UK Men's 4x100 Meter Relay Team Qualifies for Championship of America
April 23, 2010
Philadelphia, Pa. -- On the second day of action at the 116th Penn Relays the University of Kentucky track and field team had a solid outing as the men’s 4x100-meter relay squad qualified for the men’s Championship of America at University of Pennsylvania’s Franklin Field.
Kentucky men’s 4x400m relay team that consisted of sophomore Alex Williams, senior Kwasi Obeng, senior Rondel Sorrillo and freshman Sean Lange posted a time of 40.39 to finish sixth out of 87 teams. The foursome will join seven other teams who qualified for the Championship of America including Florida, TCU, Texas A&M, LSU who all currently hold four of the top six times collegiately in the 4x100m relay this season. The finals will begin Saturday at 1:25 p.m. ET.
The UK men’s distance medley relay had several outstanding performances that culminated into a second place finish with a time of 9:44.59. Junior Josh Nadzam led off handing to junior Sharif Webb who made up considerable ground while passing two opponents. Jeremy Zagorski ran a consistent third leg and handed to freshman distance runner Patrick McGregor who anchored the relay with a personal best time of 4:03 in the mile. McGregor had Albany’s Jonathan Moore in his sights coming down the stretch but made his move a little late and was just shy of a final pass into first place.
Ke’Undra Bishop in the lone field event of the day for the Wildcats turned in a sixth place finish with a jump of 39-06.75/12.06m in the women’s triple jump. David Banks and Steve Crouse will compete in the men’s triple jump Saturday at 9:00 am ET.
One of the greatest spectacles in all of collegiate track and field will be held Saturday at the Penn Relays where all 52,000 seats will be filled to see the United States track and field team and the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt in the 4x100m relay. Fans will also have the pleasure of seeing some of the most competitive collegiate relays in an atmosphere that is unparalleled to any other. The Kentucky women’s 4x400m and men’s 4x100m relays look to hone the energy of the crowd as they fight for victory in their respective event finals.
More exciting action will begin again tomorrow on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania at 9:00 a.m. ET. Everything you want to know from history, schedule of events and live results can be found at PennRelaysOnline.com.