Chin Earns Regional Mark to Pace UCF in Day Two of C-USA Track and Field Championship

May 12, 2006

EL PASO, Texas - Senior Diana Chin earned an NCAA Regional mark and all-conference honors in the long jump as UCF completed day two of competition at the Conference USA Track and Field Championship at UTEP's Kidd Field on Friday.

Chin posted a season-best mark of 19-feet, 10.75 inches to claim the bronze medal. She was one of six athletes to meet the NCAA Regional standard during the event.

After placing fourth in the hammer throw on day one, senior Tiffany Roebuck took sixth in the shot put with a toss of 44-0. Sophomore Virginia Traynor came in eighth at 43-9.25.

In the pole vault, four Golden Knights posted the same mark of 10-11.75 but placed differently due to the number of misses at a subsequent height. Junior Katie Fowke finished sixth followed by sophomore Michelle Teuton in seventh and sophomore Kelsey Bealert in a tie for eighth. Senior Tracy Fischler was 10th.

Earlier in the day, freshman Sheree Carter finished fifth in the heptathlon with a personal-best total of 4500 points. She finished sixth in the long jump with a leap of 17-6, while she was fourth in the 800m at 2:30 .87. Southern Miss junior Ashley Reyer received top honors with 5,392 points.

Two Golden Knights also advanced to the finals in their respective track events. Diana Chin qualified in the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.34, while younger sister and sophomore Victoria Chin claimed a place in the 400m hurdle finals with a preliminary time of 1:04.56.

Through seven events, UCF was in fourth place with 24.50 points, while Memphis held onto the top spot with 35 points and Houston was second at 28.50. The championship meet concludes on Saturday.