Track & Field

Kaitlyn Lacy Runs Sixth in UKTF History in 10,000m Debut

by Sommer Thomas

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky women’s track & field distance runner Kaitlyn Lacy ran the sixth fastest 10,000-meter time in program history in her first time ever competing in the event at the Raleigh Relays in Raleigh, North Carolina at North Carolina State University. 

Freshman Sophie Galloway competed in her first meet as a Wildcat in the heptathlon at the Texas Relays in Austin, Texas, while Sophie Carrier and Sarah Michels joined Lacy in the 10,000m. 

Raleigh Relays 

Lacy placed 39th overall and 17th in her heat with a time of 34:55.36 seconds in the 10,000m. 

Lacy is also eighth on the UK all-time list in the 5,000m from running 16:26.63 during last year’s outdoor season. 

Carrier followed Lacy with a time of 36:58.04 and Michels finished the race with a personal best time of 37:12.02. 

Carrier now sits at 10th all-time in UKTF history in the 10,000m from her performance at 2021 SEC Outdoor Championships (35:47.65). 

Michels’ previous best 10,000m of her career was from 2021 outdoor SECs where she ran 38:09.36. 

Texas Relays 

Galloway, a freshman from Mayfield, Kentucky, finished the heptathlon in 15th place with 4,857 points. 

Her best finishes came in the javelin throw (117’5″/35.80m) and long jump (18’6.5″/5.65m), both of which she placed 11th in. 

Her 800m time of 2:30.45 was a personal best by 17 seconds. 

Annika Williams competed in six of the seven heptathlon events but did not start the 800m and therefore did not have a final score. 

Next Up 

UKTF will travel to Gainesville, Florida to compete in the Florida Relays from Thursday, March 31 through Saturday, April 2 at the University of Florida. 

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Texas Relays Heptathlon  

100m Hurdles 

Final  

10. Annika Williams: 14.38, 925 points 

16. Sophie Galloway: 14:65, 888 points 

High Jump 

Final  

4. Williams: 5’6″/1.68m, 830 points, 1755 total points, 11th overall 

17. Galloway: 5’2.5″/1.59m, 724 points, 1612 total points, 16th overall 

Shot Put  

Final  

4. Williams: 42’10.25″/13.06m, 731 points, 2486 total points, fifth overall 

17. Galloway: 32’4.25″/9.86m, 520 points, 2132 total points, 16th overall 

200m 

Final  

12. Williams: 25.91, 805 points, 3291 total points, seventh overall 

17. Galloway: 27.06, 707 points, 2839 total points, 17th overall 

Long Jump 

Final  

11. WIlliams: 18’6.5″/5.65m, 744 points, 4035 total points, 10th overall 

11. Galloway: 18’6.5″/5.65m, 744 points, 3583 total points, 16th overall 

Javelin 

Final  

8. Williams: 121’2″/36.93m, 608 points, 4643 total points, 10th overall 

11. Galloway: 117’5″/35.80m, 587 points, 4170 total points, 16th overall 

800m 

Final  

15. Galloway: 2:30.45, 687 points 

Williams DNS 

Heptathlon  

Final Score  

15. Galloway: 4,857 points 

Raleigh Relays 10,000m 

Section 2 

Final  

39. Kaitlyn Lacy – 34:55.36, 17th in heat, 6th for UK all-time 

Section 3 

Final  

84. Sophie Carrier – 36:58.04, 23rd in heat 

86. Sarah Michels – 37:12.02, 25th in heat 

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