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UK Track and Field Set for 2019 NCAA Outdoor Championships

DANIEL ROBERTS.
UK Track and Field Senior Day
Photo by Isaac Janssen | UK Athletics

AUSTIN, Texas — The collegiate track and field season will culminate over the next four days when Kentucky competes at the NCAA Outdoor Championships June 5-8 at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the University of Texas campus.

The meet will be broadcast on the ESPN family of networks throughout the week with the original schedule recently pushed up by two and half hours to try an avoid an inclement weather forecast. ESPN2 will show Wednesday’s competition starting at 5 p.m. ET, with field events streaming on ESPN3 starting at 3 p.m. ET.

The open events start with UK’s men’s 4x100m relay at 5:02 p.m. ET/4:02 p.m. CT (local in Austin) and the first Wildcat in an open field event Wednesday will be Matt Peare in the men’s pole vault at 5:30 p.m. ET/4:30 CT.

All field events will have online broadcasts via ESPN3.

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.

The quote
“I think we’re set up beautifully,” UK Head Coach Lonnie Greene said. “At that meet the points are hard to come by. When you talk about the finals site, when you talk about the National Championships you’re talking about 39 available points in each event that athletes are going to compete for. That may sound like a lot, but any points out of those 39 are difficult to come by because it’s the best of the best.

“There’s no meet in the world that’s more competitive than the NCAA Championships. I think our babies are ready, the key for them is just go there and execute on that day and trust the fact that they belong there.”

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 

TIME (CT)

EVENT

ROUND

DIVISION

UK entries

4:02 p.m.

4x100m Relay

Semifinal

3 heats. Advance top2 each

Heat + next 2 best times

Men

Ht. 2 | Ln. 3: UK

4:16 p.m.

1500m

Semifinal

Men

4:32 p.m.

3k Steeple

Semifinal

Men

5:02 p.m.

110m Hurdles

Semifinal

3 heats. Advance top2 each

Heat + next 2 best times

Men

Ht. 1 | Ln. 6: Daniel Roberts

Ht. 2 | Ln. 8: Tai Brown

5:16 p.m.

100m

Semifinal

Men

5:30 p.m.

400m

Semifinal

3 heats. Advance top2 each

Heat + next 2 best times

Men

Ht. 1 | Ln. 2: Dwight St. Hillaire

5:44 p.m.

800m

Semifinal

Men

6 p.m.

400m Hurdles

Semifinal

Men

6:14 p.m.

200m

Semifinal

Men

6:26 p.m.

400m

Decathlon

Men

7:18 p.m.

10k

Final

Men

9:08 p.m.

4x400m Relay

Semifinal

3 heats. Advance top2 each

Heat + next 2 best times

Men

Ht. 1 | Ln. 8: UK

FIELD EVENTS 

TIME (CT)

EVENT

ROUND

DIVISION

UK entries

2 p.m.

Hammer

Final

Men

4:30 p.m.

Pole Vault

Final

Men

Peare

4:45 p.m.

Javelin

Final // 2 flights

Men

Fl. 1 | #3. Elijah Marta

6 p.m.

Long Jump

Final

Men

6:40 p.m.

Shot Put

Final // 2 flights

Men

Fl. 2 | Ln. 2: Noah Castle

THURSDAY, JUNE 6

TRACK EVENTS 

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 

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 

TIME (CT)

EVENT

ROUND

DIVISION

UK entries

7:32 p.m.

4x100m Relay

Final

Men

TBD

7:41 p.m.

1500m

Final

Men

7:54 p.m.

3k Steeple

Final

Men

8:12 p.m.

110m Hurdles

Final

Men

TBD

8:22 p.m.

100m

Final

Men

8:32 p.m.

400m

Final

Men

TBD

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

TBD

FIELD EVENTS 

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 

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 

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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