Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Ten Wildcats Qualify for NCAA Indoor Championships

uk tracka 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (3/5/14) — The Kentucky track and field teams will have 10 entries, eight on the women’s side and two on the men’s side, at the 2014 NCAA Indoor Championships, the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Committee announced on Wednesday.

Kentucky qualified it’s most competitors to the NCAA Indoor Championships since eight made it in 2010. The championships will be held March 14-15 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

ESPN3 will stream the meet live on March 14 starting at 7:55 p.m. Eastern and March 15 starting at 7:50 p.m. Eastern.

A tape delay of the championship will air Saturday, March 22 starting at 6:30 p.m. Eastern on ESPNU.

Both Dezerea Bryant and Kendra Harrison lead the way for UK as each qualified for the National Championship meet in three events (two individual and a relay). Both Bryant and Harrison won Southeastern Conference Championships last weekend.

Bryant, the SEC Champion at 60 meters and runner-up at 200m, will compete in both events. She owns the nation’s fastest 60m dash time this season, 7.16 seconds, and ranks second in the world at 200m in 2014 (22.75).

Harrison is coming off a SEC-record performance as she won the conference 60m hurdles championship in 7.94, a nation-leading time, which shattered the previous record of 8.0. She placed seventh in the 60m dash at SECs less than 15 minutes after winning in the hurdles. Should she make the final in both events at NCAAs, Harrison would have closer to 40 minutes of recovery time between the 60H and 60m.

Kentucky will be well-represented in the 60m hurdles as three of the 16 entries are Wildcats. UK scored 21 points in the event at the SEC Championships as Kayla Parker was third in the event with a PR time of 8.16, and Leah Nugent placed fourth (8.20).

Allison Peare has been steadily improving throughout the season, having lowered her school mile-record to 4:35.18 in a bronze-medal performance at the SEC Championships. She scored in both the mile and 800m at SECs, but will be able to focus exclusively on the mile at NCAAs.

UK will have a pool of six to choose from for the women’s 4x400m relay, an event in which it ranks seventh with a top 200m-track time of 3:34.31. UK’s available runners are Bryant, Harrison, Morganne Phillips, Sha’Keela Saunders, Kenyattia Hackworth and Leah Nugent.

On the men’s side Kentucky will be represented by a pair of 2014 SEC Champions.

Matt Hillenbrand, who was high-point scorer at the Conference Championships, having won both the mile and 3,000 meters, will only compete in the mile.
He ranks fourth nationally in the event with a school-record time 3:57.0.

Brad Szypka is also coming off a SEC Championship, as his top mark 19.48 meters/63-feet-11-inches ranks 11th nationally.

SurfKY News
Information provided by UK Athletics

© Copyright 2014 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...

Drought Conditions Prompt Campfire Safety Reminder

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (7/30/14) — Due to the current drought conditions in the area, and increasingly dry weather in the… Read More

Fenton Campground Re-Opens to the Public

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (7/30/14) — Fenton Campground will re-open to the public today. Fenton was closed following… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

July 30, 2014 4164

Three Arrested in Muhlenberg as Part of…

in Top Stories by GPD Officer Wes Miller
July 28, 2014 3583

Madisonville Woman Arrested for Being a…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 30, 2014 3481

UPDATE: Waide Responds to Allegations of…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
July 28, 2014 3109

Madisonville Man Arrested for Endangering…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 2636

Disagreement Over Killing Snake in House…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

July 28, 2014 3583

Madisonville Woman Arrested for Being a…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 3109

Madisonville Man Arrested for Endangering…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 2636

Disagreement Over Killing Snake in House…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 30, 2014 2066

Murder Charges Filed in Death of Hanson…

in Top Stories by Det. Jonathon Barnes
July 31, 2014 1834

Nortonville Man Accused of Stashing Drugs…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

July 28, 2014 1353

Zuberer Takes Over at Quarterback for…

in News by Steve LeMaster
July 28, 2014 1182

Dont Miss Out on a Howl of a Good Time

in News by Brittni Bunn
July 28, 2014 1084

Instant Admissions Day is Aug. 1, 2014

in News by Bernie Hale
July 29, 2014 908

Happenings and Meetings - Daviess County

in News by Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau
July 28, 2014 492

Prosecutors Mull Over Whether to Charge…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

July 30, 2014 4164

Three Arrested in Muhlenberg as Part of…

in Top Stories by GPD Officer Wes Miller
July 30, 2014 2536

UPDATE: Muhlenberg Man, Woman Arrested in…

in Top Stories by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
July 28, 2014 1597

Foot Pursuit Ends with Arrest

in Top Stories by Christopher Rogers
July 29, 2014 1541

Muhlenberg District Court Fines Handed…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 28, 2014 1502

Boys of Broad to Launch Video at Cinema 4

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 06social 21social 22social 04social 03