[Moderated by Matt Jones]
If you haven’t realized by now, the University of Kentucky Track and Field teams have been competing in the SEC Track and Field Championships the past few days down in Baton Rouge, La. We are now heading into the final day of competition and here is a look at the highlights of today as the Men Cats sit in 5th and the Women Cats sit at 11th.
Luis Orta placed second in the Men’s 3000 meter Steeplechase with a career best time of 8:45. The junior distance runner’s time is the second best all-time for the Cats.
Andrew Evans won the men’s discus title. This victory gives Kentucky five straight individual discus champions at the SEC Championships. Evans threw the disc 181 feet 9 inches. The sophomore has a lot of promise in this event as he had this to say in reference to Kentucky’s dominance in the discus after winning the title.
~~”It means a lot to me, I want to continue that for the next two or three years with myself and Isiah (Kent).”
Evans finished outside of the money in yesterday’s hammer throw so he was happy to contribute to the team’s point totals in the Discus.
~~”That’s good because I was kind of upset yesterday I didn’t get any points in the hammer with a ninth-place finish, I’m just glad I could make up for it with a first-place (in the discus).”
Evan’s partner in crime Isiah Kent, a fellow sophomore, finished 8th in the event to get the Cats an additional point.
Terri-Ann Grant contributed .5 points to the women’s cause as she split 8th place with an Alabama jumper. Grant cleared 5 feet 7.5 inches before bowing out.
Men's Team Standings (Through Day Three) - Six Events Scored 1. Arkansas - 70 points 2. Georgia - 38 points 3. LSU - 28 points 4. Florida - 26 points 5. Kentucky - 24 points 6. Auburn - 17 points 7. Tennessee - 13 points 8. Mississippi State - 12 points 9. Alabama - 5 points 10. South Carolina - 1 point
Women's Team Standings (Through Day Three) - Nine Events Scored 1. Georgia - 76 points 2. LSU - 47.50 points 3. Arkansas - 43.50 points 4. Florida - 39 points 5. Mississippi - 32.50 points 6. Alabama - 26 points 6. Tennessee - 26 points 8. South Carolina - 20 points 9. Mississippi State - 17 points 10. Auburn - 15.50 points 11. Kentucky - 4.50 points 12. Vanderbilt - 3.50 points
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