Latest high school, college track and field rankings

May 6, 2009

Thanks to Jonathan Grooms, Carlisle County coach, for providing this week’s KYtrackXC.com rankings of state high school track and field teams.

Class AAA Boys - Team Rankings                    
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   1) Male 76.5; 2) St. Xavier 66; 3) Louisville Ballard 39; 4) North Hardin 36; 5) Henry Clay 34; 6) Oldham County 33; 7) Daviess County 31.5; 8 ) Christian County 30.3; 9) John Hardin 29; 10) Owensboro 28.
   

Class AAA Girls – Team Rankings                   
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   1) Owensboro 75; 2) Butler 56; 3) Louisville Ballard 51.5; 4) Fern Creek 45; 5) Sacred Heart 43; 6) Paul Dunbar 40; 7) Eastern 33; 8 ) Campbell County 32; 9) Male 31; 10) duPont Manual 29.

Class AA Girls – Team Rankings                   
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   1) Central 73.5; 2) Lloyd Memorial 71; 3) Rockcastle County 56; 4) Trigg County 53.5; 5) Highlands 43.5; 6) (tie) South Oldham and Boyle County 37; 8 ) West Jessamine 34; 9) (tie) Casey County and Elizabethtown 26.

Class AA Boys – Team Rankings                     
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   1) Central 76.5; 2) Paducah Tilghman 60; 3) Calloway County 44; 4) West Jessamine 43.5; 5) Covington Catholic 42; 6) Logan County 38; 7) Lone Oak 34; 8 ) Bullitt East 30; 9. Elizabethtown 22.1; 10) Hopkinsville 21.
 
Class A Boys – Team Rankings                    
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   1) Bardstown 71; 2) Fort Campbell 65.5; 3) Villa Madonna 60; 4) Lexington Christian 41.5; 5) (tie) Danville, Paintsville and Mayfield 32; 8 ) Ballard Memorial 28; 9) Fort Knox 25; 10) Walton Verona 24.
Class A Girls – Team Rankings                   
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   1) Newport Central Catholic 84; 2) Danville 71; 3) Fort Campbell 69; 4) Bishop Brossart 63; 5) Model 50; 6) (tie) Walton Verona and St. Henry 42; 8 ) Bardstown 20; 9) (tie) Beechwood and Villa Madonna 17.

National Collegiate rankings

Thanks also to Keith Nunez of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association rankings.
MEN
1. Florida                   280.73
2. Oregon                    279.31
3. Texas A&M                 249.05
4. Arizona State             190.22
5. Arkansas                  183.98
6. Nebraska                  178.32
7. Texas                     172.76
8. Baylor                    171.76
9. LSU                       170.87
10. South Carolina           168.44
11. Florida State            162.79
12. Auburn                   159.97
13. Stanford                 159.71
14. Southern California      151.87
15. Washington               122.25
16. California               117.51
17. Minnesota                113.19
18. Texas Tech               112.97
19. Washington State         101.16
20. Brigham Young             97.62
21. KENTUCKY                  95.40
22. Liberty                   94.03
23. Georgia                   93.86
24. Virginia Tech             93.60
25. LOUISVILLE                88.54
Also: 144. Eastern Kentucky, 2.02; 157. Western Kentucky, 1.10.
WOMEN
1. Texas A&M                307.61
2. Florida State            246.69
3. LSU                      227.56
4. Oregon                   224.91
5. Southern California      203.17
6. Texas                    196.35
7. Arizona State            172.93
8. Baylor                   172.77
9. Michigan                 163.39
10. Virginia Tech           156.84
11. Brigham Young           147.49
12. Tennessee               142.80
13. UCLA                    138.10
14. Stanford                124.42
15. Washington              117.61
16. Miami (Fla.)            116.40
17. Nebraska                116.29
18. Auburn                  105.73
19. Arkansas                104.17
20. Minnesota               101.21
21. Penn State               90.36
22. Texas-El Paso            87.92
23. Southern Methodist       85.65
24. Texas Christian          84.83
25. Texas Tech               80.33
Also: 33. Kentucky 63.63; 38. Louisville 60.32; 80. Western Kentucky 20.42.

