Kozub, Clausen Lead UCF Track at the Diet Pepsi Invitational

Jan. 27, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - Top 10 finishes from senior Karen Kozub (Alden, N.Y./Alden HS) and freshman Jenny Clausen (Jackson, N.J./Jackson Memorial HS) led the UCF women's track and field team at the Diet Pepsi Invitational hosted by the University of Florida on Saturday.

Kozub paced a pack of seven Golden Knights in the 800-meter event with her fourth place showing in a time of 2:15.16. Following directly behind Kozub in fifth place was sophomore Shantile Blackburn (Brooklyn, N.Y./Bishop Laughlin HS) in a personal best 2:17.40, which also ranks third at UCF. Senior Christina Jones (Coral Springs HS) posted a 2:21.23 for ninth place.

Making her UCF track debut after a strong cross country season in the fall, Clausen ran the 3,000m in 10:15.54, a time that established a new freshman record and moved her into third all-time in the school record books. She placed eighth at the meet. Sophomore Jamie Rzepecki (East Aurora, N.Y./East Aurora HS) recorded a season best of 10:38.10.

Next up for the Golden Knights is the New Balance Invitational in New York on Saturday, Feb. 3. For the latest news and information on the Golden Knights, tickets or apparel log on to www.ucfathletics.com - the official site for UCF athletics.