UK Track & Field Relay Teams Record Quality Times to Conclude Florida Relays

Multiple Kentucky track and field relay teams produced the solid early-season performances they travelled to the Florida Relays in search of on Saturday to conclude the three-day meet.

The Wildcats concluded the 2017 Florida Relays with a coveted relay win, multiple elite marks and two more individual-event wins.

To begin the afternoon the mile sprint medley relay of Precious Hitchcock, Kayelle Clarke, Kiah Seymour and Michelle McKinney defended UK’s Florida Relays title in the event (200m, 200m, 400m, 800m) in 3:48.79. Kentucky has won the Florida Relays women’s SMR three of the last four years.

The UK women’s 4x100m relay of Javianne Oliver, Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, Destiny Carter and Kianna Gray finished third in the college section in 43.17. UK ran that lineup, which placed fifth at the NCAA Championships last season, for the first time this season. They ran the fourth fastest in school history.

The 43.17 time ranks fifth in the country this early season accounting for results from the Texas Relays on Saturday.

Both UK’s men’s and women’s 4x400m relays ran season-best times as well.

UK’s men’s 4×4 of Fred Dorsey, Victor Oye, Nick Anderson and Daniel Roberts ran 3:09.36 to place fourth in the college division.

Then, Kianna Gray, Kiah Seymour, Destiny Carter and Kayelle Clarke combined to run the second fastest 4x400m relay in school history: 3:30.24 to place fifth in the elite Tom Jones division.

Kentucky’s women’s distance medley relay of Caroline McCaslin, Jacklyn Howell, Jill Weston and Katy Kunc ran 11:37.79 to place fourth.
Noah Castle won the college division shot put with a season-best 57’11″/17.65m and Charles Lenford Jr. was third with a mark of 56’5.25″/17.20m.

Marie-Josée Ebwea-Bile improved upon her triple jump outdoor personal-best as a collegian, a mark she recorded two weeks ago en route to Southeastern Conference Field Athlete of the Week honors. She placed third with a mark of 43’3.25”/13.19m (+0.3) to solidify her place at No. 2 on the UK all-time performers’ list.

Tim Duckworth placed fifth in the pole vault with a clearance at 16’7.5”/5.07m.

2017 Florida Relays UK Results

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Division Event
Women’s College 1600m SMR 1. UK (Hitchcock, Clarke, Seymour, McKinney): 3:48.79
Men’s College Pole Vault 5. Tim Duckworth: 16’7.5”/5.07m
Men’s College Shot Put 1. Noah Castle: 57’11”/17.65m
3. Charles Lenford Jr.: 56’10”/17.32m
Men’s College Triple Jump 15. Mohammed Abubakar: 48’0.75”/14.65m (+0.2)
Women’s College 4x100m Relay 4. UK (Oliver, Camacho-Quinn, Carter, Gray): 43.13
No. 4 UK history
Men’s College 4x100m Relay UK: DQ’d – exchange
Women’s College Triple Jump 3. Marie-Josée Ebwea-Bile: 43’3.25”/13.19m (+0.3) – outdoor SB, No. 2 UK history
11. Sha’Keela Saunders: 41’00.25”/12.50m
Women’s College DMR 4. UK (McCaslin, Howell, Weston, Kunc): 11:37.79
Men’s College DMR UK: DNF
Men’s College 4x400m Relay 4. UK (Dorsey, Oye, Anderson, Roberts): 3:09.36
Women’s College 4x400m Relay
Tom Jones
5. UK (Gray, Seymour, Carter, Clarke): 3:30.24 – No. 2 UK history


Friday, March 31, 2017

Event UK Entries
Women’s Discus College 6. Nicole Fautsch: 155’9”/47.47m
Women’s 100m Hurdles College 2. Jasmine Camacho-Quinn: 12.69 (+2.0)
3. Kori Carter (Jordan): 12.79w (+5.5)
22. Jacklyn Howell: 13.52 (+2.0)

45. Kiah Seymour: 14.06w (+2.7)

Men’s 100m Dash 13. Kenshard Hamilton: 10.29w (3.1) PR
Men’s 110m Hurdles College 2. Nick Anderson: 13.59 (+2.0)

