Kendra Harrison Finishes 7th At USA Outdoor Championships

Kendra Harrison Finishes 7th At USA Outdoor Championships

UK Junior Runs 12.92 In Women's 100M Hurdles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. The Kentucky track and field teams concluded the 2014 United States Outdoor Championships with three top-10 finishers, with two of them having come on Saturday.

Sha’Keela Saunders, a redshirt freshman, finished seventh overall and as the top collegian and amateur in the USATF senior long jump with a best mark of 21-0.75/
6.42m into -0.9 wind on Saturday. Britney Reese, the 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist in the event, won with a mark of 22-8 ½/6.92m.

Kendra Harrison, a junior, finished seventh in the 100m hurdles final, with a time of 12.92 (-1.6w), after she ran 12.93 in the semifinal round. Dawn Harper-Nelson, the 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist and 2012 Silver Medalist, won in 12.55.

Andrew Evans, the 2012 and 2014 Southeastern Conference Champion, finished eighth overall in the discus with a throw of 195-7/59.61m on Friday.

Both Saunders and Harrison qualified for the U.S. team that will compete at the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) Under-23 Championships, which will be held in British Columbia, Canada in August.

Matt Hillenbrand also qualified for the U.S. team that will compete at the NACAC U-25 Championships as he finished 12th in the USATF 1,500m Final with a time of 3:50.31.

Leah Nugent placed 14th in the U.S. 400m hurdles semifinal as she ran 1:00.68, after clocking a 58.88 first-round time.

Allison Peare placed 19th overall in both the 800m and 1,500m.

Kayla Parker finished 17th overall in the 100m hurdles.

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