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Kate Powers Improves Freshman Weight Throw Record at Razorback Invitational

Kate Powers Improves Freshman Weight Throw Record at Razorback Invitational

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — For the second time this season, Kate Powers tore up the record book as the University of Kentucky track and field program concluded day one of the Razorback Invitational hosted by fellow Southeastern Conference foe, the University of Arkansas.

Powers was the highlight of the day for the program as the freshman not only broke the indoor women’s weight throw freshman record she set just two weeks ago, but she did so, twice at the Razorback Invitational.

Powers wasted no time as on her first attempt of the evening, the Massachusetts native threw a 65’4.75”/19.93 meters bomb to start the competition. A throw that easily bests her 65’0”/19.81 meters from the Rod McCravy Memorial meet in Louisville in early January.

Powers wasn’t finished however as on the very next throw she achieved her farthest mark to date, a record 65’8.25”/20.02 meter rocket that sits sixth overall on the UK all-time performers list. Powers went on to finish eighth in the competition.

In addition to Powers’ fine throwing, the Wildcats collected six top-five finishes on the day including seven personal bests.

Finals Recap

Distance

Distance Medley Relay

Women – A team consisting of senior Sydney Steely, junior Alysia Johnson, senior Jenna Schwinghamer, and junior Phoebe McCowan turned in a season-best 11:04.82 that ranks eighth on the UK all-time performers list.

Multis

Pentathlon

Women – Graduate student Charity Hufnagel placed third overall with a total of 4,218 points and ranks second all-time on the UK all-time performers list in total pentathlon points.

Her best result came in the high jump where the defending NCAA champion won the event with a jump of 6’00.50”/1.87 meters to earn 1,029 points.

Junior Ariel Pedigo also made her way into the record book ranking ninth overall with 3,599 points despite finishing 15th.

Jumps & Throws

Weight Throw

Women – Senior Simi Akinrinsola placed fifth with a personal best throw of 67’7”/20.60 meters to move to fourth on the UK all-time performers list.

Freshman Kate Powers took eighth overall in the event with her record-breaking throw of 65’08.25”/20.02 meters to remain sixth on the UK all-time performers list.

Men – Senior Dennis Ohene-Adu placed fifth overall with a throw of 67’4.25”/20.53 meters.

Pole Vault

Women – Sophomore Kaitlyn Cain improved her personal best vaulting 13’4.50”/4.08 meters to move up to fourth on the UK all-time performers list.

The Wildcats will conclude the Razorback Invitational tomorrow starting at 11:15 a.m. ET.

Event Results

Razorback Invitational: Friday, January 26: ALL TIMES IN EASTERN TIME
Pent. 60mH FINAL 10. Charity Hufnagel: 8.83 | 946 pts.

18. Ariel Pedigo: 9.16 | 877 pts.

 
Pent. High Jump Prelim/FINAL 1. Charity Hufnagel: 6’00.50”/1.87m | 1029 pts.

18. Ariel Pedigo: 5’3”/1.60m | 771 pts.

 
Pent. Shot Put Prelim/FINAL 8. Ariel Pedigo: 39’03.75”/11.98m | 660 pts.

9. Charity Hufnagel: 39’00.50”/11.90m | 654 pts.

 
Pent. Long Jump Prelim/FINAL 9. Charity Hufnagel: 18’09.75”/5.73m | 768 pts.

21. Ariel Pedigo: 16’1”/4.90m | 532 pts.

 
Pent. 800m FINAL 3. Charity Hufnagel: 2:20.19 | PR | 821 pts.

8. Ariel Pedigo: 2:24.86 | 759 pts.

 
Pent. Women’s Final Results 3. Charity Hufnagel: 4218 pts. | Ranks 2nd on the UK all-time performers list

15. Ariel Pedigo: 3599 pts. | Ranks 9th on the UK all-time performers list

 

 

Razorback Invitational: Friday, January 26: ALL TIMES IN EASTERN TIME
Women’s Weight Throw Prelim/FINAL 5. Simi Akinrinsola: 67’7”/20.60m | PR | Ranks 4th on the UK all-time performers list

8. Kate Powers: 65’08.25”/20.02m | PR | Freshman Record | Ranks 6th on the UK all-time performers list

24. Shelby Wingler: 44’11”/13.69m

 
Women’s Pole Vault FINAL T-8: Kaitlyn Cain: 13’4.50”/4.08m | PR | Ranks 4th on the UK all-time performers list

