UK pair advance in women's 400m hurdles in Friday's NCAA finals

June 13, 2014 

Juniors Kendra Harrison and Leah Nugent each advanced Wednesday to the women's 400 meter hurdle finals at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore.

Harrison posted a day-best time of 55.56. Nugent's time of 57.15 was seventh best out of eight qualifiers.

The finals are scheduled for 4:41 (local time) Friday.

Other notables from Wednesday's events:

■ Men's 800m (semis): UK junior Keffri Neal's time of 1:49.30 was best in his heat and earned him a spot in Friday's finals.

■ Men's 10,000m (finals): Oregon Edward Cheserek, a freshman, won with a time of 28:30.18. Louisville junior Tyler Byrne placed 19th with a finish of 30:26.49.

■ Men's 400m hurdles (semis): Louisville junior Calvin Arsenault was last overall with a 53.41.

■ Men's 4x100m relay (semis): Western Kentucky advanced to Saturday's finals with a time of 39.18, best in their heat and fifth best overall.

■ Men's pole vault (finals): Mississippi junior Sam Kendricks took top honors with 5.70m.

■ Men's shot put (finals): Ryan Crouser, a Texas junior, won with a mark of 21.12m.

■ Women's 100m (semis): UK junior Dezerea Bryant scratched because of a foot injury.

■ Women's 400m (semis): Kentucky junior Angelica Whaley was last overall with a 54.55.

■ Women's 4x100m relay (semis): Kentucky and Western Kentucky each failed to advance, placing 18th and 19th respectively.

■ Women's long jump (finals): Oregon sophomore Jenna Prandini won with a mark of 6.55m. Sha'Keela Saunders, a UK freshman, placed second with a 6.43 while fellow Wildcat Kenyattia Hackworth, a junior, placed 23rd with a 5.97. U of L sophomore Brittany Owens placed 10th with a 6.18.

■ Women's hammer throw (finals): Julia Ratcliffe ( Princeton) won with a mark of 66.88m. Jessica Ramsey (Western Ky.) and Beckie Famurewa (UK) placed 14th and 21st respectively.

■ Women's javelin (finals): Florida junior Fawn Miller topped the field of 24 with a mark of 58.13.

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