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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

UK Athletics recognizes Jim Green with naming of new track and field facility

Alexis Baker, Staff Writer September 19, 2022

UK athletics released a press release regarding the naming of a new track and field facility on Friday, Sept. 16, deciding on the Jim Green Indoor Track and Field Center. The name of the facility was...

UK T&F finds multiple victories at Drake Relays

Aaron Benjamin May 1, 2022

The UK Track and Field team competed in the Drake Relays from Thursday, April 28 to Saturday, May 1. Both the men and the women competed in several events from the 200m to javelin. The competition was...

Kentucky completes two sets of relays in Raleigh and Austin

Aaron Benjamin March 27, 2022

The Kentucky track and field team was on the road for a double meet as the team begins the back end of its season.  Some Wildcats participated in the Raleigh Relays held at the Paul Derr Track and Field...

UK track and field add three personal bests in North Carolina and Virginia

Scott Clarke February 6, 2022

Kentucky track and field earned three personal bests at the Camel City Elite Invitational and the Doc Hale Elite Invitational in Winston-Salem, N.C. and Blacksburg, VA. on Saturday, February 5.  Jenna...

Javianne Oliver stands on the podium after competing in the Olympic Qualifiers on June 20, 2021.

Javianne Oliver, Team USA wins silver in Women’s 4x100m relay

Barkley Truax August 6, 2021

Former Kentucky Track and Field stars are lighting up the Olympics in Tokyo.Javianne Oliver (UK, 2015-17) along with her teammates (Jenna Prandini, Gabrielle Thomas, Teahna Daniels) in the Women's 4x100m...

Former Kentucky track and field star Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, Puerto Rico, reacts after winning a women’s 100-meter hurdles semifinal and running an Olympic-record time of 12.26 at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.  

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, Keni Harrison win gold, silver in Women’s 100m Hurdles

Barkley Truax August 1, 2021

Sunday night brought medals on medals for former Kentucky track stars in a history making performance for Jasmine Camacho-Quinn.Camacho-Quinn won gold, defeating Keni Harrison, who won silver in the Women's...

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, of Puerto Rico, runs in her heat of the womens 100-meter hurdles at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 31, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Three ‘Cats qualify for the Women’s 100m Hurdles in Tokyo

Barkley Truax August 1, 2021

It seems as though #HurdleU isn't just an expression.38 percent of the Women's 100m Hurdles Final will be represented by the University of Kentucky. Keni Harrison (USA), Devynne Charlton (Bahamas) and...

Former Kentucky Wildcat Track and Field star poses with the American Flag at the 2019 World Athletics Championsips. 

Five Wildcats advance in first two days of Olympic T&F action

Barkley Truax July 30, 2021

Wildcats have made their mark in track and field so far in Tokyo.Five different members of BBN have advanced to the semi-finals of their respective events, three of which advanced in the same event. Javianne...

Former Kentucky Wildcat track and field star Sydney McLaughlin breaks the world record in the 400m hurdles in the Olympic Trials for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games at Hayward Field in Eugene, OR on June 27, 2021.

Sydney McLaughlin, Keni Harrison ready to stake their claim in Tokyo

Barkley Truax July 22, 2021

“The goal is to win,” Keni Harrison simply put it.In just eight days, the first round of the Women’s 400m hurdles and 100m hurdles featuring former Kentucky track and field stars Harrison and Sydney...

Keni Harrison finishes first in the 100m hurdles at the 2021 Olympic Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, OR on Sunday June 20, 2021.

Keni Harrison: NCAA champion, world record holder, Olympian

Barkley Truax July 8, 2021

"My summer is going great," Former Kentucky Wildcat Keni Harrison said. "I think everything is going as planned."You can say that again. So far this summer, Harrison has added to her long list of accolades...

Former Kentucky Wildcat track and field star Sydney McLaughlin breaks the world record in the 400m hurdles in the Olympic Trials for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games at Hayward Field in Eugene, OR on June 27, 2021.

Former Wildcat Sydney McLaughlin makes history, is headed to Tokyo

Hunter Shelton June 28, 2021

A former Wildcat and Track and Field icon added a new world record to her resume on Sunday.Sydney McLaughlin broke the 400-meter hurdles world record with an astonishing time of 51.90 seconds at the United...

Keni Harrison finishes first in the 100m hurdles at the 2021 Olympic Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, OR on Sunday June 20, 2021.

Two former Kentucky track stars headed to Olympics

Barkley Truax June 21, 2021

Keni Harrison and Javianne Oliver are Tokyo-bound.Harrison (UK T&F, 2014-15), who was recently named to the 2021 UK Athletics Hall of Fame class, took home gold in the 100m hurdles in this week’s...

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