Caroline McCaslin Breaks UK Steeplechase Record

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Beckie Famurewa and Caroline McCaslin broke the Kentucky school records in the hammer throw and 3,000-meter steeplechase respectively, UK's women's 4x100m relay ran the No. 3-ranked time in the nation this year and three more hammer throwers tossed personal bests to begin the Virginia Challenge in strong fashion on Friday.

Famurewa won the women's hammer throw with a mark of 211'9"/64.55 meters, which would rank No. 8 in NCAA entering the day. The throw was more than two feet better than Kristen Smith's previous school record, thrown in 2009. It was 3'1" better than Famurewa's previous PR, which she recorded in San Diego last season.

Kentucky's 4x100m relay of Javianne Oliver, Precious Hitchcock, Destiny Carter and Kianna Gray ran 43.14 to win in a time, which ranks No. 2 in the NCAA based on the descending order list entering the day. The time was also second fastest in school history.

McCaslin ran 10:18.32 for ninth place in the steeplechase. The time broke Katy Kunc's school-record recorded at the Florida Relays earlier this season by about four seconds. It was about a 13-second PR.

David Cline placed second in the men's hammer throw with more than a four-foot PR: 205'11"/62.77m. Logan Bryer placed third also with a nearly two-foot PR 204'4"/62.28m.

Brandi Walker began the day with a PR in the hammer throw, 193'1"/58.87m, which moved her into the No. 4 spot on the UK all-time performers' list.

Kiah Seymour and Jasmine Mitchell went 2-3 in the 400m with respective times of 52.65 and 54.04.

Kentucky's women's sprinters claimed the top five spots in the women's 100m. Destiny Carter won with a wind-legal season best 11.43 (+0.4). Kianna Gray and Javianne Oliver finished in a tie for second with wind-legal season-best times of 11.47. Jasmine Quinn was fourth in 11.61 and Hitchcock was fifth in 11.67 running into a -0.9 headwind. 

UK alum Rondel Sorrillo won the 100m in 10.23 (+1.6). Fred Dorsey placed fourth in 10.49. 

Marie-Josée Ebwea-Bile placed third in the elite triple jump with a best mark of 42'5.25"/12.93m.

The competition continues on Saturday at 9 a.m. with the additional sections of the 3k steeplechase. will provide live results.

Jacob Thomson will run for the first time since late March in the 1,500m on Saturday. In his last competition he ran a 10k time of 29:01.34, which still ranks No. 8 nationally.

The UK women's team is ranked No. 8 in the nation.

Kentucky will travel to the LSU Invitational next week and host the Kentucky Relays the following Saturday before the SEC Championships May 12-14.

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Running Events


Women 100 M

1. Destiny Carter: 11.43 (+0.4)
2. Kianna Gray: 11.47
2. Javianne Oliver: 11.47
4. Jasmine Quinn: 11.61
5. Precious Hitchcock: 11.67
16. Donatella Asemota: 11.96 (-0.9)

Men 100 M

1. Rondell Sorrillo (UK alum, Nike): 10.23 (+1.6)
4. Fred Dorsey: 10.49
22. Nick Anderson: 10.93 (+1.4)

Women 400 M

2. Kiah Seymour: 52.65
3. Jasmine Mitchell: 54.04
15. Daje Pugh: 55.71

Men 400 M

33. Naija Omari: 49.26
45. William Walker: 50.85

Women 800 M

41. Jill Weston: 2:11.55

Men 800 M

31. Ian Jones: 1:53.10

Women 4x100 M Relay

1. Kentucky (Oliver, Hitchcock, Carter, Gray): 43.14 (No. 3 NCAA right now, Track Record, No. 2 school-history)

Women 3000 M Steeplechase

9. Caroline McCaslin: 10:18.32 (School Record)
14. Katy Kunc: 10:28.84

Men 3000 M Steeplechase

19. Spencer Hrycay: 9:10.60
23. Gabe Harm: 9:12.41


Field Events


Women Hammer

2. Brandi Walker: 193'1"/58.87m (PR, No. 4 UK all-time)

Men Hammer

2. David Cline: 205'11"/62.77m (PR)
3. Logan Bryer: 204'4"/62.28m (PR)

Women Triple Jump Invite

3. Marie-Josée Ebwea-Bile: 42'5.25"/12.93m (+0.6)

Men Discus

5. Noah Castle: 165'/50.29m
10. Logan Bryer: 154'1"/46.97m

Women Hammer Invite

1. Beckie Famurewa: 211'9"/64.55m (School Record)

Women Shot Put Invite

4. Adriana Brown: 51'9.75"/15.79m