Track and Field Embarks on Conference USA Championships This Weekend

Feb. 27, 2008

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ORLANDO, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - The UCF track and field team, which is continuing to notch a record-breaking season in 2008, looks to showcase its improvements at the 2008 Conference USA Indoor Track and Field Championships this weekend at Yeoman Field House, hosted by the University of Houston.

The two-day league meet kicks off at 10 a.m. EST on Friday and continues on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. EST. Live statistics and meet information will be available at www.uhcougars.com and on the conference Web site at www.conferenceusa.cstv.com.

Under the direction of first-year head coach Caryl Smith Gilbert, the Knights have broken 12 indoor school records, including shattering a number of those records several times over. In addition, UCF has set four freshman indoor records in the 2008 campaign.

"We are looking forward to having all of our indoor season preparations culminate this weekend at the Conference USA meet," Smith Gilbert said. "Our goal is to have everyone do their very best and give 100-percent effort. We are looking for a lot of PRs and having many of our athletes advance to the finals in their events, so that they are able to score points for our team. Everyone knows what their individual jobs are. We are going to go to war as a team and we are looking forward to seeing strong results."

The Knights are coming off a successful weekend at the Dick Taylor Relays hosted by the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. Two school records and 11 personal-best times and marks were set at the event. Sophomore sprinter Feyisara Adaramola (Bronx, N.Y.) broke a six-year-old school record in the 60-meter dash, while senior sprinter Victoria Chin (Orlando, Fla.) eclipsed her own school record in the 60-meter hurdles.

UCF, which looks to finish among the top tier of teams at the Conference USA Championships, certainly expects to better last year's ninth-place finish at the league meet. Rice is the reigning C-USA indoor champion, while UTEP and Houston finished in second and third place, respectively, at last season's meet.

The Knights rank among the top six in 10 events so far this season, according to the latest Conference USA rankings, released Tuesday by the league.

This is the third year in which the Knights will participate in the Conference USA Indoor Championships after joining the league prior to the 2005-06 campaign. The Knights recorded their highest C-USA Championships finish in 2006, finishing seventh overall at the meet in Houston.

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