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Kentucky Track & Field Sees Four New Personal Bests On Friday

Kentucky Track & Field Sees Four New Personal Bests On Friday

BOSTON, Ma., and CLEMSON, S.C. — The University of Kentucky track and field program completed day one of the David Hemery Valentine Invitational and the Tiger Paw Invite today.

The Wildcats recorded five top-10 finishes with two finishes in the top three. There were also four new personal bests set today.

Kentucky will conclude both meets tomorrow starting at 9 a.m. ET.




WOMEN – Freshman Emmi Scales and junior Alexis Glasco qualified on time for the semifinal round. Scales finished 11th overall with a time of 8.32 while Glasco finished 14th overall with a time of 8.33.

The pair swapped finishing positions in the semifinals with Glasco placing 11th overall with a time of 8.25 which tied for 10th on the UK all-time performers list. Scales was 14th with a time of 8.29. The pair did not advance to the final.


WOMEN – Junior Victoria Perrow qualified on time to the semifinals placing ninth overall with a time of 7.34. She advanced to the final after finishing eighth overall in the semis with a time of 7.28.




WOMEN – Junior Victoria Perrow finished third overall with a time of 7.31. This marks her third top-three finish in the event this season.


WOMEN – Senior Mahogany Mobley set a new indoor personal best of 56.82 to finish 62nd overall.

MEN – Sophomore Brandon Nyandoro set a new personal best of 48.07 to finish 46th overall.



WOMEN – Junior Mollie Roden set a new personal best of 9:56.76 to place 24th overall.



WOMEN – Junior Payton Phillips took third overall with a clearance of 13’11.25”/4.25 meters. It marks her third top-three finish in the event this season.

Sophomore Kaitlyn Cain tied for sixth overall and set a new personal best of 13’5.25”/4.10 meters. It marks the fourth straight meet the Wildcat has set a new best this season.



WOMEN – Freshman Kate Powers and senior Simi Akinrinsola finished sixth and seventh in the event with Powers tying her freshman record mark of 65’8.25”/20.02 meters. Akinrinsola threw a mark of 65’7”/19.99 meters. The throwing tandem has yet to place outside of the top 10 so far this season.

MEN – Senior Dennis Ohene-Adu secured a third-place finish with a throw of 68’7”/20.90 meters, just shy of his school record mark of 68’10”/20.98 meters he recorded earlier this season. This marks his fifth top-five finish in the event this season.

Event Results

David Hemery Valentine Invitational: Friday, February 9: ALL TIMES IN EASTERN TIME
Women’s 3000m 9:40 a.m. FINAL 24. Mollie Roden: 9:56.76 | PR
Women’s 800m 11:05 a.m. FINAL 11. Sydney Steely: 2:03.98

21. Jenna Schwinghamer: 2:05.67

Women’s Mile 4:45 p.m. FINAL 81. Phoebe McCowan: 4:49.23

125. Bryanna Lucas: 4:55.29

Women’s 3000m 6:45 p.m. FINAL 95. Ally Kruger: 9:37.19 | Event Debut


Tiger Paw Invite: Friday, February 9: ALL TIMES IN EASTERN TIME
Men’s Weight Throw 11:00 a.m. Prelim/FINAL 3. Dennis Ohene-Adu: 68’7”/20.90m

13. DaRoyce Flemons: 60’5.75”/18.43m

Women’s Long Jump 12:00 p.m. Prelim/FINAL 28. Morgan Davis: 18’8”/5.69m

48. Ariel Pedigo: 16’8”/5.08m

Women’s Pole Vault Invitational 12:00 p.m. FINAL 3. Payton Phillips: 13’11.25”/4.25m

