Friday, January 30, 2015

UK TrackField 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (6/13/14) — Kentucky sent two Wildcats into running-event finals on the second day of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Oregon’s Hayward Field Thursday.

Kendra Harrison, who advanced into the 400-meter hurdles final on Wednesday, moved into the 100m hurdles final on Thursday. She ran a time of 13.07 into a -1.6 wind to take second in her heat and advance automatically.

She was the top seed into the 400m hurdles final, and was the sixth fastest qualifier in the short hurdles.

Allison Peare also cruised into the 1,500m final. She finished third in her heat with a time of 4:21.21.

Peare only needed to place in the top-5 in her heat to reach the final. Her time was the 11th fastest to qualify.

Two of Kentucky’s five (four women’s, one men’s) entries competing in prelims advanced to finals Thursday.

Matt Hillenbrand ran a season-best 1,500m time of 3:41.69, but finished eighth in his prelim, and missed the final on time by 0.02 seconds. Hillenbrand's semifinal heat had the nine fastest preliminary times, but only seven of those could qualify as the advancement procedures stipulated that the top-5 finishers in each heat, plus the next two fastest times from either heat would move on.

Hillenbrand's time was faster than all five of the automatic qualifying times from heat one.

Kayla Parker ran 13.26 for third in heat two of the 100m hurdles prelims. She finished ninth overall, with the fastest time to miss the final, by one spot and 0.12 seconds.

Madison Jacobs wrapped her first NCAA Championships 15th in the discus with a mark of 166-5/50.72m. Rebecca Famurewa finished 19th in the discus with a best throw of 159-8/48.67m.

The women’s 4x400m relay of Leah Nugent, Angelica Whaley, Kenyattia Hackworth and Sha’Keela Saunders ran 3:39.09 for seventh in the second semifinal heat. They did not advance to the final.

Three Wildcats will be in action Friday, including Kendra Harrison in the 400m hurdles final and Keffri Neal in the 800m final. Andrew Evans, the top-ranked American in the event this year, will compete in the NCAA Discus Championships.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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 by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

River Metals Recycling Earns SHARP Status for Excellence in Safety and Health

OWENSBORO, Ky. (1/29/15) — Kentucky Labor Cabinet Deputy Secretary Rocky Comito today presented River Metals Recycling… Read More

Most Read This Week

January 28, 2015 17074

UPDATED: Several Involved in Two-Vehicle Accident

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
January 26, 2015 7315

KSP Arrests Two on Child Porn Charges; MPD…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Trooper Stu Recke
January 25, 2015 7124

Dean’s List Announced

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Joyce Riggs
January 28, 2015 6472

Nortonville Man Accused of Meth Possession,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
January 26, 2015 5060

School Board Votes 3-2 for Utility Tax

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
January 29, 2015 4937

Man Charged with Sexual Abuse of Child

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
January 25, 2015 4606

Juvenile Hit by Vehicle at McDonald's

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by GPD Officer Wes Miller
January 28, 2015 4511

Tax Recall Committee Formed Day After School…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

January 08, 2015 22169

Woman Claiming to be 'Lady Gaga' Tours Town in…

in Top News For All Sites by Madisonville Police Department
January 15, 2015 21818

UPDATE: Fatality Victim's Name Officially Released

in Top News For All Sites by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Today

January 29, 2015 4937

Man Charged with Sexual Abuse of Child

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
January 29, 2015 3027

UPDATE - Students Have until Jan. 31 to Enter…

in General News For All Sites by James R. Comer
January 29, 2015 1636

Group Organizing Prayer Circle for Youth

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
January 29, 2015 1553

Kentucky Highway Crews Prepare for Possible…

in Top News For All Sites by Keith Todd
January 29, 2015 1413

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

in Hopkins News by Barry Franklin
January 29, 2015 1373

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

in Hopkins News by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office
January 29, 2015 1299

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Jan. 29, 2015

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
January 29, 2015 1172

Probation and Parole Violators - January 29, 2015

in Video by Crime Stoppers
January 29, 2015 1084

Keystone Approval Will Boost the Economy, Support…

in General News For All Sites by Robert Steurer
January 29, 2015 1021

Protect Your Sensitive Information from Hackers

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
January 29, 2015 945

Revive the Art of Letter-Writing

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
January 29, 2015 930

Whitfield Meets with Fort Campbell Soldiers

in General News For All Sites by Marty Irby