[Moderated by Matt Jones]
I’ve got a few pieces of good news to report to all on this way too cold Thursday of March 2013.
1) The University of Kentucky Women’s Track and Field Team checked in at Number 20 in the latest rankings. This is the first time the Cats have entered the poll this season. With Kentucky’s entrance into the top 25 the SEC now has 6 Women’s team in the polls, the most of any conference. The UK Men’s squad isn’t in the top 25 but the SEC is loaded with 7 Men’s teams in the top 25, also the most of any conference in the country. Here is the Women’s poll (it is done on a purely numerically based system):
|1||LSU||163.99||SEC||Dennis Shaver (9th)||1|
|2||Kansas||160.64||Big 12||Stanley Redwine (13th)||3|
|3||Arkansas||135.22||SEC||Lance Harter (23rd)||4|
|4||Oregon||134.40||MPSF||Robert Johnson (1st)||2|
|5||Texas A&M||123.71||SEC||Pat Henry (9th)||6|
|6||Clemson||111.52||ACC||Shawn Cobey (1st)||5|
|7||Texas||94.73||Big 12||Rose Brimmer (1st)||11|
|8||Georgia||83.26||SEC||Wayne Norton (14th)||7|
|9||UCF||77.60||Conference USA||Caryl Smith Gilbert (6th)||9|
|10||Illinois||76.19||Big Ten||Tonja Buford-Bailey (5th)||8|
|11||Florida||75.34||SEC||Mike Holloway (6th)||10|
|12||Iowa State||68.66||Big 12||Corey Ihmels (6th)||14|
|13||Arizona||66.23||MPSF||Fred Harvey (11th)||13|
|14||Arizona State||65.08||MPSF||Greg Kraft (17th)||12|
|15||South Carolina||62.36||SEC||Curtis Frye (17th)||15|
|16||Indiana State||49.21||Missouri Valley||Angie Martin (3rd)||18|
|17||Notre Dame||47.88||Big East||Joe Piane (38th)||57|
|18||Florida State||40.09||ACC||Bob Braman (10th)||17|
|19||Wichita State||38.37||Missouri Valley||Steve Rainbolt (13th)||20|
|20||Kentucky||37.14||SEC||Edrick Floreal (1st)||28|
|21||Dartmouth||35.41||Ivy||Sandra Ford-Centonze (21st)||16|
|22||Oklahoma||34.33||Big 12||Martin Smith (8th)||23|
|23||Michigan||33.48||Big Ten||James Henry (28th)||21|
|24||Georgetown||32.55||Big East||Patrick Henner (6th)||26|
|25||Baylor||30.48||Big 12||Todd Harbour (8th)||22|
2) There will be 5 Wildcats in Arkansas representing the Blue and White at Nationals. These 5 athletes are listed below with their events and seed times:
a) Cally Macumber (Sr.)- The Rochester Hills, Michigan native will compete in the Women’s 3000 meter run with her seed time of 8:59.89. She is the 3 seed. Cally will also compete in the Women’s DMR Relay which is seeded 6th with a time of 11:00.33.
b) Chelsea Oswald (Jr.) – The Medina, Ohio native will be running alongside Macumber in the Women’s 3000 meter run as the 10 seed with an entry time of 9:05.74. Chelsea will also run on the DMR Relay.
c) Morganne Phillips (Fr.) – The Irondale, Alabama native will join Cally and Chelsea in the Women’s DMR Relay as she looks to gain valuable experience at the National meet in only her Freshman season.
d) Allison Peare (Jr.) – The North Canton, Ohio native is the final member of the Women’s DMR Relay. Peare specializes in the 800 meter with a best time of under 2:06.
e) Keith Hayes (Sr.) – The Wichita, Kansas native doesn’t plan on letting the girls steal the whole show this weekend as he looks to end his senior indoor season on a high note in the Men’s 60 meter hurdles. Hayes comes in as the 9 seed with a best time of 7.73 run last weekend.
The NCAA Indoor Championships starts tomorrow at 1:30 pm ET. Hayes will run his semifinal heat of the 60 meter hurdles at 7:15 pm while the DMR will take the track at 9:45 pm. The 60 meter hurdles final is set for 7:30 pm while the Women’s 3k final is slated to start at 8:40 pm. ESPN3.com and Flashresults.com will carry coverage and results of the meet. Last year the Cats only sent one competitor (Terri-Ann Grant) to the meet, so the 5 competitors sent this year signifies a big step forward in the right direction.
3) It’s almost the weekend and there’s a Basketball game tonight. Go Cats:
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