Women's Track Competes at UNC Fast Times

Jan. 27, 2006

ORLANDO - After a two-week hiatus from competition, the UCF women's track and field team heads to North Carolina for the UNC Fast Times in Chapel Hill on Friday and Saturday to try and improve upon their success at the UF Intercollegiate. Among the teams scheduled to attend are Georgia, Duke, NC State, The Citadel, Davidson, the College of Charleston and host UNC.

The event begins at 11 a.m. on Friday when freshman Sheree Carter becomes only the third athlete in program history to compete in the pentathlon. In 2002, Jamie Pew and Kelly Roloff were the first to participate in the indoor pentathlon. Pew owns the school record with 3,585 points. Carter, who is also slated for the high jump on Saturday, will make her career debut in the event.

Senior Tiffany Roebuck and sophomore Virginia Traynor also start on Friday in the weight throw. Roebuck opened the season with a mark of 49-feet 1.75- inches (14.98 meters), while Traynor had a throw of 43-5.25 (13.24m). Both will compete in the shot put as well, where Roebuck earned third place at the UF Intercollegiate at 44-6.25 (13.57m).

Another senior Diana Chin vies for top honors in the long jump after recording a leap of 18-10.75 (5.76m) to grab fifth place in Gainesville. She and sophomore Victoria Chin go head-to-head in the 60m hurdles, while the younger sibling will also race in the 200m.

In other action on the track, freshman Jamie Rzepecki tries to better her season-best time of 10:47.79 in the 3,000m run. In the middle distance events, the Golden Knights are represented well with four athletes, including junior Karen Kozub and freshman Olinka Crusoe in the 800m and sophomore Kristen Zieminksi and freshman Shantile Blackburn in the mile.

The team also has a strong lineup in the sprints led by junior Jenny Rogan in the 200m and 400m events. Joining her are senior Tavia Record, and juniors LaToya Green and Kaprice Williams. Record will also compete in the triple jump.