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UKTF Wins Three Relays to Conclude Tennessee Relays

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Kentucky won three of the four relay races it entered on Saturday to conclude the Tennessee Relays.

Kentucky began the day on the track by winning the 4x200m relay with a team of Sydney McLaughlin, Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, Kayelle Clarke and Celera Barnes recording a meet and track record 1:30.76.

About an hour later Faith Ross (200m), Jacklyn Howell (200m), Jasmine Mitchell (400m) and Michelle McKinney (800m) combined to win the (1,600m) sprint medley relay in 3:56.20.

UK made it three for three in “Tennessee” relays moments later when the 4x100m relay of Barnes, Camacho-Quinn, Clarke and Kianna Gray won in a time of 43.47.

Just .3 seconds separated UK from a four-relay sweep as the 4x400m relay of Jasmine Mitchell, Kayelle Clarke, Faith Ross and Kianna Gray placed second to Mississippi State in 3:34.80.

Noah Castle placed second in the men’s discus with a mark of 180’7”/55.05m. Logan Bryer placed eight with a PB 166’3”/50.67m.

Latavia Coombs placed second in the women’s triple jump with a mark of 42’11.75”/13.10m.

Kentucky picked up three wins or top-collegian performances and a host of other top marks at the on Friday at the Tom Black Track at LaPorte Stadium.

Wildcats dominated the women’s 100m with Class of 2017 alumna Javianne Oliver running a blistering, albeit wind-aided time of 11.04 (+3.5). Freshman Phenom Sydney McLaughlin was second overall, and top collegian, in 11.07w.

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn ran 11.24w, Kianna Gray was fourth in 11.27w, Celera Barnes was sixth in 11.31w and Kayelle Clarke was 11th in 11.56w (+3.5).

McLaughlin’s time ranks seventh on the NCAA descending-order list, which qualifies times into the NCAA Preliminary Championships run with tailwinds up to +4.0 meters/second and all those times have tailwinds greater than 2.0 m/s.

Clarke won the 200m in 22.88w (+2.6). Faith Ross won the first event of the day, the women’s 400m hurdles, running a season-best time 58.37.

Class of 2015 alumna Kendra Harrison ran a scintillating wind-aided season-opener of 12.40w (+3.1) to win the 100m hurdles (her world record in the event is 12.20). Harrison’s fellow volunteer assistant coach Kori Carter was second in 12.82w. Jacklyn Howell ran 12.93w to place fourth, and as No. 2 collegian in the race.

Dwight St. Hillaire moved to No. 7 on the UK outdoor 200m all-time performers’ list in 20.76 (+1.5) to place third in the race. He was fifth in the men’s 100m in 10.33 (+1.6).

Caleb Wilt placed third in the men’s 110m hurdles with a time of 13.89w (+2.4).

Marie-Josée Ebwea-Bile placed second in the women’s long jump with a windy mark of 20’9”/6.32m (+2.5).

Ellen Ekholm placed third in the women’s high jump with a clearance at 5’8.75”/1.75m.

Four weeks of regular-season competition remain before the Southeastern Conference Championships are held May 11-13 with Tennessee as host university.

