Men's Track & Field
Daniel Roberts Secures Spot on Team USA on Day Six of U.S. Olympic Trials

Daniel Roberts Secures Spot on Team USA on Day Six of U.S. Olympic Trials

EUGENE, Ore. – Daniel Roberts (’19) punched his ticket to Paris this evening as the Kentucky track & field program and its alumni concluded night six at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Eugene, Oregon.

Roberts joins Team USA after securing bronze in the men’s 110-meter hurdles this evening running a personal best time of 12.96 to clinch the final automatic spot to Paris. The Atlanta native will participate in the second Olympics of his career after making his debut in Tokyo in 2021 where he finished ninth. He joins UKTF alumnae Alexis Holmes (’22) and volunteer coach Devynne Charlton who qualified for the Olympics earlier this week.

Alumnae Masai Russell (’23) and Keni Harrison (’15) opened the night with automatic qualifiers in the women’s 100-meter hurdles. Russell won the first rounds overall with a personal best time of 12.35 while Harrison won her heat, finishing fourth overall with a season best time of 12.49.

Alumna Abby Steiner (’22) advanced to the women’s 200 meter final this evening after running a season-best 22.03 to finish fourth overall. She will attempt to join Roberts and others on Team USA tomorrow evening.

Day seven of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials will start at 7:30 p.m. ET tomorrow night beginning with alumnus Andrew Evans (’14) in the discus throw final.

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Event Schedule

June 28 Round Status
Women’s 100mH First Round 1. Masai Russell ’23: 12.35Q | PB

4. Keni Harrison ’15: 12.49Q | SB

Women’s 200m Semifinals 4. Abby Steiner ’22: 22.03 | SB
Men’s 110mH FINAL 3. Daniel Roberts ’19: 12.96 | PB


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


June 27 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

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