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Kentucky Qualifies Eight Entries to NCAA Indoor Championships

Posted at 7:01 PM, Feb 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-28 19:01:39-05
Photo by Chet White, UK Athletics

LEXINGTON, Ky.  – The Kentucky track and field program will have six women’s, and two men’s entries at the NCAA Indoor Championships next weekend.

The championships will be held March 8-9 at the Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham, Alabama. The Championships were last held there in 2016.

ESPN3 will stream the championships live starting at 6:30 p.m. Eastern time March 8 and starting at 5 p.m. Eastern time March 9. A re-air of the championship will take place starting at 10 p.m. Eastern time Sunday, March 10 on ESPN2 and again Monday, March 11 starting at 10 p.m. Eastern time on ESPNU.

The top-16 declared entries, and top-12 declared relay teams from marks recorded this season qualified for the Championships.

The top-eight scorers in each of the 17 events on the men’s and women’s sides will score points by virtue of their place finish on a 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis. The team with the most points at the end of the meet wins.

The UK women’s team is ranked No. 9 this week, and UK’s men’s team is No. 36 on the USTFCCCA’s track and field rating index.

The UK women’s team placed third (a school record indoors) with 34 points and the men’s team was T-17th on 12 points at the 2018 NCAA Indoor Championships.

Daniel Roberts leads the way for the UK men’s team as the No. 2 seed in the 60m hurdles after he became the fourth fastest indoor hurdler in collegiate history en route to the SEC silver last weekend.

Marie-Josee Ebwea-Bile Excel is ranked No. 2 in the women’s triple jump. She claimed a SEC silver last week too.

Kentucky program – 2019 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships
Friday Track
Time (CT) Event Division Round UK entry (Seed. Name. Q mark)
5:35 PM Mile Women Semifinal  
5:50 PM Mile Men Semifinal  
6:07 PM 60 Hurdles Women Semifinal 7. Faith Ross: 8.06
6:17 PM 60 Hurdles Men Semifinal 2. Daniel Roberts: 7.48
6:27 PM 400 Meters Women Semifinal  
6:42 PM 400 Meters Men Semifinal  
6:57 PM 60 Meters Women Semifinal 15. Kianna Gray: 7.25
7:07 PM 60 Meters Men Semifinal  
7:17 PM 800 Meters Women Semifinal  
7:27 PM 800 Meters Men Semifinal  
7:37 PM 200 Meters Women Semifinal 6. Abby Steiner: 22.97
7:52 PM 200 Meters Men Semifinal  
8:07 PM 5000 Meters Women Final  
8:27 PM 5000 Meters Men Final  
8:47 PM DMR Women Final  
9:02 PM DMR Men Final  
Friday Field
Time (CT) Event Division Round UK entry  (Seed. Name. Q mark)
5:15 PM Shot Put Women Prelims & Final  
5:30 PM Long Jump Men Prelims & Final  
5:30 PM Pole Vault Men Final  
7:10 PM Long Jump Women Prelims & Final  
7:20 PM Shot Put Men Prelims & Final 16. Noah Castle: 63’11.75″/19.50m
Saturday Track  
Time (CT) Event   Round UK entry (Seed. Name. Q mark)  
4:10 PM Mile Women Final    
4:20 PM Mile Men Final    
4:30 PM 60 Hurdles Women Final TBD  
4:40 PM 60 Hurdles Men Final TBD  
4:50 PM 400 Meters Women Final    
5:00 PM 400 Meters Men Final    
5:10 PM 60 Meters Women Final TBD  
5:20 PM 60 Meters Men Final    
5:30 PM 800 Meters Women Final    
5:40 PM 800 Meters Men Final    
5:50 PM 200 Meters Women Final TBD  
6:00 PM 200 Meters Men Final    
6:10 PM 3000 Meters Women Final    
6:25 PM 3000 Meters Men Final    
6:40 PM 4×400 Relay Women Final 8. UK: 3:32.15  
6:55 PM 4×400 Relay Men Final    
Saturday Field  
Time Event Division Round UK entry (Seed. Name. Q mark)  
1 PM High Jump Men Final    
1 PM High Jump Women Final 6. Ellen Ekholm: 6’/1.83m  
2 PM Weight Throw Men Prelims & Final    
3:30 PM Triple Jump Women Prelims & Final 2. Marie-Josee Ebwea-Excel: 45’2.5”/13.78m  
4 PM Pole Vault Women Final    
4:30 PM Weight Throw Women Prelims & Final    
5:00 PM Triple Jump Men Prelims & Final    


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