uk track 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (5/13/13) – Raymond Dykstra Improved on each of his six javelin throws finishing up with a top toss of 71.65 meters / 235 feet 1 inch that was good for a runner up finish at the Southeastern Conference Track and Field Championships on Saturday.
 
Dykstra, a 2012 All-American in the javelin, finished as the SEC runner up in his signature event for the second consecutive season. His finish will earn him All-SEC honors for the second time in as many seasons as well.
 
Dykstra opened the afternoon with a throw that went 65.92m/216’3”. He gradually improved upon that mark on each of his throws before his scoring throw, which was just an inch short of his season-best. For his efforts, Dykstra won eight points for the Kentucky men’s team.
 
Texas A&M’s Sam Humphreys won the event with a facility-record mark 78.36m/257’1”. Humphreys was U.S. Olympic Trials Javelin Champion in 2012.
 
Rebecca Famurewa picked up six points for the UK women’s team with a third place discus throw that went 51.95m/170’5”. Famurewa has scored in the SEC Championship both indoors and outdoors in this her freshman season. She was eighth in the weigh throw indoors.
 
Luis Orta and MacKay Wilson combined to score eight points in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with respective times of 8:56.34 and 9:08.77. Orta’s fourth-place time was .02 seconds off his season best. Wilson, a freshman, picked up his first two SEC points by finishing sixth.
 
Isiah Kent notched a point for UK in the shot put with an eighth place throw that went 17.54m/57'6.5". The junior has scored at all three of the SEC Outdoor meets he’s competed at.
 
Six Wildcats qualified into running event finals, which will take place on Sunday, through their preliminary performances on Saturday.
 
Entering the Saturday prelims UK’s Matt Hillenbrand, Keffri Neal and Adam Kahleifeh ranked second third and eighth respectively in the conference at 1,500M.
 
All three reached the 1,500M final. Hillenbrand won his qualifying heat with a time of 3:53.08, Keffri Neal was fourth in that heat crossing the finish line in 3:53.96 to earn an automatic bid into the final. Competing in first preliminary heat, Adam Kahleifeh ran 3:51.30 to make the final as the top non-automatic qualifier.
 
Neal will also run in Sunday’s 800-meter final.
 
Allison Peare will also run both the 1,500 and 800-meter final after her personal-best 1,500M time of 4:25.00 was good for second-place in her prelim.
 
Keith Hayes made the 110-meter hurdles final as he took second in his prelim with the third-fastest prelim time 13.78. Hayes also qualified for the 400-meter hurdles final.
 
Kayla Parker was the No. 5 qualifier into the 100-meter hurdles final as she crossed the line in 13.35 with a +3.2 wind.
 
The final day of the SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships begins Sunday at 2 p.m. ET at Audrey J. Walton Stadium.
 
Andrew Evans will defend his conference discus title at approximately 3:30 p.m.
 
Live streaming video and results will be available on MUtigers.com/SECtrack. Live coverage will air on ESPN3.com at 3:50 p.m.
 
The SEC Championships will air as part of a 90-minute show on ESPNU on Thursday, May 23 beginning at 8 p.m.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Jacob Most (UK Athletics)

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© 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...

Join in the Fun at the 42nd Annual Piney Campers' Fair

KENTUCKY (8/29/15) – Piney Campground hosts its 42nd Annual Campers' Fair Sept. 16-20, 2015. Campers' Fair will… Read More

New High Traction Coating Aimed at Reducing Wet Weather Crashes on US 60 Curve

KENTUCKY (8/29/15) — Motorists traveling between Marion and Sullivan along U.S. 60 in northeastern Crittenden County… Read More
1 DOW 16,643.01
-11.76 (-0.07%)    
2 S&P 1,988.87
+1.21 (0.06%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,828.33
+15.62 (0.32%)    

Most Read This Week

August 24, 2015 11146

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 6167

Alleged Burglar Calls 911 to Report Fire

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 5084

UPDATE: Four Dead, Two Survive Boating Accident

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 4635

All is Well after MNHHS Lockdown

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 4344

MPD Coducting Sobriety Checkpoints

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

August 06, 2015 16428

Muhlenberg Woman Reportedly Suffers Violent…

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 11146

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

August 30, 2015 2583

UPDATED: 'He Fought the Law ... but, the Law Won'

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 1480

UK Part of First Study on Marijuana Compound…

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 1229

Happenings, Meetings Listed for Following Week

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 1098

All Occasions Formals to Host Celebration to…

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 29, 2015 1061

Kentucky State Park Camping Deal Offered in…

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 960

UK Student Gaming System to Support Learning for…

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 881

Police Searching for Suspect for Attempted ATM…

by SurfKY News
August 30, 2015 513

Commission Recommends Zoning Changes at Mahr…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 507

Keeping the Faith - 'The Wisdom to Wait'

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 471

Hooked on Science - 'Inertia Antenna'

by SurfKY News