Kentucky track and field’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, Tim Duckworth and head coach Edrick Floréal earned awards within the Southeast Region from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Friday.
Floréal swept the Men’s and Women’s Team Head Coach of the Year awards.
Camacho-Quinn picked up the outdoor honor for the second time, but first since 2016. The six-time Southeastern Conference Champion was also Southeast Indoor Women’s Track Athlete of the Year in 2017.
Duckworth earned Southeast Region Field Athlete of the Year for the first time in his career. The reigning NCAA Heptathlon Champion was named National Indoor Field Athlete of the Year earlier this year.
Floréal repeated earned Southeast Region Women’s Head Coach of the Year for the third time from the last four years, and picked up Men’s Head Coach of the Year for the first time.
He’s won Southeast Region Indoor Women’s SE Region Head Coach of the Year three times, including each of the past two years.
Kentucky swept the Southeast Region women’s indoor awards for the second year in a row earlier this year.
The Camacho-Quinn capsule
The junior from North Charleston, South Carolina, ran the second-fastest 100-meter hurdles time in collegiate history, winning an SEC title with a time of 12.40. She also helped the Wildcats win a 4×400 SEC title in addition to placing second in the 4×100 with the fourth-fastest time in collegiate history. She’s qualified nationally in all aforementioned events, as well as the 200m.
The Duckworth capsule
The senior from Phoenix, Arizona, is ranked first nationally in the decathlon with a score of 8145 points and fifth nationally in the long jump at 26’10.5”/ 8.19mw, which he used to take bronze at the SEC Championships. He also scored in the pole vault at the SEC Championships.
The UK women’s team body of work
Floréal, in his sixth year at Kentucky, led the Wildcats to the top ranking in the Southeast Region and a the No. 4 national ranking going into next week’s NCAA Championships. Kentucky student-athletes have recorded three all-time collegiate top ten performances this season, including Sydney McLaughlin’s collegiate record in the 400m hurdles, and Camacho-Quinn’s second-best performance ever recorded in the 100m hurdles.
The UK men’s team’s body of work
The Wildcats have the No. 14 national ranking and the top slot in the Southeast Region going into the NCAA Championships, as well as five All-SEC selections. Kentucky qualified ten to the finals site of the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships; eighth best among all Division I institutions.
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