COLUMBIA, S.C. (UCFKnights.com) – Continuing the trend, the UCF track and field team collected four top honors and advanced to the finals of the 60-meter dash at the Carolina Challenge at the South Carolina Indoor Track and Field Complex.
"We had a few (personal records) today," UCF head coach Dana Boone said. "The distance crew ran well today. Across the board we are still ironing things out, but it was a solid day for us. We will get some rest and get back to work tomorrow."
The Black and Gold start the day with back-to-back personal-best performances in the qualifying rounds of the 60-meter dash and the 60-meter hurdles. Competing in the 60m for the first time this season, Ciara Holback finished first in the qualifiers with a time of 7.47. Jayda Drake-Howard improved her hurdles mark, taking the top spot in the qualifiers in 8.74.
For the third meet in a row, Victoria Jung posted a personal best. After bettering her 3000-meter run mark in the season opener, Jung knocked 14 seconds off on Friday to take second place in 10:03.18. Charlotte Crook made the most of her collegiate debut in the mile, finishing in 5:03.43 to take seventh place.
The Knights continue action at the Carolina Challenge on Saturday.
1. Ciara Holback 7.47
60m Hurdles Qualifier
1. Jayda Drake-Howard 8.74
7. Charlotte Crook 5:03.43
14. Kaitlyn Soltis 5:11. 18
2. Victoria Jung 10:03.18
4. Shaniya Williams 7.57Q
6. Ciara Holback 7.47q
7. Shian Hyde 7.48q
11. Imani Clark 7.52
60m Hurdles Prelim
12. Zharia Moore 8.55
18. Jayda Drake-Howard 8.74
Open Weight Throw
6. Soteria Russell 49=7.25/15.12m
7. Devin D’Oliveira 17-11/5.46m
17. Daneesha Davidson 17-1.5/5.22m
Open Shot Put
1. Soteria Russell 43-8.5/13.32m
1. Briana Potter 38-3.25/11.66m
T4. Madison Bryan 10-6/3.20m