Eight UK track athletes named All-Americans

June 11, 2013 

SEC Indoor Athletics

Kentucky's Matt Hillenbrand won the mile run at the Southeastern Conference Track and Field Indoor Championshipson Feb. 24. Hillenbrand was one of eight UK track and field athletes to be named All-Americans in 2013.

BETH HALL — Associated Press

Eight University of Kentucky track and field athletes have been named All-Americans, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced.

Raymond Dykstra (javelin throw), Andrew Evans (discus throw) and Keith Hayes (110-meter hurdles) earned first-team honors.

Evans claimed the bronze medal in the discus at last week's NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Hayes was fourth in the 110 hurdles and Dykstra placed fifth in the javelin. All were season-best performances.

Matt Hillenbrand (1,500), Luis Orta (3,000 steeplechase), Kayla Parker (100 hurdles), Bradley Szypka (shot put) and Keilah Tyson (100) earned second-team honors.

First-team All-America honors are awarded to those who earn any portion of a team point at the national championships, or reach an eight-entrant finals. Second-team All-America honors are handed out to those who finish between ninth and 16th place at the NCAA meet.

Those who participated in the NCAA Outdoors but did not place in the meet's top 16 were listed as honorable mention.

Kentucky's Chelsea Oswald (5,000 and 10,000) and Rebecca Famurewa (discus) were awarded honorable mention status.

Kentucky had two All-Americans, and one honorable-mention All-America selection last season.

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