Kayla Parker hurdles into NCAA meet

Published: Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 08:55 AM.

“I also have strong teammates, we brought in a great class of hurdlers this year, including one of the best in the country (SEC champ Kendra Harrison). I am in a good position to go fast because I am training with some of the best in the country.”

The UK team’s progress under Floreal is highlighted in the numbers the Wildcats will take to Eugene.

After sending 10 athletes competing in 11 events to last year’s NCAAs, the Wildcats send 14 athletes competing in 15 events this year.

Parker said she plans to concentrate this summer on her running.

She wants to continue to run competitively; she also has goals to work down the road with athletes in a training/administrative/coaching capacity.

The horizon looms and expands with graduation from college and upcoming collegiate and national championships.

“This is where I planned to be four years ago,” Parker said. “It took a while to get there, but this is where I wanted to be.

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