University of Kentucky
Lexington,Kentucky  ---  Saturday, Feb. 17th
The University of Kentucky was pleased to be a host for many of the nations elite athletes for the 14th Annual Univ. of Kentucky High School Invitational. ANOTHER outstanding meet with incredibly talented athletes.

130 Performances qualified for a national ranking with DYESTAT.COM Elite rank lists. It is hard for any meet in the nation to beat these results on a percentage basis of total number of participating athletes - The Simplot Games in Utah has over 2000 athletes. (The UK Invite had only about 425 athletes).

157 Performances made the standards to compete at the NIKE INDOOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS in March.
(we had 121 in 2005, 165 in 2006)

7 MEET RECORDS FALL in 28 events!! That's 1/4 of all the events !!   We keep thinking that eventually only 1 or two per year will happen....but every year the record list just keeps getting trashed.

In addition, the 2007 UK Invite also produced 5 new #1 U.S. leaders. (2 of those #1 performances were broken at the Simplot Games later in the day) + an American High School Indoor Record (#1  ALL-TIME U.S.) prep performance in the Womens 60m hurdles + the fastest ever girls freshman performance for 60m Hurdles in that same race. Plus a #5 all-time U.S. prep performance for the Boys 800m.

Also a thank you to all the team & club coaches who obviously put forth a great effort on behalf of their athletes. We hope we make it worthwhile and a trip to look forward to each year for you, the athletes, and their parents!

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GIRLS 60m Hurdle Final - Tennessee's Jacquelyn Coward (Track Knoxville TC) trashes her own American High School Indoor record from 3 weeks ago by running 8.17.  A whopping .12 off her previous record of 8.29.
Jasmine Pickett in second place also beats her own all-time U.S. freshman record by running 8.51.
BOYS 800 - heat 1 --- Chris Bilbrew of Smiths Station,AL sets the leading national High School mark in the 800m at 1:51.09. He later anchored his 4x800 team to another U.S. #1 time for 2007.