Men's Track & Field
Luke Brown Wins First Career NCAA Championship Medal

Luke Brown Wins First Career NCAA Championship Medal

BOSTON, Mass. — Junior Luke Brown earned his first career NCAA Championship medal in the men’s triple jump as the Kentucky Track & Field program concluded the NCAA Indoor Championships in Boston, Massachusetts on Saturday.

Brown earned his first NCAA silver medal in his third-straight NCAA indoor championships appearance after jumping a mark of 54’10.75”/16.73 meters on his second attempt. The Kingston, Jamaica native earned his highest-ever finish in the event at the indoor championships after finishing 16th and 12th in the previous two seasons.

The victory comes after Brown led the nation in the triple jump entering the competition breaking his school record earlier this season with a mark of 55’1.5”/16.80 meters at the Corky Classic in mid-January.

Brown becomes the second medalist of the championships for the Wildcats after senior Keaton Daniel won his first NCAA pole vault Championship yesterday.

Brown added eight points to boost the men’s overall score to 18 to finish 11th in the championships. It marked the best finish for the Wildcats since 1996 when they finished seventh with 22 points. It also marks the eighth top-15 finish for the men in program history and the first since 2021 where they finished 14th with 12 points.

The Wildcats will now focus on the outdoor season as they compete in the USF Alumni Invite in Tampa, Florida on March 15-16.




WOMEN – Senior Charity Hufnagel finished 11th overall with a mark of 6’0.75”/1.85 meters.


MEN – Junior Luke Brown earned a first career NCAA silver medal with a mark of 54’10.75”/16.73 meters.

Event Results

NCAA Indoor Championships: Thursday, March 7: ALL TIMES IN EASTERN TIME
Men’s Weight Throw Prelim/FINAL 15. Dennis Ohene-Adu: 70’0.50”/21.35m  


NCAA Indoor Championships: Friday, March 8: ALL TIMES IN EASTERN TIME
Pent. 60mH FINAL 14. Charity Hufnagel: 8.91 | 929 pts.  
Pent. High Jump FINAL 2. Charity Hufnagel: 5’10”/1.78m | 953 pts.  
Pent. Shot Put FINAL 5. Charity Hufnagel: 40’11.50”/12.48m | PB | 693 pts.  
Pent. Long Jump FINAL 14. Charity Hufnagel: 18’3.25”/5.57m | 720 pts.  
Pent. 800m FINAL 13. Charity Hufnagel: 2:24.47 | 764 pts.  
Pent. Women’s Final Results 11. Charity Hufnagel: 4059 pts.  


NCAA Indoor Championships: Friday, March 8: ALL TIMES IN EASTERN TIME
Men’s Pole Vault FINAL 1. Keaton Daniel: 18’8.25”/5.70m | 10 pts.  
Men’s 200m Semifinal 14. Kennedy Lightner: 20.92  


NCAA Indoor Championships: Saturday, March 9: ALL TIMES IN EASTERN TIME
Women’s High Jump Prelim/FINAL 11. Charity Hufnagel: 6’0.75”/1.85m  
Men’s Triple Jump Prelim/FINAL 2. Luke Brown: 54’10.75”/16.73m | 8 pts.  

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