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Kentucky Track & Field Totals 10 Wins at McCravy Memorial

Kentucky Track & Field Totals 10 Wins at McCravy Memorial


LEXINGTON, Ky. The Kentucky indoor track and field teams totaled 10 event victories, including five on Saturday, at the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet held at UK’s Nutter Field House.  

Jordan Anthony got the Wildcats going Saturday with a win in the men’s 60-meter dash. Anthony, also a freshman wide receiver on the football team, clocked 6.57 seconds – a UK freshman record and second-fastest in school history behind Wildcat Olympian Tim Harden. 

For the second meet in a row, junior Keaton Daniel broke his own school record in the indoor pole vault. He cleared 18’5.25”/5.62m on his first try at that height, eclipsing his previous mark by four inches. It is the nation’s leading mark for the young indoor season. 

Senior Masai Russell sped to an impressive win in the women’s 60m hurdles. Her personal-best time of 7.88 seconds is second-fastest in school history, .01 off of Keni Harrison’s school record, which was the winning time in the 2015 NCAA final. The time ties for No. 10 in NCAA history. It is also the nation’s fastest mark to this point of the season. 

The Wildcats got a 1-2 finish in the men’s 800-meter run as John O’Donnell (1:51.26) and Justin Swann (1:51.97) paced the pack.  

UK alumna Abby Steiner returned to action for the first time since winning two gold medals at the 2022 World Championships. Running the individual 400-meter dash for the first time in her collegiate or pro career, Steiner glided to a winning time of 51.7 seconds.  

The meet concluded with the host Wildcats winning the 4×400-meter relay as Kennedy Lightner, Jordan Anthony, Brandon Miller and Wayne Lawrence Jr. notched a mark of 3:11.64.   

In addition to Kentucky, participating teams included Alabama State, Butler, Campbellsville, Cumberlands, Grambling, Eastern Kentucky, Howard, Kennesaw State, Life, Midway, Northern Kentucky, Oakland, Ohio State, Transylvania, Tulane and Union (Ky.).

The event is named in honor of Kentucky track athlete Rod McCravy, who had established himself as a leader with great respect and care for others before he died in 1987 at the age of 19. This is expected to be the last indoor collegiate meet in the 30-year history of the Nutter Field House, as a new indoor facility – to be named after UK track legend Jim Green – is under construction. 

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2023 Rod McCravy Memorial 

Saturday UK Results 

Women  Shot Put  Prelim/Final  4. Simi Akinrinsola, 46’10.75”/14.29m 

7. Leah Moore, 44’4.75”/13.53m 

10. Annika Williams, 39’6.75”/12.06m 

Men  Shot Put  Prelim/Final  2. Josh Sobota, 64’7.75”/19.7m 

6. Dennis Ohene-Adu,  


20. Jacob Sobota,  


Women  Triple Jump  Prelim/Final  3. Sophie Galloway, 40’10.5”/12.46m 
Men  Triple Jump  Prelim/Final   
Women  60 Meter  Semifinal  2. Victoria Perrow, 7.48Q 

