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Kentucky Track & Field Opens Indoor Season With Indiana Early Bird Meet

Kentucky Track & Field Opens Indoor Season With Indiana Early Bird Meet

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The University of Kentucky track & field program returned to the track today competing in the Indiana Early Bird Meet hosted by Indiana University.

The Wildcats got their indoor season started on the right foot with 23 event wins including sweeping the women’s pentathlon, men’s and women’s weight throw, long jump, 60-meter hurdes, 200 meters, 600 meters and 4×400 meter relays.

Junior Logan Coles made UK history after setting a new school record of 68’04.50”/20.84 meters in the weight throw surpassing David Cline’s 67’08.75”/20.64 meters set in 2017.

The Wildcats recorded six new personal bests in three events while over 20 new student-athletes officially made their UK debuts.

PRELIMS RECAP

SPRINTS & HURDLES

60-METER HURDLES

WOMEN – Alexis Glasco earned an automatic qualifier in 8.36 in her Wildcat debut.

Emmi Scales earned an automatic qualifier in 8.44 in her Wildcat debut.

Maya Anderson earned an automatic qualifier in 8.73 on her Wildcat debut.

Camden Bentley qualified on time with an 8.82 on her Wildcat debut.

MEN – Alex Chukwukelu earned an automatic qualifier in 8.00 on his Wildcat debut.

60-METER DASH

WOMEN – Victoria Perrow earned an automatic qualifier in 7.55.

Alexis Glasco earned an automatic qualifier in 7.58 on her Wildcat debut.

Morgan Davis qualified on time with a 7.64 on her Wildcat debut.

MEN – Miles Jones earned an automatic qualifier in 6.74 on his Wildcat debut.

Luke Brown earned an automatic qualifier in 6.79.

Kennedy Lightner earned an automatic qualifier in 6.83.

Troy Lane qualified on time in 6.84 on his Wildcat debut.

Brandon Miller qualified on time in 6.95.

FINALS RECAP

SPRINTS & HURDLES

60-METER HURDLES

WOMEN – Emmi Scales earned her first career event win with a time of 8.29 on her Wildcat debut.

Alexis Glasco finished runner-up with a time of 8.38 on her Wildcat debut.

Maya Anderson placed fourth with a time of 8.61 on her Wildcat debut while Camden Bentley crossed the line in sixth with a time of 8.76 on her Wildcat debut.

MEN – Alex Chukwukelu secured his first career event win in 8.41 seconds on his Wildcat debut.

60-METER DASH

WOMEN – Victoria Perrow won the event in 7.43 seconds.

Alexis Glasco was runner-up in 7.51 seconds on her Wildcat debut.

Morgan Davis finished fourth in 7.59 seconds on her Wildcat debut.

MEN – Miles Jones placed second in 6.68 on his Wildcat debut.

Luke Brown finished third in 6.76.

Kennedy Lightner placed fourth in 6.77.

Troy Lane came across the line in fifth in 6.86 on his Wildcat debut.

Brandon Miller finished sixth in 6.92.

200M

WOMEN – Emmi Scales won her second meet of the day in 24.94 seconds on her Wildcat Debut.

MEN – Kennedy Lightner won the meet in 20.92.

Brandon Miller placed second in 21.44.

300M

WOMEN – Hannah Douglas placed second in 38.01 second to rank 10th on the all-time UK performers list on her Wildcat debut.

Jania Martin placed third in 38.28 seconds in her Wildcat debut.

MEN – Jahlahnee Watkins placed second in 34.71 seconds and ranks tied for 7th all-time on the UK performers list in his Wildcat debut.

Markevus Jackson placed fourth in 34.94 seconds ranking 10th all-time on the UK all-time performers list.

400M

WOMEN – Mahogany Mobley placed third with a time of 57.62.

Seven Simms placed fourth in 57.72 seconds.

JahQueen McClellan: 58.01 | Wildcat Debut

MEN – Beck O’Daniel won in 49.69 seconds.

Brandon Nyandoro was runner-up in 49.72 seconds.

DISTANCE

600M

WOMEN – Cha’iel Johnson won her first collegiate event with a time of 1:32.70 on her Wildcat debut.

MEN – Justin Swann won with a time of 1:19.25.

MILE

WOMEN – Sydney Steely won with a time of 4:46.73.

