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Records Fall In Opening Day of Rod McCravy Memorial Meet

Records Fall In Opening Day of Rod McCravy Memorial Meet

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Kentucky track and field program secured four event wins and broke two program records on the opening day of the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet in the Norton Sports & Learning Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

Graduate Kennedy Lightner set a new school record in the men’s 300 meters with a time of 32.45 seconds overtaking Dwight St. Hilliaire’s 2021 record of 32.70 set in the same city.

Freshman Kate Powers took out an 18-year-old freshman record en route to her first event win as a Wildcat this afternoon. Her throw of 65’0”/19.81 meters saw her overtake Ashley Muffet’s 61’9”/18.82 meters set in 2006. Power’s throw also ranks sixth on the UK all-time performers list.

The Wildcats also picked up four event wins in the women’s high jump, weight throw, pole vault, and men’s 300 meters.

Eight Wildcats combined advanced from the 60-meter dash and 60-meter hurdles prelims this afternoon. Four men and three women will compete in the 60-meter dash while two women will compete in the 60-meter hurdles semifinals tomorrow afternoon.

Friday Prelims Recap

Sprints & Hurdles

60-Meter Dash

Women – Junior Victoria Perrow won her heat in 7.43 seconds to earn the automatic qualification to the semifinals. She placed sixth overall.

Junior Hannah Douglas set a personal best time of 7.46 to qualify on time for the semifinals. She placed 14th overall.

Freshman Emmi Scales qualified for the semifinals with a time of 7.53 seconds. She placed 16th overall.

Men – Junior Clinton Muunga won his heat with a personal best time of 6.69 to earn the automatic qualifier on his Wildcat debut. The time ranks tied for 10th on the UK all-time performers list. He finished third overall.

Freshman Miles Jones won his heat in 6.74 seconds to earn the automatic qualifier to the semifinals. He placed fourth overall.

Freshman Troy Lane set a personal best time of 6.76 to win his heat and earn the automatic qualifier to the semifinals. He placed fifth overall.

Graduate Kennedy Lightner qualified for tomorrow’s semifinals placing ninth overall in 6.77 seconds.

60-Meter Hurdles

Women – Junior Alexis Glasco qualified for the semifinals on time crossing the line in 8.37 seconds. She placed sixth overall.

Freshman Emmi Scales won her heat earning the automatic qualifier to the semifinals in 8.41 seconds. She placed seventh overall.

Finals Recap

Sprints & Hurdles

200M

Women – Emmi Scales set a personal best time of 24.57 to place eighth overall.

300M

Women – Freshman Onieka McAnnuff placed seventh in her Wildcat debut with a time of 38.80 seconds.

Men – Graduate Kennedy Lightner set a new school record in the men’s 300 meters with a time of 32.45 seconds overtaking Dwight St. Hilliaire’s 2021 record of 32.70 set in the same city.

Graduate Jahlahnee Watkins placed seventh with a personal best time of 33.80 seconds.

Distance

600M

Women – Senior Bryanna Lucas had a personal best time of 1:34.49 to finish ninth.

Men – Senior Justin Swann had a personal best time of 1:18.80 to finish second.

Sophomore Brandon Nyandoro placed 10th with a time of 1:21.55 in his season event debut.

Distance Medley

Women – Kentucky’s “A” team consisting of senior Jenna Schwinghamer, senior Mahogany Mobley, freshman Aubree Hay and junior Phoebe McCowan placed second with a time of 11:41.30.

Kentucky’s “B” team consisting of senior Sydney Steely, senior Bryanna Lucas, freshman Lyric Olson, and junior Mollie Roden placed third with a time of 11:43.62.

Men – Kentucky’s “A” team consisting of senior Dustin Horter, senior Justin Swann, sophomore Alex Alston, and junior Jackson Watts placed second with a time of 10:15.93.

Jumps & Throws

High Jump

Women – Senior Charity Hufnagel won the first event of the day for the Wildcats with a jump of 6’00.75”/1.85 meters. Her mark ranks second on the UK all-time performers list and marks her first event win as a Wildcat.

Freshman Morgan Davis placed 11th on her event debut with a jump of 5’5”/1.65 meters.

Men – Junior Donsten Brown tied for fourth with a jump of 6’6.75”/2.00 meters.

Freshman Devin Sealey had a personal best jump of 6’6.75”/2.00 meters but one more miss than Brown, placing him sixth.

