BLACKSBURG, Va. – Kentucky wrapped up competition at Virginia Tech’s Doc Hale Elite Meet on Saturday. The Wildcats got more solid performances and have plenty to build off as the Wildcats go into the final weeks of the regular season.

Nikolas Huffman placed second in the shot put with a PR mark of 60’9.25”/18.52m, which ranks No. 4 in the Southeastern Conference and 19th nationally.

Kentucky’s women’s 4x400m relay of Sha’Keela Saunders, Kiah Seymour, Jasmine Quinn, and Ariah Graham placed second running 3:34.68 – a time which ranks No. 6 in the NCAA and No. 3 in the SEC at publication time.

Kianna Gray placed second in the 200m invitational. Saunders won the open 200m in a time that Gray bettered by .18 seconds.

UK alum Rondell Sorrillo won the invitational 200m in 21.02.

Xavier Jones placed second in the invitational 200m in 21.84. Victor Ini-Oluwa Oye ran 21.63 for seventh in the invitational 200m.

On Friday, three Wildcats – Nick Anderson, Beckie Famurewa and Kiah Seymour –were winners or top collegians in their events at the Virginia Tech “Doc Hale” Elite Meet on Friday inside Rector Field House.

Five more Wildcats earned top-three finishes on Friday.

Harrison betters world-lead in Germany
KARLSRUHE, Germany – Kentucky track and field alumnus Kendra Harrison became the seventh fastest American indoor hurdler ever en route to winning one of the top indoor track and field meets in the world on Saturday.

 

In her second indoor meet as a professional, Harrison bettered her world-leading personal best in the heats of the 60-meter hurdles at the IAAF World Indoor Tour Meeting in Karlsruhe.

 

Her time of 7.82 was .01 seconds better than her season-opener at the McCravy  Memorial, in Lexington, two weeks ago.

 

It equaled her with Janay DeLoach for seventh place on the U.S. all-time performers’ list.

 

In the final Harrison ran 7.86 to defeat Tiffany Porter (Great Britain) and Nia Ali (USA) who ran 7.86. She earned the first available 10 points and the early lead in this season’s inaugural IAAF World Indoor League.

 

The IAAF World Indoor League features four meetings, the first of which was Saturday in Karlsruhe and the next is Valentine’s Day in Boston.

 

The individual overall winner of each event will receive US $20,000 in prize money and, beginning with the 2016 edition in Portland, will automatically qualify for the next edition of the IAAF World Indoor Championships as a ‘wild card’ entry.

 

Harrison still lives in Lexington. She serves as a volunteer assistant coach on the UK staff while she continues her professional career. UK track and field head coach Edrick Floréal remains her coach.

SATURDAY

Field Events Rnd Start List
Women Pole Vault Seeded Final Olivia Gruver: NH
Men Shot Put Final 2. Nikolas Huffman: 60’9.25”/18.52m (pr, No. 4 SEC)
6. Noah Castle: 52’2”/15.90m(sb)
7. Logan Bryer: 50’11”/15.52m
Women Triple Jump Final 9. Kaitlyn Taylor: 38’8.75”/11.80m
Men High Jump Final 5. Justin Kretchmer:6’8.75”/ 2.05m
6. Xaivier McAllister: 6’8.75”/ 2.05m
7. Ibn Short: 6’6.75″/2m
Women Shot Put Final 6. Beckie Famurewa: 49’6.25”/15.09m
10. Adriana Brown: 46’8.75”/14.24m
 
RUNNING      
Women 200 M Invitational Finals 2. Kianna Gray: 23.78
3. Destiny Carter: 23.83
4. Jasmine Quinn: 23.94
6. Kiah Seymour: 24.06
7. Precious Hitchcock: 24.13
Men 200 M Invitational Finals 1. Rondell Sorrillo: 21.02
7. Victor Ini-Oluwa Oye: 21.63
Women 200 M Open Finals 1. Sha’Keela Saunders: 23.96
8. Donatella Asemota: 24.42
9. Jacklyn Howell: 24.60
10. Jasmine Mitchell: 24.62
Men 200 M Open Finals 2. Xavier Jones: 21.84
6. Fred Dorsey: 22.02
10. Kenshard Hamilton: 22.22
21. Nick Anderson: 22.68
31. Caleb Wilt: 23.47
Women 4×400 M Relay Open Finals Kentucky “B”: 3:42.95

 

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