Karessa Farley

Karessa Farley


Bridgetown, Barbados

High School:
Queen's College

Last College:



UCF Track and Field Earns Four Entries to NCAA Championships on Final Day of East Preliminaries

The Knights will send a total of six student-athletes to Des Moines in pursuit of the national title.


Three More Knights Qualify for NCAA Track and Field Championships

Octavious Freeman, Aurieyall Scott and Sheila Paul will represent UCF in the 100-meter semifinals in June.


Knights to Send School-Record 14 Competitors to NCAA East Preliminary Round

The No. 14 UCF track and field team earned 21 entries in this year's field, which was released Thursday.


No. 18 UCF Track and Field Repeats as Conference USA Outdoor Champion

The Knights picked up nine gold-medal finishes en route to their third-straight title.


No. 18 UCF Track and Field's Ogunleye, Williams, Gilchrist Earn All-Conference Laurels

Nine Knights advanced to Sunday's finals of the Conference USA Championships.

Personal Bests (At conclusion of 2012 season):
60h: 8.23
60m: 7.87
100m: 12.06
100h: 13.22

2012 (Senior): Earned Conference USA Outdoor Third Team recognition in the 100 hurdles with a season-best time of 13.34 to help UCF capture its third-straight championship title...One of a school-record 14 competitors to represent the Knights at the NCAA East Preliminaries (5/24)...Narrowly missed the cut for the NCAA Championships by four-thousandths of a second in the quarterfinals of the 100h with a time of 13.40.

2011 (Junior): Finished third behind fellow teammates Jackie Coward and Mica Wimberly in the 100-meter hurdles at the C-USA Outdoor Championships with a time of 13.41 to earn all-conference distinction...Part of the shuttle hurdle team that set a new school record with a time of 53.83 at the Penn Relays (4/29) for a second-place finish...Ran a personal best 12.06 in the 100m at the UCF Twilight (5/5)...Ran a personal best in the 100mH with a time of 13.22 at the UCF Twilight (5/5)...Finished runner-up to teammate Jackie Coward in the 60-meter hurdles at the C-USA Indoor Championships (2/26) to earn all-conference laurels.

At Iowa: All-American, placing sixth in 60-meter hurdles (8.23) at 2009 NCAA Indoor Championships... First Hawkeye in women's school history to earn all-America honors in that event...Took third place in the 60-meter hurdles at the 2010 Big Ten Indoor Championships.

High School: The 100-meter hurdles high school champion senior year... Named high school athlete of the year as a senior...Four-time competitor at CARIFTA Games, earning a bronze medal in 2006... Best 100-meter hurdles time was 13.92...Also competed at Central American Games and Pan American Junior Championships...Coached by Brian Holder and Gabriel Burnett... Two-time national netball team member.

Personal: Daughter of Matthew Farley and Alphine Farley....Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

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