May 2, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – A small contingent of Kentucky men’s distance runners will work in a final tune-up for next week’s SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday. The Wildcats will compete at the Billy Hayes Invitational on the Indiana University campus.
The 2013 Southeastern Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held at the Audrey J. Walton Track Stadium at the University of Missouri in Columbia from May 9-12.
Kentucky will enter the SEC Championships defending one individual championship, as Andrew Evans claimed the event title last season in Baton Rouge, La. UK has claimed the last five SEC discus titles with Chase Madison, Rashaud Scott and Colin Boevers also having claimed conference titles over the past five seasons.
The Wildcats will also send two 2013 SEC indoor champions in the form of Cally Macumber (3,000 meters) and Matt Hillenbrand (mile) to Missouri next week. Raymond Dykstra, a 2012 All-American, was SEC javelin runner up last season.
The Kentucky track and field program is currently running its third annual Shoe Drive. Supporters are encouraged to donate any type of shoes in any condition into collection bins located across the UK campus.
Shoe drive drop-off locations include the Johnson Recreation Center, Shively Sports Center (adjacent to Cliff Hagan Stadium) and CATS (attached to Memorial Coliseum).
The UK shoe drive runs until May 10, benefitting those less fortunate who lack access to adequate footwear. For more information on the UK Track and Field Shoe Drive visit http://www.uktrackandfieldshoedrive.com/.