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Andrew Evans Wins Discus Gold on Day Seven of U.S. Olympic Trials

Andrew Evans Wins Discus Gold on Day Seven of U.S. Olympic Trials

EUGENE, Ore. – Andrew Evans (’14) outmuscled the competition tonight and punched his ticket to Paris as the Kentucky track & field program and its alumni concluded night seven at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Eugene, Oregon.

Evans joins Team USA after securing gold in the men’s discus throw final this evening launching a commanding throw of 218’6”/66.61 meters on his third attempt for the win. He was the only competitor to throw for 66 meters on multiple attempts.

The Portage, Michigan native will participate in the second Olympics of his career after making his debut in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2016 where he finished 16th. He joins UKTF alumni Jasmine Camacho-Quinn (2015-18; Team Puerto Rico), Alexis Holmes (’22), Daniel Roberts (’19), and volunteer coach Devynne Charlton who qualified for the Olympics earlier this week.

Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone (UKTF 2017-18) once again dominated the field in the 400-meter hurdles semifinals cruising her way to a world-leading time of 52.84 and an automatic qualifier for tomorrow’s final.

Alumnae Masai Russell (’23) and Keni Harrison (’15) continued their good fortune in the 100-meter hurdles earning automatic qualifiers for tomorrow’s final. Russell finished in a three-way tie for first with a time of 12.36 while Harrison finished sixth overall with a time of 12.52.

Alumna Abby Steiner (’22) placed sixth in the women’s 200 meters final with a time of 22.24 just missing out on making her first Olympic team.

The final day of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials will start at 8:00 p.m. ET tomorrow night beginning with Alumnae Masai Russell (’23) and Keni Harrison (’15) in the women’s 100-meter hurdles final.

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Event Schedule

June 29 Round Status
Men’s Discus Throw FINAL 1. Andrew Evans ’14: 218’6”/66.61m
Women’s 100mH Semifinals T1. Masai Russell ’23: 12.36Q

6. Keni Harrison ’15: 12.52Q

Women’s 200m FINAL 6. Abby Steiner ’22: 22.24
Women’s 400mH Semifinals 1. Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone (2017-18): 52.48Q | WL


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


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

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