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UK’s Chelsea Oswald using track injuries
to inspire research for injury prevention

Chelsea Oswald, the University of Kentucky’s 2013 SEC Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year, discovered a love for running during her freshman year of high school in her hometown of Medina, Ohio. She came to UK on a running scholarship in 2009 where she has excelled both as an athlete and a Dean’s List student with a perfect 4.0 GPA every semester of her college career.   Photo courtesy...

UK's Chelsea Oswald using track injuries to inspire research for injury prevention

Chelsea Oswald, the University of Kentucky’s 2013 SEC Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year, discovered a love for running during her freshman year of high school in her hometown of Medina, Ohio. She came to UK on a running scholarship in 2009 where she has excelled both as an athlete and a Dean’s List student with a perfect 4.0 GPA every semester of her college career.   Photo courtesy...

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...

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...

UK runners named Mr. and Miss Wildcat to lead athletes recognized at Catspy Awards

  UK Athletics presented 24 honors at the 11th annual CATSPY Awards, held Monday at Memorial Coliseum to recognize athletic and academic performance during the 2012-13 year. With co-winners in some categories, a total of four teams and 18 individuals were recognized.   Gymnastics and rifle were named Teams of the Year for their achievements. The gymnastics team posted the program’s highest-ever...

Pair of UK selected as program's first female cross country All-Americans since 1989

UK runners Cally Macumber and Chelsea Oswald were named All-Americans in cross country on Monday, as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.   The top 40 finishers at the Division I NCAA Championships were selected as All-Americans.   Macumber finished sixth at Nationals with a season-best time of 19:42.20, less than 15 seconds behind the race winner....

UK track standout Cally Macumber named SEC Cross Country Runner of the Year

Macumber finishes the SEC cross county championship. (UK Athletics photo by Michael Rivera)   UK runner Cally Macumber has a new award to pair with her Southeastern Conference cross country championship.   On Friday, she was named the SEC’s Cross Country Runner of the Year in a vote of the league’s cross country coaches. Macumber, a junior in cross country, is the first UK woman to...

UK runner Cally Macumber wins school's first cross country SEC championship since 1989

Macumber, right, accepts medal. (UK Athletics photo by Michael Rivera)   Cally Macumber achieved something no other Wildcat had accomplished in 23 years when she won the Southeastern Conference Cross Country Championship on Friday.   Macumber stayed at the front of the pack for the entire 6,000 meter race, but trailed Florida’s Florence Ngetich with roughly 100-meters remaining. The UK...

UK cross country team finishes season with top 20 finish at regional meet

The University of Kentucky men’s and women’s cross country teams each concluded their respective seasons Saturday with top 20 finishes at the NCAA Southeast Region Championships held at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park in Louisville. The men’s team, racing in a 10,000-meter race, finished in 16th, while the women’s team, competing on a 6K course, finished 12th.   The men’s team was paced...

UK men's cross country finishes fourth at SEC tourney; Orta named all-conference

Paced by a fifth-place finish from Luis Orta in the Southeastern Conference Cross Country Championships, the University of Kentucky men’s cross country team finished fourth Monday, earning its highest finish at the conference meet since coming in third in 1992.   Orta, who ran the 8,000-meter race at Lambert Acres Golf Club in Maryville, Tenn., in 24:28.36, has finished in the top 10 overall...