T-6. Kaitlyn Cain: 13’5.25”/4.10m | PR

T-11. Kristen Masucci: 12’11.50”/3.95m

Women’s 60mH 12:05 p.m. PRELIM 11. Emmi Scales: 8.32q

14. Alexis Glasco: 8.33q

44. Camden Bentley: 8.94

50. Ariel Pedigo: 9.20

Women’s 60m 1:00 p.m. PRELIM 9. Victoria Perrow: 7.34q
Women’s Weight Throw 1:00 p.m. Prelim/FINAL 20. Shelby Wingler: 53’11”/16.43m
Men’s 60m 1:35 p.m. PRELIM 11. Clinton Muunga: 6.72q

20. Miles Jones: 6.78q

34. Troy Lane: 6.83

Women’s 60mH 2:10 p.m. SEMIS 11. Alexis Glasco: 8.25 | Tied for 10th on the UK all-time performers list

14. Emmi Scales: 8.29

Women’s Mile 2:20 p.m. FINAL 12. Aubree Hay: 5:12.15
Men’s Long Jump 3:00 p.m. Prelim/FINAL 20. Samuel Reagan: 23’0”/7.01m
Women’s 60m 3:00 p.m. SEMIS 8. Victoria Perrow: 7.28q
Women’s 400m 3:10 p.m. FINAL 17. Jania Martin: 53.09

36. Alysia Johnson: 54.66

62. Mahogany Mobley: 56.82 | Indoor PR

67. Ava Alexander: 57.15

72. JahQueen McClellan: 58.38

Women’s Weight Throw Invitational 4:00 p.m. Prelim/FINAL 6. Kate Powers: 65’8.25”/20.02m

7. Simi Akinrinsola: 65’7”/19.99m

Men’s 60m 4:10 p.m. SEMIS 13. Clinton Muunga: 6.68

18. Miles Jones: 6.72

Men’s 400m 4:20 p.m. FINAL 46. Brandon Nyandoro: 48.07 | PR

56. Jahlahnee Watkins: 48.33

76. Tavon Williams: 49.43

78. Beck O’Daniel: 49.53

Women’s 60m 5:30 p.m. FINAL 3. Victoria Perrow: 7.31


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

David Hemery Valentine Invitational: Saturday, February 10: ALL TIMES IN EASTERN TIME
Men’s 3000m 9:50 a.m. FINAL Alex Alston

Jake Allen

Ed Bird

Jackson Watts

Men’s Mile 4:55 p.m. FINAL Dustin Horter


Tiger Paw Invite: Saturday, February 10: ALL TIMES IN EASTERN TIME
Women’s Shot Put 9:00 a.m. Prelim/FINAL Simi Akinrinsola

Ariel Pedigo

Shelby Wingler

Men’s Triple Jump 11:00 a.m. Prelim/FINAL Luke Brown
Men’s Shot Put 11:00 a.m. Prelim/FINAL Dennis Ohene-Adu
Women’s 800m 12:00 p.m. FINAL Cha’iel Johnson

Lyric Olson

Men’s 800m 12:20 p.m. FINAL Alex Justus

Justin Swann

Women’s 200m 12:45 p.m. FINAL Morgan Davis

Hannah Douglas

Jania Martin

Victoria Perrow

Emmi Scales

Women’s Triple Jump 1:00 p.m. Prelim/FINAL Ava Alexander

Asha Pierre-Antoine

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

Brayden Jackson

Dalton Shepler

Men’s 200m 1:40 p.m. FINAL Shavique Bascus

Alexander Chukwukelu

Miles Jones

Troy Lane

Clinton Muunga

Men’s High Jump 2:00 p.m. Prelim/FINAL Donsten Brown

Devin Sealey

Women’s 3000m 2:40 p.m. FINAL Ainsley Edwards

Elaina Lahmers

Men’s 3000m 3:40 p.m. FINAL Cade Byer

Caden Miracle

Women’s 4x400m Relay 3:20 p.m. FINAL Kentucky “A”


Kentucky “B”

Men’s 4x400m Relay 4:00 p.m. FINAL Kentucky “A”


Kentucky “B”

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