T-11: Kristen Masucci: 13’0.75”/3.98m

 
Women’s Long Jump Prelim/FINAL 8. Morgan Davis: 19’8.25/6.00m  
Women’s 3000m FINAL 7. Mollie Roden: 9:59.19 | Event Debut  
Men’s 3000m FINAL 11. Jackson Watts: 8:16.57 | PR  
Women’s Mile FINAL 6. Ally Kruger: 4:51.13

16. Bryanna Lucas: 4:57.13

17. Lyric Olson: 4:57.73 | PR

29. Julz Williams: 5:04.39

 
Men’s Weight Throw Prelim/FINAL 5. Dennis Ohene-Adu: 67’4.25”/20.53m

6. Logan Coles: 67’0”/20.42m

14. DaRoyce Flemons: 61’0”/18.59m

22. Grayson Brashear: 46’2.50”/14.08m

 
Women’s 200m FINAL 11. Hannah Douglas: 23.37 | PR

38. Reynei Wallace: 24.74

 
Men’s 200m FINAL 25. Jahlahnee Watkins: 21.71

26. Shavique Bascus: 21.75 | Wildcat Debut

27. Clinton Muunga: 21.80

35. Troy Lane: 22.26 | Event Debut

 
Women’s Distance Medley Relay FINAL 4. Kentucky “A”: Sydney Steely, Alysia Johnson, Jenna Schwinghamer, Phoebe McCowan: 11:04.82 | SB | Ranks 8th on the UK all-time performers list  

 Event Lineup (all info tentative and subject to change before the meet)

Razorback Invitational: Saturday, January 27: ALL TIMES IN EASTERN TIME
Women’s 60m 11:15 a.m. Qualifying Alexis Glasco

Emmi Scales

Men’s 60m 11:30 a.m. Qualifying Luke Brown

Troy Lane

Kennedy Lightner

Women’s 60mH 12:05 p.m. Prelim Maya Anderson

Camden Bentley

Alexis Glasco

Emmi Scales

Men’s 60mH 12:25 p.m. Prelim Alexander Chukwukelu
Women’s Mile Invitational 12:40 p.m. FINAL Phoebe McCowan
Men’s Mile Invitational 1:00 p.m. FINAL Dustin Horter
Women’s Shot Put 1:00 p.m. Prelim/FINAL Simi Akinrinsola

Shelby Wingler

Women’s 60m 1:20 p.m. Prelim Alexis Glasco

Emmi Scales

Men’s 60m 1:40 p.m. Prelim Luke Brown

Troy Lane

Kennedy Lightner

Women’s 400m 1:55 p.m. FINAL Ava Alexander

Alysia Johnson

Jania Martin

Oneika McAnnuff

Men’s 400m 2:25 p.m. FINAL Brandon Nyandoro

Beck O’Daniel

Women’s 60mH 2:55 p.m. FINAL Maya Anderson

Camden Bentley

Alexis Glasco

Emmi Scales

Men’s 60mH 3:03 p.m. FINAL Alexander Chukwukelu
Women’s 60m 3:07 p.m. FINAL Alexis Glasco

Emmi Scales

Men’s 60m 3:15 p.m. FINAL Luke Brown

Troy Lane

Kennedy Lightner

Men’s Pole Vault 3:30 p.m. FINAL Keaton Daniel

Brayden Jackson

Dalton Shepler

Men’s Shot Put 3:30 p.m. FINAL Grayson Brashear

Dennis Ohene-Adu

Women’s 800m 3:30 p.m. FINAL Cha’iel Johnson

Bryanna Lucas

Lyric Olson

Jenna Schwinghamer

Sydney Steely

Men’s 800m 3:55 p.m. FINAL Alex Justus

Justin Swann

Men’s 3000m Invitational 4:55 p.m. FINAL Jake Allen

Ed Bird

Women’s 4×400 Relay 5:15 p.m. FINAL Ava Alexander

Hannah Douglas

Alexis Glasco

Alysia Johnson

Jania Martin

Oneika McAnnuff

Victoria Perrow

Emmi Scales

Reynei Wallace

Men’s 4×400 Relay 5:40 p.m. FINAL Ethan Brown | Wildcat Debut

Markevus Jackson

Kennedy Lightner

Brandon Nyandoro

Beck O’Daniel

Justin Swann

Jahlahnee Watkins

Tavon Williams

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