UKTF Sends Seven Wildcats, Nine Alumni and Volunteer Coach to Compete at USATF Championships

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EUGENE, Ore. — Seven present members of Kentucky observe & subject, 9 alumni and one volunteer assistant coach are set to compete in Toyota USA Track & Field Outdoor National Championships from Thursday by Sunday at Hayward Field for a spot in July’s World Athletics Championships. 

 

In addition, two extra present UKTF student-athletes, Megan Moss and Dwight St. Hillaire, are competing within the Bahamas National Championships and Trinidad & Tobago National Championships this weekend, respectively. Moss can be joined by volunteer assistant coach Devynne Charlton on the Bahamas National Championships. 

 

UKTF signees Jordan Anthony, Brandon Miller and Victoria Perrow can be competing within the USATF U20 Outdoor National Championships, additionally in Eugene, from Thursday by Saturday. 

 

The prime three in every occasion at each USATF Outdoor National Championships and the U20 Championships will qualify to compete for Team USA within the World Athletics Championships from July 15 by July 24. 

 

Below is an inventory of present UKTF student-athletes and UKTF alumni which are competing at USATF Outdoor National Championships. 

Men 

Women 

  • Jade Gates – hammer throw 

  • Alexis Holmes – 400m 

  • Masai Russell – 100m hurdles, 400m hurdles 

  • Abby Steiner – 200m 

  • Chloe Abbott (UKTF 2018-2020) – 400m  

  • Celera Barnes (UK Class of 2021) – 100m  

  • Dezerea Bryant (UK Class of 2014) – 100m, 200m 

  • Olivia Gruver (UKTF 2015-2018) – pole vault 

  • Keni Harrison (UK Class of 2015) – 100m hurdles 

  • Sydney McLaughlin (UKTF 2017-2018) – 400m hurdles 

  • Javianne Oliver (UK Class of 2017) – 100m  

  • Sha’Keela Saunders (UK Class of 2017) – lengthy soar 

USATF Outdoor National Championships Meet Information 

The meet begins on Thursday at 7:50 p.m. ET for the Wildcats with the 400m hurdles first spherical and concludes Sunday with the boys’s 110m hurdles last at 5:54 p.m. 

 

Live outcomes might be discovered at outcomes.usatf.org. 

 

Tickets might be purchased on Ticketmaster for every day of the competitors. 

 

Click right here for a full record of entries. 

 

The meet can be streamed dwell on USATF.television every day. On Friday, the meet can even air on CNBC from 10 p.m. to midnight ET, on NBC from 4 p.m. to six p.m. ET on Saturday, on NBC from 4 p.m. to five p.m. ET and USA from 5 p.m. to six p.m. ET on Sunday. 

 

USATF U20 Outdoor National Championships Meet Information 

The meet begins Thursday with the decathlon and heptathlon occasions, however UKTF signees Miller and Anthony will take the observe for the primary time on Friday at 5:12 p.m. ET for the 100m first spherical. The males’s 100m last is at 7:37 p.m. ET. 

 

Perrow, a switch from Georgia, will run within the girls’s 100m first spherical at 4:52 p.m. ET and probably the ultimate at 7:29 p.m. ET. 

 

Both males can even compete within the 200m first spherical on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. with finals beginning at 8:37 p.m. ET. 

 

Live outcomes might be discovered at outcomes.usatf.org. 

 

Click right here for a full record of entries. 

 

The meet can be streamed dwell on USATF.television. 

 

Anthony is an incoming freshman who will compete for each UK soccer and UK observe & subject. 

 

Miller, a rising sophomore, is the reigning indoor and outside 200m Division II nationwide champion from Grand Valley State who’s transferring to UK within the fall. 

 

Bahamas and Trinidad & Tobago National Championships Meet Information 

The Bahamas Track & Field National Championships can be held on Friday and Saturday with the relay carnival occurring on Sunday within the Tar National Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas. 

 

Sunday’s relay carnival will give Megan Moss an opportunity to run within the Bahamas 4x400m crew at world championships, along with working the open 400m in the course of the first two days of competitors. 

 

St. Hillaire is one in every of Trinidad & Tobago’s quickest 400m runners and can compete in his nation’s nationwide meet from Friday by Sunday within the Hasley Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, Trinidad. 

 

He will compete in each the 200m and 400m prelims on Friday afternoon, hopefully advancing to the ultimate in every race on Saturday (400m) and Sunday (200m). 

 

UKTF Alumni at USAs 

Nine Wildcat alumni are set to compete at USATF Outdoor National Champions, together with 4 Olympians and three extra NCAA medalists. 

