UCF Track & Field Set for Four Events on Final Day at NCAA East Prelims


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May 30, 2014

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By Nate Blythe
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NCAA East Preliminary
Jacksonville, Fla. - Hodges Stadium

Saturday, May 31

# - Top 24 advance to NCAA East Prelim Quarterfinals
% - Top 12 advance to NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore., on Jun. 11-14

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The UCF track and field team saw freshman J'Nea Bellamy advance to the quarterfinals in the 200 meters on Friday evening at the NCAA East Prelims. The Knights are slated to compete in the 4x100 and 4x400 relays, 200 and 5000 meters on Saturday at Hodges Stadium on the campus of North Florida.

Registering the fourth-fastest time in her 200 meter heat was Bellamy, who recorded a mark of 23.67. The Miami native was the top at-large qualifier into the quarterfinals set for Saturday at 7:50 p.m. Sophomore Briana Vaughn posted a 24.32 in the same heat.

In the 100 meters, freshman J'Nea Bellamy finished 14th in the quarterfinals with a wind-aided, personal-best time of 11.54 (+2.5). Teammate Briana Vaughn was just behind her at 11.62 in heat one, which included three automatic and two of the three at-large berths into the NCAA Championships.

A mark of 54.02 was posted by senior Afia Charles in the quarters of the 400 meters, while junior Sandy Jean posted a time of 58.66 in the quarters of the 400m hurdles.

Charles and Jean now set their sights on helping the 4x400 team, which placed third in the 2013 NCAA Championship, advance to Eugene on Saturday at 9:45 p.m. Sophomore Ashley Jocelyn, junior Devinn Cartwright and senior Jen Clayton are also members on the relay team.

The 4x100 relay team of Bellamy, sophomore Christal Peterson, Clayton, sophomore Briana Vaughn and junior Kirsten Nieuwendam begin the final day of the NCAA East Prelims at 6:15 p.m. Sophomore Anne-Marie Blaney also competes in the 5000 meters at 8:45 p.m.

NCAA East Prelims Day Two
May 30, 2013 - Jacksonville, Fla.

400 Meters
20. Afia Charles - 54.02

100 Meters
14. J'Nea Bellamy - 11.54 (+2.5)
17. Briana Vaughn - 11.62 (+2.5)

400 Hurdles
21. Sandy Jean - 58.66

200 Meters
16. J'Nea Bellamy - 23.67
43. Briana Vaughn - 23.32

 

 

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