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Cats Claim Three Events to Highlight Tiger Track Classic

AUBURN, Ala. - The Kentucky track and field squads captured three events Saturday and the Wildcats notched several personal-bests and NCAA regional-qualifying marks to conclude the Auburn Tiger Track Classic in chilly conditions and strong wind at the Hutsell-Rosen Track.

Junior Jonathan Thomas (Frankfort, Ky.) captured the men?s 5,000 meter run with a Kentucky-best time of 14:43.94, while sophomore Jose Acevedo (Caracas, Venezuela) claimed the men?s 200 meter dash. Junior Andre? Silva (Centereach, N.Y.) won the men?s 3,000 meter steeplechase with a Hutsell-Rosen Track record of 9:16.89, just short of the all-time Kentucky top 10 in that event.

Junior middle distance runner Lavera Morris (Orlando, Fla.) had a strong showing in both the 800 and 1,500 meter runs. Morris finished second in the 800 meter with a regional-qualifying time of 2:07.41, the eighth-best mark in school history. She also was third in the 1,500 meter, finishing in 4:28.53.

Sophomore sprinter Gordon McKenzie (Queens, N.Y.), who participated in the IAAF World Junior Championships this past summer as a member of the U.S. Junior National Team, was second in the men?s 100 meter dash with a mark of 10.52.

Freshman sprinter Jenna Martin (Nova Scotia, Canada) continued to impress, finishing second in the women?s 400 meter run with a regional-qualifying time of 53.90, her collegiate-best mark and the fourth-fastest time in school history in that event.

Kentucky returns to action Thursday when it travels to Knoxville, Tenn., to participate in the three-day Sea Ray Relays. Complete results and a recap of next weekend?s action will be available at ukathletics.com.

 Kentucky at the Tiger Track Classic (Day 2 ? April 7, 2007) Women?s Pole Vault 3. Maggie Tincher ? 11-7.75 Men?s 4x100 Relay 2. Kentucky ? 40.97 Women?s 1,500-Meter Run 3. Lavera Morris ? 4:28.53 8. Georganne Way ? 4:32.02 16. Katherine Peterson ? 4:41.50 17. Taylor Miller ? 4:41.50 33. Leah Ryan ? 4:52.07 Men?s 1,500-Meter Run 7. Stephan Smith ? 3:56.98 14. Bruce Hordusky ? 4:00.45 15. Nick Reeves ? 4:02.60 18. Chris Long ? 4:04.23 20. John Thompson ? 4:04.95 25. Scott Geisinger ? 4:11.05 Men?s 110 Hurdles 15. Geoffrey Daley ? 15.36 Women?s 400 Meter Run 2. Jenna Martin ? 53.90 R 7. Kleo Mack ? 56.61 Men?s 400 Meter Run 4. Luis Luna ? 47.07 R 7. Nathan Browning ? 47.66 8. Justin Harrison ? 47.67 10. Jose Acevedo ? 48.26 16. Kwasi Obeng ? 48.74 Men?s 100 Meter Dash 2. Gordon McKenzie ? 10.52 Women?s 800 Meter Run 2. Lavera Morris ? 2:07.41 R 25. Jennifer Smith ? 2:23.55 Men?s 800 Meter Run 5. Stephan Smith ? 1:52.57 23. Scott Brownlee ? 1:59.31 25. Scott Geisinger ? 1:59.92 Women?s 400 Meter Hurdles 5. Ashley Trimble ? 1:01.26 Women?s Shot Put 12. Kristen Smith ? 43-4.25 Men?s 400 Hurdles 9. Mikel Thomas ? 53.87 Women?s 200 Meter Dash 4. Jenna Martin ? 24.69 19. Kleo Mack ? 25.80 Men?s 200 Meter Dash 1. Jose Acevedo ? 21.58 5. Justin Harrison ? 21.95 12. Kwasi Obeng ? 22.11 14. Nathan Browning ? 22.12 17. Brandon Austin ? 22.26 Women?s 3,000 Meter Steeplechase 3. Andrea Halasek ? 10:54.82 5. Lindsay Petri ? 11:30.10 7. Claire Laverty ? 11:42.78 Men?s 3,000 Meter Steeplechase 1. Andre? Silva ? 9:16.89 F Men?s 4x400 Relay 5. Kentucky ?B? ? 3:17.00 Men?s 5,000 Meter Run 1. Jonathan Thomas ? 14:43.94 F Women?s Discus 16. Emily Bernhardt -128-7 

 

 

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