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12 Women, Four Men Advance Out of NCAA Regionals

The University of Kentucky track and field teams had another successful East Regional under the direction of second-year head coach Edrick Floreal.

The University of Kentucky track and field teams had another successful East Regional under the direction of second-year head coach Edrick Floreal.

June 1, 2014 -
By Chris Shoals - UK Athletics

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The University of Kentucky track and field teams had another successful East Preliminay Championships under the direction of second-year head coach Edrick Floreal, as UK advanced 12 women and four men to the 2014 NCAA Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., in two weeks.

The Wildcats had three women in three different events who were crowned 2014 East Regional Champions this weekend, with Sha'Keela Saunders winning the women’s long jump with a school-record jump of 21-75/6.43m, Kendra Harrison taking the crown in the 400 meter hurdles (55.90) and Dezera Bryant winning the 200 meter dash in 23.09.

UK sent 10 athletes in 11 events to the 2013 NCAA Track and Field Championships a year ago, as the Wildcats will send four more athletes (14) and compete in four more events (15) as well.

The 2014 NCAA Championships will be held in Eugene, Ore., from June 11-14. The ESPN Family of Networks with ESPN3 and ESPNU will combine to televise the event online and on television. The championships will also be available on the WatchESPN app.

2014 NCAA Track and Field Championship  - East Regional – UK Results

Women’s 4x100m Relay

Kentucky – 44.73 (10th – Advances to NCAA Championships)

Men’s 1500m Run

Matt Hillenbrand – 3:46.04 (12th – Advances to NCAA Championships)

Women’s 1500m Run

Allison Peare – 4:14.91 (2nd – Advances to NCAA Championships)

Women’s 100m Hurdles

Kendra Harrison – 12.94 (3rd – Advances to NCAA Championships)

Kayla Parker – 13.01 (T-5th – Advances to NCAA Championships)

Women’s 200m Dash

Dezerea Bryant – 23.09 (1st – Advances to NCAA Championships)

Women’s 5000m Run

Cally Macumber – 16:03.81 (4th – Advances to NCAA Championships)

Women’s 4x400m Relay

Kentucky – 3:34.98 (12th – Advances to NCAA Championships)

Women’s 400m Dash

Angelica Whaley – 53.05 (12th – advances to NCAA Championships)

Women’s 100m Dash

Dezerea Bryant – 11.21 (3rd – advances to NCAA Championships)

Women’s 400m Hurdles

Kendra Harrison – 55.90 (1st – advances to NCAA Championships)

Leah Nugent – 57.11 (10th – advances to NCAA Championships)

Men’s 800m Run

Keffri Neal – 1:48.64 (12th – advances to NCAA Championships)

Field Events

Women’s Long Jump

Sha'Keela Saunders – 21.75/6.43m (Advances to NCAA Championships)

Kenyattia Hackworth – 20-4.5/6.21m (Advances to NCAA Championships)

Men’s Discus Throw

Andrew Evans– 62.75, 205-10 (3rd – Advances to NCAA Championships)

Men’s Javelin

Raymond Dykstra – 236-9/72.16m (Advances to NCAA Championships)

Women’s Hammer Throw

Rebecca Famurewa – 198-8/6.56m (Advances to NCAA Championships)


Women's Discus

Rebecca Famurewa - 184-6/56.24m (Advances to NCAA Championships)

Madison Jacobs - 178-6/54.41m (Advances to NCAA Championships)

Rebecca Famurewa – 198-8/6.56m (Advances to NCAA Championships)


 

 

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