No. 5 Track and Field To Split Time Between Clemson, Arkansas Invitationals


GO KNIGHTS Sophomore Destinee Romain is scheduled to compete in the weight throw and shot put at the Tiger Paw Invitational.
GO KNIGHTS
Sophomore Destinee Romain is scheduled to compete in the weight throw and shot put at the Tiger Paw Invitational.
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Feb. 9, 2012

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By Jenna Marina
UCFAthletics.com

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The No. 5 UCF track and field team faces its final test of the indoor season this weekend before the Conference USA Championships on Feb. 25-26 when the Knights split between the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., and the Tiger Paw Invitational at Clemson, S.C.

At the Tyson Invitational, UCF will be well represented in the 60-meter dash as six sprinters will represent the Knights in the event. Of the six, freshman Octavious Freeman and sophomores Aurieyall Scott and Dominique Booker all rank within the top 15 in the nation.

Scott, who ranks sixth in the country in the 200 meter, will headline six Knights in the event.

Senior Jackie Coward returns to the track for the 60 hurdles one week removed from automatically qualifying for the NCAA Championships with her season-best time of 8.09, which ranks fourth in the nation. Fellow senior Ashley Bolling will also compete in the 60 hurdles.

Sonnisha Williams, who ranks among the nation's top 20 in the long jump, and Jen Clayton will be joined by Tomika Story and Jacquelyn Gilchrist in the long jump. Williams will also compete in the 200 meters for the first time this season.

Meanwhile, at the Tiger Paw Invitational, seven members of the team will compete at Clemson. After a break from the action last weekend, sophomore Destinee Romain will represent UCF in the shot put and weight throw.

Amanda Leland and Tyler Smith will run the 60-meter and 200-meter races while Cody Castillo will handle the mile. Junior Erica Weiss will look to top her UCF pole vaulting record, which she broke in her last outing at the Rod McCravy Memorial on Jan. 28.

UCF's scheduled participants can be found below. For live scoring and updates of the Tyson Invitational, fans can check out ArkansasRazorbacks.com. Be sure to visit UCFAthletics.com for results from the weekend.

Tyson Invitational Schedule
60 Meters
Senior Ashley Bolling
Sophomore Dominique Booker
Sophomore Jen Clayton
Freshman Octavious Freeman
Freshman Christal Peterson
Sophomore Aurieyall Scott

200 Meters
Sophomore Dominique Booker
Freshman Octavious Freeman
Freshman Christal Peterson
Sophomore Aurieyall Scott
Junior Sonnisha Williams

400 Meters
Sophomore Afia Charles

60 Hurdles
Senior Jackie Coward
Senior Ashley Bolling

High Jump
Junior Sonnisha Williams

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

Triple Jump
Senior Jacquelyn Gilchrist
Senior Tomika Story

Tiger Paw Invitational Schedule
60 Meters
Junior Amanda Leland
Freshman Tyler Smith

200 Meters
Junior Amanda Leland
Freshman Tyler Smith

Mile
Freshman Cody Castillo

Pole Vault
Junior Erica Weiss

Shot Put
Sophomore Destinee Romain

Weight Throw
Sophomore Destinee Romain


 

 

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