Kentucky track and field sets season best in Fayetteville


Michael Clubb

A University of Kentucky track and field athlete gets ready for a race during the Jim Green Invitational at the Nutter Field House on Saturday, January 12, 2019, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Kentucky Kernel

Jack Spurgeon, Reporter

Kentucky track and field concluded its 2022-23 indoor regular season in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with a pair of relay races inside of Randal Tyson Track Center.

The womens team started the Cats off, recording an impressive 10:53.45 time in the team distance medley, lowering the school record by 4.81 seconds.

The record-breaking team consisted of Tori Herman (1600 meters), Sydney Steely (1200 meters), Jenna Schwinghamer (800 meters) and Christal Mosley (400 meters).

This record book finish for the Cats was the ninth fastest time in collegiate history and improved the team to sixth in the division-one standings.

The men concluded the record setting meet with a record of their own in the mens 4-by-400-meter relay. Wayne Lawerence Jr., Kennedy Lighter and Brandon Miller led the way for the Cats as they finished the relay with a season-best 3:06.14, ranking No. 8 on the UK all-time performers list.

With the regular season now in the books, the Wildcats will look to keep the momentum going as they prepare for the SEC Championships.

The championships will be held from February 24-25 in the same facility as the meet in Fayetteville.