June 16, 2014
UCF Athletics Social Media Directory
By Nate Blythe
+ USTFCCCAA All-America Release
ORLANDO, Fla. - The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) recognized UCF track and field senior Jen Clayton in the long jump and the members of the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams with All-American Second Team honors on Monday afternoon.
The 4x100 relay and 4x400 relay teams finished 11th and 15th, respectively, and earned second team distinction by recording a top-16 time.
Clayton posted a mark of 6.15m/20-2.25 in the long jump at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore., to finish 15th in the event. The Nyack, N.Y., native received her second All-American honor after earning first team recognition in 2013 with a bronze medal finish in the same event.
She also received second team honors this year by running the second leg of the 4x100 and third leg of the 4x400 relay teams.
The 4x100 relay team consisted of junior Kirsten Nieuwendam, Clayton, sophomore Christal Peterson and freshman J'Nea Bellamy. The group registered a mark of 44.45 at the NCAA Championships and tallied its best mark of the campaign of 44.42 at the Georgia Tech Invite (5/17).
Redshirt junior Sandy Jean, Clayton, freshman Ashley Jocelyn and senior Afia Charles made up the 4x400 relay squad that posted a 3:35.42 to finish 15th at the NCAA Championships. The quartet's best mark on the campaign at The American Championship with a school-record time of 3:32.59 to earn gold.
Charles earned her second All-America accolade, which followed a runner-up finish in the 4x100 relay at the 2013 NCAA Championships. Jean also became a two-time All-America second team recipient after receiving the distinction in the 400 hurdles in 2013.
USTFCCAA All-American Second Team
J'Nea Bellamy - 4x100 Relay
Afia Charles - 4x400 Relay
Jen Clayton - Long Jump, 4x100 Relay, 4x400 Relay
Sandy Jean - 4x400 Relay
Ashley Jocelyn - 4x400 Relay
Kirsten Nieuwendam - 4x100 Relay
Christal Peterson - 4x100 Relay