Karessa Farley

Karessa Farley

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bridgetown, Barbados

High School:
Queen's College

Last College:
Iowa

Event:
Sprints/Hurdles

05/26/2012

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.

05/25/2012

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.

05/17/2012

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.

05/13/2012

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.

05/13/2012

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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