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Luke Brown Improves Triple Jump Record at Corky Classic

Luke Brown Improves Triple Jump Record at Corky Classic

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The University of Kentucky track and field program saw another school record broken on Saturday as the program concluded the Corky Classic and Vanderbilt Invitational.

Junior Luke Brown, who held the men’s triple jump record at 54’09.25”/16.69 meters going into the meet today, improved his mark to 55’1.50”/16.80 meters on his fourth attempt. The jump not only is a school record but is also the greatest distance recorded in the country by a collegian so far this season.

After the weekend, Kentucky holds two top marks in the country on the men’s side in field events after senior Keaton Daniel launched himself atop the men’s pole vault leaderboards last night.

In addition to Brown’s record-setting day, graduate student Kennedy Lightner picked up a win in the men’s 200 meters, crossing the line in 20.42 seconds. The time is a personal best for Lightner and ranks second overall on the UK all-time performers list. The time also ties for the second fastest in the country.

Sophomore Kaitlyn Cain collected her first career event win as a Wildcat today after taking the “B” section of the pole vault. Her clearance of 12’9.50”/3.90 meters tied with teammate graduate student Kristen Masucci who was runner-up. Cain secured the victory by having one less miss overall.

The Wildcats collected three event wins on the day with 15 top-five finishes and 12 new personal bests across the two meets.

 

Prelims Recap

Sprints & Hurdles

60m

Women – Junior Victoria Perrow earned the automatic qualifier to the final after winning her heat in 7.34. She finished third overall in the prelims.

Men – Junior Clinton Muunga earned the automatic qualifier to the final after winning his heat in 6.72. He finished fourth overall in the prelims.

60mH

Women – Freshman Emmi Scales and junior Alexis Glasco qualified for the final on time. Scales qualified with a time of 8.31 seconds while Glasco qualified at 8.32 seconds. Scales finished fifth overall in the prelims while Glasco finished seventh.

Finals Recap

Sprints & Hurdles

60m

Men – Junior Clinton Muunga placed fifth with a personal best time of 6.67 which ranks tied for 8th on the UK all-time performers list.

60mH

Women – Freshman Emmi Scales placed fourth overall with a time of 8.19.

200m

Women – Junior Hannah Douglas finished fifth with a personal best time of 23.42.

Men – Graduate student Kennedy Lightner picked up a win in the men’s 200 meters, crossing the line in 20.42 seconds. The time is a personal best for Lightner and ranks second overall on the UK all-time performers list.

Relays

4x400m

Women – Senior Jania Martin and juniors Hannah Douglas, Alexis Glasco, and Alysia Johnson led Kentucky’s “A” relay to a third-place finish with a time of 3:36.34.

Jumps & Throws

Pole Vault

Women – Sophomore Kaitlyn Cain collected her first career event win as a Wildcat today after taking the “B” section of the pole vault. Her clearance of 12’9.50”/3.90 meters tied with teammate graduate student Kristen Masucci who was runner-up. Cain secured the victory by having one less miss overall.

Triple Jump

Men – Junior Luke Brown, who held the men’s triple jump record at 54’09.25”/16.69 meters going into the meet today, improved his mark to 55’1.50”/16.80 meters on his fourth jump. The jump not only is a school record but is also the greatest distance recorded in the country by a collegian so far this season.

Shot Put

Men – Freshman Grayson Brashear placed fourth in the Men’s Shot Put Open with a throw of 51’6.50”/15.71 meters.

Senior Dennis Ohene-Adu took the same finishing position in the Men’s Shot Put Invite with a throw of 57’7.75”/17.57 meters.

Distance

800m

Women – Freshman Lyric Olson took fourth in her 800-meter debut crossing the line in 2:11.68.

Men – Senior Justin Swann finished fourth with a time of 1:53.02 and has yet to finish outside the top five in all events so far this season.

Up Next

The Wildcats continue the indoor season next week at the Razorback Invite hosted by the University of Arkansas on Friday, January 26th, and Saturday, January 27th.

Event Results

Corky Classic: Saturday, January 20: ALL TIMES IN EASTERN TIME
Women’s 60m Prelim 3. Victoria Perrow: 7.34Q

24. Morgan Davis: 7.57

 
Women’s Pole Vault Prelim/FINAL 9. Payton Phillips: 13’7.25”/4.15m  
Men’s 60m Prelim 4. Clinton Muunga: 6.72Q

11. Troy Lane: 6.80

14. Miles Jones: 6.83

 
Women’s 60H Prelim 5. Emmi Scales: 8.31q

7. Alexis Glasco: 8.32q

13. Maya Anderson: 8.61

18. Charity Hufnagel: 8.72

19. Camden Bentley: 8.75 | PR

 
Women’s Long Jump Prelim/FINAL 8. Morgan Davis: 19’5.50”/5.93m

11. Charity Hufnagel: 18’6.50”/5.65m

 
Men’s 60H Prelim 9. Alexander Chukwukelu: 7.87 | PR | Ranks 7th on the UK all-time performers list  
Women’s 60H FINAL 4. Emmi Scales: 8.19

7. Alexis Glasco: 8.26

 
Women’s 60m FINAL 6. Victoria Perrow: 7.32  
Men’s 60m FINAL 5. Clinton Muunga: 6.67 | PR | Tied for 8th on the UK all-time performers list  
Women’s 400m FINAL 7. Alysia Johnson: 54.93 | Wildcat Debut

