Lexington, Ky. – Fine-tuning their strides with a promising postseason approaching, members of the Transylvania track and field team put on strong showings at the Kentucky Relays Friday afternoon, hosted by the University of Kentucky track and field program.
Senior women's sprinter Jordin Fender, seeking her second-consecutive berth in the NCAA Championships for the women's 100 meter hurdles, posted a season-best time at the event. Fender crossed the line in 14.47 seconds to place seventh among a field largely composed of Division I athletes. That time eclipsed her previous season-best, set at the HCAC Outdoor Championships one week before.
Fender's time currently slots her in the top-10 for NCAA Division III championship qualifying window for the women's 100 meter hurdles.
Also competing at the Kentucky relays was senior men's sprinter Cole Green, who placed fourth in the men's 100 meters in a time of 10.89 seconds, and fifth in the men's 200 meters in 21.66 seconds. Green's showing in the 200 meters was his second-fastest time of the spring season.
Green remains in the top-20 in NCAA championship qualifying in the 200 meter event, and within the top-10 for the 100 meters.
Sophomore Olivia Kee turned in a time of 1:07.47 seconds in the women's 400 meters, while men's freshman Gunnar Eaton placed sixth in the men's javelin throw with a 44.98 m launch. Freshman Kailey Price displayed a 34.51 m throw in the women's discus throw to place 11th overall.
The Pioneers have one more official event remaining prior to the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships, when they journey to Ohio Wesleyan University on May 18 to participate in the Great Lakes Elite.
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