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UK cross country teams split season-opening dual meet with Vanderbilt and Tennessee

The UK cross country team was led by Matt Hillenbrand’s fifth place finish on the men’s side and a ninth-place performance from Cally Macumber on the women’s side to open the season at the Belmont Opener Friday.   The 5,000 meter races were scored with a unique dual meet format as UK was only scored against Vanderbilt and Tennessee, the other two Southeastern Conference opponents in the...

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...