Women's Track and Field Travels to Tiger Classic

Feb. 9, 2006

ORLANDO - The UCF women's track and field team travels to South Carolina to compete in the Clemson Tiger Classic on Friday and Saturday. The meet consists of 24 teams, including Clemson, South Carolina, Georgia and Vanderbilt and Conference USA rivals UAB and Marshall.

With the C-USA Indoor Championship only two weeks away, the event gives the Golden Knights an insight as to how the team matches up against some conference opponents.

Many of those competing have already earned mention among the best in C-USA. Senior Diana Chin is currently listed fourth in the long jump (18-feet, 11.75 inches) and seventh in the 60m hurdles (8.87 seconds) in the conference. Sister Victoria Chin, a sophomore, is currently ranked eighth in C-USA in the 60mH with a time of 8.90 seconds. Joining the pair in the 60mH event will be freshman Sheree Carter, who recently became the third athlete in UCF history to compete in the indoor pentathlon.

Freshman Jamie Rzepecki leads the Golden Knights in the distance events. She is listed seventh in the conference in the 5,000m with a time of 18:50.42, but will race in the 3,000m event this weekend. Meanwhile, senior Andrea Morrow is scheduled to run the mile along with sophomore Elizabeth Miller and junior Karen Kozub. A two-time NCAA Regional qualifier in the steeplechase, Morrow set an indoor-best last week at Florida with a time of 10:32.99 in the 3,000m.

Sophomores Michelle Teuton and Kelsey Bealert go head-to-head in the pole vault event. Teuton tied for fourth in the conference for the pole vault, setting a personal best of 10-feet and 11.75 inches at Florida. Junior Katie Fowke, a two-time NCAA regional qualifier and school-record holder in the event, makes her 2006 debut.

The school-record holder in the shot put (47-2.5), the discus (153-8) and the hammer throw (185-10), senior Tiffany Roebuck is looking to improve upon her mark in the weight throw (49-1.75) and also appears in the shot put lineup along with sophomore Virginia Traynor. Roebuck is ranked fourth in the shot with a season-best mark of 44-6.25.

Other Golden Knights competing at the classic will be seniors Lynnsey Hicks and Tavia Record. Junior Jenny Rogan and freshmen Shantile Blackburn, Olinka Crusoe and Dione Thomas will contend in their respective events as well.