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Jenna Schwinghamer, Josh Sobota Wins Wrap Up Record-Setting Weekend

Jenna Schwinghamer, Josh Sobota Wins Wrap Up Record-Setting Weekend

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Kentucky men’s and women’s track and field teams wrapped up a successful weekend with two more victories Saturday at the Vanderbilt Invitational as Jenna Schwinghamer got her second win in as many days and Josh Sobota claimed the men’s shot put.

Sobota got his second win from three competitions this indoor season with today’s toss of 64 feet, 7.75 inches/19.70 meters. HIs season-best mark of 66’5.75″/20.26m, recorded in a win in December, remains the No. 2 mark in the nation this year.

After setting a school record in winning the 1000-meter run Friday night, Schwinghamer added another win on Saturday in the 800m in 2:05.97. Wildcats went 1-2-3-4 with Sydney Steely running her 800m best in a UK uniform, 2:06.15, which ranks No. 8 on UK indoor all-time list. Phoebe McCowan was third in 2:08.39 followed by DeAnna Martin in fourth (2:08.95). Bryanna Lucas was eighth in 2:13.27.

Saturday’s action improved UK to eight wins for the weekend, a collegiate record, two school records, a UK freshman record and a total of 20 personal bests.

On Friday, the Wildcats competed in two meets, the Red Raider Open in Lubbock, Texas, along with the Vanderbilt Invitational.  The Wildcats won six events on Friday, highlighted by Masai Russell’s collegiate record 7.75 seconds in the women’s 60m hurdles, followed by Jordan Anthony’s UK freshman record 6.55 seconds in the men’s 60m dash. Both of those races were in Lubbock.

Kentucky returns to action January 27-28 in the Razorback Invitational at the University of Arkansas.

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Vanderbilt Invitational, Saturday, January 21
Men Shot Put Open Prelim/Final 23. Jacob Sobota: 39’7.75”/12.08m
Women Mile Final 6. Ally Kruger: 4:55.25, personal best

14. Julz Williams: 5:00.83

21. Mollie Roden: 5:05.06

Men Shot Put Invite Prelim/Final 1. Josh Sobota: 64’7.75”/19.70m

5. Dennis Ohene-Adu: 57’10.25”/17.63m

Women Pole Vault Invite Final 3. Siobhan Szerencsits: 13’4.5”/4.08m
Women Pole Vault Open Final 8. Kaitlyn Cain: 11’3.75”/3.43m
Men Mile Final 6. Jake Allen: 4:04.88, personal best

14. Dylan Allen: 4:07.08

19. Jackson Watts: 4:10.22, pers. best

32. McLean Griffin: 4:16.19

36. Alex Alston: 4:18.83

Women Triple Jump Prelim/Final 8. Sophie Galloway: 41’7”/12.67m
Men Triple Jump Prelim/Final 7. Joseph Palmer: 48’11.75’/14.93m


Women 400 Meter Final 11. Mahogany Mobley: 47.91, PB

35. Iantha Wright: 1:01.40

Women Shot Put Prelim/Final 8. Simi Akinrinsola: 49’8.25”/15.14m, personal best

19. Leah Moore: 45’2.5”/13.78m

23. Annika Williams: 41’5.75”/12.64m

Men 400 Meter Final 15. Tavon Williams: 49.53
Women 800 Meter Final 1. Jenna Schwinghamer: 2:05.97

2. Sydney Steely: 2:06.15, No. 8 on UK all-time list but not a PB she ran faster at Mississippi State

3. Phoebe McCowan: 2:08.39

4. DeAnna Martin: 2:08.95

8. Bryanna Lucas: 2:13.27

Men 800 Meter Final 8. Alex Justus: 1:51.62

10. John O’Donnell: 1:52.51

11. Justin Swann: 1:52.53

Men 3000 Meter Final 7. Harper Moore: 8:22.88

9. Miles Brush: 8:24.06

Women 4 x 400 Meter Final 7. UK (Seven Simms, Reynei Wallace, Iantha Wright, Mahogany Mobley): 3:53.93
Men 4 x 400 Meter Final 6. UK (Tavon Williams, Justin Swann, John O’Donnell, Jacob Sobota): 3:17.53

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