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UKTF Alumni Shine on Day Five of U.S. Olympic Trials

UKTF Alumni Shine on Day Five of U.S. Olympic Trials

EUGENE, Ore. – After a two-day hiatus, the Kentucky track & field program and its alumni resumed competition at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials this evening at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. A night that saw various athletes in various stages of their respective competitions proved positive as four Wildcats in total survived and advanced to see another day of competition.

Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone (UKTF 2017-18) stole the show this evening after dominating the women’s 400-meter hurdles to close out the track events in Eugene. McLaughlin-Levrone won the first rounds event in a commanding season-best 53.07. She earned the final automatic qualifier in the track events on the night and will compete again in the semifinals on Saturday.

Alumnus Daniel Roberts got the night started on the track in the 110-meter hurdles semifinals. The class of 2019 graduate won his heat equaling his season best of 13.11 to earn the automatic qualifier to tomorrow night’s final.

Alumnae Abby Steiner ’22 kept the momentum going in the women’s 200 meters first rounds where she finished second in her heat and third overall in 22.29. She also earned an automatic qualifier to Friday’s semifinal round.

On the field side of things, alumnus Andrew Evans ’14 finished second in the men’s discus throw qualifier with a mark of 214’3”/65.31 meters and advances to Saturday’s final.

Alumnus Micaela Hazlewood ’19 finished seventh in the discus throw with a mark of 193’4”/58.93 meters while Sha’keela Saunders ’17 finished 13th in the long jump with a mark of 21’0.50”/6.41 meters.

Elsewhere in the world, volunteer coach Devynne Charlton officially punched her ticket to Paris this evening after winning the 100-meter hurdles in 12.62 at the Bahamian Olympic Trials. She joins UKTF alumna Alexis Holmes ‘22 who secured her spot on Team USA in the 400 meters last Sunday.

Day six of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials will start at 8:28 p.m. ET tomorrow night beginning with alumnae Keni Harrison (’15) and Masai Russell (’23) in the 100-meter hurdles first rounds.

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Event Schedule

June 27 Time Round Status
Women’s Discus Throw FINAL 7. Micaela Hazlewood-Lewis ’19: 193’4”/58.93m
Men’s 110mH Semifinals 3. Daniel Roberts ’19: 13.11Q | =SB
Women’s 200m First Round 3. Abby Steiner ’22: 22.29Q | SB
Women’s Long Jump Qualifier 13. Sha’keela Saunders ’17: 21’0.50”/6.41m (+1.8)
Men’s Discus Throw Qualifier 2. Andrew Evans ’14: 214’3”/65.31m (q)
Women’s 400mH First Round 1. Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone (2017-18): 53.07Q | SB


June 28 Time Round Status TV
Women’s 100mH 8:28 p.m. First Round Keni Harrison ‘15

Masai Russell ‘23



Women’s 200m 10:06 p.m. Semifinals Abby Steiner ‘22 NBC/


Men’s 110mH 10:50 p.m. FINAL Daniel Roberts ‘19 NBC/



June 29 Time Round Status TV
Men’s Discus Throw 7:30 p.m. FINAL Andrew Evans ‘14 Peacock
Women’s 100mH 8:04 p.m. Semifinals Keni Harrison ‘15

Masai Russell ‘23



Women’s 200m 8:27 p.m. FINAL Abby Steiner ‘22 NBC/


Women’s 400mH 8:41 p.m. Semifinals Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone (2017-18) NBC/



June 30 Time Round Status TV
Women’s 100mH 8:00 p.m. FINAL Keni Harrison ‘15

Masai Russell ‘23



Women’s 400mH 8:29 p.m. FINAL Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone (2017-18) NBC/



Event Results

June 21 Round Status  
Women’s Hammer Throw Qualifier 20. Kate Powers: 206’7”/62.98m
Men’s 400m First Round 8. Kennedy Lightner: 45.17Q | PR

22. Brian Faust ’23: 45.58Q

Men’s Javelin Throw Qualifier 10. Ethan Shalaway ’18: 231’1”/70.44m(Q)
Women’s 400m First Round 6. Alexis Holmes ’22: 51.05Q

24. Jania Martin: 52.12q

Men’s Pole Vault Qualifier 4. Keaton Daniel: 18’8.25”/5.70m
Women’s 100m First Round 10. Celera Barnes ’21: 11.06Q (+0.4)

17. Abby Steiner ’22: 11.13Q (+0.4)

18. Javianne Oliver ’17: 11.15Q (+0.9) | SB


June 22 Round Status  
Women’s High Jump Qualifier T-1. Charity Hufnagel: 6’0”/1.83m (q)
Women’s 100m Semifinals 10. Celera Barnes ’21: 11.12 (+0.4)

22. Javianne Oliver ’17: 11.31 (+0.4)

Abby Steiner – scratched

Men’s 100m First Round 14. Ronnie Baker (Vol. Coach): 10.15 (-0.1)Q
Women’s 400m Semifinals 6. Alexis Holmes ’22: 50.19q | PR

22. Jania Martin: 52.34


June 23 Round Status  
Men’s Pole Vault FINAL 4. Keaton Daniel: 19’1”/5.82m | PR
Men’s 100m Semifinals 11. Ronnie Baker (Vol. Coach): 9.98 (+2.6)
Men’s 400m Semifinals 15. Brian Faust ’23: 45.41

27. Kennedy Lightner: 47.88

Men’s Javelin Throw FINAL 12. Ethan Shalaway ’18: 202’6”/61.73m
Women’s 400m FINAL 3. Alexis Holmes ’22: 49.78 | PR


June 24 Round Status  
Women’s Discus Throw Qualifier 6. Micaela Hazlewood-Lewis ’19: 195’0”/59.44m (q) | SB
Men’s 110mH First Round 4. Daniel Roberts ’19: 13.14 (+1.2)Q
Women’s High Jump FINAL 1. Charity Hufnagel: 6’4.25”/1.94m | PR

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