The meet, which has not been held since the early 90s, will serve as a sort of dress rehearsal for the 2014 Southeastern Conference Championships. The SEC Outdoor Meet has not been contested in Lexington since 1996.
Kentucky’s sixth ranked women’s team and 25th-ranked men’s team will be on full display for the Big Blue Nation Saturday.
Headlining for the Wildcats will be Dezerea Bryant who will compete in front of a home crowd for the first time since becoming the first UK’s first NCAA Indoor 200 Meters Champion last month.
Also on display will be a plethora of Wildcat All-Americans and SEC Champions in addition to some of the region’s top collegiate teams.
The 2014 Kentucky Relays will feature a field of 22 collegiate teams including Big 10 squads like the 24th-ranked Illinois men, Michigan, Indiana and Purdue in addition to completive programs the likes of Cincinnati, Louisville, VCU, EKU and Marshall amongst others.
The meet will begin 9 a.m. ET with the first high school field events. The running events will start 9:35 a.m. with the women’s 5,000 meters.
The first collegiate field event of the day will be the men’s javelin at 10:30 a.m., with two time All-American Raymond Dykstra scheduled to compete.
The meet will also include a ceremony honoring the 2014 graduating class of 12 at approximately 4:22 p.m. just before the 4x400m relays. Amongst those being honored will be multi-time SEC Champions Matt Hillenbrand, Cally Macumber, Chelsea Oswald in addition to multi-time All-Americans Andrew Evans, Kayla Parker and Allison Peare.
Tickets are available from the UK Ticket Office for $5 by calling (859) 257-1818.
Spectator parking will be available in the No. 7 Parking Structure across the street from the Nutter Football Training Center. Handicap parking will be located in the northeast corner of the R-3 lot.The 2014 Kentucky Relays will also promote an increased fan experience, similar to what was on display at the indoor home meets this season, with the addition of a child recreation area with inflatables.
Information provided by UK Athletics
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