Feb. 6, 2010

 

Courtesy of Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Men's track and field sprinter Rondel Sorrillo becomes the nation's new collegiate leader with an NCAA automatic qualifying performance in the 60-meter dash at the Virginia Tech Elite Meet in Blacksburg, Va., Friday night.

Sorrillo also holds the second fastest 200m time nationally after running a 20.77 last weekend at the Rod McCravy Memorial meet hosted by the Wildcats.

Women's thrower Kristin Smith claimed a first place victory in the weight throw event. Smith threw a NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 20.57 meters (67 feet, 6 inches) for a first place finish over Friday night's competition. This is the third time she has broken her own school record this season.

Sprinter Jenna Martin had an impressive second place finish in the women's 400m dash with a NCAA provisional qualifying time of 54.11.

Precious Nwokey contributed with a fifth place finish in the women's long jump with a leap of 5.99 meters (19 feet, 8 inches).

Three members from the men's team finished in the top ten in the 400m run. Kwasi Obeng placed third with a time of 48.40 while Sharif Webb followed in seventh and Cody Miller finished in eighth.

The Wildcats return to competition tomorrow Saturday, Feb. 6th at 11 a.m. EST at Rector Field House. Live results are available at UKathletics.com.

Kentucky results with NCAA Automatic and Provisional times listed below:
Women Weight Throw: (AUTO: 21.00; PROV: 18.75) 1. Kristin Smith - (P) 20.57/67-6 (School Record) 5. Ashley Muffet - 17.68/57-9 Women Pole Vault: (AUTO: 4.25; PROV: 4.00) 13. Samantha Stenzel - 3.57/11-8.50 Women's Long Jump (AUTO: 6.38; PROV: 6.13) 5.Precious Nwokey - 5.99/19-8 20. Danielle Sampley - 5.49/18-0.25 23. Ke'Undra Bishop - 5.40/17-8.75 24. Ashley Newby - 5.29/17-4.75 Women's 60-Meter Dash (AUTO: 7:26; PROV: 7:44) 15. Ke'Undra Bishop - 7.79 Women's 400-Meter Dash (AUTO: 52.40; PROV: 54.40) 2. Jenna Martin - 54.11(P) 9. Brittany Cabbler - 57.06 10. Jazmyn Shorter - 57.17 Women's Mile Run (AUTO: 4:37; PROV: 4:47.00) 4. Cally Macumber - 5:02.22 10. Lindsay Petri - 5:08. 70 12. Claire Laverty - 5:10.69 17. Megan Wright - 5:16.07 19. Katy Acthien - 5:18.40 22. Hiruni Wijayaratne - 5:30.06 Women's 3,000-Meter Run (AUTO: 9:13.00; PROV: 9:32.00) 10. Andrea Halasek-Richardson - 10:17.45 Men's Long Jump (AUTO: 7.85; PROV: 7.50) 2. Keenan Hall - 7.47/24-6.25 9. David Banks - 6.50/21-4 Men's 60-Meter Dash (AUTO: 6.60; PROV: 6.71) 1. Rondel Sorrillo - (A)6.60 (School Record) Men's Mile Run (AUTO: 3:59.00; PROV: 4:03.50) 3. Luis Orta - 4:12.77 13. Matt Sonnefeldt - 4:18.62 23. Matt Wagner - 4:26.30 25. Trent Halasek - 4:29.32 27. Justin Haire - 4:29.63 Men's 200-Meter Dash (AUTO: 20.83; PROV: 21.23) 7. Alex Williams 21.90 9. Sean Lange 21.99 22. Darryl Bradshaw - 22.87 Men's 800-Meter Dash (AUTO: 1:48.00; PROV: 1:50.50) 25. William Rover - 1:59.61 Men's 3,000-Meter Run (AUTO: 7:54.50; PROV: 8:05.00) 16. Bruce Hordusky - 8:39.23 21. Todd Dickinson - 8:58.38