Long Jump

Women – Freshman Morgan Davis placed second with a personal best of 20’01.50”/6.13 meters.

Men – Freshman Samuel Reagan jumped a personal best 23’4”/7.11 meters to finish 13th overall.

Pole Vault

Women – Payton Phillips gave the Wildcats the win with a personal best vault of 14’0”/4.27 meters to remain third on the UK all-time performers list.

Both Sophomore Kaitlyn Cain and Graduate Kristen Masucci tied for third with a vault of 13’00.25”/3.97 meters. It marked a personal best for Cain and has them both tied for fourth on the UK all-time performers list.

Weight Throw

Women – Freshman Kate Powers took out an 18-year-old freshman record en route to her first event win as a Wildcat this afternoon. Her throw of 65’0”/19.81 meters saw her overtake Ashley Muffet’s 61’9”/18.82 meters set in 2006. Power’s throw also ranks sixth on the UK all-time performers list.

Senior Simi Akinrinsola tied with Kate Powers with her throw of 65’0”/19.81 meters but fouled on her last two attempts giving her teammate the win.

Freshman Shelby Wingler had a personal best throw of 54’08.75”/16.68 meters to finish ninth.

Junior Amaya Livingston had a personal best throw of 46’11.50”/14.31 meters to finish 14th.

Men – Junior Logan Coles placed second with a throw of 65’05.50”/19.95 meters.

Senior Dennis Ohene-Adu placed fourth with a throw of 61’01.50”/18.63 meters.

Senior DaRoyce Flemons earned a top 10 finish taking ninth with a throw of 58’01.75”/17.72 meters.

Kentucky Track & Field will conclude the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet tomorrow.

Event Results

Rod McCravy Memorial Meet: Friday, January 12: ALL TIMES IN EASTERN TIME
Women’s High Jump 12:00 p.m. PRELIM/FINAL 1. Charity Hufnagel: 6’00.75”/1.85m | Ranks 2nd on the UK all-time performers list

11. Morgan Davis: 5’5”/1.65m |Event Debut

18. Ariel Pedigo: 5’1”/1.55m

Women’s Long Jump 1:30 p.m. PRELIM/FINAL 2. Morgan Davis: 20’01.50”/6.13m | PR

13. Meg Wilson: 17’11.75”/5.48m

16. Ariel Pedigo: 16’02.50”/4.94m

19. Julia Gunnell: 15’09.50”/4.81m

Men’s Weight Throw 1:30 p.m. PRELIM/FINAL 2. Logan Coles: 65’05.50”/19.95m

4. Dennis Ohene-Adu: 61’01.50”/18.63m

9. DaRoyce Flemons: 58’01.75”/17.72m

13. Ryan Avare: 51’01.75”/15.59m | PR

14. Grayson Brashear: 50’04.50”/15.35m | PR

Women’s 60m 3:00 p.m. First Round 6. Victoria Perrow: 7.43Q

14. Hannah Douglas: 7.46q | PR

16. Emmi Scales: 7.53q

19. Alexis Glasco: 7.56

53. Jaemari Allen: 8.01 | Event Debut

56. Camden Bentley: 8.13 | Event Debut

Men’s 60m 3:25 p.m. First Round 3. Clinton Muunga: 6.69Q | Wildcat Debut | PR | T-10th on the UK all-time performers list

4. Miles Jones: 6.74Q

5. Troy Lane: 6.76Q | PR

9. Kennedy Lightner: 6.77q

18. Brandon Miller: 6.87

Men’s Long Jump 3:30 p.m. PRELIM/FINAL 13. Samuel Reagan: 23’4”/7.11m | PR
Women’s Weight Throw 3:30 p.m. PRELIM/FINAL 1. Kate Powers: 65’0”/19.81m | PR | First Event Win | Freshman Record | Ranks 6th on the UK all-time performers list

2. Simi Akinrinsola: 65’0”/19.81m

9. Shelby Wingler: 54’08.75”/16.68m | PR

14. Amaya Livingston: 46’11.50”/14.31m | PR

Women’s Pole Vault 3:30 p.m. PRELIM/FINAL 1. Payton Phillips: 14’0”/4.27m | PR | Ranks 3rd on the UK all-time performers list

T-3. Kaitlyn Cain: 13’00.25”/3.97m | PR | Tied for 4th on the UK all-time performers list

T-3. Kristen Masucci: 13’00.25”/3.97m | Tied for 4th on the UK all-time performers list