JUMPS & POLE VAULT

POLE VAULT

WOMEN – Payton Phillips tied for second today with a new indoor PR clearance of 13’07.25”/4.15 meters to remain third all-time in the UK performers list.

Both Kaitlyn Cain and Kristen Masucci tied for fourth at 12’01.50”/3.70 meters.

MEN – Dalton Shepler earned second with a clearance of 16’02.75”/4.95 meters while Brayden Jackson was third with an indoor PR of 16’02.75”/4.95 meters on his Wildcat debut.

LONG JUMP

WOMEN – Morgan Davis won her first career long jump event as a Wildcat after leaping for a mark of 19’10.75”/6.06 meters.

MEN – Miles Jones also won his first career long jump event as a Wildcat with a leap of 24’02.50”/7.38 meters.

Samuel Reagan placed fifth on his debut with a jump of 22’00.75”/6.72 meters.

HIGH JUMP

MEN – Donsten Brown placed fourth in the men’s high jump with a mark of 06’06.75”/2.00 meters.

TRIPLE JUMP

WOMEN – Ava Alexander was runner-up with a jump of 38’04.25”/11.69 meters while Asha Pierre-Antoine was just behind in third with a jump of 36’09.75”/11.22 meters in their debuts as Wildcats.

MEN – Luke Brown secured the final victory of the day for the Wildcats with a jump of 54’01.25”/16.49 meters.

THROWS

WEIGHT THROW

WOMEN – Simi Akinrinsola won the weight throw with a throw of 64’1”/19.53 meters.

Kate Powers was runner-up with a mark of 61’08.25”/18.80 meters on her debut, just 00.02 meters from tying Ashley Muffett’s freshman record of 61’9”/18.82 meters.

MEN – Logan Coles got to business straight away securing a new school record of 68’04.50”/20.84 meters and collecting an indoor PR in the process. Coles’ new mark surpasses that of David Cline’s 67’08.75”/20.64 meters set in 2017.

Dennis Ohene-Adu also bumped Cline’s historical mark down the list after throwing a 67’09.75”/20.67 meters indoor PR to move to second on the UK all-time performers list.

DaRoyce Flemons rounded out the good throwing for the Wildcats with a third-place indoor PR of 63’08.25”/19.41 meters.

SHOT PUT

WOMEN – Shelby Wingler won her first career event as a Wildcat with a throw of 47’09.25”/14.56 meters.

Simi Akinrinsola finished third with a throw of 45’01.75”/13.76 meters while Amaya Livingston was fourth on her Wildcat debut with a throw of 43’10.75”/13.38 meters

MEN – Dennis Ohene-Adu took his second runners-up spot of the evening after throwing for 56’07.25”/17.25 meters.

Grayson Brashear earned his highest finish of the day placing third with a throw of 54’02.75”/16.53 meters on his debut as a Wildcat.

MULTIS

PENTATHLON

WOMEN – Julia Gunnell and Ariel Pedigo wrapped up the pentathlon in first and second place respectively in their Kentucky debuts. Pedigo held the lead through three events after three straight wins in the 60-meter hurdles, high jump, and shot put competitions while Gunnell was runner-up through all three events. Gunnell closed out the competition winning the final two events on her way to her first career pentathlon win.

RELAYS

4×400 METER

WOMEN – Kentucky “A” consisting of Jania Martin, Hannah Douglas, Alexis Glasco, and Cha’iel Johnson won in 3:49.55.

Kentucky “B” consisting of Mahogany Mobley, Emmi Scales, Bryanna Lucas, and JahQueen McClellan placed fourth in 3:52.23.

MEN – Kentucky “A” consisting of Brandon Nyandoro, Kennedy Lightner, Brandon Miller and Justin Swann won in 3:14.30.

Kentucky “B” consisting of Markevus Jackson, Beck O’Daniel, Tavon Williams, and Jahlahnee Watkins: placed third in 3:19.52.

UP NEXT

The Wildcats return to Kentucky to host the Rod McCravy Memorial on January 12-13 at the Norton Sports Center in Louisville, Ky. Home meet details will be announced when available.

