Track & Field

Eleven Wildcats to Represent UKTF at World Athletics Championships

by Sommer Thomas

EUGENE, Ore. — One current member of Kentucky track & field, eight alumni and two volunteer coaches are set to take the world stage at 2022 World Athletics Championships at Hayward Field from July 15-24.

Below is a list of UKTF-affiliated athletes who will be competing, the country they represent and their events.

Men 

  • Christian Coleman, volunteer coach – Team USA – 100m  
  • Andrew Evans ‘14 – Team USA – Discus 
  • Daniel Roberts ‘19 – Team USA – 110m hurdles 
  • Dwight St. Hillaire ‘22 – Team Trinidad & Tobago – 400m, 4x400m 

Women 

  • Celera Barnes ‘21 – Team USA – 4x100m 
  • Jasmine Camacho-Quinn (2015-2018) – Team Puerto Rico – 100m hurdles 
  • Devynne Charlton, volunteer coach – Team Bahamas – 100m hurdles 
  • Keni Harrison ‘15 – Team USA – 100m hurdles 
  • Sydney McLaughlin (2017, 2018) – Team USA – 400m hurdles 
  • Megan Moss ‘23 – Team Bahamas – mixed 4x400m, 4x400m 
  • Abby Steiner ‘22 – Team USA – 200m 

Meet Information
The first Wildcat to compete will be Megan Moss at 2:45 p.m. ET in the mixed 4x400m relay heats, followed by Volunteer Coach Christian Coleman in the 100m prelims and heats. If The Bahamas’ mixed 4x400m qualifies for finals, Moss will run again at 10:50 p.m. ET.

The meet schedule, start lists and live results can be found here.

The meet will be broadcast on NBCUniversal’s television networks and digital platforms.

NBC Sports will broadcast 43 hours from Eugene, with live afternoon and primetime shows both weekends, highlighted by the men’s and women’s 100m finals (July 16-17) and 4x100m and 4x400m relays (July 23-24). Additional television coverage will air on USA Network and CNBC.

All network and cable TV windows will be simul-streamed via NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app, with NBC’s programming also available on Peacock. In addition, world-feed coverage of all competition sessions will stream live on Peacock.

The full TV/broadcast schedule is available here.

Tickets can be bought on ticketmaster.com.

UKTF-affiliated athletes will be competing on each of the 10 days of competition in Eugene, highlighted by recent U.S. champions Sydney McLaughlin, Keni Harrison, Daniel Roberts, Abby Steiner and Andrew Evans.

Harrison, the 2019 world silver medalist and Tokyo 2020 silver medalist over 100m hurdles, will face off against fellow UKTF alumna Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, the Tokyo 2020 gold medalist. Harrison is the world record-holder (12.20) while Camacho-Quinn is the Olympic record-holder (12.37). Volunteer coach Devynne Charlton is also primed to be a medal contender. She finished sixth in the Tokyo 2020 100m hurdles final and earned silver at 2022 World Indoor Championships in the 60m hurdles.

McLaughlin, the two-time Olympic gold medalist, is the front-runner in the 400m hurdles after breaking her own world record for the U.S. title in late June.

Roberts, the Olympian and two-time U.S. champion in the 110m hurdles, will compete for a medal in the same race.

Steiner currently has the second fastest 200m time in the world this year (21.77) behind Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson (21.55) and will contend for a medal in her first world championships.

USATF Outdoor Championships
In late June, Steiner found success in her first USATF Outdoor Championships by winning the 200m with a personal best time of 21.77, a new all-dates collegiate best, sixth fastest in American history and 17th fastest in world history.

“(This means) Everything. Coming off a collegiate season, a lot of people want to put limitations on you, that you’re going to be burnt out, but me and my coach just trusted the process and I couldn’t be more excited,” Steiner said right after the race.

McLaughlin clocked 51.41 to become the U.S. Champion once again in the 400m hurdles, breaking her own world record by .05 seconds.

Olympic silver medalist Harrison won her fifth U.S. title in a row in the 100m hurdles, running a world-leading and season best 12.34. She will face another UK alumna, Jasmine Camacho-Quinn at the World Athletics Championships.

Roberts, a 2020 Tokyo Olympian, won the 110m hurdles title with a season best 13.03 to officially qualify for Team USA. It was his second U.S. title in the event after winning in 2019.

Evans, a Rio 2016 Olympian and UK Class of 2014 graduate, placed first in the discus and will compete for Team USA at the World Athletics Championships.

Coleman did not start in the 200m semifinal or final. He is already qualified for World Athletics Championships in the 100m due to being the 2019 world champion in the event.

