No. 6 UCF Track and Field Faces First Test of Indoor Season


GO KNIGHTS Eva Pierce will represent UCF in the 400 Meters in Gainesville, Fla., on Saturday.
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Eva Pierce will represent UCF in the 400 Meters in Gainesville, Fla., on Saturday.
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Jan. 12, 2012

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By Jenna Marina
UCFAthletics.com

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The long-awaited open to the indoor track and field season gets underway this weekend when the No. 6 Knights split between the Virginia Tech Invitational and the Jimmy Carnes Invitational in Gainesville, Fla.

Nineteen student-athletes will head to Blacksburg, Va., on Friday and Saturday to compete in 14 events. Events are scheduled to start on Friday at 5 p.m. and resume at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning.

Nine other Knights will stay in Florida to participate in the middle distance and distance races at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center.

UCF will see how it measures up after being recognized as the No. 6 team in the nation by the USTFCCCA in its preseason pollearlier this week. Last season, UCF witnessed three student-athletes earn indoor All-American distinction.UCF returns 10 All-Conference USA performers from a season ago, eight of whom are C-USA champions.

In December, the Knights were recognized for signing a top-10 recruiting class by Track and Field News. Of UCF's 11 freshmen, 10 have experience as state qualifiers, including USA Today's All-USA Track and field Sprints Team member Octavious Freeman.

A list of the events and UCF's scheduled participants can be found below. Be sure to visit UCFAthletics.com for results from the weekend.

Virginia Tech Invitational Schedule
60 Meters
Freshman Octavious Freeman
Sophomore Dominique Booker
Senior Sheila Paul 
Sophomore Amanda Leland
Freshman Christal Peterson

200 Meters
Freshman Octavious Freeman
Sophomore Dominique Booker
Sophomore Aurieyall Scott
Senior Sheila Paul
Sophomore Tyler Smith

300 Meters:
Sophomore Afia Charles

400 Meters
Sophomore Afia Charles

800 Meters
Sophomore Erica Winston
Sophomore Ne'Ausha Logan

Mile
Sophomore Ne'Ausha Logan

60 Hurdles
Senior Ashley Bolling
Senior Jackie Coward

4x400 Relay
A: Charles, Booker, Coward, Freeman
B: Jacquelyn Gilchrist, Paul, Christal Peterson, Sonnisha Williams

High Jump
Junior Sonnisha Williams

Pole Vault
Junior Erica Weiss

Long Jump
Sophomore Jen Clayton
Senior Jacquelyn Gilchrist
Junior Sonnisha Williams
Senior Tomika Story

Triple Jump
Senior Jacquelyn Gilchrist
Senior Tomika Story

Shot Put
Sophomore Destinee Romain
Freshman Precious Ogunleye

Weight Throw
Sophomore Destinee Romain
Freshman Precious Ogunleye

Jimmy Carnes Invitational Schedule
400 Meters
Junior Eva Pierce

800 Meters
Freshman Ali Brandehoff
Freshman Emmy Brandehoff
Freshman Cody Castillo
Freshman Amelia Williams

Mile 
Freshman Shelby Blaes
Freshman Cody Castillo

5000 Meters
Freshman Teresa Huff
Sophomore Jessica Pachay


 

 

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