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Masai Russell Breaks Collegiate Record in 60-Meter Hurdles

Masai Russell Breaks Collegiate Record in 60-Meter Hurdles

LUBBOCK, Texas / NASHVILLE, Tenn.  Having entered the all-time collegiate top-10 list in the 60-meter hurdles just six days ago, Masai Russell zoomed to the top of the chart Friday at the Red Raider Open in Lubbock, Texas, setting the collegiate record with a scintillating time of 7.75 seconds. 

Russell eclipsed the mark of 7.78 seconds set by Grace Stark of Florida at the 2022 NCAA Championships. Russell also moved past the Kentucky standard of 7.87 seconds owned by Keni Harrison, an eventual Olympic medalist, since 2015. Harrison’s 7.87 was her winning time in the 2015 NCAA Final. 

Kentucky now owns five collegiate records as Russell joins a distinguished group that includes Abby Steiner (200m indoor and outdoor, 2022); Sydney McLaughlin (400m hurdles, 2018); and UK’s 2022 4×400 outdoor relay (Megan Moss, Steiner, Karimah Davis, Alexis Holmes).  

With the sprinters and hurdlers in Lubbock and the distance runners and field athletes in Nashville’s Vanderbilt Invitational, Kentucky totaled six wins on the day.  

Russell’s triumph was followed quickly – literally and figuratively – by Jordan Anthony, who won the men’s 60m dash in 6.55 seconds. In the process, Anthony broke the UK freshman record for the second week in a row and moved within 0.01 of the school record held by Wildcat Olympian Tim Harden.  

Next at the top of the leaderboard was senior Dajour Miles, who claimed the 400m dash with a time of 52.45 and moved to No. 5 in Kentucky history in that event.  

Senior Kennedy Lightner notched UK’s fourth win in Lubbock with a 200m dash of 20.64 seconds.

Meanwhile in Nashville, senior Keaton Daniel made it three wins in as many meets this season in the pole vault. He ascended to 18 feet, 1.25 inches / 5.52 and has won all three meets with clearances of at least 18 feet.  

Kentucky was strong in the women’s 1,000-meter run, placing 1-3-4-5 with Jenna Schwinghamer taking first place in a personal-best time of 2:42.39.  

The Wildcats totaled 16 personal bests on the day, with 11 coming in Lubbock and five more in Nashville.  

The Red Raider Open was a one-day event and has concluded. Action continues Saturday in Nashville. Here is the Vanderbilt meet schedule.   The live stream link for Saturday is  The live results link is 

Red Raider Open results: 


Red Raider Open — Friday, January 20 
Men  400 Meter, section B  Final  6. Brandon Nyandoro, 49.50 

7. Beck O’Daniel, 49.68 

Women  200 Meter, section B  Final  4. Shadajah Ballard, 24.28 

10. Anthaya Charlton, 24.62, personal best 

Women  60 Meter  


Preliminary  4. Victoria Perrow, 7.38q 

6. Masai Russell, 7.40q, tied personal best 

10. Anthaya Charlton, 7.45 

14. Colleen Branch, 7.46, personal best 

19. Tamiia Fuller, 7.59 

Men  60 Meter  Preliminary  3. Jordan Anthony, 6.66q 

11. Langston Jackson, 6.76 

Women  Long Jump  Prelim/Final  4. Anthaya Charlton: 19’9”/6.02m 
Women  60m Hurdles  Preliminary  2. Masai Russell, 8.10Q 

3. Yasmin Brooks, 8.22Q 

12. Shadajah Ballard, 8.47 

Men  600 Yard  Final  5. Wayne Lawrence Jr., 1:10.06, pers. best 
Women  60m Hurdles  Final  1. Masai Russell, 7.75, New collegiate record 

5. Yasmin Brooks, 8.17, personal best 

Women  60 Meter  Final  5. Victoria Perrow, 9.42 
Men  60 Meter  Final  1. Jordan Anthony: 6.55, Improves UK freshman record, .01 off the school record 
Women  400 Meter, section A  Final  1. Dajour Miles: 52.45, No. 5 UK all-time list 

7. Christal Mosley: 54.26 

Women  200 Meter, section A  Final  11. Tamiia Fuller: 23.99, personal best 

12. Victoria Perrow: 24.10, personal best 

14. Colleen Branch: 24.49 

Men  200 Meter, section A 


Final  1. Kennedy Lightner: 20.64, No. 7 on UK all-time list 

2. Brandon Miller: 20.80 

6. Jordan Anthony: 20.98 

10. Langston Jackson: 21.25 

Women  4 x 400 Meter Relay 


Final  4. UK (Yasmin Brooks, Masai Russell, Christal Mosley, Dajour Miles): 3:38.37 

