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Camacho-Quinn, Sorrillo narrowly miss making the Olympic finals in track and field

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn showed her talent and potential over eight hurdles in the Olympic 100-meter hurdles semifinal. Then Kentucky track and field fans and the sporting world more broadly were reminded just how unforgiving the hurdles are as an event Wednesday.

 Camacho-Quinn who completed her spectacular freshman season by representing Puerto Rico in Rio, was disqualified in the second semifinal...

Olympics: Nugent advances to 400-meter finals; Camacho Quinn, Sorrillo reach semifinal round

Kentucky Track and Field graduate Leah Nugent qualified for the 400-meter hurdles final while representing Jamaica at her first Olympic Games Tuesday. The 2015 NCAA and Southeastern Conference Bronze Medalist ran a personal-best 54.98, placing third in the third and final semifinal. She had the seventh fastest time of the semifinal round. Leah Nugent will compete in the final round in the 400-meter...

Olympics roundup: Three countries with Ky. alumni qualify for men's relay final

Anthony Davis. (Photo by Jon Hale) Two former Kentucky college athletes competed in the 14th full day of competition at the London Olympics and two of the states other alumni could participate in a track and field final on Saturday after their teams qualified for the event Friday. You can see a rundown of those performances below:   Track and field   Former WKU runner Gavin Smellie ran the...

Olympics roundup: Former UK runners miss out on semifinals in track and field

Staff report   Three former Kentucky college athletes participated in the 11th full day of action at the London Olympics. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Angel McCoughtry. (Photo from Team USA) Basketball   Former UofL women’s basketball player Angel McCoughtry scored 11 points in Team USA’s 91-48 win versus Canada in the quarterfinal round. McCoughtry...

Olympics roundup: Tyson Gay just misses Olympic medal in men's 100-meter dash

Staff report   Three former Kentucky high school or college athletes competed in the ninth full day of the London Olympics. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Track and field   Tyson Gay. (Photo from Team USA) Lexington native Tyson Gay missed a medal by .01 seconds in the men’s 100-meter dash with a time of 9.8 seconds. Gay finished behind Jamaicans Usain Bolt...

Olympics roundup: Tyson Gay just misses
Olympic medal in men’s 100-meter dash

Three former Kentucky high school or college athletes competed in the ninth full day of the London Olympics. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Track and field   Tyson Gay. (Photo from Team USA) Lexington native Tyson Gay missed a medal by .01 seconds in the men’s 100-meter dash with a time of 9.8 seconds. Gay finished behind Jamaicans Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake and...

Four former UK runners qualify for Olympics

When the world’s best track and field athletes convene in London for the 2012 Summer Olympics, four former UK track and field stars will be among them.   Jenna Martin (Canada), Rondel Sorrillo (Trinidad & Tobago), Mikel Thomas (Trinidad & Tobago) and Jose Acevedo (Venezuela) have each punched their tickets to the Olympic games, which will take place in London this year from July 27...