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What more is there to say about Kentucky Wildcats track and field legend Abby Steiner, who continues to show everyone she’s one of the world’s best athletes in any sport.
Steiner’s latest accomplishment came Saturday when she broke the women’s 200-meter collegiate record with a time of 21.80 seconds at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon.
That helped the Kentucky women’s track and field team finish third at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, including UK’s 4x400m relay of Steiner, Karimah Davis, Dajour Miles, and Alexis Holmes winning the national championship!
Another banner day for UK Athletics.
Tweet of the Day
Take a bow (and a nap), @abbysteiner1— UK Track & Field (@KentuckyTrack) June 12, 2022
The only student-athlete to compete in and medal in four finals in one day at this year’s @NCAATrackField Championships.#SteinerSpeed x #UKTF x #NCAATF pic.twitter.com/siRrNfoyAK
Like a boss!
UKTF Women's Team Third at NCAA Championships, Steiner, 4x4 Win Event Titles
"Any time you're at the end of the meet and you're one of the teams on the infield, that means you've had a successful outing," said Head Coach Lonnie Greene. "We happened to be the third best team indoors and outdoors, and for that I'm very grateful to my staff, the student-athletes and everybody that's connected to the program, including all the support staff," said Greene.
Oscar Tshiebwe ranked top returning player in college basketball
Tshiebwe announced April 20 live on ESPN's SportsCenter he would be returning to Kentucky next season, becoming the first national player of the year in college basketball to return since North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough in 2008 and cementing UK's status as a preseason top 5 team heading into next season.
Trading Places: Transfers Found a Home at Kentucky
"I've built some close relationships with my teammates after one year, friendships that I will maintain for years to come," said John Thrasher."Transferring to Kentucky from a mid-major program was the best experience I've had. I was welcomed with open arms by the staff and my teammates. From day one the coaching staff and support staff were so helpful in guiding me in the right direction. The culture we established and built will be present in years to come. This has been a wonderful baseball experience, and I am beyond thankful for it."
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