Thursday, January 29, 2015
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

uk tracka 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (5/24/13) – A trio of Kentucky track and field Wildcats advanced to the NCAA Championships during the first day of the NCAA Preliminary Championships on Thursday.
 
Andrew Evans, Rebecca Famurewa and Chelsea Oswald all punched their tickets to Eugene, Ore., for the NCAA Track and Field Championships, which will take place June 5-8.
 
Evans began the day for Kentucky in the men’s discus, an event he was All-American in last season. Competing in the third flight with the top-seeded throwers Evans all but booked his trip to NCAAs with his opening throw, which traveled 57.61 meters / 189 feet.
 
That mark would have finished fifth overall, but Evans launched a throw 58.55m / 192’01” on the final throw for good measure as he placed third overall, well within the top-12 threshold required to advance.
 
Rebecca Famurewa – seeded second in the women’s discus -- didn’t get the first two throws she wanted, fouling on the first and throwing well short of her best on the second toss.
 
With the pressure on for her third throw, she made the final with a mark of 50.54m/165’10” to put her in eighth overall with three more throws in the final.
 
She would improve on the next two attempts, reaching 52.99m/173’10” for her NCAA Championship qualifying throw. She finished fifth overall.
 
Chelsea Oswald placed eighth in the 10,000 meters with a personal best time 33:37.87 to make NCAA’s comfortably considering the distance.
 
Oswald’s 10K at Nationals will be the third race at the distance of her life as she won the SEC Championship in her debut 10K two weeks ago.
 
Kentucky qualified five competitors into the regional final of all five event prelims UK competitors entered on Thursday.
 
Keith Hayes showed no lingering effects from the leg issue that caused him to miss the SEC hurdles finals as he produced a season best 400-meter hurdles performance 51.53. He placed third in his heat and will run the regional final on Friday at 6:15 p.m. ET.
 
Allison Peare ran a PR 1,500 meters time for the second consecutive race crossing the finish line in 4:18.66 to make the Regional Final, which will be contested on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
 
Matt Hillenbrand made the men’s 1,500m final with the sixth-fastest qualifying time of 3:47.85. The men 1,500 regional final will go on the track after the women’s 1,500 on Saturday.
 
Keilah Tyson ran a wind-aided PR 11.47 (+2.3) in the 100m prelims. She will race for a trip to NCAAs on Friday at 6:30 p.m.
 
Morganne Phillips also clinched a spot in the Friday 400m regional final with a time of 53.00 to place third in her heat. That event’s regional final will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday.
 
Tamyah Pipkin ran an all-conditions 100m PR 11.61. She was sixth in heat two, and did not advance, but she is still competing in the 200 meters and 4x100-meter relay.
 
Live results of the NCAA East Preliminary Championships are available at www.flashresults.com.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Jake Most (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...

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (1/28/15) — The following report was released by the Hopkins County Sheriff's Office Wednesday,… Read More

Nominations Being Accepted to the HCC Board of Directors

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (1/27/15) — Nominations to the Hopkinsville Community College Board of Directors are now being… Read More

Most Read This Week

January 28, 2015 10716

UPDATED: Several Involved in Two-Vehicle Accident

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
January 23, 2015 9532

Local Church's Faith Restored; 71 Souls Saved…

in Video by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
January 22, 2015 7504

Nortonville Man Accused of Selling Drugs near…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 21, 2015 7110

KYDOT Pre-Treating Roads Thursday in Antipation…

in Top News For All Sites by Keith Todd
January 22, 2015 6724

MCEA Head: Further School Mergers Might Ease…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
January 25, 2015 5979

Dean’s List Announced

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Joyce Riggs
January 23, 2015 5932

Parents Face Charges after Marijuana Joint Falls…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 26, 2015 5812

KSP Arrests Two on Child Porn Charges; MPD…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Trooper Stu Recke

Most Read This Month

January 08, 2015 20934

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

in Top News For All Sites by Madisonville Police Department
January 15, 2015 20765

UPDATE: Fatality Victim's Name Officially Released

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

Stories Trending Today

January 28, 2015 10716

UPDATED: Several Involved in Two-Vehicle Accident

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
January 26, 2015 3805

School Board Votes 3-2 for Utility Tax

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
January 28, 2015 3759

Nortonville Man Accused of Meth Possession,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
January 27, 2015 3396

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Karen McKnight, Hopkins Circuit Clerk
January 28, 2015 1994

Tax Recall Committee Formed Day After School…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
January 27, 2015 1810

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Jan. 27, 2015

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
January 27, 2015 1408

Power of a Positive Attitude

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
January 27, 2015 1406

NHRA North Central Division Names Dallas Jones…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Telia Butler
January 27, 2015 1390

Whitfield Works to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse

in General News For All Sites by Marty Irby
January 27, 2015 1348

Restless Legs Syndrome Affects Many

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
January 27, 2015 1072

Practice Weather-Related Pet Safety

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
January 28, 2015 956

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Jan. 28, 2015

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department