Women's Track and Field Travels to Florida Relays

March 23, 2005

ORLANDO - After posting some impressive performances early in the outdoor season, the UCF women's track and field team competes at the Florida Relays in Gainesville from March 24-26.

Headlining the Golden Knights' lineup is reigning Atlantic Sun Performer of the Week Tiffany Roebuck. The junior has already qualified for the NCAA Regional and set records in both the hammer throw (185 feet, 10 inches) and shot put (47-4). She will compete in both events this weekend, beginning with the hammer throw on Thursday and finishing with the shot put on Saturday. Joining her in the hammer is freshman Kendra Howell, who has a season best of 150-0 in the event.

Knights' senior captain Ann-Louise Larsen has surpassed the NCAA Regional qualification in the high jump in all three meets this season, while sophomore and 2004 NCAA finalist LesSundra Ford (Fort Worth, Texas/South Hills HS) is focused upon trying to make her second trip to the NCAA Regional despite an injury that has kept her at less than 100%.

Not to be outdone by her teammates, sophomore Katie Fowke tied her school record of 12-0 as she placed third at the FSU Relays last weekend. Much like Ford, she is aiming for her second NCAA Regional.

Making her 2005 debut in the 3000-meter steeplechase, junior Andrea Morrow has twice qualified for the NCAA Regional in the event and is also the UCF record holder. She will be joined by classmate Michelle Westhoff.

Focused on making her first NCAA Regional, junior Diana Chin performs in two events. In the season opener, she was just short of the regional standard with a leap of 19-5.25 in the long jump and has since also had a season best of 14.09 in the 100m hurdles. Her younger sister and freshman Vicky Chin will run both the 100m and 400m hurdles. Senior Melody Parry and junior Kylene Colasanti also race in the 400m hurdles.

Elsewhere on the track, junior Astrid Claessens returns to the lineup in the 1500m and is joined by sophomores Karen Kozub and Christina Jones. Freshmen Elizabeth Miller and Kristen Zieminski are set to run the 800m, while LaToya Williams will be in the starting blocks for the 400m. In the sprints, sophomores LaToya Green and Jenny Rogan go head-to-head in both the 100m and 200m dashes.

Finally, three Knights - senior Jackie Magee, junior Michelle Brouillet and freshman Allison Palmer - make their 2005 debut in the 10,000m. UCF will also run in both the 4x100m and distance medley relays.