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Roberts Sets NCAA Championships 110H Record in Semifinals

Daniel Roberts in NCAA 110m hurdles – UK Athletics

AUSTIN, Texas – Kentucky track and field junior Daniel Roberts smashed the NCAA Championships 110-meter hurdles record in his semifinal race on Wednesday running an impressively smooth time of 13.06 on Wednesday at Mike A. Myers Stadium to qualify for Friday’s final.

He took sole possession of second place in collegiate history. Roberts entered the meet tied with rival Grant Holloway of Florida for that spot on the all-time chart at 13.07. The pair ran those times at the SEC Championships last month on different days (Holloway in the prelims on Friday; Roberts to win the final on Saturday).

Roberts lowered his PB by .01 seconds and moved within .06 seconds of tying one of the oldest collegiate records in athletics: Renaldo Nehemiah’s 13.00 that he clocked back in 1979.

Per USTFCCCA [nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com] notes, Roberts has notched three of the top-10 marks in collegiate history this season alone: No. 2, t-No. 3, No. 7.

Daniel Roberts at NCAA Championships 110m hurdles – UK Athletics

Roberts will line up next to Holloway and the rest of an extremely strong collegiate field in the final Friday at 9:12 pm ET.

Thursday’s schedule is made up of women’s events only for UK starting with the 4x100m relay at 8:02 p.m. ET.

All field events will have online broadcasts via ESPN3.

Other Wednesday results
Matt Peare placed 21st in his first NCAA Championships pole vault appearance, clearing the first bar on his third attempt at 17’0.75”5.20m and then not quite getting over 17’6.5”/5.35m, which would have been a .25-inch PB.

Senior Elijah Marta placed 23rd in the men’s javelin with a best toss of 201’5”/61.40m. He earned First Team All-America honors last year and bettered his PB at SECs and ranks as the No. 2 javelin thrower in UK history.

Sophomore SEC silver medalist Dwight St. Hillaire missed the NCAA 400m final in time by two spots and .02 seconds, running a 10th-place semifinal time of 45.56.

SEC Freshman Runner of the Year Tai Brown placed 13th in the 110H semifinal, running 13.71 (+1.8).

UK’s men’s 4x100m relay of Roberts, St. Hillaire, Nathaniel Bann and Jacob Smith ran a season best 39.46 to place 16th. UK’s 4x400m relay of St. Hillaire, Smith, Bann and senior William Walker ran 3:10.31 to place 20th.

The format
Points are scored at the NCAA Championships by individuals or relay teams finishing top-eight in respective events. Points are awarded on a 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis with 10 going to the winner and one going to eight place. The team with the most points at the end of the meet wins the team title.

Athletes qualified to the NCAA Championships finals site by finishing top-12 at two regional meets 10 days ago. The East and West Preliminary Championships. Athletes qualified there based on having top-48 marks in respective events recorded during the season.


Meet primer

The No. 9-ranked Kentucky women’s team has 11 event entries, tied for fifth most. The No. 18 UK men’s team has 11 event entries, tied for sixth most at the Championships.

The men’s competition will be held Wednesday and Friday with just the men’s decathlon concluding on Thursday.

The women’s competition will take place Thursday and Saturday, with the heptathlon starting on Friday.

The multi-events cross over because they have to be held in two consecutive days.

The precedent
The UK women’s team has finished in the top five at NCAA outdoors three of the last four years and was fourth with 46 points last year. UK’s best-ever NCAA Outdoor finish was second on 50 points in 2015.

Senior Marie-Josée Ebwea-Bile Excel medaled at NCAA outdoors in the triple jump the past two years.

The UK men’s team finished tied-16th with 16 points last year at NCAA Outdoors. UK’s best NCAA outdoor finish was ninth in 2008 on 25 points.

Broadcast / Field Event Streaming Information

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5

 

TRACK EVENTS [nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com]

TIME

EVENT

ROUND

DIVISION

UK entries

4x100m Relay

Semifinal

3 heats. Advance top2 each

Heat + next 2 best times

Men

16. UK (Roberts, St. Hillaire, Bann, Smith): 39.46

110m Hurdles

Semifinal

3 heats. Advance top2 each

Heat + next 2 best times

Men

1. Daniel Roberts: 13.06Q (+0.9) | PB, UK record, NCAA Championships record, No. 2 in collegiate history

13. Tai Brown: 13.71 (+1.8)

400m

Semifinal

3 heats. Advance top2 each

Heat + next 2 best times

Men

10. Dwight St. Hillaire: 45.56

4x400m Relay

Semifinal

3 heats. Advance top2 each

Heat + next 2 best times

Men

22. UK (St. Hillaire, Smith, Bann, Walker):

FIELD EVENTS [nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com]

EVENT

ROUND

DIVISION

UK entries

Pole Vault

Final

Men

21. Matt Peare: 17’0.75”/5.20m

Javelin

Final

Men

23. Elijah Marta: 201’5”/61.40m

Shot Put

Final

Men

Noah Castle (Foul)

THURSDAY, JUNE 6

TRACK EVENTS [nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com]

TIME (CT)

EVENT

ROUND

DIVISION

UK entries

7:02 p.m.

