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Wildcats Earn Highest NCAA Indoor Total Ever

uk tracka 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (3/17/14) — The Kentucky women’s track and field team scored its most points ever at a NCAA Indoor Championships, finishing with 23 points for ninth place nationally Saturday at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

The ninth-place finish earned the Wildcats their highest women’s team placement since 1989 when UK ended the meet eighth with the University’s previous all-time NCAA Indoor high score, 15 points.

The UK women’s team also finished inside the national top 10 for the second time ever, the other time being 1989.

Dezerea Bryant finished the NCAA Championships as the team’s high scorer having earned 18 points in two events. Saturday she came agonizingly close to pulling off the indoor short sprint double finishing runner-up in the 60-meter dash, a day after winning the NCAA 200m Championship.

Bryant ran the third fastest time in NCAA history, 7.12 seconds as she dropped a photo finish to Alabama’s Remona Burchell who clocked in at 7.11; the second fastest collegiate time ever.

Kendra Harrison placed fourth in the 60m hurdles. She was just .01 seconds off Arkansas State’s Sharika Nelvis’ winning time of 7.93. Baylor’s Tiffani McReynolds also ran 7.93 but lost on the photo finish, and LSU’s Jasmine Stowers was third with the same time as Harrison, 7.94.

Bradley Szypka made a major step forward in his career as he placed fifth in the shot put to earn the Kentucky men’s team’s only four points of the meet. The Wildcats’ men’s squad finished tied for 45th.

Szypka’s first two throws were well below his potential and he sat in ninth-place, on the bubble of making the final going into his third attempt. With the pressure on, Szypka connected for a personal best mark, 19.51m/64-0.25, which was his best of the meet and earned him his first points at a NCAA Championship.

Matt Hillenbrand placed 10th in the mile with a time of 4:08.01, completing an indoor season in which he won both the SEC mile and 3k titles, and was named Southeast Region Runner of the Year.

Allison Peare finished ninth in the women’s mile, clocking in at 4:47.33 in her first individual event at a NCAA Championship.

The women’s 4x400m relay team of Bryant, Leah Nugent, Sha’Keela Saunders and Kenyattia Hackworth finished 12th with a time of 3:37.69.

The Wildcats will begin the outdoor season next week at the Baldy Castillo Invitational in Tempe, Arizona.

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