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Wildcat Quickies: Kendra Harrison Edition

Former Cat sets a new American sprinting record. Jamal Murray landing in Philly? Chris Westry among best cornerbacks in the SEC, and more in today's Quickies.

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Congratulations to Kendra Harrison on setting the American record in the100 hurdles on Saturday!

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Former UK sprinter sets U.S. hurdles record - LCJ
Former Kentucky Wildcats track star Kendra Harrison set the American record in the women’s 100 hurdles in 12.24 seconds — the second-fastest time ever — on Saturday in the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Ore. Harrison’s performance was just 0.03 seconds slower than Yordanka Donkova’s world record of 12.21.

10 best cornerbacks in the SEC after spring practice - SDS
Saturday Down South thinks Chris Westry is one of the Top Ten cornerbacks in the SEC: "He made an impact as a freshman, but Kentucky is pressing the 6-foot-4 Westry to be even better. His length gives him something the other top SEC corners don’t have — an NBA wingspan to take on big receivers."

Could 76ers pull off trade with Celtics to draft Kentucky's Murray? | Lexington Herald-Leader
It's no secret that the Sixers are looking to restock at the point guard, shooting guard, and small forward positions this summer. It's also no secret that they are overloaded at center with Jahlil Okafor, Nerlens Noel, and Joel Embiid. Now that Boston has the third pick in the draft, the teams could revisit trade discussions around Okafor prior to the NBA trade deadline.

Snyder Leads Wildcats on Day One of NCAA Championship - UK Wildcats News
Senior David Snyder shot even par to lead the Kentucky men’s golf team to a tie for 12th following the opening 18 holes of action at the Men’s Golf NCAA Championship.

Karl Towns heaps praise on Kentucky - Cats Pause
Karl-Anthony Towns heaped praise on John Calipari and the Kentucky program during a recent appearance on SportsCenter.

Post-spring strengths and weaknesses: Kentucky - SDS
Running backs, Chris Westry and Denzil Ware are among UK's biggest strengths as the Cats head into the summer, while some big questions at receiver and in the trenches remain.

Dunbar’s Will Allen has record-setting day in Class 3A Track and Field championships - Lexington Herald-Leader
The Republic Bank/KHSAA Class 3A State Track and Field Championships were held Saturday at the University of Kentucky’s Outdoor Complex. Will Allen of Paul Laurence Dunbar swept the boys’ 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes and broke a 15-year-old record set by former Lafayette star Tyson Gay in the process.

Game of Thrones showrunners 'apologize' for the most recent episode's ending - Polygon
The fifth episode, which aired last Sunday, took a turn that tested the patience of many fans, and co-showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss appeared in a taped skit on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to acknowledge their mistake.

Foxconn Replaces 60,000 Employees With Robot Workers - Digital Trends
Apple supplier Foxconn has replaced 60,000 factory employees in China with robot workers, according to a recent report.

What do Microsoft's latest mobile layoffs mean for the Surface phone? - Mashable
There's still one last hope for Microsoft's phones.

Jeff Bridges to get drunk, shoot stuff in Kingsman: The Golden Circle · Newswire · The A.V. Club
Production on Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Golden Circle is already well underway, but the director is still adding some new faces to his very exciting cast.

Can You Pick The McDonald's Item With The Most Calories - BuzzFeed
Memorial Day weekend is always a good time to count the calories you'll be diving into.

Wesley Snipes Says Blade 4 Is A "Possibility" -
Despite reports to the contrary, Wesley Snipes says that a Blade 4 is still possible.

The new media startup pitch: Save journalism from Facebook's death grip - Mashable
Facebook, a force in the media world for years, has strengthened its grip in recent months by hosting more videos and articles, and encouraging (sometimes paying) publishers (including Mashable) to produce more live videos. The fear is that media publications forfeit much of their brands, traffic and money-making autonomy for short-term gains.