No. 13 UCF Track and Field's 4x800 Relay Sets New School Record


GO KNIGHTS Amelia Williams (front) and Cody Castillo helped UCF break a school record as members of the 4x800 Relay.
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Amelia Williams (front) and Cody Castillo helped UCF break a school record as members of the 4x800 Relay.
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April 7, 2012

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By Jenna Marina
UCFAthletics.com

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The No. 13 UCF track and field team wrapped up the Pepsi Florida Relays on a high note by breaking a school record and generating strong performances from its relay teams.

Fresh off its headline-grabbing day-one outing, the Knights continued to impress Saturday as the 4x800 Relay team rewrote the school record. Ne'Ausha Logan, Cody Castillo, Amelia Williams and Erica Winston crossed the finish line in third place with a time of 8:59.49, shaving 1.1 off the school record set last season.

"Today was a really exciting day for our team," UCF head coach Caryl Smith Gilbert said. "We competed well and fought hard in the relay events and ended up with good times and a school record. It was nice to see Sheila Paul back in action and Christal Peterson did an outstanding job in both the 4x100 and the 4x200. We are ready to go back to Orlando and prepare for the competition we have coming up in two weeks. Our goal is to have everyone healthy and firing on all pistons by that time."

The 4x100 Relay -- Peterson, Amanda Leland, Jen Clayton and Paul -- finished first in its heat and eighth overall with a time of 44.99. They were the fourth-fastest collegiate team in the event.

Paul and Peterson worked with Sonnisha Williams and Afia Charles in the 4x200 Relay to emerge as the top-finishing collegiate squad and the second team overall with a time of 1:33.83.

As for the individual events, freshman Precious Ogunleye shined with a season-best in the shot put with a mark of 13.37m/43-10.50. Meanwhile, senior Tomika Story emerged as UCF's highest finisher in the triple jump with a mark of 12.10m/39-08.50 (+1.7).

The Knights will return to Gainesville for the Tom Jones Invitational on April 21.


 

 

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