uk tracka 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (6/7/13) – Keith Hayes took one step closer to solidifying his place as one of the top hurdlers in Kentucky track and field history on Thursday at Hayward Field.
 
Hayes ran the fifth fastest time of the 110-meter hurdles NCAA Semifinal Heats, crossing the finish line in 13.32 seconds with a +3.0 meters per second tailwind to advance to the NCAA Championship Final. He broke two-time Olympian Mikel Thomas’ all-conditions 100m hurdles school-record (13.57w).
 
“The cool thing about Keith Hayes is the more the tension rises the more he focuses,” head coach Edrick Floreal said. “With some people the more the tension rises, the more they lose sight of what’s important. His warm up was spectacular. I think he enjoys being the underdog and having to do something great.
 
“A lot of people try to shy away from it. If you really think about it if you’ve never been here and expect to do well it’s difficult. He just likes it, he really likes it. Hopefully he can get one more on Saturday and we will be okay.”
 
Hayes will race in the NCAA 110m hurdles final at 6:16 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 8.
 
Three other Wildcats competed on Thursday, but none reached the final of their events.
 
Kayla Parker tied the all-conditions school-record in the 100-meter hurdles as she crossed the finish line in 13.16 with a +2.8 wind at her back. Shonna Johnson ran the same time in Gainesville during the 1998 season.
 
“We have not performed up to our expectations as a team thus far,” Floreal said. “The school records and Keith Hayes’ advancement to the final were a much needed boost for our team. We will regroup and prepare for a strong finish on Friday and Saturday.”
 
 
Matt Hillenbrand finished his 1,500m semifinal with a 14th place time of 3:44.48 just .18 seconds of his collegiate best performance. Hillenbrand did not advance to the final, meaning he concluded a junior season in which he won the SEC mile championship, was runner up in the conference 1,500m and advanced to the NCAA Championship for the first time in his career.
 
Freshman Rebecca Famurewa fouled on all three of her attempts in the discus throw and did not make the final, concluding a season that saw her earn the SEC Discus Bronze Medal and pick up Freshman All-SEC honors in the weight throw.
 
Two Wildcats will compete on Friday as returning Discus All-American Andrew Evans will throw in the first flight of his signature event at 7 p.m. ET.
 
Southeastern Conference 5,000-meter Champion Chelsea Oswald will race in the NCAA Final of that event at 9:15 p.m. ET.
 
ESPNU/ESPN3 will broadcast the Thursday action starting at 7:30 p.m. Pac-12 Network will stream the meet online from 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.
 
The top eight finishers in each event earn points toward the overall team score. The points are assigned as follows: 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1.
 
Kentucky NCAA Outdoor Championships Results & Schedule
Wednesday, June 5
Men Shot Put
10. Brad Szypka: 18.57/60'11.25"
 
Women 100 meters (Semifinal)
15. Keilah Tyson: 11.40w (+2.8)
 
3,000-meter steeplechase (Semifinal)
16. Luis Orta: 8:59.33
 
Women 10,000 meters (Final)
18. Chelsea Oswald: 35:06.02
 
Thursday, June 6
Women Discus Prelim
-. Beckie Famurewa: F,F,F
 
Men 1,500 meters (semifinal)
14. Matt Hillenbrand: 3:44.48
 
100-meter hurdles (semifinal)
13. Kayla Parker: 13.16w (+2.8)
 
110-meter hurdles (semifinal):
5. Keith Hayes: 13.32w (+3.0)
 
Friday, June 7
7 p.m. -- Men Discus (Prelim & Final): Andrew Evans – Flight 1
9:15 p.m. -- Women 5,000 meters (Final): Chelsea Oswald
 
Saturday, June 8
3:30 p.m. -- Men Javelin (Prelim & Final): Raymond Dykstra
6:16 p.m. -- 110-meter hurdles (Final): Keith Hayes
 
NCAA Championships Broadcast Schedule (All times Eastern)
Friday, June 7
3:30-7:30 p.m. Pac-12 Live Stream
7:30-10 p.m. ESPNU
 
Saturday, June 8
3:30.-5 p.m. Pac-12 Live Stream
5.-7 p.m. ESPNU
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Jake Most (UK Athletics)

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 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 on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

March 27, 2015 5679

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 25, 2015 5332

Fazoli's, Roses Coming to Madisonville

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 5112

One Dies, Another Injured in Mortons Gap Traffic…

by Deputy Heath Owens
March 25, 2015 5041

Grand Jury Finds No Criminal Wrongdoing in Bean…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 4233

UPDATE: One Injured in Hopkinsville Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 25, 2015 4018

Madisonville Man's Living Room Leap Lands Him in…

by Madisonville Police Department / Hopkins County Detention Center

Most Read This Month

March 09, 2015 13585

Multi-Agency Drug Bust Results in $1 Million Meth…

by KSP DESI
March 02, 2015 11574

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Today

March 28, 2015 2781

Young Child Dies in Princeton Fire

by Chris Rogers, KSP
March 28, 2015 1837

Tractor Trailer Takes Out Guardrail on I-69,…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 28, 2015 1490

VIDEO: Shoe Charity Expands to 'Sweet Sixteen'…

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
March 28, 2015 1267

Commission Hears More Proposals for Subdividing…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 28, 2015 1082

Independence Bank Scholarship Reception Held…

by Lynnsie Fulkerson
March 27, 2015 944

KSP Charges Jefferson County Man with Possession…

by Kentucky State Police
March 27, 2015 882

Alltech Brewing and Distilling Academy Launches…

by Danielle Palmer
March 28, 2015 823

Four Roses to Build Bottling Facility in Bullitt…

by Office of the Governor
March 27, 2015 803

It's Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot

by Beth Fisher
March 28, 2015 799

Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News