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Wildcats enter NCAA Track and Field Championships favored in three events

Andrew Evans has the top discus throw this season (No. 7 in the world), a mark of 217-9/66.37m. He will compete in that event of Friday (Photo from UK Athletics) NCAA Track and Field Championship Website   The 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships commence for the fifth-ranked Kentucky women and the No. 17 men at Historic Hayward Field on Wednesday.   The UK women’s team enters...

Wildcats' Andrew Evans named National Athlete of the Week by U.S. Track and Field

UK star Andrew Evans was named national track and field player of the week after record performance (Photo from UK Athletics)   Andrew Evans was named National Athlete of the Week by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday. The senior discus thrower turned in one of the most impressive performances by a competitive collegian in years with...

Track and field Wildcats earns All-American honors after NCAA Outdoor Championships

Eight Kentucky track and field Wildcats were named All-Americans, the United States Track and Field Cross Country and Track and Field Coaches Association announced Monday.   Three Wildcat men were named to the First-Team and five Wildcats were awarded Second-Team accolades.   Raymond Dykstra (javelin throw), Andrew Evans (discus throw) and Keith Hayes (110-meter hurdles) earned First-Team...

UK track and field program on the rise
after Floreal’s first season as head coach

  When Edrick Floreal left Stanford, one of the nation’s top track and field programs, to lead UK, he did not mince words when describing his goals.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] “A friend of mine said, ‘sucking is not something I want to ease out of.’ I’m not interested in easing out of what we are at UK,” he said during his introductory news...

Local track and field stars shine at national champonships in Iowa

UK thrower Raymond Dykstra is a United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association First Team All-American. He’s also just a freshman.   Dykstra finished sixth in the javelin Thursday at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa, earning the Wildcats’ men’s team three points.   A Second Team All-Southeastern Conference performer...