UK at 2018 Tennessee Relays




UK Entry

Men’s Hammer Throw College


3. David Cline: 204'11"/62.46m

7. Logan Bryer: 196'1"/59.78m

Friday Track



UK Entry

Women’s 400H College


1. Faith Ross: 58.37 - season best -

Men’s 400H College


11. Will Walker: 54.06

Women’s 100m College


1. Javianne Oliver (UK Class of 2017): 11.04w (+3.5)

2. Sydney McLaughlin: 11.07w (+3.5)

3. Jasmine Camacho-Quinn:11.24w (+3.5)

4. Kianna Gray: 11.27w (+3.5)

6. Celera Barnes: 11.31w (+3.5)

11. Kayelle Clarke: 11.56w (+3.5)

26. Janie O’Connor: 11.73 (+1.3)

Men’s 100m College


5. Dwight St. Hillaire: 10.33 (+1.6)

Women’s 100H College


1. Kendra Harrison (UK Class of 2015): 12.40w (+3.1)

2. Kori Carter (SU alum, UK volunteer assistant): 12.82w (+3.1)

4. Jacklyn Howell: 12.93w (+3.1)

Men’s 110H College


3. Caleb Wilt: 13.98w (+2.4)

Women’s 400m College


6. Leah Nugent (UK Class of 2015): 53.47

19. Jasmine Mitchell: 55.38

Men’s 3k Steeple College


6. Brennan Fields: 9:32.45

Women’s 1500m College


23. Sarah Crawford: 4:38.02

24. Katy Kunc: 4:38.07

31. Michelle McKinney: 4:42.35

46. Madisyn Peeples: 5:00.98

Men’s 1500m College


18. Matthew Thomas: 3:57.18

Women’s 200m College


1. Kayelle Clarke: 22.88w (+2.6)

3. Javianne Oliver (UK Class of 2017): 22.98w (+2.6)

5. Kianna Gray: 23.20w (+2.6)

11. Celera Barnes: 23.43w (+3.8)

21. Jacklyn Howell: 23.82 (+2.0)

29. Janie O’Connor: 24.07 (+1.7)

60. Jasmine Mitchell: 25.05 (+1.6)

Men’s 200m College


3. Dwight St. Hillaire: 20.76 (+1.5) | No. 7 UK all-time

10. Fred Dorsey: 21.22 (+1.5)

Women’s 5000m College


4. Avery Bussjager: 17:14.68

9. Caitlin Shepard: 17:29.23

Men’s 5000m College


15. Daniel Southard: 15:11.70

20. Cole Dowdy: 15:24.38

22. Tanner Dowdy: 15:32.92

23. Alex Mortimer: 15:35.41

Friday Field

Women’s Long Jump College


2. M-J Ebwea-Bile: 20’9”/6.32mw  (+2.5)

11. Latavia Coombs: 19’0.75”/5.81m

Men’s Long Jump College


Foul: Travis Riley

Foul: Fred Dorsey III

Women’s Shot Put College


6. Nicole Fautsch: 49’3”/15.01m

Women’s Pole Vault College


5. Nicole Bagby: 12’5.5”/3.80m | Tied SB

7. Alison D’Alessandro: 12’1.5”/3.70m

10. Riley Caudill: 12’1.5”/3.70m

Women’s High Jump College


3. Ellen Ekholm: 5’8.75”/1.75m

Men’s Javelin College


5. Elijah Marta: 204’3”/62.27m

6. Ethan Shalaway: 203’0”/61.89m

Men’s Shot Put College


9. Charles Lenford Jr.: 59’7”/18.16m | PB

10. Noah Castle: 58’10”/17.93m

13.  Nikolas Huffman: 57’6.5”/17.54m

Saturday Track



Women’s 4x200m Relay


1. UK (McLaughlin, Camacho-Quinn, Clarke, Barnes): 1:30.76 | Meet and track record

Women’s 1600m SMR College


1. UK (Ross – 200m, Howell – 200m, Mitchell – 400m, McKinney – 800m): 3:56.20

Women’s 4x100m relay


1. UK (Barnes, Camacho-Quinn, Clarke, Gray): 43.47

Women’s 4x400m Relay


2. UK (Mitchell, Clarke, Ross, Gray): 3:34.80

Saturday Field

Women’s Discus College


11. Nicole Fautsch: 151'0"/46.02m

Men’s Pole Vault Invitational


9. Matt Peare: 16'4.75"/ 5.00m

Men’s Discus College


2. Noah Castle: 180'7"/55.05m

8. Logan Bryer: 166'3"/50.67m | PB

Women’s Triple Jump College


2. Latavia Coombs: 42’11.75”/13.10m (+0.0)

13. M-J Ebwea-Bile: 38'10.5"/11.85m (+0.0)

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