UKTF Women Finish Sixth At NCAA Championships
AUSTIN, Texas – The Kentucky track and field women’s team concluded the NCAA Championships this evening placing sixth overall with 28 points from five events. Graduate Masai Russell claimed three medals on the day and scored in every event for the Wildcats.
Russell earned the 100-meter hurdles silver, after recovering from hitting the second hurdle to make up lots of ground in the second half of the race. She finished in 12.32w (+3.8), .04 seconds faster than the collegiate record she set at Mike A. Myers Stadium earlier this spring albeit this time with a tailwind above the +2.0 meters/second allowable limit for record-keeping purposes.
Russell added to an already incredible career after she earned bronze in the same event in 2022.
The UKTF women’s 4x100m relay of Victoria Perrow, Anthaya Charlton, Russell, and Karimah Davis repeated as silver medalists running a 42.46 to earn eight points. Russell and Davis also ran the third and fourth (anchor) legs respectively last year.
Russell’s third medal of the day came in the 400-meter hurdles where she ran a personal best time of 54.66. Her runners up performance earned the team eight points and ranks third fastest on the UK all-time performers list.
Davis collected a point for the Wildcats after placing eighth in the 200 meters. Her time of 22.48w (2.5) was a season best for the fifth-year student.
In the final event, the 4×400 relay team of Davis, Megan Moss, Russell, and Dajour Miles recorded a season best time of 3:27.47 to place sixth for three points.
The UK Women’s team finished in the top-6 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships for the second year in a row after placing third last year. The Wildcats earned a top-seven finish in six of the last nine times the NCAA Outdoor Championships were contested excluding 2020.
|NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS: Saturday, June 10: ALL TIMES IN CENTRAL TIME|
|Women’s 4×100 Meter Relay||8:02 p.m.||Final||2. UK (Victoria Perrow, Anthaya Charlton, Masai Russell, Karimah Davis): 42.46 | 8 points|
|Women’s 100H||8:42 p.m.||Final||2. Masai Russell: 12.32w (3.8) | SB | 8 points|
|Women’s 400H||9:27 p.m.||Final||2. Masai Russell: 54.66 | PB | No. 3 on UK all-time performers list | 8 points|
|Women’s 200m||9:37 p.m.||Final||8. Karimah Davis: 22.48w (2.5) | SB | 1 point|
|Women’s 4×400 Meter Relay||10:21 p.m.||Final||6. UK (Karimah Davis, Megan Moss, Masai Russell, Dajour Miles): 3:27.47 | SB | 3 points|
|NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS: Wednesday, June 7: ALL TIMES IN CENTRAL TIME|
|Men’s Pole Vault||6:30 p.m.||Final||T-8. Keaton Daniel: 17’10.25”/5.45m | 0.33 points|
|Men’s Long Jump||8:00 p.m.||Final||3. Jordan Turner: 26’8.25”/8.13m (1.1) | School Record | UK Freshman Record | 6 points
16. Robbie Springfield: 24’11.25”/7.60m | PB | No. 8 on the UK all-time performers list
|Men’s 400m||8:00 p.m.||Semifinal||16. Brian Faust: 45.67 | PB | No. 2 on UK all-time performers list
20. Wayne Lawrence Jr.: 46.10
|Men’s Shot Put||8:30 p.m.||Final||12. Josh Sobota: 64’8”/19.71m|
|Men’s 200m||8:44 p.m.||Semifinal||19. Kennedy Lightner: 20.55 (1.0)|
|Men’s 4×400 Meter Relay||9:48 p.m.||Semifinal||16. Wayne Lawrence Jr., Brian Faust, Brandon Miller, Kennedy Lightner: 3:02.78|
|NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS: Thursday, June 8: ALL TIMES IN CENTRAL TIME|
|Women’s 4×100 Meter Relay||7:32 p.m.||Semifinal||2. Victoria Perrow, Anthaya Charlton, Masai Russell, Karimah Davis: 42.30Q | SB | Ties School Record|
|Women’s 100H||8:32 p.m.||Semifinal||5. Masai Russell: 12.76Q (0.2)|
|Women’s 100m||8:46 p.m.||Semifinal||11. Anthaya Charlton: 11.18 (0.1)|
|Women’s 400H||9:30 p.m.||Semifinal||4. Masai Russell: 55.74Q|
|Women’s 200m||9:44 p.m.||Semifinal||8. Karimah Davis: 22.62q(0.8) | PB | No. 5 on the UK all-time performers list|
|Women’s 4×400 Meter Relay||10:48 p.m.||Semifinal||10. Karimah Davis, Megan Moss, Tamiia Fuller, Dajour Miles: 3:29.95Q|