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Kentucky Track & Field Wraps Up Indoor Regular Season

Kentucky Track & Field Wraps Up Indoor Regular Season

BOSTON, Ma., and CLEMSON, S.C. — The University of Kentucky track and field program completed the David Hemery Valentine Invitational and the Tiger Paw Invite today as the Wildcats close out their 2024 indoor regular season.

Kentucky saw two event wins today on the men’s side with junior Alex Justus earning his first career event win in the 800 meters and senior Keaton Daniel securing his third victory this season in the pole vault clearing 18’5.50”/5.63 meters.

Fourteen Wildcats finished in the top 10 today with six of those finishes being in the top five. There were seven personal bests.

Throughout the indoor season, the Wildcats racked up nine records including two freshman records. Kentucky also had 37 event wins with 76 personal bests after seven meets.

FINALS RECAP

SPRINTS & HURDLES

200M

WOMEN – Sophomore Hannah Douglas placed eighth with a personal best time of 23.15 that ranks 7th on the UK all-time performers list.

Junior Victoria Perrow placed 33rd overall with a personal best time of 23.91.

MEN – Freshman Shavique Bascus finished second overall with a personal best time of 20.72 that ties for 5th on the UK all-time performers list. He managed the achievement in only his second appearance as a Wildcat.

RELAYS

4X400M

WOMEN – Kentucky’s “A” team consisting of junior Alysia Johnson, senior Jania Martin, junior Hannah Douglas, and freshman Oneika McAnnuff ran a season-best 3:35.21 to finish seventh.

MEN – Kentucky’s “A” team consisting of sophomore Brandon Nyandoro, graduate student Kennedy Lightner, freshman Shavique Bascus, and graduate student Ethan Brown finished ninth with a time of 3:08.73.

DISTANCE

800M

WOMEN – Freshman Lyric Olson tied her highest career finish in the event at fourth after setting a personal best time of 2:09.81.Freshman Cha’iel Johnson returned to action for the Wildcats placing seventh with a time of 2:10.65.

MEN – Junior Alex Justus won the first event of his career with a time of 1:51.30.

3000M

WOMEN – Freshman Elaina Lahmers finished fifth with a personal best time of 10:11.18 while freshman Ainsley Edwards was just behind in sixth at 10:11.34.

MEN – At the David Hemery Valentine Invitational senior Jake Allen ran the second-fastest time in school history with a 7:58.05 personal best. The time is only five seconds off the school record of 7:53.05 held by Jacob Thomson set in 2018.

Freshman Caden Miracle finished seventh with a personal best time of 8:22.46 while sophomore Cade Byer set a personal best time of 8:36.93 to finish 13th at the Tiger Paw Invitational.

JUMPS

POLE VAULT

MEN – Keaton Daniel won his third event of the season with a clearance of 18’5.50”/5.63 meters.

Senior Dalton Shepler finished eighth with a clearance of 16’4”/4.98 meters. It marked his fourth top-10 finish this season.

Sophomore Brayden Jackson placed ninth with a clearance of 15’10”/4.83 meters. It marked his third top-10 finish of the season.

TRIPLE JUMP

MEN – Junior Luke Brown continued his fine form in the event finishing third with a mark of 54’6.75”/16.63 meters. It marks the third straight finish in the podium places for Brown this season.

UP NEXT

The Wildcats will return to Fayetteville, Arkansas for the 2024 Southeastern Conference Indoor Championships on February 23-24. The Wildcats collected nine medals at last year’s event as both sides finished seventh overall.

Event Results

David Hemery Valentine Invitational: Saturday, February 10: ALL TIMES IN EASTERN TIME
Men’s 3000m FINAL 72. Alex Alston: 8:41.49 | Event Debut  
Men’s Mile FINAL 122. Dustin Horter: 4:06.37  
Men’s 3000m FINAL 22. Jake Allen: 7:58.05 | PR | Ranked 2nd on the UK all-time performers list

41. Ed Bird: 8:03.53

88. Jackson Watts: 8:16.40 | PR

 

 

Tiger Paw Invite: Saturday, February 10: ALL TIMES IN EASTERN TIME
Women’s Shot Put Prelim/FINAL 11. Shelby Wingler: 47’0.75”/14.34m

12. Simi Akinrinsola: 46’5.50”/14.16m

19. Ariel Pedigo: 36’7”/11.15m

 
Men’s Triple Jump Prelim/FINAL 3. Luke Brown: 54’6.75”/16.63m  
Men’s Shot Put Prelim/FINAL 13. Dennis Ohene-Adu: 54’1.25”/16.49m  
Women’s 800m FINAL 4. Lyric Olson: 2:09.81 | PR

7. Cha’iel Johnson: 2:10.65

 
Men’s 800m FINAL 1. Alex Justus: 1:51.30  
Women’s 200m FINAL 8. Hannah Douglas: 23.15 | PR | Ranks 7th on the UK all-time performers list

33. Victoria Perrow: 23.91 | PR

47. Morgan Davis: 24.30 | Event Debut

 
Men’s Pole Vault Invitational FINAL 1. Keaton Daniel: 18’5.50”/5.63m

8. Dalton Shepler: 16’4”/4.98m

9. Brayden Jackson: 15’10”/4.83m

 
Men’s 200m FINAL 2. Shavique Bascus: 20.72 | PR | Ties for 5th on the UK all-time performers list

15. Miles Jones: 21.15 | Event Debut

30. Clinton Muunga: 21.40

 
Men’s High Jump Prelim/FINAL 15. Devin Sealey: 6’4.75”/1.95m  
Women’s 3000m FINAL 5. Elaina Lahmers: 10:11.18 | PR

6. Ainsley Edwards: 10:11.34

 
Men’s 3000m FINAL 7. Caden Miracle: 8:22.46 | PR

13. Cade Byer: 8:36.93 | PR

 
Women’s 4x400m Relay FINAL 7. Kentucky “A”: Alysia Johnson, Jania Martin, Hannah Douglas, Oneika McAnnuff – 3:35.21 | SB

 

19. Kentucky “B”: Mahogany Mobley, Cha’iel Johnson, Ava Alexander, JahQueen McClellan – 3:45.31

 
Men’s 4x400m Relay FINAL 9. Kentucky “A”: Brandon Nyandoro, Kennedy Lightner, Shavique Bascus, Ethan Brown – 3:08.73  

 

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

21. Jenna Schwinghamer: 2:05.67

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

125. Bryanna Lucas: 4:55.29

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

 

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

13. DaRoyce Flemons: 60’5.75”/18.43m

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

48. Ariel Pedigo: 16’8”/5.08m

Women’s Pole Vault Invitational 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 PRELIM 11. Emmi Scales: 8.32q

14. Alexis Glasco: 8.33q

44. Camden Bentley: 8.94

50. Ariel Pedigo: 9.20

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

20. Miles Jones: 6.78q

34. Troy Lane: 6.83

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

14. Emmi Scales: 8.29

Women’s Mile FINAL 12. Aubree Hay: 5:12.15
Men’s Long Jump Prelim/FINAL 20. Samuel Reagan: 23’0”/7.01m
Women’s 60m SEMIS 8. Victoria Perrow: 7.28q
Women’s 400m 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 Prelim/FINAL 6. Kate Powers: 65’8.25”/20.02m

7. Simi Akinrinsola: 65’7”/19.99m

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

18. Miles Jones: 6.72

Men’s 400m 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 FINAL 3. Victoria Perrow: 7.31

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