Event Results

Indiana Early Bird: Friday, December 8: ALL TIMES IN EASTERN TIME
PENT. – Women’s 60H FINAL 1. Ariel Pedigo: 9.44 | 820 points | Wildcat Debut

2. Julia Gunnell: 9.57 | 794 points | Wildcat Debut

PENT. – Women’s High Jump FINAL 1. Ariel Pedigo: 5’3.25”/1.61m | 747 points | Wildcat Debut

2. Julia Gunnell: 4’10.50”/1.49m | 610 points | Wildcat Debut

PENT. – Women’s Shot Put FINAL 1. Ariel Pedigo: 37’08.75”/11.50m | 628 points | Wildcat Debut

2. Julia Gunnell: 32’01.50”/9.79m | 516 points | Wildcat Debut

PENT. – Women’s Long Jump FINAL 1. Julia Gunnell: 16’05.75”/5.02m | 565 points | Wildcat Debut | First Career Pent. Event Victory
PENT. – Women’s 800m FINAL 1. Julia Gunnell: 2:29.36 | 701 points | Wildcat Debut

2. Ariel Pedigo: 2:30.82 | 683 points | Wildcat Debut

PENT. – Women’s Final Results   1. Julia Gunnell: 3,186 points | First career pent. Win | Wildcat Debut

2. Ariel Pedigo: 2,878 points | Wildcat Debut

Women’s Weight Throw PRELIM/FINAL 1. Simi Akinrinsola: 64’1”/19.53m

2. Kate Powers: 61’08.25”/18.80 | Wildcat Debut

5. Shelby Wingler: 50’06”/15.39m | Wildcat Debut

6. Amaya Livingston: 46’10.75”/14.29m | Wildcat Debut

Women’s Long Jump PRELIM/FINAL 1. Morgan Davis: 19’10.75”/6.06m | Wildcat Debut | First career event win

5. Charity Hufnagel: 18’05.25”/5.62m | Wildcat Debut

9. Meg Wilson: 17’06.25”/5.34m

Men’s Weight Throw PRELIM/FINAL 1. Logan Coles: 68’04.50”/20.84m | School Record | Indoor PR

2. Dennis Ohene-Adu: 67’09.75”/20.67m | Indoor PR | Ranks 2nd on the UK all-time performers list

3. DaRoyce Flemons: 63’08.25”/19.41m | Indoor PR

8. Ryan Avare: 50’06”/15.39m | Indoor PR

10. Colin Wilson: 50’02.75”/15.31m | Wildcat Debut

12. Grayson Brashear: 47’00.25”/14.33m | Wildcat Debut

Women’s Pole Vault FINAL T-2. Payton Phillips: 13’07.25”/4.15m | Indoor PR | Ranks 3rd all-time in the UK performers list

T-4. Kaitlyn Cain: 12’01.50”/3.70m

T-4. Kristen Masucci: 12’01.50”/3.70m | Wildcat Debut

Men’s Long Jump PRELIM/FINAL 1. Miles Jones: 24’02.50”/7.38m | Wildcat Debut | First career event win

5. Samuel Reagan: 22’00.75”/6.72m | Wildcat Debut

Women’s 60H PRELIM 1. Alexis Glasco: 8.36Q | Wildcat Debut

2. Emmi Scales: 8.44Q | Wildcat Debut

3. Maya Anderson: 8.73Q | Wildcat Debut

6. Camden Bentley: 8.82q | Wildcat Debut

9. Charity Hufnagel: 8.89 | Wildcat Debut

Men’s 60H PRELIM 1. Alex Chukwukelu: 8.00Q | Wildcat Debut
Women’s 60m PRELIM 1. Victoria Perrow: 7.55Q

2. Alexis Glasco: 7.58Q | Wildcat Debut

6. Morgan Davis: 7.64q| Wildcat Debut

12. Genesis Dixon: 7.94 | Wildcat Debut

Men’s 60m PRELIM 1. Miles Jones: 6.74Q | Wildcat Debut

3. Luke Brown: 6.79Q

4. Kennedy Lightner: 6.83Q

5. Troy Lane: 6.84q | Wildcat Debut

6. Brandon Miller: 6.95q

Women’s 600m FINAL 1. Cha’iel Johnson: 1:32.70 | Wildcat Debut | First career event win
Men’s 600m FINAL 1. Justin Swann: 1:19.25
Women’s Mile FINAL 1. Sydney Steely: 4:46.73
Men’s Shot Put PRELIM/FINAL 2. Dennis Ohene-Adu: 56’07.25”/17.25m

