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NCAA Track: UK's Dykstra fourth in javelin; Eastern Kentucky's Hesselbjerg advances

UK’s Raymond Dykstra has finished in the top six at the NCAA Championships every year of his career, including a fourth-place finish this year (UK Athletics Photo/Chet White)   Kentucky senior Raymond Dykstra placed fourth in the NCAA Javelin Championship to earn five points for the Wildcats on Wednesday at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.   Dykstra’s best mark came on his fifth attempt:...

UK softball win streak snapped; Reed continues to lead NCAA in home runs

The Kentucky softball team’s nine-game win streak ended Sunday (Photo from UK Athletics)   Arkansas defeated No. 8 Kentucky 8-0 Sunday at John Cropp Stadium to salvage the final game of the three-game set and stop a nine-game Wildcats’ winning streak.   Junior first baseman Kasey Fagan had six runs batted in for the Razorbacks, while freshman pitcher Grace Moll threw six scoreless...

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...

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...