Event rankings

Individuals and relays from Kentucky ranked 25th or better by the USTFCCCA, with season-best marks:

Corey Thorne

Corey Thorne

Rashaud Scott

Rashaud Scott

MEN

100 meters — 21. Justin Austin (UK) 10.35.
200 — 25. Jose Acevedo (UK) 20.80.
Steeplechase — 2. Corey Thorne (U of L) 8:39.19; 12. Matt Hughes (U of L) 8:47.36; 24. Stanley Mugo (EKU) 8:52.07.
4-by-100 relay — 19. UK (A. Williams, B. Austin, J. Austin, J. Acevedo) 40.03.
4-by-400 relay — 8. UK (B. Austin, J. Austin, K. Obeng, J. Acevedo) 3:05.77.
High jump — 11. Tone Belt (U of L) 7-1.
Long jump — 4. Rudon Bastian (U of L) 25-8.
Shot put — 14. Steve Hnat (U of L) 60-6 1/2; 15. Rashaud Scott (UK) 60-3 3/4; 20. Chase Madison (UK) 59-11 1/4.
Discus — 1. Rashaud Scott (UK) 212-9; 6. Chase Madison (UK) 196-7.

 

Janet Jesang

Janet Jesang

Ashley Muffet

Ashley Muffet

WOMEN

5,000 — 10. Janet Jesang (WKU)15:52.22.
10,000 — 20. Janet Jesang (WKU)34:08.18.
4-by-400 relay — 20. WKU (M. Williams, S. Smith, K. Morrison, A. Brown) 3:37.43.
High jump — 10. Rachel Gehret (U of L) 5-11 1/4.
Long jump — 23. Rachel Gehret (U of L) 20-5 1/4.
Triple jump — 10. Seidre Forde (U of L) 42-11 3/4.
Shot put — 11. Ashley Muffet(UK) 53-4 1/2; 20. Khadija Abdullah (U of L) 52-2; 23. Jere’ Summers (U of L) 51-11 1/4.
Discus — 3. Ashley Muffet (UK) 187-8; 10. Jere’ Summers (U of L) 173-8; 16. Emilee Strot (UK) 171-2.
Hammer throw — 11. Jere’ Summers (U of L) 199-10; 13. Kristin Smith (UK) 199-2.
Heptathlon — 18. Ashley Trimble (UK) 5,438; 21. Danielle Sampley (UK) 5,477 (pre-season mark).

 


UK track men 6th in nation; U of L men, women 24th

April 3, 2009
The first weekend of April means that the outdoor track and field season has burst from the starting blocks.

And there are plenty of Kentucky connections on the pre-season rankings compiled by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Kentucky is No. 6 in the men’s team rankings, 41st on the women’s side. Louisville is No. 24 in both men’s and women’s rankings. (See chart at the end of this post.)

UK is at the Florida Relays this weekend. U of L has split squads between the Texas Relays and Purdue.

Here’s a look at top 20-ranked individuals from the commonwealth.

MEN

Jose Acevedo

Jose Acevedo

100 meters –

tie 11. Gordon McKenzie (UK) 10.23 seconds.

200 – 9. Jose Acevedo (UK) 20.58; t16. Shannon Davis (Eastern Ky.) 20.68.

10,000 – 6. Michael Eaton (U of L) 28:41.96.

110 hurdles – 3. Mikel Thomas (UK) 13.57.

4-x-100 relay – 17. Kentucky 39.69.

4-x-400 relay – 3. Kentucky 3:02.00; 18. Western Ky. 3:05.93.

Andre Black

Andre Black

Long jump –

t 9. Rudon Bastian (U of L) 25-10; 11. Andre Black (U of L) 25-9 1/2.

Triple jump – 1. Andre Black (U of L) 54-7 1/2.

Shot put – 5. Rashaud Scott (UK) 62-1 1/4.

Discus – 3. Chase Madison (UK) 202-9; 6. Rashaud Scott (UK) 199-10; 20. Josh Greenwald (U of L) 182-4.

WOMEN

Ashley Trimble

Ashley Trimble

100 hurdles –

t 15. Ashley Trimble (UK) 13.40.

4-x-400 relay – 19. Western Kentucky, 3:35.37.

High jump – t 8. Rachel Gehret (U of L) 5-11 1/4; t 19. Victoria Dunlap (UK) 5-10.

Triple jump – 12. Seidre Forde (U of L) 43-9 3/4.

Shot put – 6. Jere’ Summers (U of L) 55-5 1/2; t 16. Ashley Muffet (UK) 52-6.

Discus – t 2. Jere’ Summers (U of L) 189-3; 12. Emilee Strot (UK) 174-7; 17. Ashley Muffet (UK) 170-0.

