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Wildcats Conclude Final Day of Competition at East Preliminaries

Dykstra, Evans, Orta advance to NCAA Outdoor National Championships

wildcatsJACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The University of Kentucky closed out the third and final day of the NCAA East Preliminary at Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla., with the women’s 4×100-meter relay. With the east preliminary now in the books, the Wildcats will turn their attention to the NCAA Outdoor National Championships.

The women’s 4x100m relay team, led by freshman Tamyah Pipkin, sophomore Julie Nunn, junior Shiara Robinson and sophomore Kayla Parker, finished fifth in its heat with a time of 45.59.

The Wildcats will send freshman Raymond Dykstra, sophomore Andrew Evans and junior Luis Orta to the NCAA Outdoor National Championships, held this year in Des Moines, Iowa, from June 6-9.

On Thursday, Dykstra threw a mark of 222-09/67.91m in the javelin and Evans threw 182-07-55.67m in the discus. Both Dykstra and Evans finished eighth in their respective events. One day later, Orta ran a career-best time of 8:44.25 in the 3,000m steeplechase to finish fourth in his heat and 11th overall to qualify for the championships. Orta’s time is the second-fastest 3,000m steeplechase in UK history.

A complete list of results for Kentucky’s student-athletes is listed below.

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NCAA East Preliminary

Hodges Stadium – Jacksonville, Fla.

May 24-26, 2012


Thursday’s Results

Men’s Javelin (First Round and Quarterfinals)

8. Raymond Dykstra – 222-09/67.91m (Qualified for the NCAA National Championships)


Men’s Long Jump (First Round)

43. Terence Boyd – 21-11.50/6.69m


Men’s Discus (First Round and Quarterfinals)

8. Andrew Evans – 182-07/55.67m (Qualified for the NCAA National Championships)


Men’s Discus (First Round)

20. Isiah Kent – 170-07/51.99m


Women’s Shot Put (First Round)

18. Jennifer Svoboda – 50-01.75/15.28m


Men’s 1,500m Run (First Round)

22. Josh Nadzam – 3:49.45


Women’s 100m Dash (First Round)

11. Keilah Tyson – 11.57 (Qualified for the quarterfinals)


Women’s 800m Run (First Round)

39. Allison Peare – 2:10.58


Friday’s Results

Men’s Triple Jump (First Round)

— Terence Boyd – Foul


Women’s High Jump (First Round)

T16. Terri-Ann Grant – 5-09.75/1.77m


Women’s 100m Hurdles (First Round)

43. Kayla Parker – 13.90


Women’s 100m Dash (Quarterfinals)

15. Keilah Tyson – 11.55


Women’s 200m Dash (First Round)

— Keilah Tyson – DNS


Men’s 3,000m Steeplechase (Quarterfinals)

11. Luis Orta – 8:44.25 (Qualified for the NCAA National Championships)


Saturday’s Results

Women’s 4x100m Relay (Quarterfinals)

19. Kentucky – 45.59

(Tamyah Pipkin, Julie Nunn, Shiara Robinson and Kayla Parker)

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