Track and Field
|Still around...still winning.|
This weekend was the UK Invitational for Indoor Track and Field. Friday saw throwing events, and yesterday saw a broader slate of events across the spectrum of the sport.
Louisville saw a little success on Friday, with Makenli Forrest and Carson Cassell finishing in 6th and 8th places, respectively, in the weight throw.
In action yesterday, we immediately have to issue a correction to something that was said yesterday on the radio show...
Emmonnie Henderson, who we mistakenly said had graduated, won the shot put with a throw of
16.35 meters. Meanwhile, over at the high jump, Javen Reeves, and Jerin Allen finished 1st and 2nd with jumps of 2.15 meters...which to my mind seems like a tie, but somehow Reeves was awarded 1st place and Allen 2nd. I can only surmise what the tie-breaker is in this case...perhaps the number of jumps required to clear the height? If anyone has info on how this works, I'd love to know.
Alexis Gibbons and Teague Peck both picked up 2nd place finishes. Gibbons in the long jump with a distance of 5.93 meters, and Peck in the 400 meter run crossing the line in 48.31 seconds.
Marcus Jegede and Devin Valentine picked up 3rd place finishes in the long jump and triple jump. Jegede leaped 7.28 meters, while Valentine took a couple of extra hops and reached 15.15 meters.
Congratulations to all of the Cardinals, both men and women, that represented the University well down in Lexington.
Cardinal Couple Radio Hour
You should be able to find the recording, when it shows up, at https://soundcloud.com/chradio/cardinal-couple-20180113.