Hammer throw – 9. Jere’ Summers (U of L) 200-6.

Heptathlon – 16. Danielle Sampley (UK) 5,377; 19. Ashley Trimble (UK) 5,295.

2009 Outdoor, Pre-season

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Team Rankings

MEN

 

1. Texas A&M; 2. Arkansas; 3. Oregon; 4. Florida State; 5. LSU; 6. KENTUCKY; 7. Texas; 8. Florida; 9. Tennessee; 10. Baylor.

11. Nebraska; 12. Georgia; 13. UCLA; 14. South Carolina; 15. Washington; 16. Arizona State; 17. Washington State; 18. Northern Iowa; 19. Southern California; 20. Texas Tech.

21. California; 22. Boise State; 23. Purdue; 24. LOUISVILLE; 25. Brigham Young

Also: 92. WESTERN KENTUCKY; 111. EASTERN KENTUCKY.

 

WOMEN

1. Texas A&M; 2. Virginia Tech; 3. Oregon; 4. Tennessee; 5. Penn State; 6. LSU; 7. Southern California; 8. UCLA; 9. Arizona State; 10. Michigan.

11. Florida; 12. Minnesota; 13. Auburn; 14. Texas; 15. Oklahoma; 16. Miami (Fla.); 17. South Carolina; 18. Texas Tech; 19. Arkansas; 20. Baylor.

21. Texas Christian; 22. Arizona; 23. North Carolina; 24. LOUISVILLE; 25. Nebraska.

Also: 41. KENTUCKY; 108. WESTERN KENTUCKY; 182. MURRAY STATE.


SEC Track: Trimble takes pentathlon for UK

February 27, 2009

Ashley Trimble saved the best for last Friday night.

In fifth place after four of five events, the Kentucky senior literally ran away with the women’s pentathlon in the 800 meters to become the first champion of the Southeastern Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Ashley Trimble

Ashley Trimble

Trimble never led the overall points standings until blasting the 800 in 2:14.72 on the oversized Nutter Field House oval.

That gave her 897 points and a five-event total of 3,991– beating her own school record by two points.

Mississippi State senior Marrissa Harris, who led after each of the first four events, repeated as SEC runner-up with 3,945 points. Alabama’s Chealsea Taylor  took third with 3,934.

Besides Trimble, UK had Danielle Sampley in sixth (3,645), Ashley Newby ninth (3,542), Precious Nwokey 10th (3,428) and Natalie Wise 12th (3,221).

Trimble, from Columbus, Ohio, is UK’s first multi-event winner in the SEC Championships. She placed fourth at last year’s SEC meet.

She moved into position to strike for victory by placing second in the long jump (19-0 1/2), hitting the takeoff board to perfection on the last of her three attempts. Arkansas’ Peter-Gaye Beckford won that event (20-2 1/4).

Going to the final event, Harris led Taylor 3,217 to 3,153. Then came Mississippi State’s Laquinta Aaron (3,141), Beckford (3,099), Trimble (3,094) and Sampley (3,039).

In the 800, Trimble’s 2:14.72 put her all alone at the finish. Runner-up Ellen Wortham of Tennessee clocked in at 2:20.11. Harris ran a personal-best 2:27.25, fifth in the event, to score 728 points.

In the men’s heptathlon, South Carolina senior Curt McGill took the first-day lead with 3,168 points. Next came Tennessee’s Michael Ayers (3,128) and Florida’s Gray Horn (3,104). UK freshman Kevin Carney is 14th (2,573).

Ayers, Horn and South Carolina’s Scott Pierce tied for first in Friday’s final event, the high jump (6-6 3/4, 803 points).

Harris maintains lead through three events

After three of five events in the women’s pentathlon, it’s still Marrissa Harris of Mississippi State in the lead.

Marrissa Harris

Marrissa Harris

Peter-Gaye Beckford of Arkansas won the third event, putting the shot 43-4 1/4.

Harris was a solid fifth, though, at 36-6 3/4.

That gave Harris 604 points for a three-event total of 2,431 points.

Next are Alabama’s Chealsea Taylor (2,415) and Mississippi State’s Laquinta Aaron (2,358). Despite scoring 741 points in the shot, Beckford is in 10th (2,203).

For Kentucky, in the overall standings it’s Ashley Trimble in fifth (2,305), Danielle Sampley seventh (2,268), Ashley Newby eighth (2,263), Precious Nwokey 11th (2,145) and Natalie Wise 14th (2,032).

