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Track & Field Set for NCAA East Preliminary Championships

Raymond Dykstra

Raymond Dykstra

By Jacob Most
May 28, 2014 -

East Prelims Central

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The UK Track and Field teams will begin NCAA Championship competition with the East Preliminary Championships on Thursday at the University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium.

The fifth-ranked Wildcats' women's team has a school-record 25 entries (15 competitors), and the No. 19 men have 14 entries (14 competitors).

In total, 29 Wildcats will compete for a place in the semifinal and final rounds of the NCAA Championships. John McDonnell Field at the University of Arkansas will serve as the host site for the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds also being held this weekend.

The top 48 declared athletes per region were selected into individual events, while the top 24 relay teams declared per region also qualified.

The top 12 finishers at the preliminary championships from each of the two regions in each event, including relays, advance to the national meet.

The Preliminary championships competitions will be held May 29-31. The qualifiers out of these regions will compete in the NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships held June 11-14 in Eugene, Oregon.

Eight of the 15 women who qualified for "regionals" are declared as competitors in multiple events, and three more made it in an individual event and could feature in a relay as well.

Each of UK's 14 men's qualifiers made it in just their specialty event; while some qualified in more than one event, but will concentrate on their signature race.

UK athletes are the top-seed in five East Regional events (four women's, one men's), and UK has the top-ranked women's 4x100m relay team.

Raymond Dykstra will see action for the first time since winning the SEC Javelin Championship at home two weeks ago to begin the meet on Thursday. Rebecca Famurewa is also entered in the women's hammer throw, which will also begin at Noon ET.

Kendra Harrison and Leah Nugent will be the first Wildcats to take to the track, in the first round of the women's 400m hurdles at 4:30 p.m. The 400m hurdles quarterfinal round, with a trip to Eugene on the line, is scheduled for Friday evening.

COMPETITION SCHEDULE - DAY 1
Thursday, May 29th
Field Events

TIME

EVENT

GENDER

ROUND

Noon

Javelin

Men

First

Noon

Hammer

Women

First

2 p.m.

Long Jump

Men

First

4 p.m.

Shot Put

Men

First

5:30 p.m.

Javelin

Women

First

6:30 p.m.

Long Jump

Women

First

 Track Events

TIME

EVENT

GENDER

ROUND

4:30 p.m.

400m Hurdles

Men

First

5 p.m.

400m Hurdles

Women

First

5:30 p.m.

1500m

Men

First

6 p.m.

1500m

Women

First

6:30 p.m.

100m

Men

First

6:55 p.m.

100m

Women

First

7:20 p.m.

400m

Men

First

7:45 p.m.

400m

Women

First

8:10 p.m.

800m

Men

First

8:35 p.m.

800m

Women

First

9 p.m.

10,000m

Men

Semifinal

9:40 p.m.

10,000m

Women

Semifinal


UK Athletes Accepted into the 2014 NCAA East Preliminary Rounds
MEN
Region Seed. Name: Mark

800m
8. Keffri Neal: 1:47.57

1,500m
18. Matt Hillenbrand: 3:43.90

3,000m Steeplechase:

38. Mackay Wilson: 8:59.23

5,000m
27. Adam Kahleifeh: 14:03.48

110m Hurdles
11. Nick Anderson: 13.82w

Men High Jump
27. Justin Kretchmer: 2.11m/6-11
48. Ibn Short: 2.08m/6-9 3/4

Men Pole Vault
28. Charles Moushey: 5.20m/17-0 3/4
43. Michael Jensen: 5.10m/16-8 3/4

Men Long Jump
47. Terence Boyd: 7.38m/ 24-2 ½

Men Shot Put
6. Bradley Szypka: 19.85m/65-1 ½

Men Discus
1. Andrew Evans: 66.37m/217-9
47. Isiah Kent: 53.21m/174-7

Men Javelin

2. Raymond Dykstra: 76.45m/250-10

WOMEN
Region Seed. Name, Event: Mark
100m
1. Dezerea Bryant: 10.96w
3. Keilah Tyson: 11.14w
17. Dominique Booker: 11.45w
34. Tamyah Pipkin: 11.58w

200m

1. Dezerea Bryant: 22.68
17. Keilah Tyson: 23.37
22. Dominique Booker: 23.48w

400m
31. Angelica Whaley: 53.84

1,500m
3. Allison Peare: 4:15.14

5,000m
16. Cally Macumber: 16:07.21

100m Hurdles
1. Kendra Harrison: 12.68w
8. Kayla Parker 13.02w
15. Leah Nugent: 13.27w

400m hurdles
1. Kendra Harrison: 54.76
4. Leah Nugent: 56.97

4x100m Relay
1. Kentucky: 43.25

4x40m Relay
2. Kentucky: 3:31.19

Pole Vault
29. Michelle Canterna: 4.05m/13-3 ½

Long Jump

6. Sha'Keela Saunders: 6.38m/20-11 ¼
39. Kayla Parker: 6.11m/20-0 ½
42. Kenyattia Hackworth: 6.08m/19-11 ½

Triple Jump
41. Sha'Keela Saunders: 12.68m/41-7 ¼

Discus
7. Rebecca Famurewa: 54.04m/177-3
11. Madison Jacobs: 53.52m/175-7

Hammer Throw
18. Rebecca Famurewa: 59.06m/193-9


 

 

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