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Perri Bockrath, Tori Herman Post UK All-Time Top-Five FInishes at Joe Walker Invitational

Perri Bockrath, Tori Herman Post UK All-Time Top-Five FInishes at Joe Walker Invitational

by Tony Neely

OXFORD, Miss. –  Junior Perri Bockrath and freshman Tori Herman posted top-five times on the Kentucky all-time lists during the Joe Walker Invitational Friday at the University of Mississippi.

Bockrath finished second among 14 competitors in the 3000m steeplechase.  Her clocking of 10:07.49 improved her personal best by more than 25 seconds and landed her in second place in UK history in that event.

Herman finished 8th in the field of 35 runners in the 1500-meter run. Her time of 4:18.52 is a personal best and improved her standing of No. 5 in UK history in that event. She missed the UK freshman record by less than one-half second.

Inclement weather arrived during the evening, forcing a postponement of the final four events until Saturday.  A revised schedule for Saturday is listed below.

Kentucky does not have a complete squad at this week’s meet, with the focus being primarily on distance events and limited sprint action.  UK does not have any field events competitors to the meet.

Participating Teams
Rankings are men/women
#12/12 Auburn – 27 entries
Belmont – 46 entries
Bradley – 42 entries
Eastern Kentucky – 5 entries
Furman – 5 entries (1 unattached)
Georgetown – 32 entries
Illinois State – 82 entries
#8/– Iowa State (men only) – 19 entries
#9/10 Kentucky – 26 entries
Lamar (men only) – 7 entries
Lipscomb – 70 entries
Miami (Ohio) – 17 entries
Middle Tennessee – 9 entries
Mississippi Valley State – 49 entries
New Orleans – 17 entries
#–/25 Notre Dame – 40 entries
Oklahoma State – 39 entries
Ole Miss – 110 entries
South Dakota State – 9 entries
Southeastern Louisiana (men only) – 4 entries
Southern Miss (women only) – 2 entries
#23/– Stephen F. Austin – 23 entries
Toledo (women only) – 3 entries
Tulsa – 19 entries
Villanova (men only) – 6 entries
Western Illinois (men only) – 3 entries

Here are the Kentucky results from Friday and the schedule for Saturday:

riday, April 9   

Event, times are ET

UK entries 

Men’s 200m

18. Chris Duffy, 22.62 | Personal best

Women’s 1500m

8. Tori Herman, 4:18.72 | Personal best, No. 5 on the UK all-time list

26. Rachel Boice, 4:29.62 | Personal best by 9+ seconds

29. DeAnna Martin, 4:33.43

31. Madisyn Peeples, 4:33.93 | Personal best

Women’s 3000m Steeplechase

2. Perri Bockrath, 10:07.50 | Personal best by 25+ seconds, No. 2 on the UK all-time list

Men’s 1500m

Postponed until Saturday at 8 p.m.

Dylan Allen

Brennan Fields

Matthew Thomas

Gabriel Szalay

McLean Griffin

Women’s 800m

Postponed until Saturday at 4:30 pm

Bryanna Lucas

Women’s 5000m

Postponed until Saturday at 8:45 pm

Kaitlyn Lacy

Sophie Carrier

Sarah Michels

Men’s 5000m

Postponed until Saturday at 9:20 pm

Jake Allen

Ethan Kern

Matt Duvall

Shane Williams

Jonah Mitchell

Aaron Withrow


Saturday, April 10 

Event, times are ET 

UK entries 

Women’s 400m, 3:50 p.m.

Amber Taylor

Sydney Spillman

Men’s 100m, 4:20 p.m.

Chris Duffy

Kentucky’s full squad will be back in action April 16-17 at the Tom Jones Memorial Meet at the University of Florida.

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