Women's Track & Field

Masai Russell, Faith Ross, Celera Barnes, 4x400 Relay Tally at NCAA Track and Field Championships

by Jake Most

EUGENE, Oregon – Masai Russell, Faith Ross, Celera Barnes and the 4×400-meter relay tallied points for the Kentucky women’s track and field team Saturday at the 2021 NCAA Championships at Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus. 
 
As a team, Kentucky totaled 13 points to finish in 21st place, the seventh-straight time that the Wildcats have placed in the top 25.
 
Russell scored in both hurdles races.  She got the Wildcats started with a sixth-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles, earning three team points, with a time of 12.97 seconds.  Russell finished fourth in the 400m hurdles with a personal-best time of 56.18, adding five points.
 
Russell was joined in the 400 hurdles points by Faith Ross, who also raced a personal best with 56.49 to finish sixth, adding three points.
 
Celera Barnes scored a point with her eighth-place finish in the 100m dash. She posted a wind-aided time of 11.31 (+2.2).
 
The 4×400 relay unit of Megan Moss, Dajour Miles, Barnes and Ross ran the third-best time in school history, 3:28.68, to finish eighth and add the final point. 
 
The Kentucky men completed their meet yesterday, landing in 15th place, the best finish for the UK men since 2014.
 
Here are Kentucky’s final meet results:
 

Wednesday Events

Round

Start List

Men 4×100 M Relay

Semifinals

18. UK: (Rodney Heath Jr.,

Dwight St. Hillaire, Jacob Smith, Kennedy Lightner): 39.56

Men Pole Vault

Finals

2. Keaton Daniel: 18’2.5″/5.55m — 8 points | First men’s pole vault medal in UK history

Men 110 M Hurdles

Semifinals

9. Tai Brown: 13.68q (+0.2)

Men 100 M

Semifinals

22. Lance Lang: 10.51 (+0.9)

Men Long Jump

Finals

24. Trey Causey III: 22’8.5″/6.92m

Men 400 M

Semifinals

6. Dwight St. Hillaire: 45.68Q

Men 400 M Hurdles

Semifinals

15. Kenroy Williams: 50.62

Men Shot Put

Finals

5. Josh Sobota 65’0.5″/19.82m – 4 points | PB, No. 3 on UK all-time list

19. Charles Lenford Jr.: 59’2.75″/18.05m

Men 200 M

Semifinals

11. Lance Lang: 20.62 (+1.3)

Men 4×400 M Relay

Semifinals

3. UK (Kenroy Williams, Lance Lang, Dwight St. Hillaire, Kennedy Lightner): 3:04.42

Thursday Events

Round

Start List

Women Hammer

Finals

18. Molly Leppelmeier: 212’0″/64.62m | Ties her own school record

Women 4×100 M Relay

Semifinals

13. UK (Shadajah Ballard, Celera Barnes, Dajour Miles, Megan Moss): 44.11

Women 1500 M

Semifinals

21.  Tori Herman: 4:19.56

Women 100 M Hurdles

Semifinals

7. Masai Russell: 12.93q (-0.5)

9. Faith Ross” 12.94 (+1.1)

Women 100 M

Semifinals

7. Celera Barnes: 11.39q (+0.5)

Women 400 M

Semifinals

22. Megan Moss: 53.26

Women 400 M Hurdles

Semifinals

4. Faith Ross: 56.68q | PB, improves No. 5 time on UK all-time list

6. Masai Russell:57.06Q

Women 4×400 M Relay

Semifinals

9. UK (Faith Ross, Megan Moss, Celera Barnes, Dajour Miles): 3:32.69q

Friday Events

Round

Start List

Men Discus

Finals

9. Josh Sobota: 184’11″/56.36m

16. Charles Lenford Jr.: 178’7″/54.45m

Men 110 M Hurdles

Final

9. Tai Brown: 13.89 (-0.6)

Men 400 M

Final

5. Dwight St. Hillaire: 45.20 | 4 points

Men 4×400 M Relay

Final

8. UK (Kenroy Williams, Lance Lang, Dwight St. Hillaire, Kennedy Lightner): 3:03.63 | 1 point

Saturday Events

Round

Start List

Women High Jump

Finals

11. Annika Williams: 5’11.25″/1.81m

Women 100 M Hurdles

Final

6. Masai Russell: 12.97 (+0.4) – 3 points

Women 100 M

Final

8. Celera Barnes: 11.31w (+2.2) – 1 point

Women 400 M Hurdles

Final

4. Masai Russell: 56.18 – 5 points | PB, No. 5 on UK all-time list

6. Faith Ross: 56.49 – 3 points | PB, No. 6 on UK all-time list

Women 4×400 M Relay

Final

8. UK (Megan Moss, Dajour Miles, Celera Barnes, Faith Ross): 3:28.68 – 1 point | season best, No. 3 in UK history

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