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Two Records Set on Final Day of Razorback Invitational

Two Records Set on Final Day of Razorback Invitational

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — It’s been a record-setting season so far for the Wildcats and that didn’t slow down this weekend as two more records fell on the final day of the Razorback Invitational.

Freshman Ed Bird and senior Sydney Steely set respective freshman and school records in the 3000 meters and 800 meters in additon to freshman Kate Powers’ improved freshman record in the weight throw on Friday.

Bird crossed the line in tremendous fashion recording a sub-eight minute time of 7:59.99 in his 3000-meter debut. The time beat teammate Jake Allen’s time of 8:06.22 set in 2021 and ranks sixth on the UK all-time performers list.

Steely set a new school record in the indoor 800 meters after setting a personal best time of 2:03.53. The senior was neck and neck in her heat with Oregon’s Klaudia Kazimierska as the two fought down the straightaway for the heat win. Despite taking second in the heat, Steely bested Ariah Graham’s time of 2:04.64 set in 2016 breaking an eight-year-old record.

In addition to the records broken today, the Wildcats recorded seven top-10 finishes with four personal bests. The Wildcats finish the meet weekend with three new records, two of which are freshman records, 12 top-10 finishes, and 11 personal bests.

Prelims Recap

Sprints & Hurdles


Men – Graduate student Kennedy Lightner and freshman Troy Lane advanced on time to the prelims of the 60-meter dash. Lightner placed second overall in the qualifying stage with a time of 6.80 while Lane finished fifth overall with a time of 6.88. The pair did not advance to the final.


Women – Junior Alexis Glasco won her heat to earn the automatic qualifier to the final. She crossed the line at 8.26 and placed sixth overall in the prelims.

Finals Recap

Sprints & Hurdles


Women – Junior Alexis Glasco placed seventh with a time of 8.84.


Women – Senior Jania Martin moved into the history book today with her 11th place finish. Her time of 53.07 ranks ninth on the UK all-time performers list.



Women – Seniors Sydney Steely and Jenna Schwinghamer placed in the top 10 with Steely finishing sixth overall with her school record time of 2:03.53.

Schwinghamer took eighth with her indoor personal best time of 2:03.96 which ranks second on the UK all-time performers list.


Men – Freshman Ed Bird took ninth overall in his event debut with that freshman record time of 7:59.99 that ranks sixth on the UK all-time performers list.



Men – A team consisting of sophomore Brandon Nyandoro, graduate students Kennedy Lightner and Ethan Brown, and senior Justin Swann placed sixth overall with a season-best time of 3:08.36.

Jumps & Throws

Pole Vault

Men – Senior Keaton Daniel took second overall but was the highest finishing collegian with a clearance of 18’8.25”/5.70 meters.

Senior Dalton Shepler placed sixth overall with a personal best vault of 17’2.75”/5.25 meters that ranks fifth on the UK all-time performers list.

Shot Put

Women – Freshman Shelby Wingler set a new personal best throwing for 48’9.50”/14.87 meters to finish 12th overall.

Up Next

The Wildcats will take a weekend off and will return to action on February 9th and 10th to take part in both the Tiger Paw Invite hosted by Clemson University and the David Hemery Valentine Invite hosted by Boston University.

Event Results

Razorback Invitational: Saturday, January 27: ALL TIMES IN EASTERN TIME
Men’s 60m Qualifying 2. Kennedy Lightner: 6.80q

5. Troy Lane: 6.88q

Women’s 60mH Prelim 6. Alexis Glasco: 8.26Q

9. Emmi Scales: 8.33

20. Maya Anderson: 8.86

Men’s 60mH Prelim 18. Alexander Chukwukelu: 8.05  
Women’s Mile Invitational FINAL 21. Phoebe McCowan: 4:47.51  
Men’s Mile Invitational FINAL 21. Dustin Horter: 4:09.87  
Women’s Shot Put Prelim/FINAL 12. Shelby Wingler: 48’9.50”/14.87m | PR

16. Simi Akinrinsola: 46’8.25”/14.23m

Women’s 60m Prelim 9. Victoria Perrow: 7.37

18. Hannah Douglas: 7.51

Men’s 60m Prelim 17. Miles Jones: 6.80

19. Kennedy Lightner: 6.81

20. Clinton Muunga: 6.84

25. Troy Lane: 6.91

Women’s 400m FINAL 11. Jania Martin: 53.07 | Ranks 9th on the UK all-time performers list

20. Alysia Johnson: 54.85

33. Ava Alexander: 56.71

Men’s 400m FINAL 29. Brandon Nyandoro: 48.53

37. Beck O’Daniel: 49.15

Women’s 60mH FINAL 7. Alexis Glasco: 8.84  
Men’s Pole Vault FINAL 2. Keaton Daniel: 18’8.25”/5.70m

6. Dalton Shepler: 17’2.75”/5.25m | PR | Ranks 5th on the UK all-time performers list

T-15. Brayden Jackson: 16’2.75”/4.95m

Men’s Shot Put FINAL 11. Dennis Ohene-Adu: 55’5.50”/16.90m

17. Grayson Brashear: 51’9”/15.77m

Women’s 800m FINAL 6. Sydney Steely: 2:03.53 | PR | School Record

8. Jenna Schwinghamer: 2:03.96 | Indoor PR | Ranks 2nd on the UK all-time performers list

33. Bryanna Lucas: 2:10.26

39. Lyric Olson: 2:12.10

Men’s 800m FINAL 27. Alex Justus: 1:51.59  
Men’s 3000m Invitational FINAL 9. Ed Bird: 7:59.99 | Event Debut | Freshman Record | Ranks 6th on the UK all-time performers list

11. Jake Allen: 8:02.45

Women’s 4×400 Relay FINAL 12. Kentucky “A”: Jania Martin, Hannah Douglas, Ava Alexander, Alysia Johnson: 3:37.68  
Men’s 4×400 Relay FINAL 6. Kentucky “A”: Brandon Nyandoro, Kennedy Lightner, Ethan Brown, Justin Swann: 3:08.36 | SB


16. Kentucky “B”: Jahlahnee Watkins, Shavique Bascus, Beck O’Daniel, Alex Justus: 3:16.46



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  

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