16. UK (Tamiia Fuller, Colleen Branch, Victoria Perrow, Shadajah Ballard): 4:10.63 

Men  4 x 400 Meter Relay 


Final  2. UK (Wayne Lawrence Jr., Brandon Miller, Brandon Nyandoro, Kennedy Lightner): 3:06.72 


Vanderbilt Invitational  
Friday, January 20  
Men   Weight Throw   Prelim/Final   5. Michael Browning: 63’3.25”/19.28m 

11. Logan Coles: 59’10.5”/18.25m 

13. Dennis Ohene-Adu: 58’9.5”/17.92m 

15. Daroyce Flemons, 56’8.5”/17.28m 

Women   High Jump Invite   Final   6. Mallory Mullen: 5’6”/1.68m (xo at 5’6”) 

8. Annika Williams: 5’6”/1.68m (xxo at 5’6”) 

Men   High Jump   Final   7. Donsten Brown: 6’4”/1.93m 
Men   Long Jump   Prelim/Final   4. Robbie Springfield: 24’10”/7.57m 
Men   Pole Vault Invite   Final   1. Keaton Daniel: 18’1.25”/5.52m 

8. Dalton Shepler: 16’1.75”/4.92m 

10. Jacob Sobota: 15’7.75”/4.77m  

Women   200 Meter   Final   13. Reynei Wallace: 25.08 

17. Seven Simms: 25.30 

23. Mahogany Mobley: 25.49 

25. Iantha Wright: 25.54 

Men   200 Meter   Final   29. Tavon Williams: 22.77 
Women   Long Jump   Prelim/Final   27. Meg Wilson: 18’0.5”/5.50m 
Women   Weight Throw Open   Prelim/Final   4. Simi Akinrinsola: 61’10.25”/18.85m 

9. Leah Moore: 55’3.5”/16.85m, pers. best 

Women   1000 Meter   Final  
  1. Jenna Schwinghamer: 2:42.39, per. Best, school record
  2. Sydney Steely: 2:43.87, No. 2 on uk all-time list
  3. Phoebe McCowan: 2:44.71, pers. Best, no. 3 on uk all-time list
  4. DeAnna Martin: 2:44.87, personal best, no. 4 on uk all-time list
  5. Ally Kruger: 2:52.23
  6. Julz Williams: 2:55.77
Men   1000 Meter   Final  
  1. Alex Justus: 2:24.17, personal best
    5. John O’Donnell: 2:26.77


Saturday, January 21 
10 AM   Men   Shot Put Open   Prelim/Final   Ja. Sobota  
Noon  Women   60 Hurdles   Prelim     
12:15 PM   Men   60 Hurdles   Prelim     
12:30 PM   Women   60 Meter   Prelim     
12:45 PM   Men   60 Meter   Prelim     
1:05 PM   Women   Mile   Final   J. Williams, Kruger, Roden  
1:15 PM   Men   Shot Put Invite   Prelim/Final   Jo. Sobota, Ohene-Adu  
1:30 PM   Women   Pole Vault Invite   Final   Szerencsits, Phillips  
1 hr after completion of Invite   Women   Pole Vault Open   Final   Cain  
1:35 PM   Men   Mile   Final   D. Allen, J. Allen, Alston, Watts, Griffin  
2:00 PM   Women   Triple Jump   Prelim/Final   Galloway  
2:00 PM   Men   Triple Jump   Prelim/Final   Palmer  
2:15 PM   Men   60 Hurdles   Final     
2:20 PM   Women   60 Hurdles   Final     
2:25 PM   Men   60 Meter   Final     
2:30 PM   Women   60 Meter   Final     
2:35 PM   Women   400 Meter   Final   Wright, Mobley  
2:45 PM   Women   Shot Put   Prelim/Final   Akinrinsola, Moore, A. Williams  
3:00 PM   Men   400 Meter   Final   T, Wilson  
3:25 PM   Women   800 Meter   Final   Schwinghamer, Steely, Martin, McCowan, Lucas  
3:40 PM   Men   800 Meter   Final   Justus, Swann, O’Donnell  
4:10 PM   Women   3000 Meter   Final     
5:00 PM   Men   3000 Meter   Final   Brush, Moore  
5:40 PM   Women   4 x 400 Meter   Final   UK 
6:10 PM   Men   4 x 400 Meter   Final   UK 

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