UKTF Alumnus Andrew Evans Qualifies for World Championships, McLaughlin Runs Prime 400H Time

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EUGENE, Ore. — Twelve present and former members of Kentucky monitor & discipline competed on the primary day of USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships on Thursday at Hayward Field highlighted by 5 qualifying for the semifinal rounds and one alumnus qualifying for World Athletics Championships with Team USA. 

 

Sydney McLaughlin had certainly one of her standard high performances, working the quickest time of 400H prelims at 54.11. Masai Russell gained warmth two to mechanically qualify for semifinals with a time of 56.51. 

 

Andrew Evans, a Rio 2016 Olympian and UK Class of 2014, positioned first within the discus and can compete for Team USA on the World Athletics Championships. 

 

UK volunteer assistant coach Christian Coleman ran the third quickest time of 100m prelims at 10.08 (-.7) and can compete in semifinals on Friday. 

 

UKTF Alumnae Javianne Oliver and Celera Barnes certified for 100m semifinals, tying for fifth with occasions of 11.02 apiece. Barnes earned an enormous Q whereas Oliver, who ran within the quickest warmth of the night, certified primarily based off time. 

 

Sha’Keela Saunders positioned sixth within the lengthy leap with a season finest 21’4.25″/6.51m leap. 

 

Jade Gates was not in a position to document a mark within the hammer throw. 

 

Alexis Holmes ran the 400m in 52.68 in prelims and won’t advance to semifinals. UKTF alumna Chloe Abbott can even not advance to semifinals. 

 

Four extra present members of Kentucky monitor & discipline, eight alumni and one volunteer assistant coach have but to complete competing at USAs. 

 

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, from Friday to Sunday. Moss shall be joined by volunteer assistant coach Devynne Charlton on the Bahamas National Championships. 

 

UKTF signees Jordan Anthony, Brandon Miller and Victoria Perrow shall be competing within the USATF U20 Outdoor National Championships, additionally in Eugene, beginning on Friday. 

 

The high 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 means of 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 2015) – 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 leap 

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 ultimate at 5:54 p.m. 

 

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

 

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

 

Click right here for a full record of entries. 

 

The meet shall 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 monitor for the primary time on Friday at 5:12 p.m. ET for the 100m first spherical. The males’s 100m ultimate 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 may be discovered at outcomes.usatf.org. 

 

Click right here for a full record of entries. 

 

The meet shall be streamed dwell on USATF.television. 

 

Anthony is an incoming freshman who will compete for each UK soccer and UK monitor & discipline. 

 

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 shall be held on Friday and Saturday with the relay carnival taking place 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 workforce at world championships, along with working the open 400m throughout the first two days of competitors. 

 

St. Hillaire is certainly one of Trinidad & Tobago’s quickest 400m runners and can compete in his nation’s nationwide meet from Friday by means of 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 document holder, will spotlight UKTF alumni this week by competing in her signature occasion, the 400m hurdles. McLaughlin turned Olympic champion within the 400m hurdles in world document 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 12 months. It was the third-fastest time in world historical past within the occasion, by which McLaughlin holds three of the 4 quickest occasions ever. 

 

Olympic silver medalist and world document holder within the 100m hurdles, Keni Harrison, shall 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 document in July 2016 (12.20) regardless of not making the 2016 Rio Olympics that 12 months. 

 

Javianne Oliver, additionally an Olympic silver medalist, shall be competing in her finest 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 leap 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 leap. 

 

Gruver holds UK’s indoor and outside pole vault college data, by which she turned 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 finally 12 months’s U.S. Olympic Trials and sixth within the 200m. She at present sits second all-time for UK within the 60m, 100m and 200m, second solely to Abby Steiner

 

NCAA Championships Recap 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The UK girls’s workforce positioned third general, incomes a top-four (trophy) workforce 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 12 months 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 gained the NCAA 200m title in one of many meet’s most anticipated occasions, ending in 21.80 seconds. It shall be her sole occasion at this week’s Championships because the wind-legal world chief to this point this 12 months. She’s coming off a latest 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 obtained off to an excellent begin after which unleashed certainly one 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 document (21.96 in April) and gained their showdown on the Southeastern Conference Championships in Oxford, Miss., final month. 

 

“I don’t think it’s sunk in yet,” Steiner mentioned. “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 gained the Championship’s final occasion with a time of three:22.55. 

 

Steiner made up a few 25-meter deficit on the third leg, finally 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,” mentioned 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 high 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 monitor and discipline workforce, incomes a bronze medal on the primary evening of the 2022 NCAA Outdoor Championships. At final 12 months’s Olympic Trials, Daniel positioned eighth whereas tying his private finest, seeking 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 finest 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 finest 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 document that has stood since 2018. Holmes will race Abbott within the 400m this week for her first nationwide competitors in three years. 

 

The Kentucky monitor and discipline workforce’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 workforce 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 stable runs within the open 400m at NCAA Championships and a private finest 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 finest 51.73 within the 400m semifinal to maneuver to No. 4 on the UK all-time record despite the fact 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 occasions 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 

1. Sydney McLaughlin – 54.11Q 


10. Masai Russell – 56.51Q 

Women’s Hammer Throw 

8 p.m. 

Final 

Jade Gates – Foul 

Women’s Long Jump 

8:15 p.m. 

Final 

6. Sha’Keela Saunders – 21’4.25″/6.51m, SB 

Women’s 100m 

8:15 p.m. 

1st Round 

5. Celera Barnes – 11.02Q (+2.0), PB 


5. Javianne Oliver – 11.02q (+1.5), SB 


Dezerea Bryant – DNS 

Men’s 100m 

8:40 p.m. 

1st Round 

3. Christian Coleman – 10.08Q (-.7) 

Men’s Discus 

8:45 p.m. 

Final 

1. Andrew Evans – 207’8″/63.31m, World Championships Q

Women’s 400m 

10:26 p.m. 

1st Round 

19. Alexis Holmes – 52.68 


28. Chloe Abbott – 55.11 

Men’s 400m 

10:52 p.m. 

1st Round 

Brian Faust – 47.06 












Friday Events 

Time 

Rnd 

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 


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 


Celera Barnes 

Men’s 100m 

10:30 p.m. 

Final 

Christian Coleman 











Saturday Events 

Time 

Rnd 

Status 

Men’s 200m 

2:45 p.m. 

1st Round 

Christian Coleman 

Men’s Pole Vault 

3 p.m. 

Final 

Keaton Daniel 

Women’s 200m 

3:10 p.m. 

1st Round 

Abby Steiner 


Dezerea Bryant 

Men’s 110m Hurdles 

3:35 p.m. 

1st Round 

Daniel Roberts 

Women’s 100m Hurdles 

4:04 p.m. 

Semis 

Masai Russell 


Keni Harrison 

Women’s 100m Hurdles 

5:41 p.m. 

Final 

Masai Russell 


Keni Harrison 

Women’s 400m Hurdles 

5:51 p.m. 

Final 

Masai Russell 


Sydney McLaughlin 




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