University of Kentucky senior Destiny Carter advanced to the women’s 100-meter semifinals on Thursday at the U.S. Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, Calif.
Carter had the 14th-fastest time in the first round — 11.12 seconds. Six of the event’s 16 qualifiers were in her heat. The semifinals are Friday.
Carter’s UK teammate, Kianna Gray, finished seventh in Carter’s heat with a time of 11.38 seconds and failed to qualify.
Lafayette graduate Tyson Gay — competing at 34 as a tribute to his daughter Trinity, who was killed last fall in Lexington — did not qualify for the men’s 100 meters semifinals. Gay had a time of 10.17 seconds.
UK’s Sarah Blake finished 16th in the women’s javelin throw finals.