UCF Track & Field Begins NCAA East Preliminary on Thursday



May 28, 2014

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By Nate Blythe

NCAA East Preliminary
Jacksonville, Fla. - Hodges Stadium

Thursday, May 29

Friday, May 30

  • 6:15 p.m. - 400 Meters Quarterfinals%
  • 6:45 p.m. - 100 Meters Quarterfinals%
  • 7:15 p.m. - 800 Meters Quarterfinals%
  • 7:45 p.m. - 400 Hurdles Quarterfinals%
  • 8:25 p.m. - 200 Meters First Round#

Saturday, May 31

  • 6:15 p.m. - 4x100M Relay Quarterfinals%
  • 7:50 p.m. - 200 Meters Quarterfinals%
  • 8:45 p.m. - 5000 Meters Semifinals%
  • 9:45 p.m. - 4x400M Relay Quarterfinals%
# - Top 24 advance to NCAA East Prelim Quarterfinals
% - Top 12 advance to NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore., on Jun. 11-14

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+ NCAA East Preliminary Central
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+ The Knights NCAA Qualifiers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The UCF track & field team begins the NCAA East Preliminary on Thursday at Hodges Stadium on the campus of North Florida. The Knights had 10 individuals qualify for the event along with the 4x100M and 4x400M relays teams. Follow @UCF_Track on Twitter for in-meet updates, information and photos from the three-day competition.

Senior Destinee Romain and sophomore Kalen Hambrick begin the three-day meet at noon with the hammer throw. The long jump for senior Jen Clayton, a 2013 All-American, starts at 6:30 p.m.

The semifinal of the 10,000 meters is set for 9:40 p.m. with school-record holder sophomore Anne-Marie Blaney representing UCF. The Ocala native is also set to compete in the 5000 meters on Saturday evening.

Blaney, Clayton, Hambrick and Romain are seeking to post a top-12 finish in their respective events to earn a berth to the NCAA Championships on June 11-14 in Eugene, Ore.

Track events for the Knights begin at 5 p.m. Thursday with junior Sandy Jean competing in the first round of the 400 hurdles. The top 24 finishers advance to the finals on Friday at 7:455 p.m.

Sophomore Briana Vaughn and freshman J'Nea Bellamy compete in the 100 meters at 6:55 p.m. The quarterfinals are scheduled for Friday at 6:45 p.m.

The 400 meters includes senior Afia Charles and freshman Ashley Jocelyn starts at 7:45 p.m. Advancing to the quarterfinals are the best 24 marks on Friday at 6:15 p.m.

Senior Erica Winston rounds out the first-round events for the Knights on Thursday with the 800 meters at 8:35 p.m. The top-24 times move onto compete on Friday at 7:15 p.m.

Bellamy and Vaughn are also slated to compete in the first round of the 100 meters on Friday at 6:45 p.m. The quarterfinals for the top-24 finishers is set for Saturday at 7:50 p.m.

The 4x100 relay team of Bellamy, sophomore Christal Peterson, Clayton and Vaugn races in the quarterfinals on Saturday at 6:15 p.m., while the 4x400 relay squad of Jean, Clayton, Jocelyn, and Charles competes later that night at 9:45 p.m.

Juniors Devinn Cartwright and Kirsten Nieuwendam are serving as alternates on the relay teams.