11. Ava Alexander: 55.68 | Event Debut

14. Reynei Wallace: 56.17 | PR

 
Men’s 400m FINAL 12. Brandon Nyandoro: 48.16 | PR

13. Jahlahnee Watkins: 48.41

14. Markevus Jackson: 48.60

18. Beck O’Daniel: 49.31

 
Women’s Pole Vault “B” Prelim/FINAL 1. Kaitlyn Cain: 12’9.50”/3.90m

2. Kristen Masucci: 12’9.50”/3.90m

 
Men’s 800m FINAL 4. Justin Swann: 1:53.02  
Women’s 200m FINAL 5. Hannah Douglas: 23.42 | PR

15. Jania Martin: 23.86

32. Maya Anderson: 25.90 | Event Debut

 
Women’s Triple Jump Prelim/Final 14. Ava Alexander: 38’6”/11.73m  
Men’s Triple Jump Prelim/Final 1. Luke Brown: 55’1.50”/16.80m | PR | School Record | Top Mark in the Country  
Men’s 200m FINAL 1. Kennedy Lightner: 20.42 | PR | Ranks 2nd on the UK all-time performers list

10. Clinton Muunga: 21.30 | Event Debut

15. Alexander Chukwukelu: 21.89 | Event Debut

 
Women’s 4×400 Relay FINAL 3. Kentucky “A”: Jania Martin, Hannah Douglas, Alexis Glasco, Alysia Johnson: 3:36.34

 

14. Kentucky “B”: Reynei Wallace, Emmi Scales, Camden Bentley, Ava Alexander: 3:51.87

 
Men’s 4×400 Relay FINAL 6. Kentucky “A”: Markevus Jackson, Kennedy Lightner, Brandon Nyandoro, Justin Swann: 3:10.22  

 

Vanderbilt Invitational: Saturday, January 20: ALL TIMES IN EASTERN TIME
Men’s Shot Put Open Prelim/FINAL 4. Grayson Brashear: 51’6.50”/15.71m  
Women’s 60H Prelim 27. Ariel Pedigo: 9.24  
Men’s Shot Put Invite Prelim/FINAL 4. Dennis Ohene-Adu: 57’7.75”/17.57m  
Women’s Mile Run FINAL 11. Ally Kruger: 4:50.92 | PR

15. Bryanna Lucas: 4:54.93 | Event Debut

23. Mollie Roden: 4:58.60

33. Julz Williams: 5:02.15

44. Aubree Hay: 5:09.45 | PR

 
Women’s Shot Put Open Prelim/FINAL 6. Shelby Wingler: 48’6”/14.78m | PR

14. Amya Livingston: 42’1.50”/12.84m

23. Ariel Pedigo: 39’0.50”/11.90m

 
Women’s Shot Put Invite Prelim/FINAL 8. Simi Akinrinsola: 48’11”/14.91m  
Women’s 400m FINAL 16. Mahogany Mobley: 57.38 | PR

17. Seven Simms: 57.43

20. JahQueen McClellan: 57.79

 
Women’s 800m FINAL 4. Lyric Olson: 2:11.68 | Event Debut  
Women’s 3000m FINAL 26. Ainsley Edwards: 10:10.89 | Event Debut

31. Elaina Lahmers: 10:16.62 | PR

40. Elly Heine: 10:36.22 | Event Debut

 
Men’s 3000m FINAL 33. Caden Miracle: 8:36.71 | Event Debut

35. Cade Byer: 8:38.58 | Event Debut

51. Blake Byer: 8:57.29 | Event Debut

 

 

Corky Classic: Friday, January 19: ALL TIMES IN EASTERN TIME
Men’s Pole Vault Prelim/FINAL 1. Keaton Daniel: 19’0.25”/5.80m | PR | School Record | Top mark in the nation

4. Dalton Shepler: 17’0.75”/5.20m

T-13. Brayden Jackson: 16’0.75”/4.90m

 

 

Vanderbilt Invitational: Friday, January 19: ALL TIMES IN EASTERN TIME
Men’s Weight Throw Invite Prelim/FINAL 1. Dennis Ohene-Adu: 68’10”/20.98m | PR | School Record

2. Logan Coles: 68’00.25”/20.73m

6. DaRoyce Flemons: 61’10.25”/18.85m

 
Men’s Weight Throw Open Prelim/FINAL 9. Grayson Brashear: 51’00.75”/15.56m | PR  
Women’s Long Jump Seeded Prelim/FINAL 22. Ariel Pedigo: 17’7”/5.36m  
Women’s Weight Throw Invite Prelim/FINAL 4. Simi Akinrinsola: 67’6”/20.57m | PR

5. Kate Powers: 64’03.75”/19.60m

 
Women’s 200m FINAL 16. Seven Simms: 25.22 | PR

24. Mahogany Mobley: 25.64

33. JahQueen McClellan: 25.96 | Event Debut

 
Women’s Weight Throw Open Prelim/FINAL 14. Shelby Winger: 47’10”/14.58m

15. Amya Livingston: 47’3”/14.40m | PR

 
Men’s Long Jump Seeded Prelim/FINAL 8. Samuel Reagan: 23’0”/7.01m  
Women’s 1000m FINAL 1. Sydney Steely: 2:43.20 | PR

2. Jenna Schwinghamer: 2:43.68

5. Phoebe McCowan: 2:44.70 | PR

9. Lyric Olson: 2:53.58 | Event Debut

 
Men’s 1000m FINAL 9. Dustin Horter: 2:30.55  

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