No. 11 UCF Track and Field Gears Up for Busy Week

GO KNIGHTS Amanda Leland is one of the team's four seniors.
Amanda Leland is one of the team's four seniors.

Jan. 16, 2013

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By Jenna Marina

ORLANDO, Fla. ( – The No. 11 UCF track and field team will pull double duty at Thursday’s Gator Invitational in Gainesville and Saturday’s Auburn Invitational in Birmingham, Ala.

After a solid opening weekend, UCF has 10 marks that currently rank among the NCAA’s top 15. Highlighting the group, three Knights stand among the top-five 60-meters performers: Octavious Freeman (No. 2, 7.20); Aurieyall Scott (No. 3; 7.23) and Dominique Booker (No. 5, 7.34).

On Thursday, UCF will make the quick trip north to Gainesville to compete against a field of 15 teams including Sunshine State programs No. 9 Florida, FIU, Miami, Florida State, North Florida, Jacksonville and fellow Conference USA member Southern Miss. Live results will be available via

Saturday’s Auburn Invitational will be held at the CrossPlex Indoor Track and Field Center where this February’s C-USA Indoor Championship will take place. UCF will measure up against programs including No. 1 Clemson, No. 17 Georgia, No. 24 Auburn, Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and more. Live results will be available via

UCF will begin competition Thursday at 3 p.m. with the pole vault. The Auburn Invitational begins at 9 a.m. Saturday with the weight throw. Stay up-to-date on all the latest track and field news by visiting and following the team on Twitter (@UCF_Track) and Facebook.



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