Keaton Daniel Breaks Kentucky Pole Vault Record ... Again

Keaton Daniel Breaks Kentucky Pole Vault Record ... Again

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. Keaton Daniel has done it again. 

For the third time during the indoor season, Daniel has broken his own school record in the men’s pole vault, as he ascended 18 feet, 10.25 inches / 5.75 meters Friday at the Razorback Invitational in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  

Daniel raised his school record by five inches and is the collegiate leader as of Friday evening. The senior from Henderson, Nevada, also continued his undefeated streak of wins in all four indoor meets this season. 

Daniel wasn’t alone in the victory circle Friday as senior Kennedy Lightner (North Little Rock, Ark.) starred in the return to his home state by zipping 20.71 seconds to claim the men’s 200-meter dash. It’s back-to-back wins for Lightner, who also commanded the 200 in the Red Raider Open last week. 

In the shot put, graduate student Josh Sobota (Knoxville, Tenn.) earned his third victory this season by heaving the sphere 65’11”/20.09m.  

Notching a personal best was sophomore Anthaya Charlton (Nassau, Bahamas), who soared 20’7”/6.27m in the women’s long jump to land in sixth place on UK’s all-time indoor list. She finished fifth in today’s competition.  

Kentucky’s ended the evening on a high note, as Sydney Steely, Christal Mosley, Jenna Schwinghamer and Tori Herman set a school-record time of 10:58.26 in the distance medley relay. They finished sixth in the strong field. UK had entered the meet with the nation’s fastest time: 11:17.69 run two weeks ago at the home Rod McCravy Memorial, so as of Friday evening the team rank sixth nationally with their new school record. 

All totaled, the Wildcats notched six personal bests at the Randal Tyson Track Center, which will be the host site of the 2023 Southeastern Conference Championships in February.  

A total of 16 women’s teams and 15 men’s teams are competing in this weekend’s event, including host Arkansas, Arizona State, Baylor, BYU, Florida, Florida State, Iowa, Iowa State, Kentucky, LSU, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon State (women only), Stanford, Southern California and Texas A&M.   

Saturday’s action begins (all times Central) with running events at 9:10 a.m. and field events resume at noon. 

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Women’s Pentathlon | Friday, January 27  
60 Hurdles  Final   12. Annika Williams: 8.85, 941 pts. 
High Jump   Final   7. Annika Williams: 5’7.25”/1.71m, 867 pts. 
Shot Put   Final   2. Annika Williams: 42’9.75”/13.05m, 731 pts. 
Long Jump   Final   12. Annika Williams: 18’2.25”/5.54m, 712 pts. 
800 Meters   Final   8. Annika Williams: 2:26.10, 743 pts. 
Pentathlon  Total  4. Annika Williams: 3994 pts. 


Men’s Heptathlon | Friday, January 27 
Day One 
Men   60m   Final   10. Jacob Sobota: 7.16, 826 pts. 
Men   Long Jump   Final   9. Jacob Sobota: 22’7.75”/ 6.90m, 790 pts. 
Men   Shot Put   Final   10. Jacob Sobota: 40’4.75”/12.31m, 625 pts. 
Men   High Jump  Final 


11. Jacob Sobota: 6’2.25”/1.89m, 705 pts.,  

personal best 

Day One Total  9. Jacob Sobota: 2946 pts. 
Day Two: Saturday, January 28 (All times central) 
10:15 AM   Men   Hept. 60 Hurdles   Final   Ja. Sobota  
11:00 PM   Men   Hept. Pole Vault   Final   Ja. Sobota  
2:10 PM   Men   Hept. 1000 Meters  Final   Ja. Sobota  
Total    Heptathlon  Total  Ja. Sobota 


Friday, January 27 (all times Central) 
3:00 PM   Men   Pole Vault   Final   1. Keaton Daniel: 18’10.25”/5.75m | Raises his school record by five inches, 2023 collegiate leader to date 

10. Dalton Shepler: 16’6.75”/5.05m 

3:30 PM   Women   Shot Put   Prelim/Final   18. Simi Akinrinsola: 43’6.5”/13.27m 
4:15 PM   Women   High Jump   Final   7. Mallory Mullen: 5’8”/1.73m 
4:30 PM   Men   Long Jump  Prelim/Final   11. Robbie Springfield: 25’2.75”/7.69m 
5:45 PM   Women   Long Jump  Final   5. Anthaya Charlton: 20’7”/6.27m, PB, No. 6 on UK all-time indoor list 
5:50 PM   Men  Shot Put   Prelim/Final   1. Josh Sobota: 65’11”/20.09m 

9. Dennis Ohene-Adu: 57’4.25”/17.48m 

6:10 PM   Men   200 Meters   Final   1. Kennedy Lightner: 20.71  

7. Brandon Miller: 21.02  

17. Jordan Anthony: 21.32

(Volunteer Assistant Coach Christian Coleman won the “open 200m” in 20.64) 

6:50 PM   Women   200 Meters   Final   8. Masai Russell: 23.54 

18. Tamiia Fuller: 23.80, PB 

25. Shadajah Ballard: 24.04 

32. Colleen Branch: 24.28, PB 

36. Yasmin Brooks: 24.43 

39. Reynei Wallace: 24.51, PB 

53. Iantha Wright: 24.98, SB 

 (UKTF alumna Alexis Homes won the “open 200m” in 23.40) 

7:45 PM   Women   Distance Medley Relay  Final   6. Sydney Steely, Christal Mosley, Jenna Schwinghamer, Tori Herman: 10:58.26, school record, No. 6 in the nation as of Friday 


Saturday, January 28 (all times Central) 
9:10 AM   Men   3000 Meters – Open  Final  Withrow, Watts, Brush 
9:35 AM   Women   3000 Meters – Open  Final  Kenne 
9:45 AM   Men   Mile – Open   Final   Alston 
10:00 AM   Women   Mile – Open   Final   Kruger, McCowan, J. Williams 
10:30 AM   Men   400 Meters – Open  Final   Nyandoro, Wilson 
10:45 AM   Women  400 Meters – Open  Final   Wallace, Wright 
11:25 AM   Women   60m Hurdles  Prelim  Brooks, Ballard 
12:00 PM   Women   Weight Throw   Prelim/Final   Akinrinsola 
12:10 PM   Women   60 Meters  Prelim  Perrow, Russell, Charlton 


12:30 PM   Men   Mile   Final   D. Allen 
12:50 PM   Women   Mile   Final   Herman, Schwinghamer, Steely  
1:18 PM   Women   60m Hurdles  Prelim  Brooks, Ballard 
1:20 PM   Men   400 Meters  Final  Lawrence Jr. 
1:30 PM   Women   Triple Jump  Prelim/Final  Galloway 
1:45 PM   Women  400 Meters   Final  Miles, Moss, Mosley 
2:30 PM   Women   Pole Vault   Final   Szerencsits, Phillips 
2:30 PM   Men   Weight Throw   Prelim/Final  Browning, Coles, Ohene-Adu 
2:32 PM   Women   60 Meters  Final  Perrow, Russell, Charlton 
2:35 PM   Men  800 Meters  Final  Justus, Swann, O’Donnell 
2:45 PM   Men   Triple Jump   Prelim/Final  Palmer 
2:55 PM   Women  800 Meters  Final  Martin, Lucas 
3:15 PM   Men  3000 Meters  Final   J. Allen 
4:05 PM   Men  400 Meter Relay   Final  UK 
4:30 PM   Women   400 Meter Relay   Final  UK 

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