Track and field opens new stadium

By Sabirah Rayford | @KyKernelSports

UK track and field is set to host its first outdoor track meet since 1996.

The Heart of the Bluegrass Track and Field classic will take place at UK’s new $14 million outdoor track and field complex.

The Cats combined with Louisville last weekend to win the Kentuckiana Border Battle against Notre Dame and Indiana.

Freshman discus thrower Rebecca Famurewa bettered her personal record Saturday, throwing 57.09 meters.

Famurewa now sits second in program history, 4 inches shy of the school record.

Sophomore Bradley Szypka won the men’s shot put with a throw of 17.81 meters.

Sophomore Kadeem Kushimo had a career night, winning both the 100-meter and the 200-meter events, setting a meet record of 20.88 seconds in the 200.

Tickets for the meet Saturday are priced at $5 for adults, $2 for those over 65 and for those under 18. UK students and children under 2 years old can attend the meet for free.

Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m. Saturday from the Cliff Hagan Stadium ticket office where only cash will be accepted.

The action gets underway at 9 a.m. with the last event scheduled to start at 6:05 p.m.