Track and Field



Year: Senior
Hometown: Knoxville, Tenn.
High School: West HS


Personal Bests (At conclusion of 2012 season):
60m: 7.70
55h: 7.81
60h: 8.02 (school record)
100h: 12.81 (school record)
200m: 24.39 (In)
400h: 57.59 (School record, C-USA Championships meet record)
400m: 56.26 (Out)

2012 (Senior): Indoor and Outdoor First Team All-American...One of four Knights to compete at the USA Olympic Trials...A First-Team-Indoor All-American in the 60 hurdles after taking fifth place at the NCAA Championships (3/10) with a time of 8.14...A day prior, she ran for a personal best and school record with a time of 8.02 in the prelims...Posted a C-USA Indoor Championships meet-record time of 8.08 for first place and the fifth-fastest time in the country...Finished first at the New Balance Invitational (2/3) with a time of 8.09 in the 60 hurdles...Ran for a personal record in the 60 meters in the prelims with a time of 7.70 at the Auburn Invitational (1/21)...Earned All-Conference Second Team honors at the C-USA Indoor Championships (2/26) as the second leg of the 4x400 relay, who finished with a time of 3:43.32...Helped UCF[apos]s 4x400 relay to its best time of the season (3:41.68) at the Rod McCravy Memorial (1/28) for third place...Conference USA Outdoor Champion in the 100 and 400 hurdles, helping UCF earn its third-straight C-USA outdoor championship title...Advanced to the NCAA Championships with the second-fastest qualifying time (12.96) at the NCAA East Preliminaries (5/26)...Bested own school record in the 100 hurdles in the semifinals of the 100 hurdles at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a time of 12.81...She went on to finish fourth in the finals...Twice named the C-USA Track Athlete of the Week during the season...Boasted eight performances in the 100 hurdles throughout the year that ranked among the NCAA[apos]s top 25. 2011 (Junior): Broke the school record and set a personal best in the 100mH (12.87) at the USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships (6/24)...Named the Conference USA Female Outdoor and Indoor Track Athlete of the Year...Became the first two-time First Team All-American in program history...Earned All-America First Team honors in the 100-meter hurdles with a third-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a time of 12.78...Won the 100mH at the C-USA Outdoor Championships with a meet record time of 12.97...Won the 400mH at the C-USA Outdoor Championships with a personal best time of 57.59, which broke the school record and meet record...Helped the Knights to a fourth-place finish in the 4x100-meter relay team at the NCAA Championships, its best showing at the meet in program history... One of a school-record 12 student-athletes to represent UCF at the NCAA East Preliminaries and tallied 11 points to help the Knights to their best performance in program history at the event...Set the indoor 60-meter hurdles school record and earned All-America status with a third-place finishing time of 8.06 at the NCAA Indoor Championships...C-USA Indoor Champion in the 60-meter hurdles and set the meet record with a time of 8.15 in the semifinals...Named the C-USA Track Athlete of the Week after securing a first place finish in the 60-meter hurdles at the Tyson Invite (2/11).
2010 (Sophomore): Became the first Outdoor All-American in UCF program history as she finished fifth nationally in the 100-meter hurdles...Set a personal-best time to win the C-USA 60-meter hurdles in 12.99 on 5/16...She advanced to the finals with a then season-best time of 13.07 in the preliminaries...At the UCF Invitational on 3/27 she set a new personal record in the 400-meter hurdles in 59.11...Finished second at the C-USA Championships in the 400-meter hurdles, crossing the line in 56.36...Set a personal-best time in the 400 meters on 3/20 at the Black & Gold Challenge in 56.26 to finish fifth...Finished fifth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 100-meter hurdles in 13.04...Reached the semifinals of the USA Track & Field Championships on 6/26.
2009 (Freshman): Set a UCF freshman school record of 7.81 in the 55mH at the Tom Jones Memorial...Set a freshman record of 8.19 in the 60mH at the C-USA Indoor Championships...Set a personal record of 24.39 in the 200m at the PSU National Invitational...Qualified for the NCAA East Regionals in the 100m and 400m hurdles...Claimed the C-USA individual event title in the 400m hurdles at the C-USA Outdoor Championships with a time of 59.27...Set the freshman school records in the 100m and 400m hurdles with times of 13.51 and 59.27 respectively...Finished second at the C-USA Championships in the 100m hurdles...Part of the record-setting shuttle hurdles relay team which won the Penn Relays and an ACCUSPLIT relay award.
Prior to UCF: Attended Knoxville West High School where she ran for former UCF assistant coach Tyangela Sanders...A 12-time state champion sprinter and hurdler...Best time in the 100-meter hurdles in 2008 (13.26) ranked No. 1 in the nation according to Track and Field News rankings...Also ranked second in the nation in the 300-meter hurdles (41.26) and third in the 400-meter hurdles (59.76)...Wrapped up her prep career with three victories at the 2008 Tennessee State High School Athletics Association Championships, winning the 100-meter hurdles (13.48), the 300-meter hurdles (41.11) and anchoring the team[apos]s championship 4x400-meter relay (3:51.12)...Victory in the 4x400-meter relay clinched the Tennessee Class AAA state championship for her team...Time in the 300-meter hurdles broke her own state meet record in that event...Finished second in the 100-meter dash at the state championships...Holds the national high school indoor record in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.16...Member of the 2006 and 2007 USA Today All-America team...Won the bronze medal in the 2007 Junior Pan-Am Games in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and the 2007 Nike Outdoor National Champion in the 100-meter hurdles...In her junior season, claimed the Class AAA individual state championship in the 100-meter dash (11.98), the 200-meter dash (24.16) and the 400-meters (54.97)...Named the USA Track and Field Athlete of the Week on Jan. 9, 2007, after winning the 55-meter hurdles at the 28th Ed Temple Classic in Nashville, Tenn...As a sophomore, she accomplished that feat in 7.67 seconds, the fastest time by a high school athlete since 1993.
Personal: Born in Knoxville, Tenn....Daughter of Jackie Coward....Majoring in sociology.
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