Men's Track & Field
Keaton Daniel Secures Pole Vault Victory at Tom Jones Memorial Invitational

Keaton Daniel Secures Pole Vault Victory at Tom Jones Memorial Invitational

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Senior Keaton Daniel continued his winning ways today at the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational earning his first back-to-back event victories of the outdoor season. Daniel secured his first outdoor event victory just two weeks ago at the Battle on the Bayou hosted by LSU.

The man who continues to receive votes on The Bowerman watchlist impressed again today clearing a season-best 18’7.25”/5.67 meters on his second attempt to secure the win for the second meet in a row. Sophomore Brayden Jackson also earned an impressive tie for fourth in his section of the pole vault competition clearing 16’4”/4.98 meters to cap off a good day for the men’s pole vault squad.

In other notables today, graduate student Kennedy Lightner earned a fifth-place finish in the 200-meter invite crossing the line in a season-best 20.30 (+1.8) while freshman Shavique Bascus moved up the record book running a personal best and ninth-fastest time in school history at 20.62 (+1.8).

Meanwhile, senior Dennis Ohene-Adu earned a sixth-place finish in the hammer throw with a mark of 186’4”/56.81 meters.

In summary, UKTF earned one event win on the day with six finishes in the top 10 while four personal bests were set. The Wildcats will conclude the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational tomorrow starting at 9 a.m. ET.




MEN – Graduate student Kennedy Lightner finished fifth with a season-best time of 20.30 (+1.8) while freshman Shavique Bascus moved to ninth on the UK all-time performers list after setting a personal best time of 20.62 (+1.8).



WOMEN – Both junior Phoebe McCowan (4:21.20) and sophomore Ally Kruger (4:21.70) set new personal bests.



MEN – Senior Keaton Daniel won the invite portion of the competition clearing 18’7.25”/5.67 meters for his first back-to-back event wins of the outdoor season. Sophomore Brayden Jackson tied for fourth in the other men’s pole vault competition vaulting at 16’4”/4.98 meters to earn his second finish in the top five this outdoor season.



WOMEN – Freshman Shelby Wingler set a new personal best with a mark of 159’10”/48.72 meters.

MEN – Seniors Dennis Ohene-Adu and DaRoyce Flemons took a respective sixth and 10th place finish as Ohene-Adu threw a mark of 186’4”/56.81 meters while Flemons threw a mark of 179’7”/54.75 meters. It marks the best finish for both student-athletes in the event so far this outdoor season.


MEN – Senior Dennis Ohene-Adu placed eighth with a throw of 61’8.50”/18.81 meters.

Event Results

Tom Jones Invitational: Friday, April 12: ALL TIMES IN EASTERN TIME
Men’s Hammer Throw Prelim/FINAL 6. Dennis Ohene-Adu: 186’4”/56.81m

10. DaRoyce Flemons: 179’7”/54.75m

Men’s 200m FINAL 14. Miles Jones: 21.53 (-0.5)

25. Brandon Miller: 21.79 (-2.1)

Men’s Pole Vault FINAL T-4. Brayden Jackson: 16’4”/4.98m

13. Dalton Shepler: 15’10”/4.83m

Women’s Hammer Throw Prelim/FINAL 18. Simi Akinrinsola: 163’10”/49.94m

19. Shelby Wingler: 159’10”/48.72m | PR

Women’s Long Jump Prelim/FINAL 15. Morgan Davis: 19’0”/5.79m (+0.7)

31. Charity Hufnagel: 18’3.25”/5.57m (-3.0)

Men’s Pole Vault Invite FINAL 1. Keaton Daniel: 18’7.25”/5.67m  
Men’s 200m Invite FINAL 5. Kennedy Lightner: 20.30 (+1.8) | SB

14. Shavique Bascus: 20.62 (+1.8) | PR | Ranks 9th on the UK all-time performers list

Men’s Shot Put Invite Prelim/FINAL 8. Dennis Ohene-Adu: 61’8.50”/18.81m  
Men’s 400mH Invite FINAL 24. Beck O’Daniel: 52.74 | SB  
Women’s 1500m FINAL 10. Phoebe McCowan: 4:21.20 | PR

13. Ally Kruger: 4:21.70 | PR

41. Lyric Olson: 4:37.51

Men’s 1500m FINAL 27. Caden Miracle: 3:51.81

40. Alex Alston: 3:57.16



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

Tom Jones Invitational: Saturday, April 13: ALL TIMES IN EASTERN TIME
Women’s Discus Throw 9:00 a.m. Prelim/FINAL Shelby Wingler
Men’s Discus Throw 9:00 a.m. Prelim/FINAL Dennis Ohene-Adu
Women’s 100mH 9:30 a.m. FINAL Charity Hufnagel
Women’s 400m 10:00 a.m. FINAL Mahogany Mobley
Men’s 400m 10:15 a.m. FINAL Brandon Miller
Men’s Hammer Throw Invite 11:00 a.m. Prelim/FINAL Logan Coles
Women’s 100mH Invite 12:00 p.m. Prelim Alexis Glasco
Women’s Hammer Throw Invite 12:15 p.m. Prelim/FINAL Kate Powers
Women’s 100mH OD 12:15 p.m. Prelim Masai Russell – Vol. Coach
Men’s 110mH Invite 12:30 p.m. Prelim Alex Chukwukelu
Men’s 4x100m Relay 1:45 p.m. FINAL Kentucky “A”
Women’s 800m 2:00 p.m. FINAL Cha’iel Johnson

Bryanna Lucas

Phoebe McCowan

Jenna Schwinghamer

Sydney Steely

Men’s 800m 2:25 p.m. FINAL Alex Justus
Women’s Pole Vault Invite 2:30 p.m. FINAL Kaitlyn Cain

Payton Phillips

Women’s 100mH Invite 3:00 p.m. FINAL Alexis Glasco
Women’s 100mH OD 3:05 p.m. FINAL Masai Russell – Vol. Coach
Men’s 110mH Invite 3:10 p.m. FINAL Alex Chukwukelu
Women’s 400m Invite 3:20 p.m. FINAL Alysia Johnson

Oneika McAnnuff

Men’s Triple Jump Invite 3:30 p.m. Prelim/FINAL Luke Brown
Women’s 400m OD 3:35 p.m. FINAL Alexis Holmes – Class of ‘22
Men’s 400m Invite 3:50 p.m. FINAL Ethan Brown
Women’s Shot Put 4:00 p.m. Prelim/FINAL Simi Akinrinsola

Shelby Wingler

Women’s High Jump Invite 4:00 p.m. Prelim/FINAL Charity Hufnagel
Women’s 100m 4:30 p.m. FINAL Morgan Davis

Victoria Perrow

Women’s 100m OD 4:55 p.m. FINAL Javianne Oliver – Class of ‘17

Masai Russell – Vol. Coach

Abby Steiner – Class of ‘22

Men’s 100m 5:10 p.m. FINAL Shavique Bascus

Miles Jones

Troy Lane

Clinton Muunga

Men’s 100m OD 5:35 p.m. FINAL Ronnie Baker – Vol. Coach
Women’s 4x400m Relay 6:10 p.m. FINAL Kentucky “A”

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