EUGENE, Ore. (UCFAthletics.com) - Junior Aurieyall Scott and sophomore Octavious Freeman took care of business Thursday in the 200-meter semifinals at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
As the top two regional qualifiers heading into competition, the pair lined up in the first heat of the first racing event of the day at Hayward Field. Scott (22.64) and Freeman (22.85) cruised to the finish line to clinch automatic bids to the finals with the two best times of their heat.
UCF and Texas A&M are the only programs in the country to send multiple competitors to the final. Coupled with Thursday's performances, UCF now owns five entries in three different finals (100M, 200M, 4x100 relay) that will air on ESPNU.
The Knights, who have six points on the board thanks to Jen Clayton's third-place finish in the long jump Wednesday, will be represented by Freeman and Scott in Friday's 100-meter final. They enter the race as the top-two qualifiers after their blistering all-conditions personal records in Wednesday's semifinals.
The duo also qualified for Saturday's 4x100 relay along with freshman Alexis Faulknor and junior Afia Charles after breaking the school record in the event in the semifinals.