The Kentucky indoor track and field teams totaled 10 event victories, including five on Saturday, at the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet held at UK’s Nutter Field House.  

Jordan Anthony got the Wildcats going Saturday with a win in the men’s 60-meter dash. Anthony, also a freshman wide receiver on the football team, clocked 6.57 seconds – a UK freshman record and second-fastest in school history behind Wildcat Olympian Tim Harden. 

For the second meet in a row, junior Keaton Daniel broke his own school record in the indoor pole vault. He cleared 18’5.25”/5.62m on his first try at that height, eclipsing his previous mark by four inches. It is the nation’s leading mark for the young indoor season. 

Senior Masai Russell sped to an impressive win in the women’s 60m hurdles. Her personal-best time of 7.88 seconds is second-fastest in school history, .01 off of Keni Harrison’s school record, which was the winning time in the 2015 NCAA final. The time ties for No. 10 in NCAA history. It is also the nation’s fastest mark to this point of the season. 

The Wildcats got a 1-2 finish in the men’s 800-meter run as John O’Donnell (1:51.26) and Justin Swann (1:51.97) paced the pack.  

UK alumna Abby Steiner returned to action for the first time since winning two gold medals at the 2022 World Championships. Running the individual 400-meter dash for the first time in her collegiate or pro career, Steiner glided to a winning time of 51.7 seconds.  

The meet concluded with the host Wildcats winning the 4×400-meter relay as Kennedy Lightner, Jordan Anthony, Brandon Miller and Wayne Lawrence Jr. notched a mark of 3:11.64.   

In addition to Kentucky, participating teams included Alabama State, Butler, Campbellsville, Cumberlands, Grambling, Eastern Kentucky, Howard, Kennesaw State, Life, Midway, Northern Kentucky, Oakland, Ohio State, Transylvania, Tulane and Union (Ky.)  

The event is named in honor of Kentucky track athlete Rod McCravy, who had established himself as a leader with great respect and care for others before he died in 1987 at the age of 19. This is expected to be the last indoor collegiate meet in the 30-year history of the Nutter Field House, as a new indoor facility – to be named after UK track legend Jim Green – is under construction. 

