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UKTF to Host Kentucky Invitational with Senior Day on Saturday

UKTF to Host Kentucky Invitational with Senior Day on Saturday

by Sommer Thomas

LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky track & field is set to host its Senior Day and lone outdoor home meet of the 2022 season, the Kentucky Invitational, Friday and Saturday at the UK Track & Field Complex. 

Meet Information 

Friday’s field events last from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. while Friday’s running events go from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Both field and running events begin at noon on Saturday, with field events ending at 3 p.m. and running events ending at 4:30 p.m. 

Admission is free for all spectators and live results can be found at 

The senior ceremony will be held Saturday at 12:20 p.m. after the men’s 4x100m and will feature 28 seniors: 


  • Myles Anders – sprints 

  • Nathaniel Bann – sprints 

  • Tai Brown – hurdles/sprints 

  • Jacob Brizendine – distance 

  • Trey Causey III – jumps 

  • Brian Faust – sprints 

  • Joseph Jardine – pole vault 

  • Patrick Kimball – hurdles 

  • Jacob Smith – sprints 

  • Joshua Sobota – throws 

  • Jacob Sobota – multi 

  • Robbie Springfield III – jumps 

  • Gabe Szalay – distance 

  • Trevor Warren – distance 

  • Lincoln Young – pole vault 


  • Perri Bockrath – distance  

  • Rachel Boice – distance  

  • Sophie Carrier – distance  

  • Amaya Chadwick – hurdles  

  • Karimah Davis – sprints  

  • Alexis Holmes – sprints  

  • Kaitlyn Lacy – distance 

  • Sarah Michels – distance  

  • Natalie Molotky – distance 

  • Masai Russell – hurdles/sprints  

  • Abby Steiner – sprints  

  • Siobhan Szerencsits – pole vault 

  • Kelli Walsh – distance  

Although the meet will not be live streamed, the senior ceremony will be broadcast on Facebook Live for those who can’t make it to the meet. 

The teams attending are Austin Peay, Bellarmine, Brescia, Campbellsville, Centre College, Eastern Kentucky, Kentucky, Kentucky Wesleyan, Midway, Morehead State, Murray State, Pikeville, Saint Louis, Transylvania and Western Kentucky. 

Below are the parking options for spectators on Friday and Saturday. 

  • E Lot in-front of Cliff Hagan 

  • C16 Lot below Outdoor Track 

  • Green Lot (Friday only) 

  • Parking Structure #7 is a pay lot, but available. 

The Cats’ Last Meet Weekend: Joe May and Joe Walker Invitationals 

The Wildcats had a bye weekend last weekend, but the weekend before that the field athletes and sprinters attended LSU’s Joe May Invitational and the distance runners competed at Ole Miss’s Joe Walker Invitational. 

Abby Steiner had another historic weekend on the track, featuring a school record 10.92 run in the 100m and the second fastest 200m (22.38) in UKTF history. Her 200m had a headwind of 5.6 m/s, but Steiner was still able to secure the fastest time in the NCAA this season, an outdoor personal best, and one of the fastest 200m runs in collegiate history with such strong gusts. 

Steiner ran her first 100m in three years last weekend at the Florida Relays, and after improving that 11.10 run with a 10.92 run, Steiner is now the fifth fastest in the event in collegiate history and the 2022 NCAA leader among wind-legal times. 

Masai Russell ran the fastest 100m hurdles time in the 2022 NCAA outdoor season with a tailwind less than 2 m/s with her 12.75 (0.7) win in the event at LSU. It was a personal best, the third fastest in UKTF history, and the fifth fastest in the NCAA this season with all conditions considered. 

Both Steiner and Russell, joined by Karimah Davis and Shadajah Ballard, were a part of the Cats’ 4x100m relay that was second fastest in program history with a time of 42.46. The relay is currently the second fastest in the NCAA this season. 

Leppelmeier broke the hammer throw school record for the second week in a row with a win and a throw of 213’0″/64.92m, ranking 20th in the NCAA this season. In second place, and throwing over the previous school record, was Jade Gates with a throw of 212’10″/64.87m. 

Joshua Sobota earned another win for the throws group with his discus performance (179’8″/54.76m) and placed third in the shot put (65’2.25″/19.87m) with the third best mark in the NCAA this season. 

Kenroy Williams won the 400m hurdles with a time of 50.67, followed by Beck O’Daniel in second who finished with a personal best time of 51.97. 

Sophie Galloway won her first event as a Wildcat with her triple jump performance (179’8″/54.76m), which is a college-best jump and ninth all-time for UK. 

Davis ran alongside Steiner in her windy heat of the 200m for second place with a time of 23.25 (-5.6) and finished fifth in the 100m (11.30). 

Megan Moss finished the 400m with a time of 52.90 while Dwight St. Hillaire also placed second in his 400m outdoor season debut (45.41). St. Hillaire’s 400m is now the fifth fastest in the NCAA this season. 

Annika Williams earned a long jump personal best (20’3.75″/6.19m) in her second-place finish, coupled with a third-place finish and personal best in the javelin (143’10″/43.86m), which now ranks her fifth in UKTF history in the javelin. 

Logan Coles set a freshman record for the second week in a row in the hammer throw, placing fourth with a throw of 206’10″/63.06m and remaining at No. 5 on the UK all-time list. 

Tori Herman led the distance runners at the Joe Walker Invitational with a personal best and facility record in the 5000m (15:52.95), moving herself up to third all-time from UK after previously sitting at seventh. 

Jenna Schwinghamer ran the second fastest 800m of her career with a second-place finish and 2:04.67 run to lead the Wildcats in the race. 

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