UCF Track & Field Heads to Georgia Tech Invite


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May 15, 2014

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By Nate Blythe
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ORLANDO, Fla. - The UCF track and field team travels to Atlanta, Ga., for the Georgia Tech Invitational, the final meet before the NCAA East Regional (May 29-31). The two-day meet at George C. Griffin Track begins on Friday for the Knights.

UCF is coming off a runner-up finish at The American Championships where the program scored over 100 points and earned five gold medals on the final day in a comeback that came up just short.

The goal for the UCF runners going to Atlanta is to record a top 48 qualifying time in the east region and secure a place in the NCAA East Regional at the end of the month.

On Friday, senior Destinee Romain and Kalen Hambrick kick off the meet for the Knights with the hammer throw at noon. The evening field events include freshman Siaina Campbell in the javelin, senior Jen Clayton and junior Devinn Cartwright in the long jump and Romain in the shot put.

The first-day running events include the prelims and finals in the 100 meters for freshman J'Nea Bellamy, sophomores Christal Peterson and Briana Vaughn. Freshman Lia King and Cartwright compete in the prelims and finals of the 100 hurdles.

The school record holder in the 1500 meters, sophomore Anne-Marie Blaney, looks to improve her time of 4:21.93 recorded at the UCF Invite on March 28.

Saturday starts with the 4x100 relay team of Clayton, Bellamy, Peterson and Vaughn that finished first at The American Championship with a time of 44.87.

Seniors Afia Charles, Erica Winston and freshman Ashley Jocelyn are schedule for the 400 meters. The 400 hurdles are slotted for senior Sandy Jean and Cartwright.

Sophomore Allison Lampert competes in the high jump, the only field event for UCF on Saturday.

The NCAA East Regional is next up for UCF on May 29-31 at UNF's Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla.

UCF Participants at the Georgia Tech Invitational:
PR = Personal Record; SB = Season Best; SR = School Record; Fr = Freshman Record

100 Meters - Fri. at 6:25 p.m. (prelim) | 8 p.m. (finals)
J'Nea Bellamy - (PR - 11.58 (-0.7) | SB - Same)
Christal Peterson - (PR - 11.68 (+1.8) | SB - Same))
Briana Vaughn - (11.38 (PR - +1.6 | SB - Same)

400 Meters - Sat. at 2:20 p.m.
Afia Charles - (PR - 52.49 | SB - 52.77)
Ashley Jocelyn - (PR - 54.04 | SB - Same)
Erica Winston - (PR - N/A)

800 Meters - Sat. at 1:20 p.m.
Caroline Pauls - (PR - 2:11.34 | SB - Same)
Amelia Williams - (PR - 2:12.40 | SB - Same)

1500 Meters - Fri. at 8 p.m.
Anne-Marie Blaney (PR, SR - 4:31.93 | SB - Same)

100 Hurdles - Fri. at 5:30 p.m. (prelim) | 7:50 p.m. (finals)
Devinn Cartwright - (PR - 13.90 (+1.6) | SB - Same)
Lia King - (PR - 14.26 (+1.1) | SB - Same)

400 Hurdles - Sat. at 3:20 p.m.
Devinn Cartwright - (PR - 1:00.18 | SB - Same)
Sandy Jean - (PR - 57.07 | SB - 57.87)

4x100 Relay - Sat. at 1 p.m.
UCF - Jen Clayton, J'Nea Bellamy, Christal Peterson, Briana Vaughn - (SB - 44.45 | SR - 43.15)

High Jump - Sat. at 11 a.m.
Allison Lampert (PR - 1.75m/5-08.00 | SB - 1.75m/5-08.00)

Hammer Throw - Fri. at 12 p.m.
Kalen Hambrick - (PR - 56.36m/184-11 | SB - Same)
Destinee Romain - (PR - 55.45m/181-11 | SB - Same)

Javelin - Fri. at 6 p.m.
Siaina Campbell - (PR, SR, FR - 41.01m/134-06)

Long Jump - Fri. at 7 p.m.
Devinn Cartwright - (PR - 5.68m/18-07.25 | SB - Same)
Jen Clayton - (PR - 6.49m/21-03.50 (+1.3) | SB - 6.42m/21-00.74 (-0.1))

Shot Put - Fri. at 6 p.m.
Destinee Romain - (PR - 14.28m/46-10.25 | SB - Same)

 

 

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