May 26, 2006
GREENSBORO, N.C. - UCF senior Diana Chin and sophomore Victoria Chin improved upon their regional rankings as they competed in the opening day of the NCAA East Regional Track and Field Championship at North Carolina A&T's Irwin Belk Track on Friday.
Entering the weekend ranked at No. 23 in the region, Diana Chin finished at the top of her flight with a leap of 19-feet, 9.75 inches in the long jump. The effort placed her at 16th overall.
Meanwhile, Victoria Chin, who also was listed No. 23 in 400m hurdles, took 15th place in the preliminaries with a time of 1:01.22 but did not advance to Saturday's finals.
In order to qualify for the NCAA Championship in Sacramento, Calif., athletes had to finish in the top five of their respective events. UCF senior Tiffany Roebuck will try advance when she competes in the hammer throw on Saturday.