Kendra Harrison’s victory in 12.50 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles at the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships made the third fastest in the event in collegiate history. The Kentucky star defended her victory in the event and her time broke a 19-year-old meet record. Harrison and teammate Leah Nugent earned the silver and bronze, respectively, in the 400-meter hurdles. Their times were 55.60 and 56.47 seconds.
Keffri Neal repeated as the winner of the men’s 1,500 meters in 3:44.89. He was also ninth in the 800-meter run at 1:48.91. Justin Kretchmer earned gold in the high jump with a best effort of 7-0¼. Dezerea Bryant won bronze in the women’s 100 meters in 11.33 seconds.
The women’s third-place finish was UK’s best at the SEC outdoors since 1982 (also a third). Arkansas won the title with 127.5 points, followed by Texas A&M (104), UK (99) and LSU (84).
The men finished sixth for the second straight year. Florida was first with 130.5 points, followed by Arkansas and Texas A&M (95 each), LSU (92), Georgia (71) and Kentucky (58).
Kyle Cody worked seven shutout innings and Kentucky’s baseball team got ninth-inning home runs from Evan White and JaVon Shelby in an 8-2 win over host Missouri. UK’s 14 conference wins put them in eighth place in the final league standings. UK will play at 5:30 p.m. ET Tuesday in the opener of the SEC Tournament in Hoover, Ala., against the No. 9 seed, which will be either Auburn or South Carolina.
Kentucky junior David Snyder finished 39th at the Lubbock NCAA men’s golf regional on Saturday in Texas. The Somerset graduate shot 4-over par on the final day. Freshman Tyler “Chip” McDaniel, a former Clay County standout, finished tied for 54th after a 3-over par round.
“We have two Thoroughbreds in David and Chip, just two fabulously talented players” UK Coach Brian Craig said. “They did not have their best week, but you can’t help but see and appreciate the level of their games. We will build this team around these two next year, and I can’t wait.”