7. Colleen Branch, 7.56q 

8. Tamiia Fuller, 7.57q 

10. Anthaya Charlton, 7.63 

11. Shadajah Ballard, 7.67 

Men  60 Meter  Semifinal  1. Jordan Anthony, 6.59Q  

2. Langston Jackson, 6.73Q 

Women  60 Hurdles  Semifinal  1. Masai Russell, 7.92Q 

4. Yasmin Brooks, 8.44Q 

6. Shadajah Ballard, 8.56q 

10. Annika Williams, 8.71 

Women  Mile  Final  7. Mollie Roden, 4:59.11 

12. Ally Kruger, 5:06.87 

Men  Mile  Final  9. Miles Brush, 4:14.42 

24. Matt Duvall, 4:31.10 

Men  Pole Vault  Final  1. Keaton Daniel, 18’5.25”/5.62m,  

UK indoor record 

3. Dalton Shepler, 16’6”/5.03m 8. Jacob Sobota, 16’0”/4.88m 

Women  60 Meter  Final  2. Victoria Perrow, 7.37 

6. Colleen Branch, 7.50 

8. Anthaya Charlton, 7.56 

9. Tamiia Fuller, 7.59 

Men  60 Meter  Final  1. Jordan Anthony, 6.57

UK freshman record

No. 2 in UK history

3. Langston Jackson, 6.77 

Women  60 Hurdles  Final  1. Masai Russell, 7.88 

Personal best 

No. 2 in UK history 

Tied No. 10 in NCAA history 

5. Yasmin Brooks, 8.413 

6. Shadajah Ballard, 8.417 

Men  60 Hurdles  Final    
Women  400 Meter  Final  5. Christal Mosley, 54.36  

6. Megan Moss 54.85 

Men  400 Meter  Final  6. Brandon Nyandoro, 49.10 

7. Tavon Williams, 49.38 

8. Beck O’Daniel, 49.39 

Women  800 Meter  Final  18. Dajour Miles, 2:24.67 

22. Eliza Scoggin, 2:30.97 

Men  800 Meter  Final  1. John O’Donnell, 1:51.26 

2. Justin Swann, 1:51.97 

Women  3000 Meter  Final  17. Maggie Aydt, 10:54.73 

19. Aurora Melzer, 11:04.26 

Men  3000 Meter  Final    
Women  4 x 400 Meter Relay  Final  3. Kentucky A (Christal Mosley, Masai Russell, Dajour Miles, Yasmin Brooks), 3:36.36 

5. Kentucky B (Mahogany Mobley, Tamiia Fuller, Reynei Wallace, Colleen Branch), 3:47.04 

Men  4 x 400 Meter Relay  Final  1. Kentucky A (Kennedy Lightner, Jordan Anthony, Brandon Miller, Wayne Lawrence Jr.), 3:11.64  

4. Kentucky B (Tavon Williams, Brandon Nyandoro, Beck O’Daniel, Justin Swann), 3:14.46 


Friday, January 13 
Women  High Jump   Final  2. Mallory Mullen: 5’8.5”/1.74m 
Men  High Jump  Final  4. Donsten Brown: 6’4.75”/1.95m 
Women  Long Jump  Prelim/Final  1. Anthaya Charlton:  

20’3.5”/6.18m | PB, T-No. 8 on UK all-time list 

5. Sophie Galloway:  


7. Meg Wilson: 17’11”/5.46m 

Men  Long Jump  Prelim/Final  1. Robbie Springfield: 25’3.5”/7.71m 

9. Trey Causey III: 22’2.25”/6.76m 

Women  Weight Throw  Prelim/Final  1. Simi Akinrinsola, 63’2”/19.25m 

7. Leah Moore, 53’9”/16.38m 

Men  Weight Throw  Prelim/Final  3. Michael Browning: 64’5.25”/19.64m 

6. Daroyce Flemons: 57’3.75”/17.47m 

10. Dennis Ohene-Adu: 54’0”/16.46m 

Women  60 Meter  First Round  2. Masai Russell: 7.45Q 

5. Colleen Branch: 7.53Q  

7. Victoria Perrow: 7.54Q  

8. Shadajah Ballard: 7.54Q 

9. Anthaya Charlton, 7.61Q  

13. Tamiia Fuller, 7.67Q 

Men  60 Meter  First Round  1. Jordan Anthony, 6.63Q | No. 5 on UK all-time list 

2. Langston Jackson, 6.74Q 

Women  Pole Vault  Final  2. Payton Phillips: 12’8.25”/3.87m 

4. Kaitlyn Cain: 12’8.25”/3.87m 

Women  60 Hurdles  First Round  1. Masai Russell, 8.09Q 

2. Shadajah Ballard, 8.40Q 

4. Yasmin Brooks, 8.51Q 

14. Annika Williams, 8.81q 

Women  600 Meter  Final  4. Bryanna Lucas, 1:35.98 
Men  600 Meter  Final  2. Brian Faust (Alum): 1:18.01 

3. Justin Swann: 1:18.89 

Women  DMR  Final  1. UK (Jenna Schwinghamer, Mahoganey Mobley, Phoebe McCowan and Tori Herman): 11:17.69 | No. 9 on UK all-time list 

2. UK (Sydney Steely, Cristal Mosley, DeAnna Martin and and Kaylie Kenne): 11:30.72 

Men  DMR  Final  2. UK (Alex Alston, Brandon Nyandoro, John O’Donnell, Aaron Withrow): 10:02.36 

5. UK (McLean Griffin, Tavon Williams, Alex Justus, Harper Moore): 10:15.34 

Women  200 Meter  Final  2. Karimah Davis (unattached): 24.10 

4. Victoria Perrow: 24.27 

5. Tamiia Fuller: 24.31 

7. Colleen Branch: 24.40 

14. Anthaya Charlton: 24.90 

15. Megan Moss: 24.91 

21. Seven Simms: 25.35 

55. Cierra Fogg: 28.15 

56. Patrice Cornelius: 28.17 

Men  200 Meter  Final  1. Brandon Miller: 20.98 

2. Kennedy Lightner: 21.04 

3. Langston Jackson: 21.13 

4. Myles Anders (Unattached): 21.70 


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