Harrison Kendra PhotoKendra Harrison (Photo courtesy UK Athletics)LEXINGTON, Ky. (6/6/14) — For the fifth-consecutive edition, and the final time before the semifinalists are announced, Kentucky track and field hurdler Kendra Harrison was named to the Bowerman Watch List ahead of next week’s NCAA Championships.

The list, announced by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Thursday, was the final edition before the candidates are narrowed down to semifinalists later this month.

Harrison is a leading contender in both the 100 and 400-meter hurdles at next week’s NCAA Championships.

She won the 400m hurdles at the NCAA East Preliminary Championships last weekend, and finished third in the 100m hurdles. She enters the National Championships as the top seed in the 400m hurdles and seeded fifth in the 100m hurdles.

She won both the 100 and 400-meter hurdles, becoming the first woman since South Carolina's Ellakisha Williamson in 1999 to continue her historic 2014 season

Harrison ran the second fastest winning-400m hurdles time in SEC Championship history, 54.76, which ranks No. 3 in the world this year. Additionally, she became just the second woman to ever break 55 seconds at the SEC Championships.

Her winning 100m hurdles time of 12.86 was the fastest at a SEC Championships since Nickiesha Wilson (LSU) ran 12.81 in 2008.

Harrison is equal to No. 10 in the World this year (all conditions) in the 100-meter hurdles with her 12.68w (+2.1 m/s) win at the Texas Relays.

She has broken three school records this year outdoors - 100m hurdles, 400m hurdles and 4x400m relay in addition to the indoor 60m hurdles and 4x400m relay records. ....

Indoors she finished fourth in the NCAA 60-meter hurdles in a blanket finish in 7.94 at altitude in New Mexico to move to a tie at the No. 9 position on the all-time collegiate performers list.

She won the SEC title in the 60-meter hurdles in 7.94, which was a meet record. She also broke 8.00 six different times in the 60-meter hurdles.

SurfKY News
Information provided by UK Athletics

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Hume, Smithhart among Coach of the Year Honorees

WINCHESTER, Ky. (2/27/15) — Henderson County's Tyler Smithhart (Region 2) and Daviess County's Pat Hume (Region 3) are… Read More

Pyrotechnic Event for City's Bird Control Program on Monday, March 2

OWENSBORO, Ky. (2/28/15) — In the interest of human health and safety, a pyrotechnic event, which is part of the City… Read More

Most Read This Week

February 21, 2015 7343

Traffic Advisory for Western Kentucky

in Top News For All Sites by KTC
February 25, 2015 6495

Multi-Agency Investigation Nets Large-Scale Meth…

in Top News For All Sites by Trooper Stu Recke
February 24, 2015 6375

Two Charged in Central City Meth Bust

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper Stu Recke
February 22, 2015 6159

Easter Cuties Pageant in Memory of Shanice Bean

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
February 25, 2015 5946

New Asian Restaurant Coming to Madisonville

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
February 21, 2015 5866

Local Administrators Warn Employees to Watch for…

in Top News For All Sites by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

February 12, 2015

UPDATE: Name of Pennyrile Fatality Officially…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
February 09, 2015

Police Pursue Man after Fight at Taco Bell

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Today

February 28, 2015 2790

City's Parking Ordinances to be Strictly Enforced…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
February 27, 2015 1988

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Feb. 27, 2015

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
February 27, 2015 1796

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

in Hopkins News by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office
February 27, 2015 1706

Tim Thomas to Speak at Rescheduled Black History…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
February 27, 2015 1676

Local Church Hosting Spring Campmeeting

in Video by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
February 27, 2015 1653

AIRPLAY: Travis Dukes Makes Stop for Jam Session

in Top News For All Sites by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
February 27, 2015 1515

Mustangs Fall to McLean County in Three Overtime…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Steve LeMaster
February 27, 2015 1408

How to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions at Home

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
February 27, 2015 1398

Whitfield Presses Health Secretary on Obamacare…

in General News For All Sites by Marty Irby
February 27, 2015 1373

Tips for Travelers Considering a Cruise

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News