Kentucky Track & Field Competes at Florida Relays

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[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="150"]Rebecca Famurewa ukathletics.com[/caption]   First, I want to apologize for the lateness of this post. I just arrived back from Indianapolis and am still heartbroken over the game. Now that that is out of the way, onto the latest Kentucky Track and Field news. The Kentucky Track and Field teams competed at the Florida relays over the weekend, bringing home 5 event wins. At every meet this season, it seems that Kentucky sets a new school record or breaks an old one. That trend continued over the weekend as Kendra Harrison ran the fastest 400m by a woman in the world to date in a time of 54.94. This was the first time a woman ran the 400m in under 55 seconds. Continuing their impressive weekend, the men’s distance medley relay team comprised of Keffri Neal, Ian Jones, Lou Styles, and Robert Sandlin ran a time of 9:43.44 to win the event. Here are some other highlights of the weekend: Justin Kretchmer won the university section of the high jump, clearing a distance of 6’11’’/2.11m. This tied his personal best. The women’s 4x400m relay team of Morganne Phillips, Angelica Whaley, Kendra Harrison, and Jasmine Mitchell placed 3rd, finishing 3rd with a time of 3:32.62. Also, Kendra Hackworth won the long jump with a distance of 21-feet, 0.5 inches. Sha’keela Saunders finished 2nd in the long jump with a distance of 21-feet. Robert Sadlin won the 1,500m in a time of 3:44.14. Rebecca Famurewa placed 2nd in the hammer throw with a mark of 207’09’’ She also finished 2nd in the discus with a mark of 175’1’’ @PerkiliciousKSR

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2021-09-19