 

Sydney McLaughlin, two-time Olympic gold medalist and world report holder, will spotlight UKTF alumni this week by competing in her signature occasion, the 400m hurdles. McLaughlin grew to become Olympic champion within the 400m hurdles in world report time (51.46) final summer time in Tokyo, along with working within the gold medal 4x400m relay. 

 

Most not too long ago, McLaughlin got here near her world-record time on the Music City Track Carnival in Nashville with a 51.61 world-leading time for this yr. It was the third-fastest time in world historical past within the occasion, wherein McLaughlin holds three of the 4 quickest instances ever. 

 

Olympic silver medalist and world report holder within the 100m hurdles, Keni Harrison, can be working in the identical occasion. Harrison positioned second on the Tokyo Olympics (12.52) to fellow UKTF alum Jasmine Camacho-Quinn who competed for Puerto Rico. Harrison ran the world report in July 2016 (12.20) regardless of not making the 2016 Rio Olympics that yr. 

 

Javianne Oliver, additionally an Olympic silver medalist, can be competing in her greatest occasion, the 100m. She earned silver within the 4x100m relay for Team USA in Tokyo. 

 

World silver medalist and 2019 60m hurdles NCAA runner-up Daniel Roberts will run the 110m hurdles. He additionally competed on the Tokyo Olympics in the identical occasion after ending third at trials. He has the second quickest 60H time in collegiate historical past and each the 60H and 110H program data. 

 

Sha’keela Saunders, Olivia Gruver and Dezerea Bryant all earned NCAA medals throughout their time at UK. Saunders was a three-time NCAA runner-up in lengthy soar and holds UK’s indoor and outside program data. At the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in 2021, Saunders completed fourth with a 22-foot soar. 

 

Gruver holds UK’s indoor and outside pole vault college data, wherein she grew to become NCAA champion in 2017 and 2018 earlier than transferring to University of Washington. Dezerea Bryant will compete in each the 100m and 200m this week. She completed ninth within the 100m ultimately yr’s U.S. Olympic Trials and sixth within the 200m. She at the moment sits second all-time for UK within the 60m, 100m and 200m, second solely to Abby Steiner

 

NCAA Championships Recap 

Kentucky observe & subject earned 32 All-America honors coming from 19 Wildcats at 2022 NCAA Outdoor Championships. 

 

The girls’s crew led the best way with 13 first crew honors which is the second most of any girls’s program. Four of these 13 honors got here from Abby Steiner – essentially the most of any athlete within the meet. 

 

The males’s crew earned 14 complete All-America honors with 5 first crew honors from 9 Wildcats whereas the ladies’s crew earned 18 complete All-America honors from 10 Wildcats. 

 

Seven of these 19 Wildcats at NCAA Championships can be competing at USATF Championships. 

 

The UK girls’s crew positioned third total, incomes a top-four (trophy) crew end on the Outdoor NCAA Championships for the fourth time ever, and the primary time since 2018, when the Wildcats had been fourth for the second yr in a row. UK scored its most factors on the NCAA Outdoor Championships since tallying 50 in a nationwide runner-up end in 2015. 

 

Steiner received the NCAA 200m title in one of many meet’s most anticipated occasions, ending in 21.80 seconds. It can be her sole occasion at this week’s Championships because the wind-legal world chief thus far this yr. She’s coming off a current Honda Sport Award for Track & Field win, was not too long ago named USTFCCCA Outdoor Women’s National Track Athlete of the Year and is a Bowerman semifinalist. 

 

Steiner acquired off to an incredible begin after which unleashed one in every of her trademark late acceleration performances down the stretch and elevating her arms in triumph on the end line to outduel LSU’s Favour Ofili. The LSU Tiger had set the earlier NCAA report (21.96 in April) and received their showdown on the Southeastern Conference Championships in Oxford, Miss., final month. 

 

“I don’t think it’s sunk in yet,” Steiner stated. “Just looking back on the meet from last year, I was watching it from my couch, and so much has gone into just being at this meet in the first place. I’m just surrounded by so many amazing people at Kentucky, my family was able to be here, so these are moments I’m going to hold onto forever.” 

 

UK’s collegiate-record-holding 4x400m relay of Karimah Davis, Dajour Miles, Steiner and Alexis Holmes received the Championship’s final occasion with a time of three:22.55. 

 

Steiner made up a couple of 25-meter deficit on the third leg, ultimately clocking a 48.92 break up earlier than Holmes hammered out a dominant 50.22 anchor leg to present the Wildcats the primary outside 4×4 nationwide title in program historical past. 

 

The 4x400m victory was additionally particularly candy for Coach Greene. 

 

“That’s one of the individual events I’ve been chasing for 30 years, and to finally win one, that was a heck of a feeling as a coach. I’m excited for the young people to be national champions in the 4x400m,” stated Greene. 

