Women's Track and Field to Compete Seminole Twilight

May 5, 2005

ORLANDO - Nine members of the UCF women's track and field team continue to hone their skills in the postseason as they travel to the Seminole Twilight in Tallahassee Saturday.

Junior Diana Chin is fresh from two record-breaking performances at the Golden Knight Twilight on April 30. Early in the evening, she posted a leap of 20 feet, half an inch in the long jump and then followed that with a time of 13.81 in the 100m hurdles. She will be competing in both events at Florida State.

Chin's classmate Lynnsey Hicks, who has a season best of 18-6.25, is also slated for the long jump.

In the pole vault, sophomore Katie Fowke and freshman Kelsey Bealert go head-to-head. Fowke, the UCF recordholder (12-0) and two-time Atlantic Sun Champion in the event, won the Golden Knight Twilight a week ago with a mark of 11-9.75 and had three solid attempts at 12-3. Bealert has a season best of 10-3.50, which she posted on April 30.

Meanwhile, both senior captain Ann-Louise Larsen and sophomore LesSundra Ford are hoping to rebound from disappointing performances in the high jump last week. Larsen has leaped over the NCAA Regional qualifying standard six times this season, including a school record tying mark of 5-11.25 in mid-April. With a season best of 5-7, Ford is chasing the regional mark after advancing to the NCAA Championship a year ago. She shares the school record with Larsen.

In other running events, freshman Vicky Chin races toward a regional qualifying time in the 400m hurdles. Her current season best of 62.25 is less than two seconds off the mark. She is already qualified in the triple jump after winning the event at the conference championship.

Sophomores Karen Kozub and Christina Jones and redshirt freshman Kristen Zieminski lineup for the 800m run. The trio boasts three of the top four UCF times in the event this season. Kozub leads the pack at 2:13.62, while Jones has a 2:16.30 and Zieminski is at 2:18.77.