It was not to be for Jenna Martin, the former Track and Field standout at Kentucky. On Friday, Martin ran a 51.98 in the women’s 400 meters preliminary heat. Because she finished the heat in 3rd place, she automatically qualified for Saturday’s semifinals. In the semifinals, Martin ran a time of 52.83, finishing in 7th place, and did not advance to the final, which will air Sunday night during NBC’s primetime show.
Rondel Sorrillo, another track standout, was busy with the men’s 100 meters. The former Cat is representing Trinidad and Tobago. Saturday morning, he finished 3rd in the second heat of Round 1 with a time of 10.23. Because of the third place finish, he was able to qualify for tomorrow’s semifinal heats. During Sunday’s semifinals, he will be in lane 3, right next to Lexington’s Tyson Gay.
UK’s newly named Track and Field coach Edrick Floreal is serving in London as an assistant coach for USA Track and Field, where he is coaching coaching America’s jumps and combined events. On Saturday, Will Claye earned a bronze medal in the men’s long jump for Team USA.
USA Basketball was in action again this morning and beat Lithuania 99-94. Anthony Davis did not see any action during the game.
Finally, last but not least, former Kentucky center Dermontti Dawson, was officially inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. If you forgot about the inductions being on television or even forgot that the inductions were this weekend, you can head over to the HOF website to read Dawson’s induction speech.