The No. 2-ranked Kentucky women’s track and field team advanced to five running finals, which will take place on Saturday, at the NCAA Outdoor Championship in front of 9,027 fans at Oregon’s Hayward Field on Thursday.

The Wildcats will have six scoring opportunities to score points on Saturday, the final day of the meet. The women’s team will have off on Friday, when the men’s competition concludes.

The Wildcats did not score points from any of their three field-event scoring opportunities on Thursday.

Kentucky’s 4x100m relay advanced to the university’s first NCAA 4x100m final since 1996. The team of Javianne Oliver, Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, Precious Hitchcock and Kianna Gray ran 43.55 to place second in heat three and advance automatically No. 5 overall.

Camacho-Quinn came back an hour later and ran the top qualifying time of the 100m hurdles semifinal: 12.75Q (+1.7) to advance. The redshirt freshman also made the 200m final on time running 23.20 (+0.3) to advance on time as she was third in her heat.

Freshman Kianna Gray ran 11.20Q (+1.3), the No. 3 qualifying time, to make her first NCAA final in the 100m.

Kiah Seymour made the 400m hurdles final, running 55.89 to make the final on time as she was third in her heat. The time was the third fastest qualifying time overall.

Points are scored at the NCAA Championships by finishing in the top eight of each event. The points are awarded on a 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis with 10 going to the winner and one point to eighth place.

Decathlon recap
Tim Duckworth placed 11th in his first NCAA decathlon, three spots outside scoring position, with a score of 7596 points.

Cameron Short did not start the 1,500m.
Friday outlook
Points are available to Kentucky on Friday in the men’s high jump and 110m hurdles.

For the second consecutive season the NCAA is utilizing a championships schedule featuring men’s teams on Wednesday and Friday and women’s teams on Thursday and Saturday.

Caveats are multi-events as the men’s decathlon will was contested Wednesday and Thursday and the women’s heptathlon will be contested on Friday and Saturday as those events are generally expected to be completed in consecutive days.

The broadcast information
The 2016 NCAA Championships will be broadcast on the ESPN family of networks.


Friday’s men’s finals will be broadcast from 8:30-11 p.m. on ESPN. UK fans can watch Xaivier McAllister on an ESPN3 high jump only stream starting at 8 p.m. ET.


Saturday’s women’s finals will air from 6:30-9 p.m. on ESPN.
The NCAA Championships precedent
The Kentucky women’s team’s NCAA record finish came a year ago when the Wildcats finished as national runner-up with 50 points.

The Kentucky men’s team placed 44th with five points a year ago. UK’s record NCAA outdoor finish is ninth place with 25 points in 2008.

The most up-to-date coverage of the UK track and field program is available via @KentuckyTrack handles on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.

Thursday Running Events Rnd Results
Women 4×100 M Relay Semifinals 5. Kentucky (Oliver, Camacho-Quinn, Hitchcock, Gray): 43.55Q (+1.7)
9. Jacklyn Howell:
Women 100 M Hurdles Semifinals 1. Jasmine Camacho-Quinn: 12.75Q (+1.7)
9. Jacklyn Howell: 13.04 (+1.7)
Women 100 M Semifinals 3. Kianna Gray: 11.20Q (+1.3) – PR
11. Javianne Oliver: 11.40 (+1.3)
12. Destiny Carter: 11.41 (+1.5)
Women 800 M Semifinals 22. Ariah Graham: 2:08.71
Women 400 M Hurdles Semifinals 3. Kiah Seymour: 55.89q
Women 200 M Semifinals 8. Jasmine Camacho-Quinn: 23.20q (+0.3)
12. Kianna Gray: 23.41 (+0.3)
13. Precious Hitchcock: 23.41 (+0.3)
23. Destiny Carter: 23.90 (-0.5)
Women 4×400 M Relay Semifinals 17. Asemota, Mitchell, Seymour, Gray: 3:35.46


Thursday Field Events Result
Women Hammer 16. Beckie Famurewa: 197’8”/60.24m
Women Pole Vault 20. Olivia Gruver: 13’3.5”/4.05m
Women Javelin 17. Sarah Blake: 159’5”/48.60m


Time Friday UK Events Rnd UK Entry
8:00 PM Men’s High Jump Prelim & Final Xaivier McAllister
9:12PM Men’s 110m Hurdles Finals Lane 2: Nick Anderson


Start Time Saturday Running Events UK Entry
3:32 PM Women 4×100 M Relay FInal Kentucky
4:12 PM Women 100 M Hurdles Jasmine Camacho-Quinn
4:22 PM Women 100 M Kianna Gray
4:57 PM Women 400 M Hurdles Kiah Seymour
5:07 PM Women 200 M Jasmine Camacho-Quinn


Start Time Saturday Field Events UK Entry
3:30 PM Women Triple Jump Sha’Keela Saunders


Decathlon UK Notes
100 M 9. Tim Duckworth: 10.90 (+0.9) – 833 points
14. Cameron Short: 11.06 (+1.3) – 847 points
Long Jump 9. Tim Duckworth: 23’4”/7.11m (+0.5) – 840 points
18. Cameron Short: 22’6.25”/6.86m (+1.1) – 781 points
Shot Put 8. Cameron Short: 46’2.25”/14.08m – 733 points
23. Tim Duckworth: 39’8.5”/12.10m – 612 points (PR)
High Jump 1. Tim Duckworth: 6’10.75”/2.10m – 896 points
3. Cameron Short: 6’8.25″/2.04m – 840 points
400 M 16. Cameron Short: 50.67 – 784 points (PR)
18. Tim Duckworth: 50.72 – 782 points (PR)
Total 9. Tim Duckworth: 4013
10. Cameron Short: 3985
110 M Hurdles 10. Tim Duckworth: 14.80 (+0.4) – 874 points
14. Cameron Short: 14.91 (+0.3) – 868 points
Discus 9. Cameron Short: 134’7”/41.02m – 685 points
13. Tim Duckworth: 131’5”/40.07m – 666 points
Pole Vault 5. Tim Duckworth: 16’5.75”/5m – 910 points
17. Cameron Short: 13’9.25”/4.20m – 673 points
Javelin 12. Tim Duckworth: 175’11”/53.63m – 642 points
21. Cameron Short: 153’6”/46.79m – 541 points
1500 M 21. Tim Duckworth: 5:12.27 – 491 points
Short: DNS
Total 11. Tim Duckworth: 7596
Short: DNF


Wednesday Running Events Rnd UK Entries
Men 1 10 M Hurdles Semifinals 7. Nick Anderson: 13.67Q (-0.8)
Men 10000 M Final 6. Jacob Thomson: 29:13.73 – 3 points


Wednesday Field Events Rnd UK Entries
Men Long Jump Finals 12. Fred Dorsey: 24’5.5”/7.47m



by Jake Most