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UK's Scott wins National Championship

DES MOINES, Iowa – University of Kentucky track and field thrower Rashaud Scott won the men’s discus National Title with a throw of 199-8 to become the first Wildcat crowned an NCAA National Champion since former Olympian sprinter Tim Harden won the 55 meter dash for the Blue and White in 1996.

Scott threw the winning distance on his first attempt of the finals to jump from eighth place to first and was able to maintain the lead through the final two throws of competition. Earlier Scott qualified for the final three throws of the day in seventh place overall. The Bronx, N.Y., native’s distance was just two inches off his personal-best throw of 199-10 that earned Scott the SEC Championship last month.

Live results are available from the UKathletics.com homepage and the track and field schedule page.

A full recap of Wildcat performances on Friday and a preview of the Saturday’s events will be available after each day of competition on UKathletics.com.

Kentucky NCAA Championship Meet Participation Schedule

Women’s Heptathlon Day One – Friday All Day
Danielle Sampley

Men’s Hammer Throw Final – Friday 6:30 p.m. ET
Andy Fryman

Men’s High Jump Final – Friday 8:00 p.m. ET
Grant Lindsey

Men’s 110 Meter Hurdles Semifinal – Friday 9:05 p.m. ET
Mikel Thomas

Women’s 400 Meter Dash Semifinal – Friday 9:15 p.m. ET
Jenna Martin


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