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Three UKTF Wildcats Earn SEC Weekly Awards

Three UKTF Wildcats Earn SEC Weekly Awards

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Three Kentucky track and field student-athletes have won weekly awards, the Southeastern Conference has announced today.

Masai Russell was named Women’s Runner of the Week while Anthaya Charlton was named Women’s Freshman of the Week.  Jordan Turner was named Men’s co-Freshman of the Week.

In addition to being named USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week, Russell earned the conference award after setting the collegiate record in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 12.36 (2.0) seconds at the Texas Relays. Russell eclipsed the mark of 12.39 seconds set by Brianna Rollins of Clemson in 2013. Russell also moved past the Kentucky standard of 12.40 seconds owned by Jasmine Camacho-Quinn in her win.

Charlton had three top-three finishes at the Texas Relays, including a personal best in the 100m dash. She finished in 11.13 to move to No. 2 in the NCAA, and she placed third in the long jump with a mark of 6.52m/21-4.75. Charlton also was a member of the Kentucky 4×100 meter relay team that clocked a time of 42.81 and is No. 1 in the SEC and No. 3 in the NCAA.

Turner earned his first win of the season after setting a personal best in the long jump with a 26’1.75”/7.97m (1.2) at the Texas Relays. His mark ranks No. 4 in the NCAA and is the best among freshmen.

UKTF will continue the outdoor season at the Tom Jones Memorial hosted by the University of Florida on April 14-15.

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