12. Daniel Roberts: 13.93w (+3.7)
26. Tim Duckworth: 14.34w (+4.6)

Women’s 100m College

6. Destiny Carter: 11.31 (+1.3)
8. Javianne Oliver: 11.38 (+1.3)
9. Kianna Gray: 11.40 (+1.3)
16. Kayelle Clarke: 11.52 (+0.8)
41. Sha’Keela Saunders: 11.88 (-0.9)
Women’s 400m College 26. Precious Hitchcock: 55.08
Men’s High Jump 2. Justin Kretchmer: 6’11”/2.11m
Men’s 800m 21. Ian Jones: 1:49.99
Women’s Pole Vault NH: Olivia Gruver
Women’s Hammer Invite 11. Brandi Walker: 191’3”/58.29m SB
Men’s Discus College 18. Noah Castle: 159’4’/48.58m
20. Charles Lenford: 155’2”/47.30m
Men’s Long Jump College 3. Tim Duckworth: 25’0.75”/7.64m (+1.3)
5. Fred Dorsey: 24’4.25”/7.42m (+1.4)
Men’s 400m Hurdles College 28. William Walker: 54.39
Women’s 4×400 Prelim 1. Kentucky (Saunders, Gray, Clarke, Hitchcock) 3:37.74q
Women’s Long Jump College 2. Marie-Josée Ebwea-Bile: 19’8.25”/6.00m (+2.3)
Women’s High Jump College 5. Ellen Ekholm: 5’10”/1.78m
Men’s Hammer Invite 11. Logan Bryer: 201’0”/61.26m
12. David Cline: 199’1”/60.69m
Men’s 4×400 Prelim 4. UK (Dorsey, Oye, Anderson, Duckworth): 3:11.04q
Women’s Javelin 2. Sarah Blake: 166’9”/50.83m
Men’s Long Jump 15. Mohammad Abubakar: 23’00.75”/7.03m (+0.0)
Women’s 1500 11. Michelle McKinney: 4:24.51
19. Jill Weston: 4:31.27
Men’s 1500m 5. Kendall Muhammad: 3:44.83 (PR)
6. Benjamin Young: 3:44.97 (PR)
12. Lou Styles: 3:48.35

38. Brennan Fields: 3:56.16

Women’s Steeplechase 1. Katy Kunc: 10:11.99 (sixth fastest in country including Stanford Invite)
3. Caroline McCaslin: 10:19.58
Men’s Steeplechase 10. Gabe Harm: 9:11.89 (PR)


UK Results – Thursday, March 30, 2017

Event UK Results
W Open 200m 3. Destiny Cater: 22.92 (+1.6)
5. Kori Carter (Jordan): 23.20 (+0.9)
6. Kianna Gray: 23.25 (+1.6)
7. Jasmine Camacho-Quinn: 23.41 (+1.6)

8. Javianne Oliver; 23.44w (+2.5)
11. Kayelle Clarke: 23.59 (+0.9)
15. Sha’Keela Saunders: 23.80 (+1.9)

47. Jacklyn Howell: 24.89 (-0.4)

M Open 200m 23. Ini-Oluwa Oye: 21.41 (+2.0)
24. Nick Anderson: 21.43 (+1.7)
39. Fred Dorsey: 21.92 (+1.2)
45. Daniel Roberts: 22.09w (+2.1)
W Open 400m 9. Precious Hitchcock: 54.89
W Open 400m H 1. Leah Nugent: 55.53
9. Kiah Seymour: 58.93
M Open 400m H 18. William Walker: 54.32
M Hammer 15. Charles Lenford Jr.: 168’05”/ 51.34m
M Javelin 3. Raymond Dykstra (UK Class of 2015): 230’9”/70.34m
8. Elijah Marta: 218’7”/66.63m
9. Ethan Shalaway: 218’3”/66.52m

Florida Relays ranked teams

Team Men’s Team Rank Women’s Team Rank
Florida 1 6
Oregon 2 1
Kentucky 22 2
Alabama 8 15
Ole Miss 13 23
Tennessee 14 11
Virginia Tech 21 20
South Carolina 25 22
Florida State NR 10
Miami (Fla.) NR 16
Syracuse 16 NR
Western Kentucky 23 nR



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