LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky women’s track and field team moved up 17 spots to No. 24 in this week’s national rankings, the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Tuesday.
Kentucky returns to the outdoor top-25 for the first time since checking in at No. 21 in the 2010 preseason poll.
“The ranking is a great honor and reward for our team,” head coach Edrick Floreal said. “I’m very proud of our team and thankful that my peers recognize our student-athletes’ hard work.”
The Wildcats concluded the 2013 indoor season ranked No. 20, which marked their first time ranked inside the indoor top-25 since earning the No. 25 rating in the final 2010 regular season poll.
The Wildcats moved up 17 spots from last week’s rankings, which was the largest jump among teams in the top 25.
The UK men’s team checked in at No. 43 in the most recent rankings.
The USTFCCCA National Team Rankings are a projection of how teams could fare at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Tuesday’s poll marked the first set of rankings this season that did not feature marks from 2012, except for combined events.
Rebecca Famurewa leads the Wildcats in the individual rankings as her top discus throw of 187' 4"/57.09M is third farthest in America this season.