UK’s Roberts placed on Bowerman watch list


University of Kentucky track and field athletes competing in 60 meter hurdles during the Jim Green Invitational at the Nutter Field House on Saturday, January 12, 2019, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

UK sprinter and hurdler Daniel Roberts was named to the Bowerman Post-Indoor Watch List on Wednesday after wrapping up a stellar indoor season.

Roberts finished second in the 60-meter hurdles behind Florida’s Grant Holloway, another Watch List member, at both the SEC and NCAA Championships during the season. Both of his times were in the NCAA all-time Top 10.

Roberts also won the 60-meter sprint event at the Rod McCravy invitational with a time of 6.63 seconds, a personal record.

The junior only competed in the hurdles event at the NCAA Championships, but his record finish helped the Cats grab eight much-needed points.

The next watchlist for the award will be released on April 18th.