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Women's Track and Field Heads to Georgia Tech for Final Tune-Up

May 12, 2005

ORLANDO - Seven athletes from the UCF women's track and field team will participate in the squad's final postseason tune-up at the Georgia Tech Invitational in Atlanta on Friday and Saturday.

Among those scheduled to compete is senior captain and high jumper Ann-Louise Larsen. Currently ranked 12th in the nation with a career best of 5 feet, 11.25 inches, which also tied the school record, she has met or surpassed the NCAA Regional standard in all but one meet this spring. Last weekend at the Seminole Twilight, she posted a 5-8.75.

Junior Diana Chin is slated for the long jump and 100-meter hurdles. At the Golden Knight Twilight two weeks ago, she posted school records in both events and is qualified for the NCAA Regional. Her personal best in the long jump stands at 20-0.50, while she has a time of 13.81 in the hurdles.

Already qualified for the NCAA Regionals in the triple jump after winning the conference title, freshman Vicky Chin is still searching for the chance to advance in the 400m hurdles. At the Seminole Twilight, she ran the event in 61.18 - just .36 off the qualifying time.

Meanwhile, sophomore and two-time NCAA Regional qualifier Katie Fowke continues to be very consistent in the pole vault. In her last two outings, she has cleared at least 11-3. Twice this spring Fowke has tied her school record of 12-0.

Sophomores Karen Kozub and Christina Jones will also be running the 800m searching for a possible berth in the NCAA Regional. Kozub, a qualifier a year ago, has posted a team best time of 2:13.62, while Jones has recorded a season best of 2:16.30. The regional standard for the event is 2:09.80.

After missing the Seminole Twilight with a ankle injury, junior thrower Tiffany Roebuck is probable for the meet. She is slated to compete in the shot put and hammer throw.

The team has a two-week hiatus prior to traveling to the NCAA East Regional in New York City over Memorial Day Weekend.