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

Raymond Dykstra Named SEC Field Athlete of the Week

Raymond-DykstraRaymond Dykstra (Photo courtesy UK Athletics)LEXINGTON, Ky. (4/22/14) — Raymond Dykstra was named Southeastern Conference Men’s Field Athlete of the Week Tuesday after he broke both the Kentucky school and stadium javelin records last Saturday.

Dykstra smashed his own school record, which was set as a freshman in 2012, with a personal best mark of 76.25m/250-1 to win the Kentucky Relays javelin competition. The mark bettered the previous school record by nearly three feet.

Dykstra’s throw also smashed the previous stadium record by more than 12 feet, which was set by Alabama’s Mats Nilsson to win the 1996 SEC Championships.

His throw ranks second in the nation and the SEC this year. Dykstra’s throw moved him well up the national descending order list, and likely sets up an intriguing SEC Championship showdown between he and the national-leader, Tennessee’s Kyle Quinn. Quinn threw the javelin 78.28m/256-10 at the Tennessee Relays.

Dykstra is the two time defending SEC runner-up in the javelin, and defeated Quinn by 11 feet in the Florida Relays javelin competition earlier this month.

Dykstra also threw a PR in the Kentucky Relays Discus with a mark of 49.01m/160-9 to place tenth.

Dykstra and many of UK’s top throwers will travel to the Triton Invitational in San Diego this weekend. UK’s top runners will compete at the 120th running of the Penn Relay Carnival, while other members of the UK track and field teams will travel to both the Miami RedHawk Invitational and the Bellarmine Classic.

The Kentucky women’s track and field team checked in at No. 6 in Tuesday’s national rankings, released by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Association. The UK men’s team moved up a spot from the previous week to No. 24 in the rankings.

The weekend’s competitions all build up to the 2014 SEC Outdoor Championships, which will be hosted by UK between May 15-18.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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.

Posted on 2/2/14

SurfKY TV

2/6/2014 - posted

Stock Report

1 DOW 16,399.67
+19.26 (0.12%)    
2 S&P 1,904.01
+17.25 (0.91%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,316.07
0.00 (0.00%)    
2/6/2014 - posted
2/6/2014 - posted

In Other News...

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 20, 2014

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/20/14) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Monday, Oct. 20. April… Read More

Seventh Annual Kidapalooza Offers Free Family Fun for All Ages

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/20/14) — Madisonville’s most popular family-friendly festival promises plenty of unplugged,… Read More
2/6/2014 - posted

Most Read This Week

October 17, 2014 11399

UK Women's Soccer Welcomes Ole Miss, No. 5/4…

in General Sports For All Sites by UK Athletics
October 14, 2014 3679

Man Tries to Beat Train, Two Life-Lined to…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office
October 15, 2014 3449

Family Business, Graphics Pros to Open Friday

in Top News For All Sites by Shawn Freels
October 15, 2014 3324

Chamber Meeting and More Announced

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Dorothy Walker
October 14, 2014 3299

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 14, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
October 17, 2014 3204

Single Vehicle Collision Results in One Injury

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper S. C. Recke
October 15, 2014 3102

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 15, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
October 14, 2014 3031

Hopkins County Traffic Advisory

in Hopkins News by Keith Todd
October 15, 2014 2809

Woman Arrested for Domestic Dispute in the Street

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 20, 2014 2683

Uncle Lee's in Greenville is Closing Its Doors…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by www.unclelees.com

Stories Trending Today

October 20, 2014 2683

Uncle Lee's in Greenville is Closing Its Doors…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by www.unclelees.com
October 19, 2014 2669

Kentucky Energy Department Releases Virtual Solar…

in General News For All Sites by Dick Brown
October 20, 2014 1739

Man Charged for Assaulting Pregnant Wife

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 19, 2014 1499

Right-to-Work: The Right Message for Kentucky’s…

in General News For All Sites by Jim Waters
October 19, 2014 1315

Avoid Halloween Makeup Allergies and Other…

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
October 19, 2014 1213

Key to Cooking with Pumpkins

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
October 20, 2014 1149

Man Arrested for Shoplifting, Assaulting Police…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 19, 2014 1123

The Legend of Jack-o'-Lanterns

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
October 20, 2014 929

KU and LG&E to Fund Qualified Tree-Planting…

in General News For All Sites by Cliff Feltham
October 19, 2014 929

Outdoor Truths - Oct. 19, 2014

in General News For All Sites by Gary Miller

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


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

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss