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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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