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2023 Rod McCravy Memorial Saturday UK Results 
Women Shot Put Prelim/Final 4. Simi Akinrinsola, 46’10.75”/14.29m 7. Leah Moore, 44’4.75”/13.53m 10. Annika Williams, 39’6.75”/12.06m 
Men Shot Put Prelim/Final 2. Josh Sobota, 64’7.75”/19.7m 6. Dennis Ohene-Adu,  58’3.25”/17.76m 20. Jacob Sobota,  39’7.25”/12.07m 
Women Triple Jump Prelim/Final 3. Sophie Galloway, 40’10.5”/12.46m 
Women 60 Meter Semifinal 2. Victoria Perrow, 7.48Q 7. Colleen Branch, 7.56q 8. Tamiia Fuller, 7.57q 10. Anthaya Charlton, 7.63 11. Shadajah Ballard, 7.67 
Men 60 Meter Semifinal 1. Jordan Anthony, 6.59Q  2. Langston Jackson, 6.73Q 
Women 60 Hurdles Semifinal 1. Masai Russell, 7.92Q 4. Yasmin Brooks, 8.44Q 6. Shadajah Ballard, 8.56q 10. Annika Williams, 8.71 
Women Mile Final 7. Mollie Roden, 4:59.11 12. Ally Kruger, 5:06.87 
Men Mile Final 9. Miles Brush, 4:14.42 24. Matt Duvall, 4:31.10 
Men Pole Vault Final 1. Keaton Daniel, 18’5.25”/5.62m,  UK indoor record 3. Dalton Shepler, 16’6”/5.03m 8. Jacob Sobota, 16’0”/4.88m 
Women 60 Meter Final 2. Victoria Perrow, 7.37 6. Colleen Branch, 7.50 8. Anthaya Charlton, 7.56 9. Tamiia Fuller, 7.59 
Men 60 Meter Final 1. Jordan Anthony, 6.57 3. Langston Jackson, 6.77 
Women 60 Hurdles Final 1. Masai Russell, 7.88 Personal best No. 2 in UK history Tied No. 10 in NCAA history 5. Yasmin Brooks, 8.413 6. Shadajah Ballard, 8.417 
Men 60 Hurdles Final   
Women 400 Meter Final 5. Christal Mosley, 54.36  6. Megan Moss 54.85 
Men 400 Meter Final 6. Brandon Nyandoro, 49.10 7. Tavon Williams, 49.38 8. Beck O’Daniel, 49.39 
Women 800 Meter Final 18. Dajour Miles, 2:24.67 22. Eliza Scoggin, 2:30.97 
Men 800 Meter Final 1. John O’Donnell, 1:51.26 2. Justin Swann, 1:51.97 
Women 3000 Meter Final 17. Maggie Aydt, 10:54.73 19. Aurora Melzer, 11:04.26 
Men 3000 Meter Final   
Women 4 x 400 Meter Relay Final 3. Kentucky A (Christal Mosley, Masai Russell, Dajour Miles, Yasmin Brooks), 3:36.36 5. Kentucky B (Mahogany Mobley, Tamiia Fuller, Reynei Wallace, Colleen Branch), 3:47.04 
Men 4 x 400 Meter Relay Final 1. Kentucky A (Kennedy Lightner, Jordan Anthony, Brandon Miller, Wayne Lawrence Jr.), 3:11.64  4. Kentucky B (Tavon Williams, Brandon Nyandoro, Beck O’Daniel, Justin Swann), 3:14.46 
Friday, January 13 
Women High Jump  Final 2. Mallory Mullen: 5’8.5”/1.74m 
Men High Jump Final 4. Donsten Brown: 6’4.75”/1.95m 
Women Long Jump Prelim/Final 1. Anthaya Charlton:  20’3.5”/6.18m | PB, T-No. 8 on UK all-time list 5. Sophie Galloway:  18’7.75”/5.68m 7. Meg Wilson: 17’11”/5.46m 
Men Long Jump Prelim/Final 1. Robbie Springfield: 25’3.5”/7.71m 9. Trey Causey III: 22’2.25”/6.76m 
Women Weight Throw Prelim/Final 1. Simi Akinrinsola, 63’2”/19.25m 7. Leah Moore, 53’9”/16.38m 
Men Weight Throw Prelim/Final 3. Michael Browning: 64’5.25”/19.64m 6. Daroyce Flemons: 57’3.75”/17.47m 10. Dennis Ohene-Adu: 54’0”/16.46m 
Women 60 Meter First Round 2. Masai Russell: 7.45Q 5. Colleen Branch: 7.53Q  7. Victoria Perrow: 7.54Q  8. Shadajah Ballard: 7.54Q 9. Anthaya Charlton, 7.61Q  13. Tamiia Fuller, 7.67Q 
Men 60 Meter First Round 1. Jordan Anthony, 6.63Q | No. 5 on UK all-time list 2. Langston Jackson, 6.74Q 
Women Pole Vault Final 2. Payton Phillips: 12’8.25”/3.87m 4. Kaitlyn Cain: 12’8.25”/3.87m 
Women 60 Hurdles First Round 1. Masai Russell, 8.09Q 2. Shadajah Ballard, 8.40Q 4. Yasmin Brooks, 8.51Q 14. Annika Williams, 8.81q 
Women 600 Meter Final 4. Bryanna Lucas, 1:35.98 
Men 600 Meter Final 2. Brian Faust (Alum): 1:18.01 3. Justin Swann: 1:18.89 
Women DMR Final 1. UK (Jenna Schwinghamer, Mahoganey Mobley, Phoebe McCowan and Tori Herman): 11:17.69 | No. 9 on UK all-time list 2. UK (Sydney Steely, Cristal Mosley, DeAnna Martin and and Kaylie Kenne): 11:30.72 
Men DMR Final 2. UK (Alex Alston, Brandon Nyandoro, John O’Donnell, Aaron Withrow): 10:02.36 5. UK (McLean Griffin, Tavon Williams, Alex Justus, Harper Moore): 10:15.34 
Women 200 Meter Final 2. Karimah Davis (unattached): 24.10 4. Victoria Perrow: 24.27 5. Tamiia Fuller: 24.31 7. Colleen Branch: 24.40 14. Anthaya Charlton: 24.90 15. Megan Moss: 24.91 21. Seven Simms: 25.35 55. Cierra Fogg: 28.15 56. Patrice Cornelius: 28.17 
Men 200 Meter Final 1. Brandon Miller: 20.98 2. Kennedy Lightner: 21.04 3. Langston Jackson: 21.13 4. Myles Anders (Unattached): 21.70 

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