UK Throwers Fryman, Muffet and Varga Set Personal-Bests
SAN DIEGO – UK throwers junior Andy Fryman and freshman Ashley Muffet came through with impressive performances at Saturday’s Triton Invitational on the campus of UC San Diego. Fryman notched a personal-best in the shot put, while Muffet did the same in the shot put and hammer throw.
In the field of 37 throwers, Fryman produced the top collegiate mark and third place finish with a new personal-best of 63-4.25 (fourth all-time UK). As of Saturday evening, Fryman’s toss ranked fifth nationally and was the top mark in the SEC this season. The third-year thrower also finished 11th in the hammer throw with a mark of 182-4, just short of his personal-best of 183-2 set at the Yellow Jacket Invitational (4/1). For the season, Fryman owns regional qualifying marks in the shot put, hammer and discus.
Muffet continued her breakthrough freshman campaign with a new PR throw of 53-1.50 in the shot put. Muffet’s toss ranks second all-time at Kentucky behind school record holder Cindy Crapper (53-7.50) and second in the conference. In the hammer throw, Muffet posted another new personal record with a toss of 186-6, falling just shy of recent UK grad Gennessa Guzman school record mark of 187-1. Like Fryman, Muffet owns regional marks in the shot put, hammer and discus.
Senior Ildiko Varga set a PR in the hammer throw with a regional qualifying mark of 178-8 (fifth all-time UK), giving UK three qualifiers in the event. Varga also finished eighth in the discus (173-9). Varga’s personal-best remains 185-10 in the discus (UK school record), set last week at the Mesa Classic. Senior Nicole Allyn reached a seasonal-best in the hammer with a throw of 182-3 – two inches short of a PR.
Next weekend, the Kentucky runners will get back in full swing and travel to nationally prestigious Penn Relays (April 27-29) in Philadelphia.