Track & Field

Kentucky Qualifies Eight Entries to NCAA Indoor Championships

by Jake Most

LEXINGTON, Ky.  – The Kentucky track and field program will have six women’s, and two men’s entries at the NCAA Indoor Championships next weekend.
 
The championships will be held March 8-9 at the Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham, Alabama. The Championships were last held there in 2016.
 
ESPN3 will stream the championships live starting at 6:30 p.m. Eastern time March 8 and starting at 5 p.m. Eastern time March 9. A re-air of the championship will take place starting at 10 p.m. Eastern time Sunday, March 10 on ESPN2 and again Monday, March 11 starting at 10 p.m. Eastern time on ESPNU.
 
The top-16 declared entries, and top-12 declared relay teams from marks recorded this season qualified for the Championships.

The top-eight scorers in each of the 17 events on the men’s and women’s sides will score points by virtue of their place finish on a 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis. The team with the most points at the end of the meet wins.
 
The UK women’s team is ranked No. 9 this week, and UK’s men’s team is No. 36 on the USTFCCCA’s track and field rating index.
 
The UK women’s team placed third (a school record indoors) with 34 points and the men’s team was T-17th on 12 points at the 2018 NCAA Indoor Championships.
 
Daniel Roberts leads the way for the UK men’s team as the No. 2 seed in the 60m hurdles after he became the fourth fastest indoor hurdler in collegiate history en route to the SEC silver last weekend.

Marie-Josee Ebwea-Bile Excel is ranked No. 2 in the women’s triple jump. She claimed a SEC silver last week too.

Kentucky program – 2019 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

Friday Track

Time (CT)

Event

Division

Round

UK entry (Seed. Name. Q mark)

5:35 PM

Mile

Women

Semifinal

 

5:50 PM

Mile

Men

Semifinal

 

6:07 PM

60 Hurdles

Women

Semifinal

7. Faith Ross: 8.06

6:17 PM

60 Hurdles

Men

Semifinal

2. Daniel Roberts: 7.48

6:27 PM

400 Meters

Women

Semifinal

 

6:42 PM

400 Meters

Men

Semifinal

 

6:57 PM

60 Meters

Women

Semifinal

15. Kianna Gray: 7.25

7:07 PM

60 Meters

Men

Semifinal

 

7:17 PM

800 Meters

Women

Semifinal

 

7:27 PM

800 Meters

Men

Semifinal

 

7:37 PM

200 Meters

Women

Semifinal

6. Abby Steiner: 22.97

7:52 PM

200 Meters

Men

Semifinal

 

8:07 PM

5000 Meters

Women

Final

 

8:27 PM

5000 Meters

Men

Final

 

8:47 PM

DMR

Women

Final

 

9:02 PM

DMR

Men

Final

 

Friday Field

Time (CT)

Event

Division

Round

UK entry  (Seed. Name. Q mark)

5:15 PM

Shot Put

Women

Prelims & Final

 

5:30 PM

Long Jump

Men

Prelims & Final

 

5:30 PM

Pole Vault

Men

Final

 

7:10 PM

Long Jump

Women

Prelims & Final

 

7:20 PM

Shot Put

Men

Prelims & Final

16. Noah Castle: 63’11.75″/19.50m

Saturday Track

Time (CT)

Event

 

Round

UK entry (Seed. Name. Q mark)

4:10 PM

Mile

Women

Final

 

4:20 PM

Mile

Men

Final

 

4:30 PM

60 Hurdles

Women

Final

TBD

4:40 PM

60 Hurdles

Men

Final

TBD

4:50 PM

400 Meters

Women

Final

 

5:00 PM

400 Meters

Men

Final

 

5:10 PM

60 Meters

Women

Final

TBD

5:20 PM

60 Meters

Men

Final

 

5:30 PM

800 Meters

Women

Final

 

5:40 PM

800 Meters

Men

Final

 

5:50 PM

200 Meters

Women

Final

TBD

6:00 PM

200 Meters

Men

Final

 

6:10 PM

3000 Meters

Women

Final

 

6:25 PM

3000 Meters

Men

Final

 

6:40 PM

4×400 Relay

Women

Final

8. UK: 3:32.15

6:55 PM

4×400 Relay

Men

Final

 

Saturday Field

Time

Event

Division

Round

UK entry (Seed. Name. Q mark)

1 PM

High Jump

Men

Final

 

1 PM

High Jump

Women

Final

6. Ellen Ekholm: 6’/1.83m

2 PM

Weight Throw

Men

Prelims & Final

 

3:30 PM

Triple Jump

Women

Prelims & Final

2. Marie-Josee Ebwea-Excel: 45’2.5″/13.78m

4 PM

Pole Vault

Women

Final

 

4:30 PM

Weight Throw

Women

Prelims & Final

 

5:00 PM

Triple Jump

Men

Prelims & Final

 


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