 

The girls’s 4x100m relay of Shadajah Ballard, Steiner, Masai Russell and Davis claimed NCAA silver with a time of 42.55 to attain eight factors. 

 

Masai Russell earned her first particular person NCAA prime three end, a bronze within the 100m hurdles, working 12.81. Russell got here again and scored 5 extra factors within the 400m hurdles, working 55.83 for fourth place. Combining her share of silver-medal factors within the 4×1 (two factors), Russell earned 12 for the meet. She will compete in each hurdles occasions this week, simply as she did at 2021 U.S. Olympic Team Trials. 

 

Steiner claimed bronze within the 100m with a time of 11.08 (+0.2). 

 

Sophomore pole vaulter Keaton Daniel scored six factors for the Kentucky observe and subject crew, incomes a bronze medal on the primary evening of the 2022 NCAA Outdoor Championships. At final yr’s Olympic Trials, Daniel positioned eighth whereas tying his private greatest, trying to make the ultimate as soon as once more at national-level competitors. 

 

Daniel, the two-time defending Southeastern Conference outside champion, cleared a season greatest 18’6.5″/5.65. 

 

Alexis Holmes ran a courageous and highly effective first half of the 400m and got here off the ultimate flip within the lead, earlier than ending in a private greatest 50.71 for fourth place and 5 factors. Her time moved her previous Chloe Abbott for No. 2 on the UK all-time record, solely behind double Olympic gold medalist Sydney McLaughlin’s college report that has stood since 2018. Holmes will race Abbott within the 400m this week for her first nationwide competitors in three years. 

 

The Kentucky observe and subject crew’s 4×400-meter relay of Dwight St. Hillaire, Lance Lang, Kennedy Lightner and Brian Faust completed sixth to attain three factors on the ultimate day of the boys’s crew competitors on the 2022 NCAA Outdoor Championships.  

 

Faust overtook three groups on the anchor leg to earn three factors for the Wildcats as they completed in 3:02.98. He will run within the 400m this week, coming off strong runs within the open 400m at NCAA Championships and a private greatest 45.94 at NCAA East Preliminary Championships. 

 

Josh Sobota positioned ninth within the males’s shot put with a mark of 64’8.75″/19.73m on his second attempt. He was knocked out of the eighth and final scoring place in the last round of the final. His season best of 65’9.75″/20.06m from NCAA East Prelims earned him a spot at this week’s meet. 

 

Moss ran a private greatest 51.73 within the 400m semifinal to maneuver to No. 4 on the UK all-time record regardless that she was fifteenth quickest of the heats and didn’t advance. 

 

Jade Gates wrapped her collegiate profession with three fouls within the first flight of the hammer throw. She certified for the NCAA Championships with a ninth-place end at NCAA East Prelims (215’5″/65.66m) after she set a school record with a silver medal performance at SEC Championships in (220’0″/67.05m). 

 

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All instances are in japanese normal time. Competitors are in pacific daylight time. 











Thursday Events 

Time 

Round 

UK entry 

Women’s 400m Hurdles 

7:50 p.m. ET 

1st Round 

Sydney McLaughlin 


Masai Russell 

Women’s Hammer Throw 

8 p.m. 

Final 

Jade Gates 

Women’s Long Jump 

8:15 p.m. 

Final 

Sha’Keela Saunders 

Women’s 100m 

8:15 p.m. 

1st Round 

Javianne Oliver 


Dezerea Bryant 


Celera Barnes 

Men’s 100m 

8:40 p.m. 

1st Round 

Christian Coleman 

Women’s 400m 

10:26 p.m. 

1st Round 

Alexis Holmes 


Chloe Abbott 

Men’s 400m 

10:52 p.m. 

1st Round 

Brian Faust 














Friday Events 

Time 

Round 

Status 

Women’s 100m Hurdles 

8:10 p.m. 

1st Round 

Masai Russell 


Keni Harrison 

Women’s 100m 

8:35 p.m. 

Semis 

Javianne Oliver 


Dezerea Bryant 


Celera Barnes 

Men’s 100m 

8:50 p.m. 

Semis 

Christian Coleman 

Women’s Pole Vault 

8:55 p.m. 

Final 

Olivia Gruver 

Men’s Shot Put 

9:42 p.m. 

Final 

Josh Sobota 

Women’s 400m Hurdles 

10:04 p.m. 

Semis 

Masai Russell 


Sydney McLaughlin 

Women’s 100m  

10:21 p.m. 

Final 

Javianne Oliver 


Dezerea Bryant 


Celera Barnes 

Men’s 100m 

10:30 p.m. 

Final 

Christian Coleman 

Women’s 400m 

11:25 p.m. 

Semis 

Alexis Holmes 


Chloe Abbott 

Men’s 400m 

11:46 p.m. 

Semis 

Brian Faust 




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