Chin Sisters Lead UCF Women's Track and Field at UNC Fast Times

Jan. 28, 2006

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Senior Diana Chin and sophomore Victoria Chin headlined the list of performers as the UCF women's track and field team competed in the UNC Fast Times meet hosted by North Carolina on Friday and Saturday.

The Golden Knights opened the first day with strong performances in several events. Diana Chin leaped to third place in the long jump with a season-best mark of 18-feet, 11.75 inches (5.78 meters), while freshman Sheree Carter accumulated 3,208 points in her first indoor pentathlon. The effort ranks her second all-time in school history as she finished sixth at the meet.

Freshman Jamie Rzepecki ran the 5,000m in 18:50.42 for third place and the distance medley relay team of juniors Karen Kozub, Kaprice Williams and Kristen Zieminski and freshman Shantile Blackburn finished with a time of 12:28.60 in second place.

During the second day of competition, the Golden Knights continued to perform well. After finishing the 60m hurdles in 8.87 seconds during the preliminaries, a time that ranks third all-time at UCF, Diana Chin placed seventh at 8.99 in the finals. She was bested by younger sister Victoria, who took fourth at 8.90.

Elsewhere, freshman Olinka Crusoe placed fifth in the 800m at 2:19.92 just ahead of Kozub in sixth at 2:20.27. Zieminski was eighth at 2:24.47.

In the field events, senior Tiffany Roebuck was 10th with a throw of 41-10 (12.76m) in the shot put, while sophomore Virginia Traynor posted a season-best of 41-5.25 (12.63m) for 11th.

The Golden Knights continue their indoor season when they visit Gainesville for the UF Pepsi Invitational on Feb. 5.