uk track 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (6/2/14) — The University of Kentucky track and field teams saw eight more tickets punched to the 2014 NCAA Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., on Saturday night as the Wildcats had five runners, two relay teams and a discus thrower advance into the finals at the East Regional Championships in Jacksonville, Fla.

Dezerea Bryant, who already punched her ticket to Eugene Friday night with a spot in the 100 meter dash, collected another chance in the NCAA Championships, finishing first overall and capturing the East Regional Championship with a 23.09 in the women’s 200 meter dash.

Senior Cally Macumber extended her prolific career as a Wildcat on Saturday night, running a personal best time of 16:03.81 in the women’s 5000 meter run. Macumber’s time was good enough for fourth in her heat, and automatically qualifies her for the NCAA finals in Oregon.

Two relay teams bookended the Wildcats’ day at Hodges Stadium on the campus of the University of North Florida, as the women’s 4x100 and 4x400 meter relay teams both etched their way into the NCAA Championships by finishing second in their heats. The 4x100 meter relay team finished in 44.73, completing the night 10th overall and collecting a second-place finish in their heat. The 4x400 meter relay team that punched the final ticket for UK finished in 3:34.98 to finish 12th overall and second in their heat.

Matt Hillenbrand finished fifth in his heat, and was the last qualifier for the NCAA Championships in the men’s 1500 meter run, finishing in 3:46.04.

Allison Peare finished second overall at the 2014 East Regional and second in her heat in the women’s 1500 meter run, booking her spot on the plane to Eugene with a 4:14.91 and qualifying for the NCAA Championships.

The Wildcats’ had three semifinalists in the women’s 100 meter hurdles, as Kendra Harrison, Kayla Parker and Leah Nugent all were in the third heat of the event. Harrison went the fastest of the UK trio, finishing third overall at the regional with a 12.94. Finishing in fifth, and also qualifying for the NCAA finals was Paker, who ran a 13.01, good enough for a tie for fifth at the regional. Nugent finished 16th overall, with a 13.38.

In the field for Kentucky, Andrew Evans’ solid season continues as he threw a 62.75 (205-10) in the finals of the men’s discus, advancing him into the NCAA Championships. Evans’ throw finished the 2014 East Regional as the fourth-best.

The 2014 NCAA Championships will be held in Eugene, Ore., from June 11-14.

For UK results and continuing coverage of UK track and field, log on to UKathletics.com.

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