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Lindsey Sets Freshman High Jump Mark at Owens Classic

COLUMBUS, Ohio ?University of Kentucky track and field high jumper Grant Lindsey broke his own record Saturday at the Jesse Owens Track Classic hosted by Ohio State in Columbus. Lindsey increased his freshman high jump mark set last week with a leap of 7-3.25; collecting one of the Wildcats? 15 regional-qualifying marks.

Lindsey now has the freshman high jump record all to himself by breaking the 7-2.50 mark that tied him with former Cat Michael Mason last week. The height is also the third-best all-time in UK history.

Three UK hurdlers also took home regional-qualifying marks while notching top-10 performances in school history.

Freshman Danielle Sampley?s 100m hurdles time of 13.54 is fourth-best all time at Kentucky. Junior Ashley Trimble improved her fifth-best mark in the UK annals with a 400m hurdle finish of 1:00.55. Classmate Mikel Thomas broke into the school record books on the men?s side of the 400m hurdles with a fourth-place mark of 51.67.

In the men?s triple jump, freshman David Banks posted the fourth-best distance in UK history hitting the dirt at 50-2.75. The leap is a personal best and beats the regional standard.

The UK throws squad continued their assault on Kentucky?s all-time outdoor marks with four updated entries along with six regional qualifying marks.

In the women?s shot put, freshman Jennifer Svoboda threw a personal-best distance of 51-11.75 to improve her fourth-best mark at UK. Junior Emilee Strot climbed the all-time list with a throw of 49-11.75 to place fifth all-time. Both ladies eclipsed the regional standard.

Strot posted earned another regional nod with her discus throw of 171-00.

Junior Chase Madison?s shot put measurement of 58-7.50 ranks ninth in Kentucky history and as a result punched his ticket to the regional.

Sophomore Kristin Smith eclipsed the regional standard by pitching the hammer a personal-best distance of 182-6 to improve her sixth-place mark in school history. Senior Andy Fryman?s throw of 205-3 nabbed him a regional mark.

Freshman Brendan Ames beat the regional standard in the men?s 110m hurdles with a time of 14.28.

In the men?s 200 meter dash, junior Jose Acevedo notched a regional mark with a time of 20.91. Classmate Gordon McKenzie posted one of his two marks in the event with a time of 21.16, after running under the standard in the men?s 100 meter dash clocking in at 10.54.

A handful of Cats are on the West Coast at Stanford?s Cardinal Invitational. A full recap will be available after competition on UKathletics.com.

 

 

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