• New UK facility to be named Jim Green Indoor Track and Field Center
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    New UK facility to be named Jim Green Indoor Track and Field Center

    The new indoor track and field facility at the University of Kentucky will be called the Jim Green Indoor Track and Field Center, named for Jim Green, the first African American student-athlete at Kentucky and in the Southeastern Conference to win NCAA and SEC Championships. The UK Board of Trustees approved the facility name on Friday. “The Jim Green Indoor Track and Field Center will highlight the groundbreaking career of a UK alumnus – the first African American student-athlete to graduate from the University of Kentucky,” Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart said. “I am pleased that the facility be named in honor of 1971’s fastest man in…

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