51.52.

Michelle Canterna missed the school record pole vault by half an inch as she cleared 3.85 meters/ 12’07.50” to take fourth at the Nikoloff.

Kayla Parker lowered her personal-best 100-meter hurdles performance for the second day in a row at the Texas Relays. Her time of 13.20 was good for fifth place in the final, and was the second fastest time in UK history.

Keith Hayes claimed fifth in the 110-meter hurdles final with a time of 13.66, which ranks No 2 in the school record book.

The women's 4x100-meter relay team of Tamyah Pipkin, Morganne Phillips, Kayla Parker & Keilah Tyson posted a final time of 44.80, which is third-fastest in UK history, placing seventh.

Texas Relays

Women Discus
1. Rebecca Famurewa: 53:22 meters/174’07” – UK Freshman Record –

100-meter hurdles Final
5.. Kayla Parker: 13.20 (+2.1) – PR –

110-meterhurdles Final
5 Keith Hayes:13.66 (+2.6)

Men 4x200 meter relay
12. Kentucky                                            1:25.75   1
1) Bagley, Brandon JR              2) Hayes, Keith SR       
3) Kushimo, Kadeem SO              4) Boyd, Terence SO  |

Men 4x200 meter relay
8. Kentucky                                            1:37.48   1
     1) Whaley, Angelica SO             2) Robinson, Shiara SR    
     3) Sampley, Danielle SR            4) Nunn, Julie JR       

Women 4x100 meter relay
7. Kentucky: 44.80
  1) Tamyah Pipkin                                      2) Morganne Phillips
  3) Kayla Parker                                          4) Keilah Tyson

Oliver Nikoloff Invitational
Women 1500 meters
1. Hiruni WIjayartne: 4:34.94
3. Megan Wright: 4:35.95
25. Katy Achtien: 4:57.37

Men 1500 Meters
8. Mackay Wilson: 3:58.28
25. Kevin Bonfield: 4:04.97

Women 100 meters
4. Devinn Cartwright: 14.44
10. Christina Heilman: 16.30

Men Long Jump
8. Ryan Ratliff: 6.50 meters/ 21’04.00”

Women 200 meters
13. Devinn Cartwright: 25.57
16. Christina Heilman: 26.81

Women 800 meters
4. Mary Kate Ponder: 2:14.54

Men 800 meters
1. Sean Keane: 1:51.52
16. Miles Kilgore: 1:56.54

Women 100-meter hurdles:
4. Devinn Cartwright: 14.44
10. Christina Heilman

Women Pole Vault
4. Michelle Canterna: 3.85 meters/ 12’07.50”
10. Shelby Kennard: 3.45 meters / 11’03.75”

Women Long Jump
15. Christina Heilman: 4.65 meters/ 15’03.25”

Heptathlon
11. Joanne Imbert: 3910 points

100-meter hurdles – 14. Joanne Imbert: 17.29  (+0.0) 564 points
High Jump – 1. Imbert: 1.71 meters/5’07.25” (867 points) – Outdoor PR –
Shot Put – 8. Imbert: 9.83 meters/32’03.00” (518 points)
200 meters  – 5. Imbert: 26.12  (+0.0 )  787 points
Long Jump – 7. Imbert: 4.98 meters/16’04.25” (+0.2) 554 points
Javelin –Imbert: Foul
800 Meters: 10. Imbert: 2:35.98 (620 Points)

Decathlon
100 meters – 9. Daniel Buckles: 12.13  (+0.0)
Long Jump – Buckles: Foul


 

 

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