Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

UK Women's Track and Field Ranked Preseason No. 6

uk tracka 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (1/14/14) - The Kentucky women's track and field team will open the 2014 indoor season as the nation's No. 6 team - the highest rating in school history - as the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association unveiled its preseason rankings on Monday.

UK's previous best USTFCCCA ranking was No. 15 early in the 2008 season, the first year of the poll. UK's prior highest preseason ranking was No. 22 in 2009.

UK finished the 2013 indoor season - Edrick Floréal's first as head coach in Lexington - ranked No. 20, earning the same finish at the NCAA Championships. The result was UK's best at Nationals since earning the same team finish in 1994.

Kentucky returns three Wildcats who earned All-America status last indoor season to its 2013-14 indoor squad: Morganne Phillips, Chelsea Oswald and Allison Peare.

Additionally, two more Wildcats earned All-America honors during the 2013 outdoor season.

UK has also been bolstered by the nation's fifth-ranked women's recruiting class (Track & Field News).

Headlining that group are transfers Dezerea Bryant, Kendra Harrison and Leah Nugent, who have earned a combined 17 USTFCCCA All-America honors between them in addition to 16 individual college conference titles.

Kayla Parker, who was a 100-meter hurdles All-America outdoors, produced what was at the time the nation's leading 60m hurdles performance in December, a time which now ranks No. 2 nationally this season.

The national team rankings were compiled by mathematical formulae based on national descending order lists and data taken from previous seasons. For the preseason ranking, data was taken from previous seasons as well as the current season.

The purpose and methodology of the rankings is to create an index that showcases the teams that have the best potential of achieving the top spots in the national team race. Rankings points do translate directly to NCAA Championships team points.

The Southeastern Conference was rated the nation's best as eight SEC women's teams were ranked among the top-25, including six in the top-10. Texas A&M is No. 2, Florida is No. 3 and Georgia is No. 5. UK (No. 6), Arkansas (No. 7) and LSU (No. 8) also are ranked inside the top-10. Other ranked SEC teams include No. 11 South Carolina and No. 15 Mississippi State.

UK's home-opening meet, the Kentucky Invitational, begins Friday, Jan. 17 and continues Jan. 18.

SurfKY News
Information provided by UK Athletics

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

Posted on 2/2/14

SurfKY TV

2/6/2014 - posted

Stock Report

1 DOW 16,399.67
+19.26 (0.12%)    
2 S&P 1,904.01
+17.25 (0.91%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,316.07
0.00 (0.00%)    
2/6/2014 - posted
2/6/2014 - posted

In Other News...

Hopkins County Joins Nation in 'All Pinked Out'

MADISONVILLE Ky. (10/20/2014) - October is “All Pinked Out” as Breast Cancer Awareness Month is recognized and honored.… Read More

Seventh Annual Kidapalooza Offers Free Family Fun for All Ages

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/20/14) — Madisonville’s most popular family-friendly festival promises plenty of unplugged,… Read More
2/6/2014 - posted

Most Read This Week

October 17, 2014 11453

UK Women's Soccer Welcomes Ole Miss, No. 5/4…

in General Sports For All Sites by UK Athletics
October 15, 2014 3505

Family Business, Graphics Pros to Open Friday

in Top News For All Sites by Shawn Freels
October 15, 2014 3363

Chamber Meeting and More Announced

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Dorothy Walker
October 17, 2014 3251

Single Vehicle Collision Results in One Injury

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper S. C. Recke
October 20, 2014 3197

Uncle Lee's in Greenville is Closing Its Doors…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by www.unclelees.com
October 15, 2014 3151

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 15, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
October 19, 2014 3025

Kentucky Energy Department Releases Virtual Solar…

in General News For All Sites by Dick Brown
October 15, 2014 2838

Woman Arrested for Domestic Dispute in the Street

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 17, 2014 2596

Woman Arrested at Taco Bell for DUI

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 16, 2014 2465

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 16, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department

Stories Trending Today

October 20, 2014 3197

Uncle Lee's in Greenville is Closing Its Doors…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by www.unclelees.com
October 20, 2014 2026

Man Charged for Assaulting Pregnant Wife

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 20, 2014 1356

Man Arrested for Shoplifting, Assaulting Police…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 20, 2014 1030

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 20, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
October 20, 2014 1001

Hopkins County Sheriff's Arrest Reports Released

in Hopkins News by Sheila Hopper
October 20, 2014 998

KU and LG&E to Fund Qualified Tree-Planting…

in General News For All Sites by Cliff Feltham
October 20, 2014 915

Paul Simon Headlines COPD Tribute for Phil Everly

in Top News For All Sites by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
October 20, 2014 898

Muhlenberg Community Hospital Prepares for…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Erin Warren
October 20, 2014 889

Fall Frolic at Nature Station

in Lakes News by Land Between The Lakes
October 20, 2014 854

Veterans Honored Nov. 8-11 at Land Between The…

in Lakes News by Land Between The Lakes

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss