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UK sports briefs: Women's relay teams perform well; tennis players recognized

Track and cross-country runner Chelsea Oswald received the Miss Wildcat Award during the CATSPY Awards on Monday. Photo by Matt Goins
Track and cross-country runner Chelsea Oswald received the Miss Wildcat Award during the CATSPY Awards on Monday. Photo by Matt Goins Herald-Leader

UK's 4x100-meter women's relay team posted its second fastest time of the season to reach the championship final at the 119th Penn Relay Carnival on Thursday in Franklin Field.

Tamyah Pipkin, Morganne Phillips, Kayla Parker and Keilah Tyson won their heat with a time of 44.87, which qualified them for the final with the fifth best time. The relay team's performance was fourth-best in school history. The women's 4x100-meter relay Championship of America is scheduled for Friday at 12:50 p.m. ET.

UK's indoor All-America distance medley relay team of Chelsea Oswald, Phillips, Allison Peare and Cally Macumber finished second in the Championship of America final.

This weekend is the last time the Wildcats will compete before the SEC championships at Missouri May 9-12.

After combining for more than 40 singles wins this season, including upsets of several top-10 players, senior Anthony Rossi and junior Tom Jomby were named First Team All-SEC.

Rossi moved into the top five of the national Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings this week for the first time in his career after compiling a 2-0 record in the SEC Tournament and going 22-5 on the year in singles.

Jomby was 19-6, including a win over No. 4 Peter Kobelt of Ohio State. Jomby played 17 ranked opponents this season, and beat 10 of them, eight of the 10 coming in straight- sets.


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