St. Hillaire was crowned the champion of the 400m with a time of 45.46 at the Trinidad & Tobago National Championships on Saturday afternoon, setting a commonwealth record and automatically qualifying for World Championships in July.

Internationally, Charlton ran a new personal best and Bahamian national record of 12.60.

In total, six Wildcats won U.S. Championships this weekend: Andrew Evans (discus), Keni Harrison (100m hurdles), Sydney McLaughlin (400m hurdles), Jordan Anthony (U20 200m), Steiner (200m) and Roberts (110m hurdles). Dwight St. Hillaire won the 400m at the Trinidad & Tobago Championships and volunteer coach Devynne Charlton won the 100m hurdles at the Bahamas National Championships.

Masai Russell placed sixth in the 400m hurdles final with a time of 55.66 after running a personal best 55.02 in semifinals. It was her first USATF Outdoor Championships final and she was only .004 away from making a second final in the 100m hurdles. At NCAA Championships, Russell placed third in the 100m hurdles and fourth in the 400m hurdles.

Javianne Oliver, Olympic silver medalist in the 4x100m, placed seventh in the 100m final with a season best 10.94 after running 10.95 in the semifinal a couple hours earlier.

Keaton Daniel placed 10th in pole vault with a height of 18’0.5”/5.50m.

Olivia Gruver placed sixth in pole vault with a height of 14’9”/4.50m and Celera Barnes finished sixth in the 100m final (10.86w).

Josh Sobota competed in his first USATF Outdoor Championships and finished 13th in shot put (64’6”/19.66m).

Sha’Keela Saunders placed sixth in the long jump with a season best 21’4.25”/6.51m jump.

Jade Gates was not able to record a mark in the hammer throw.

Alexis Holmes ran the 400m in 52.68 in prelims.

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All times below are in Eastern Daylight Time. Competitors are in Pacific Daylight Time. 

 

July 15  Time  Round  Status 
Mixed 4x400m Relay  2:45 p.m. ET  Heats  Megan Moss – Team Bahamas 
Men’s 100m  9:50 p.m. ET  Heats  Christian Coleman – Team USA 
Mixed 4x400m Relay  10:50 p.m. ET  Final  Megan Moss – Team Bahamas 

 

July 16  Time  Round  Status 
Men’s 110m Hurdles  2:25 p.m.   Heats  Daniel Roberts – Team USA 
Men’s 100m  9 p.m.   Semifinal  Christian Coleman 
Men’s 100m  10:50 p.m.  Final  Christian Coleman 

 

July 17  Time  Round  Status 
Men’s 400m  2:05 p.m.   Heats  Dwight St. Hillaire – Team Trinidad & Tobago 
Men’s 110m Hurdles  8:05 p.m.   Semifinal  Daniel Roberts 
Men’s Discus  8:05 p.m.   Qualification  Andrew Evans – Team USA 
Men’s 110m Hurdles  10:30 p.m.   Final  Daniel Roberts 

 

July 18  Time  Round  Status 
Women’s 200m  9 p.m.   Heats  Abby Steiner – Team USA 

 

July 19  Time  Round  Status 
Women’s 400m Hurdles  8:15 p.m.   Heats  Sydney McLaughlin – Team USA 
Women’s 200m  9:05 p.m.   Semifinal  Abby Steiner 
Men’s Discus  9:33 p.m.   Final  Andrew Evans 

 

July 20  Time  Round  Status 
Women’s 400m Hurdles  9:15 p.m.   Semifinal  Sydney McLaughlin 
Men’s 400m  10:15 p.m.  Semifinal  Dwight St. Hillaire 

 

July 21  Time  Round  Status 
Women’s 200m  10:35 p.m.   Final  Abby Steiner 

 

July 22  Time  Round  Status 
Women’s 4x100m  8:40 p.m.  Heats  Celera Barnes – Team USA 
Men’s 400m  10:35 p.m.  Final  Dwight St. Hillaire 
Women’s 400m Hurdles  10:50 p.m.  Final  Sydney McLaughlin 

 

July 23  Time  Round  Status 
Women’s 4x100m  7:30 p.m.  Final  Celera Barnes 
Women’s 100m Hurdles  10:35 p.m.   Heats  Keni Harrison – Team USA 

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn – Team Puerto Rico 

Devynne Charlton – Team Bahamas 

 

July 24  Time  Round  Status 
Women’s 100m Hurdles  8:10 p.m.   Semifinal  Keni Harrison 

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn 

Devynne Charlton 

Women’s 100m Hurdles  10 p.m.   Final  Keni Harrison 

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn 

Devynne Charlton 

 

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