Trimble led the Cats in the shot, ninth in the event (34-7, 565 points). Sampley threw 33-6 (543); Newby 33-1 1/4 (535); Nwokey 30-6 1/2 (484), and Wise 30-0 3/4 (475).

McGill increases heptathlon lead

With a first-place shot put of 46-0 1/2, South Carolina senior Curt McGill has padded his lead through three events of the men’s heptathlon.

Curt McGill

Curt McGill

McGill’s effort scored 730 points, making his three-event total 2,445.

Tennessee’s Michael Ayers is second (2,325), followed by Florida’s Gray Horn (2,301). Kentucky freshman Kevin Carney moved up one place, 15th with 1,903 points.

Ayers placed second in the shot (44-3 1/4, 697 points, while Horn was ninth (39-5, 607). Carney’s put ranked eighth (39-7, 610).

Harris retains pentathlon lead

Mississippi State’s Marrissa Harris retained her lead in the pentathlon, clearing 5-4 1/2 in the high jump.

Alabama’s Chealsea Taylor had the best clearance, 5-10 1/2, to move into second place.

Tennessee’s Ellen Wortham, runner-up in the high jump, is third.

Harris’ clearance was worth 783 points, pushing her total to 1,827.

Taylor, scoring 966 in the jump, has 1,812 points.

Wortham, with 855, increased her total to 1,805.

For Kentucky, Ashley Trimble, Ashley Newby and Danielle Sampley rank 5-6-7 in the field of 18 competitors, with two-event totals of 1,740, 1,728 and 1,725. Precious Nwokey is 10th at 1,661, with Natalie Wise in 12th with 1,557.

Newby led UK’s high jumpers, tying for third overall at 5-5 3/4 (818 points). Trimble cleared 5-2 1/4, while Sampley, Nwokey and Wise all topped 5-3 1/4.

Carolina’s McGill wins long jump, takes over lead in heptathlon

South Carolina senior Curt McGill has moved from third place to first through the first two events of the men’s heptathlon.

McGill posted the best long jump of competition, 23 feet, 5 1/2 inches, to score 850 points. Combined with 865 points in the hurdles, McGill increased his score to 1,715 points.

Florida freshman Gray Horn took second in the jump (23-2 3/4, 833 points) and is second overall (1,694).

Kevin Carney

Kevin Carney

Hurdles winner Eddie Stoudamire of South Carolina took third in the jump (22-3 1/2, 764 points), dropping to third overall (1,675).

Tennessee’s Michael Ayers is fourth (1,628).

Kentucky’s lone entrant, freshman Kevin Carney, took 16th in the jump (19-11 3/4, 606) and is 16th overall (1,293) in a field of 17.

Gamecock wins heptathlon 60
Eddie Stoudemire

Eddie Stoudemire

South Carolina sophomore Eddie Stoudamire took the opening event of the men’s heptathlon, the 60 meters, in 6.92 seconds. That’s worth 911 points.

Tennessee sophomore Michael Ayers was second (7.04, 868 points), just ahead of South Carolina senior Curt McGill (7.05, 865).

UK freshman Kevin Carney stands 15th through one event, timed in 7.58 (687 points).

 

The SEC meet, at the University of Kentucky’s Nutter Field House, is off and running.

Today (Friday), the women’s pentatathlon and the first four events of the men’s heptathlon are the only events on the agenda.

Marrissa Harris of Mississippi State had the fastest time in the opening event, 8.38 seconds for the pentathlon 60-meter hurdles. That earned the senior 1,044 points, 14 ahead of teammate Laquinta Aaron.

Kentucky’s Ashley Trimble was third in 8.45, two points behind Aaron’s 1,030. UK’s Danielle Sampley was fourth (8.68, 978 points), Precious Nwokey 10th (8.98, 914), Ashley Newby 11th (9.00, 910) and Natalie Wise 15th (9.49, 810).

Among the spectators is UK head football coach Rich Brooks.

Next event: heptathlon 60-meter dash. South Carolina’s Eddie Stoudemire comes in with the fastest time, 6.99 seconds.

Saturday and Sunday sessions start at 11 a.m.

For the Herald-Leader meet preview, see http://www.kentucky.com/978/story/708504.html

And for Kentucky’s outlook, see http://www.kentucky.com/821/story/708775.html