4x100m Relay

Semifinal

3 heats. Advance top2 each

Heat + next 2 best times

Women

Ht. 2 | Ln. 5: UK

7:16 p.m.

1500m

Semifinal

Women

7:32 p.m.

3k Steeple

Semifinal

Women

8:02 p.m.

100m Hurdles

Semifinal

3 heats. Advance top2 each

Heat + next 2 best times

Women

Ht. 2 | Ln. 3: Faith Ross

8:16 p.m.

100m

Semifinal

3 heats. Advance top2 each

Heat + next 2 best times

Women

Ht. 3 | Ln. 8: Kianna Gray | Ln. 9: Celera Barnes

8:30 p.m.

400m

Semifinal

3 heats. Advance top2 each

Heat + next 2 best times

Women

Ht. 5 | Ln. 5: Chloe Abbott

8:44 p.m.

800m

Semifinal

Women

9:00 p.m.

400m Hurdles

Semifinal

3 heats. Advance top2 each

Heat + next 2 best times

Women

Ht. 1 | Ln. 4: Faith Ross | Ln. 6: Masai Russell

9:14 p.m.

200m

Semifinal

3 heats. Advance top2 each

Heat + next 2 best times

Women

Ht. 2 | Ln. 4: Abby Steiner

9:26 p.m.

1500m

Decathlon

Men

9:38 p.m.

10k

Final

Women

10:18 p.m.

4x400m Relay

Semifinal

3 heats. Advance top2 each

Heat + next 2 best times

Women

Ht. 2 | Ln. 7: UK

FIELD EVENTS [nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com]

TIME (CT)

EVENT

ROUND

DIVISION

UK entries

4:30 p.m.

Hammer

Final

Women

7:30 p.m.

Pole Vault

Final

Women

8:15 p.m.

Javelin

Final

Women

8:30 p.m.

Long Jump

Final

Women

9:10 p.m.

Shot Put

Final

Women

FRIDAY, JUNE 7

TRACK EVENTS [nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com]

TIME (CT)

EVENT

ROUND

DIVISION

UK entries

7:32 p.m.

4x100m Relay

Final

Men

7:41 p.m.

1500m

Final

Men

7:54 p.m.

3k Steeple

Final

Men

8:12 p.m.

110m Hurdles

Final

Men

Lane 6: Daniel Roberts

8:22 p.m.

100m

Final

Men

8:32 p.m.

400m

Final

Men

8:44 p.m.

800m

Final

Men

8:57 p.m.

400m Hurdles

Final

Men

9:07 p.m.

200m

Final

Men

9:13 p.m.

200m

Heptathlon

Women

9:25 p.m.

5k

Final

Men

9:51 p.m.

4x400m Relay

Final

Men

FIELD EVENTS [nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com]

TIME (CT)

EVENT

ROUND

DIVISION

UK entries

7 p.m.

High Jump

Final

Men

Minor

7:05 p.m.

Discus

Final // 2 flights

Men

Fl. 1 | #11. Noah Castle
Fl. 2 | #3. Charles Lenford Jr.

7:40 p.m.

Triple Jump

Final

Men

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

TRACK EVENTS [nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com]

TIME (CT)

EVENT

ROUND

DIVISION

UK entries

5:32 p.m.

4x100m Relay

Final

Women

TBD

5:41 p.m.

1500m

Final

Women

5:54 p.m.

3k Steeple

Final

Women

6:12 p.m.

100m Hurdles

Final

Women

TBD

6:22 p.m.

100m

Final

Women

TBD

6:32 p.m.

400m

Final

Women

TBD

6:44 p.m.

800m

Final

Women

6:57 p.m.

400m Hurdles

Final

Women

TBD

7:07 p.m.

200m

Final

Women

TBD

7:13 p.m.

800m

Heptathlon

Women

7:25 p.m.

5k

Final

Women

7:51 p.m.

4x400m Relay

Final

Women

TBD

FIELD EVENTS [nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com]

TIME (CT)

EVENT

ROUND

DIVISION

UK entries

5 p.m.

High Jump

Final

Women

Ekholm

5:05 p.m.

Discus

Final

Women

5:40 p.m.

Triple Jump

Final // 2 flights

Women

Fl. 2 | Ln. 6. Marie-Josee Ebwea-Bile Excel

*All times listed are in Central Time.

Keith Farmer

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