Women’s 60H 3:45 p.m. First Round 6. Alexis Glasco: 8.37q

7. Emmi Scales: 8.41Q

17. Maya Anderson: 8.72 | PR

25. Charity Hufnagel: 8.84

31. Camden Bentley: 9.11

34. Ariel Pedigo: 9.33

36. Julia Gunnell: 9.47 | PR

Women’s 300m 4:20 p.m. FINAL 7. Onieka McAnnuff: 38.80 | Wildcat Debut

16. Reynei Wallace: 39.71

17. Ava Alexander: 39.90 | Event Debut

28. Patrice Cornelius: 44.21

Men’s 300m 4:40 p.m. FINAL 1. Kennedy Lightner: 32.45 | PR | School Record

7. Jahlahnee Watkins: 33.80 | PR

12. Tavon Williams: 34.41

Men’s High Jump 5:00 p.m. PRELIM/FINAL T-4. Donsten Brown: 6’6.75”/2.00m

6. Devin Sealey: 6’6.75”/2.00m | PR

Women’s 600m 5:00 p.m. FINAL 9. Bryanna Lucas: 1:34.49 | PR
Men’s 600m 5:10 p.m. FINAL 2. Justin Swann: 1:18.80 | PR

10. Brandon Nyandoro: 1:21.55 | Event Debut

Women’s Distance Medley 5:25 p.m. FINAL 2. Kentucky “A”: Jenna Schwinghamer, Mahogany Mobley, Aubree Hay, Phoebe McCowan: 11:41.30

 

3. Kentucky “B”: Sydney Steely, Bryanna Lucas, Lyric Olson, Mollie Roden: 11:43.62

Men’s Distance Medley 5:40 p.m. FINAL 2. Kentucky “A”: Dustin Horter, Justin Swann, Alex Alston, Jackson Watts: 10:15.93
Women’s 200m 5:55 p.m. FINAL 8. Emmi Scales: 24.57 | PR

34. Jaemari Allen: 26.33 | PR

41. Patrice Cornelious: 27.42 | PR

 

Rod McCravy Memorial Meet: Saturday, January 13: ALL TIMES IN EASTERN TIME
Men’s Pole Vault 11:00 a.m. PRELIM/FINAL Brayden Jackson
Women’s Shot Put 11:00 a.m. PRELIM/FINAL Simi Akinrinsola

Charity Hufnagel

Amaya Livingston

Ariel Pedigo

Shelby Wingler

Women’s Triple Jump 12:00 p.m. PRELIM/FINAL Ava Alexander

Asha Pierre-Antoine

Women’s 60m 12:00 p.m. Semifinals Hannah Douglas

Emmi Scales

Victoria Perrow

Men’s 60m 12:07 p.m. Semifinals Miles Jones

Troy Lane

Kennedy Lightner

Clinton Muunga

Women’s 60H 12:20 p.m. Semifinals Alexis Glasco

Emmi Scales

Women’s Mile 12:40 p.m. FINAL Ainsley Edwards

Aubree Hay

Elly Heine

Lyric Olson

Men’s Mile 1:00 p.m. FINAL Ed Bird

Blake Byer

Cade Byer

Caden Miracle

Men’s Shot Put 1:00 p.m. PRELIM/FINAL Grayson Brashear

Dennis Ohene-Adu

Women’s 60m 1:15 p.m. FINAL Hannah Douglas

Emmi Scales

Victoria Perrow

Men 60m 1:20 p.m. FINAL Miles Jones

Troy Lane

Kennedy Lightner

Clinton Muunga

Men’s Pole Vault Invitational 1:30 p.m. FINAL Keaton Daniel

Dalton Shepler

Women’s 60H 1:30 p.m. FINAL Alexis Glasco

Emmi Scales

Women’s 400m 1:45 p.m. FINAL Jania Martin

JahQueen McClellan

Mahogany Mobley

Seven Simms

Reynei Wallace

Men’s 400m 2:10 p.m. FINAL Beck O’Daniel
Women’s 3000m 2:45 p.m. FINAL Elaina Lahmers
Men’s 3000m 3:10 p.m. FINAL Ed Bird
Women’s 4×400 3:25 p.m. FINAL Kentucky “A”: Hannah Douglas, Oneika McAnnuff, Reynei Wallace, Jania Martin
Men’s 4×400 3:45 p.m. FINAL Kentucky “A”: Markevus Jackson, Brandon Nyandoro, Jahlahnee Watkins, Justin Swann

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