Four UKTF Men Advance To Austin After Day One of NCAA East Prelims
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Four Kentucky track and field student athletes on the men’s side punched a ticket to the NCAA Division I Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas today while four more advanced to Friday’s track finals.
Keaton Daniel took first in the pole vault competition today with a clearance of 17’8.50”/5.40 meters. The three time SEC champion reached a stopping point after two clearances with a majority of the 12-man field already decided.
SEC bronze medalist Josh Sobota kept his good momentum in the shot put going tonight after he placed seventh with a throw of 63’2.25”/19.26 meters. The graduate earned his qualifying spot on his second throw out of three allowed attempts.
Both Jordan Turner and Robbie Springfield punched tickets to Austin in the long jump. Turner placed sixth with a jump of 25’3.25”/7.70 meters (1.3) while Springfield was just behind in seventh with an outdoor personal best of 24’10.50”/7.58 meters (1.9) that ties for eighth on the UK all-time performers list. This will be the first outdoor championship appearance for the pair.
Four Wildcat sprinters on the men’s side advanced out of the first round prelims today to Friday’s quarterfinal rounds in two separate events.
Both Brian Faust and Wayne Lawrence Jr. moved on in the 400 meters while the pair of Kennedy Lightner and Brandon Miller advanced in the 200 meters.
Faust and Lawrence Jr. earned the automatic qualifier in their respective heats. Faust placed sixth with a time of 45.97 while Lawrence Jr. finished 17th with a time of 46.53.
Lightner earned the automatic qualifier with the second fastest time in school history in the 200 meters at 20.23 (0.7) to finish sixth. Miller placed 22nd with a time of 20.69 (2.5) and earned a qualification spot in Friday’s quarterfinal.
The UKTF women will start competition at the NCAA East Preliminaries tomorrow starting at 6 p.m. ET.
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|NCAA EAST PRELIMINARIES: Wednesday, May 24: ALL TIMES IN EASTERN TIME|
|Men’s Hammer Throw||First Round||15. Logan Coles: 211’8”/64.53m|
|Men’s Shot Put||First Round||7. Josh Sobota: 63’2.25”/19.26m(q)|
|Men’s Long Jump||First Round||6. Jordan Turner: 25’3.25”/7.70m (1.3)q
7. Robbie Springfield: 24’10.50”/7.58m (1.9)q | PR | T-8th on the UK all-time performers list
|Men’s Pole Vault||First Round||1. Keaton Daniel: 17’8.50”/5.40m
23. Dalton Shepler: 17’0.75”/5.20m | PR | No. 6 on UK all-time performers’ list
35. Jacob Sobota: 16’0.75”/4.90m
|Men’s 100m||First Round||23. Langston Jackson: 10.22 (1.9) | PR | T-4th on the UK all-time performers list|
|Men’s 400m||First Round||6. Brian Faust: 45.97Q
17. Wayne Lawrence Jr.: 46.53Q
|Men’s 800m||First Round||28. Justin Swann: 1:49.98|
|Men’s 200m||First Round||6. Kennedy Lightner: 20.23 (0.7)Q | PR | 2nd fastest on the UK all-time performers list
22. Brandon Miller: 20.69 (2.5)q
|NCAA EAST PRELIMINARIES: Thursday, May 25: ALL TIMES IN EASTERN TIME|
|Women’s Shot Put||6:00 p.m.||First Round||Simisola Akinrinsola|
|Women’s Long Jump||6:00 p.m.||First Round||Anthaya Charlton|
|Women’s 100H||6:00 p.m.||First Round||Masai Russell
|Women’s Pole Vault||6:30 p.m.||First Round||Payton Phillips
|Women’s 100m||7:00 p.m.||First Round||Anthaya Charlton
|Women’s 400m||7:25 p.m.||First Round||Megan Moss|
|Women’s 800m||7:50 p.m.||First Round||Phoebe McCowan
|Women’s 400H||8:20 p.m.||First Round||Masai Russell|
|Women’s 200m||8:45 p.m.||First Round||Karimah Davis|
|Women’s 10000m||9:10 p.m.||Semifinal||Kaylie Kenne|
|NCAA EAST PRELIMINARIES: Friday, May 26: ALL TIMES IN EASTERN TIME|
|Men’s Discus||1:00 p.m.||First Round||Josh Sobota|
|Men’s 4×100 Relay||5:00 p.m.||Quarterfinals||Myles Anders, Brian Faust, Langston Jackson, Kennedy Lightner, Brandon Miller|
|Men’s 400m||6:50 p.m.||Quarterfinals||Brian Faust
Wayne Lawrence Jr.
|Men’s 200m||7:50 p.m.||Quarterfinals||Kennedy Lightner
|Men’s 4×400 Relay||8:45 p.m.||Quarterfinals||Brian Faust, Wayne Lawrence Jr., Kennedy Lightner, Brandon Miller, Beck O’Daniel, Justin Swann|
|NCAA EAST PRELIMINARIES: Saturday, May 27: ALL TIMES IN EASTERN TIME|
|Women’s 4×100 Relay||5:00 p.m.||Quarterfinals||Anthaya Charlton, Karimah Davis, Victoria Perrow, Masai Russell|
|Women’s 100H||6:15 p.m.||Quarterfinals||Masai Russell
|Women’s 100m||6:35 p.m.||Quarterfinals||Anthaya Charlton
|Women’s 400m||6:50 p.m.||Quarterfinals||Megan Moss|
|Women’s 800m||7:05 p.m.||Quarterfinals||Phoebe McCowan
|Women’s 400H||7:25 p.m.||Quarterfinals||Masai Russell|
|Women’s 200m||7:50 p.m.||Quarterfinals||Karimah Davis|
|Women’s 4×400 Relay||8:45 p.m.||Quarterfinals||Yasmin Brooks, Karimah Davis, Tamiia Fuller, Dajour Miles, Megan Moss, Masai Russell|