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Saturday, June 10, 2023

T&F Championships and Softball Brings in a Star -- SATURDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

Cards Finish Up Track and Field Championships

Photo via UofL Athletics
Though the team didn't have as much success as they may have hoped in each individual event, Louisville women's track and field had a strong showing at the NCAA Championship meet for track and field. Synclair Savage was the headliner for the team, scoring eighth place in the long jump to earn Louisville a point. That point represented just the ninth time in program history that Louisville's women's team has scored a point at the national championship competition. It was Savage's second First Team All-American nod of the year, as she also earned the title in the indoor season. Aliyah Welter finished 12th in the pole vault, good for Second Team AA honors. The mark was her best finish at the championship meet and she became one of just eight Louisville athletes to qualify for the outdoor national meet three separate times. The 4x100m team of Taylor Herbert, Kiyah Yeast, Tiriah Kelley, and Synclair Savage was granted an Honorable Mention AA award. Through the heats at the event, the squad ran four of the five fastest relays in Louisville history.

Brooke Gray Named POTY

Louisville softball has known they would be adding Brooke Gray to the roster for quite some time. We've also known she was very good for awhile. It's now the time of year when everyone else is getting the opportunity to see how good she is. Ballard is going for a repeat in the state championship and they've got a good chance as they're 34-1 this season. Gray is 27-0 with a 0.68 ERA. That sterling record, along with a GPA over 3.0, got the attention of the award committee at Gatorade, as Gray has been named the Kentucky Gatorade Player of the Year. By winning the state award, Gray is automatically added to the semifinalist list for the national award. Gray will come into a Louisville pitching staff looking to fill a Louisville-area native sized void. We're looking forward to seeing her in red and black next year. I'm sure the stands will be packed with local fans, though the wardrobe won't match quite as well from Ballard as it did for the Roby family coming from Bullitt East. We wish the best of luck to Gray as the tournament continues and the final award is decided.

Cardinal Couple Radio Hour Podcast

Coverage may be a little sparse and the crew might be a bit light today, but the show endeavors onward. After a late announcement of the tri-city neighborhood yard sale (Bancroft, Graymoor-Devondale, and Crossgate) being today, my hiatus from the show starts a little earlier than I expected. I'll be back eventually. As always, you can check out the live stream of the show by going to the Cardinal Couple YouTube page and clicking on the live video. Jeff usually creates that about an hour before the show, which officially starts at 11 AM Eastern. If the live time doesn't work for you, there are plenty of playback options, so be sure to check out whichever is best for you!

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Until next time, Go Cards!


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