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Kentucky Men Third, Women Fifth at Wooo Pig Classic

Kentucky Men Third, Women Fifth at Wooo Pig Classic

by Tony Neely

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky men’s track and field team finished third and the UK women were fifth in team standings Fridayat the Wooo Pig Classic in the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Ark.

Among a strong field of seven teams, the UK men did not win any events, but picked up a number of second and third place finishes.

  • Lance Lang, second in the 200m dash, 20.98 seconds; and third in the 60m dash, 6.75
  • Matt Peare, second in the pole vault, 17’4.5″/5.30m
  • Rahman Minor, second in the high jump, 7’0.5″/2.15m; actually tied for the winning height but finished second in tiebreaker based on number of jumps needed to clear
  • Tai Brown, third in the 60-meter hurdles, 7.94 seconds
  • Dwight St. Hillaire, third in the 400m run, 46.78
  • Dylan Allen, third in the 3000m run, 8:11.54
  • Josh Sobota, third in the shot put, 60’3.25″/18.37m

For the Kentucky women, Molly Leppelmeier claimed UK’s only win of the day, with a toss of 50’5.25″/15.37m in the shot put. She also finished second in the weight throw with a sling of 65’7.75″/20m. More top finishers included:

  • Abby Steiner, second in the 60m dash, 7.22, a personal best that improved her No. 5 mark on UK all-time list
  • Carly Hinkle and Annika Williams tied for second in the high jump, 5’8.5″/1.74m
  • Third in the 4x400m relay, 3:33.48 with a season best

Below are the Kentucky event results for the meet. 

Friday, January 22 


UK entries 

Women’s 60m Hurdles prelims

Heat 1, 6th place: Darci Khan, 8.54

Heat 1, 8th place: Annika Williams, 8.94

Heat 2, 6th place: Masai Russell, 8.43

Heat 2, 7th place: Amaya Chadwick, 8.55

Heat 2, 8th place: Shadajah Ballard, 8.94

Men’s 60m Hurdles final/prelims 

Final: 3. Tai Brown, 7.94

Final: 5. Tyreke Highman, 8.12

Heat 1, 4th place: Tyricke Highman, 8.02 q

Heat 1, 6th place: Joseph Jardine, 8.74

Heat 2, 3rd place: Tai Brown, 8.07 q

Women’s 60m final/prelims 

Final: 2. Abby Steiner, 7.22 | PB, No. 5 on UK all-time list

Final: 7. Dajour Miles, 7.40

Heat 1, 3rd place: Dajour Miles, 7.42 q

Heat 2, 1st place: Abby Steiner, 7.24 Q

Men’s 60m final/prelims 

Final: 3. Lance Lang, 6.75

Heat 1, 1st place: Lance Lang, 6.37 Q

Women’s Mile

6. Tori Herman, 4:46.57 | PB, No. 10 UK all-time

7. Perri Bockrath, 4:53.69 | PB

8. Jenna Schwinghamer, 4:55.69 | PB

9. Rachel Boice, 4:59.32 

Men’s Mile 

11. Gabe Szalay, 4:12.58

12. Jacob Brizendine, 4:15.30

Women’s 400m 

8. Megan Moss, 53.52 (second place in section 3)

Men’s 400m 

3. Dwight St. Hillaire, 46.78 (second place in section 4)

8. Kenroy Williams, 48.22 (second place in section 2)

Women’s 800m 

7. Bryanna Lucas, 2:14.61

8. Tori Herman, 2:14.98

9. DeAnna Martin, 2:15.12

Men’s 800m 

7. Jacob Brizendine, 1:54.58 | PB

8. Gabe Szalay, 1:54.76

Women’s 200m 

8. Dajour Miles, 23.46 (first place in section 2)

17. Darci Khan, 25.68 (second place in section 2)

Men’s 200m 

2. Lance Lang, 20.98 (second place in section 4)

4. Jacob Smith, 21.32 (first place in section 3)

8. Tai Brown, 21.9 (second place in section 1)

Women’s 3000m 

7. Jenna Gearing, 9:39.64

Men’s 3000m 

3. Dylan Allen, 8:11.54

4. Matt Duvall, 8:13.65

5. Jake Allen, 8:15.89

7. Ethan Kern, 8:17.99

Women’s 4x400m Relay 

3. Kentucky (Megan Moss, Abby Steiner, Masai Russell, Dajour Miles) 3:33.48 | Season best

Men’s 4x400m Relay 

2. Kentucky (Jacob Smith, Dwight St. Hillaire, Nathaniel Bann, Lance Lang) 3:08.18 | Season best

Men’s Weight Throw

6. Michael Browning, 52’0″/17.37m

Women’s High Jump

T2. Annika Williams, 5’8.5″/1.74m

T2. Carly Hinkle, 5’85″/1.74m

Women’s Pole Vault 

T8. Nicole Bagby, 12’8.25″/3.82m

T8. Siobhan Szerencsits, 12’8.25″/3.82m

Women’s Weight Throw 

2. Molly Leppelmeier, 65’7.5″/20m

4. Jade Gates, 63’8.25″/19.41m

Men’s Long Jump  

5. Trey Causey III, 23’2″/7.06m

8. Joseph Jardine, 22’7.25″/6.89m

Men’s Shot Put  

10. Michael Browning, 47’7″/14.50m | Season best

3. Josh Sobota, 60’3.25″/18.37m

Men’s Pole Vault  

2. Matt Peare, 17’4.5″/5.30m | Season best

4. Joseph Jardine, 16’6.75″/5.05m

T6. Dalton Shepler, 16’0.75″/4.90m

9. Lincoln Young, 16’0.75″/4.90m

Women’s Shot Put  

1. Molly Leppelmeier, 50’5.25″/15.37m | Season best

Men’s High Jump  

2. Rahman Minor, 7’0.5″/2.15m | Season best

The Arkansas men and women won each side of the meet.  Following the Arkansas men were South Carolina, Kentucky, Texas, LSU, Missouri and Oklahoma State.  Trailing the Razorback women were Texas, LSU, South Carolina, Kentucky, Oklahoma State and Missouri.

Kentucky returns to competition February 5-6 at the South Carolina Invitational.

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