3. Grayson Brashear: 54’02.75”/16.53m | Wildcat Debut

T-9. Colin Wilson: 51’06.50”/15.71m | Wildcat Debut

Women’s 60H FINAL 1. Emmi Scales: 8.29 | Wildcat Debut | First career event win

2. Alexis Glasco: 8.38 | Wildcat Debut

4. Maya Anderson: 8.61 | Wildcat Debut

6. Camden Bentley: 8.76 | Wildcat Debut

Men’s 60H FINAL 1. Alex Chukwukelu: 8.41 | Wildcat Debut | First career event win
Women’s 60m FINAL 1. Victoria Perrow: 7.43

2. Alexis Glasco: 7.51 | Wildcat Debut

4. Morgan Davis: 7.59 | Wildcat Debut

Men’s 60m FINAL 2. Miles Jones: 6.68 | Wildcat Debut

3. Luke Brown: 6.76

4. Kennedy Lightner: 6.77

5. Troy Lane: 6.86 | Wildcat Debut

6. Brandon Miller: 6.92

Women’s Triple Jump PRELIM/FINAL 2. Ava Alexander: 38’04.25”/11.69m | Wildcat Debut

3. Asha Pierre-Antoine: 36’09.75”/11.22m | Wildcat Debut

Women’s 400m FINAL 3. Mahogany Mobley: 57.62

4. Seven Simms: 57.72

5. JahQueen McClellan: 58.01 | Wildcat Debut

Men’s Pole Vault FINAL 2. Dalton Shepler: 16’02.75”/4.95m

3. Brayden Jackson: 16’02.75”/4.95m | Indoor PR | Wildcat Debut

Men’s 400m FINAL 1. Beck O’Daniel: 49.69

2. Brandon Nyandoro: 49.72

Women’s 300m FINAL 2. Hannah Douglas: 38.01 | Ranks 10th on the all-time UK performers list | Wildcat Debut

3. Jania Martin: 38.28 | Wildcat Debut

12. Maya Anderson: 42.47 | Wildcat Debut

13. Patrice Cornelious: 43.96

Men’s 300m FINAL 2. Jahlahnee Watkins: 34.71 | Ranks tied-7th all-time on the UK performers list | Wildcat Debut

4. Markevus Jackson: 34.94 | Ranks 10th all-time on the UK all-time performers list

8. Tavon Williams: 35.60

Women’s Shot Put PRELIM/FINAL 1. Shelby Wingler: 47’09.25”/14.56m | Wildcat Debut | First career event win

3. Simi Akinrinsola: 45’01.75”/13.76m

4. Amaya Livingston: 43’10.75”/13.38m | Wildcat Debut

7. Charity Hufnagel: 38’02.75”/11.65m | Wildcat Debut

Men’s High Jump FINAL 4. Donsten Brown: 06’06.75”/2.00m

7. Devin Sealey: 6’04.75”/1.95m | Wildcat Debut

Women’s 200m FINAL 1. Emmi Scales: 24.94 | Wildcat Debut | Second event win of the meet

5. Genesis Dixon: 25.70 | Wildcat Debut

9. Jaemari Allen: 26.45 | Wildcat Debut

Men’s 200m FINAL 1. Kennedy Lightner: 20.92

2. Brandon Miller: 21.44

Men’s Triple Jump PRELIM/FINAL 1. Luke Brown: 54’01.25”/16.49m
Women’s 4×400 Relay FINAL 1. Kentucky “A”: Jania Martin, Hannah Douglas, Alexis Glasco, Cha’iel Johnson: 3:49.55

 

4. Kentucky “B”: Mahogany Mobley, Emmi Scales, Bryanna Lucas, JahQueen McClellan: 3:52.23

 

7. Kentucky “C”: Seven Simms, Morgan Davis, Victoria Perrow, Jaemari Allen: 4:00.40

Men’s 4×400 Relay FINAL 1. Kentucky “A”: Brandon Nyandoro, Kennedy Lightner, Brandon Miller, Justin Swann: 3:14.30

 

3. Kentucky “B”: Markevus Jackson, Beck O’Daniel, Tavon Williams, Jahlahnee Watkins: 3:19.52

 

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