UCF Track and Field Re-Writing Record Books

Feb. 3, 2008

ORLANDO, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - What a difference a year makes for the UCF Track and Field squad. Under the direction of first-year head coach Caryl Smith Gilbert, the Knights have assaulted the school's record books, breaking 10 school indoor records and setting four indoor freshman school records, just three meets into the 2008 indoor campaign.

Freshman Lizzie Harris (Miami, Fla.) has led the way for the Knights, setting school indoor records in the 200 and 400-meter dashes, and in the high jump. Harris also has eclipsed the freshman indoor records in each of those events.

Eight of those school indoor records were broken this past weekend at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational in Lincoln, Neb. Harris (400m) and Dione Thomas (Jacksonville, Fla.) [Long jump] each broke their own school records, set earlier this season, at UCF's latest meet.

A breakdown of the school records that have fallen already this season is below:

UCF School Indoor RecordsEvent Record Breaker (Time/Mark) Previous Record (Time/Mark) - Year55-Meter Hurdles Micaela Wimberly (8.15) Diana Chin (8.16) - 200560-Meter Hurdles Victoria Chin (8.67) Victoria Chin (8.71) - 2006200-Meter Dash Lizzie Harris (24.48) Jenny Rogan (25.52) - 2005400-Meter Dash Lizzie Harris (55.18) Victoria Chin (57.50) - 2006800-Meter Run Shantile Blackburn (2:13.85) Karen Kozub (2:14.94) - 2004Distance Medley Relay UCF (12:09.42) UCF (12:29.85) - 20024x400-Meter Relay UCF (3:47.30) UCF (3:51.83) - 2006High Jump Lizzie Harris (5-10.75) LeSundra Ford (5-8.75) - 2005Long Jump Dione Thomas (19-11.50) Corliss Cade (19-5.50) - 2000Pentathlon Sheree Carter (3,600) Jamie Pew (3,585) - 2002
UCF Freshman Indoor RecordsEvent Record Breaker (Time/Mark) Previous Record (Time/Mark) - Year55-Meter Hurdles Micaela Wimberly (8.15) Victoria Chin (8.19) - 2005200-Meter Dash Lizzie Harris (24.48) Natasha Garner (25.38) - 1999400-Meter Dash Lizzie Harris (55.18) Valerie Beaubrun (56.20) - 1998High Jump Lizzie Harris (5-10.75) No indoor freshman record previously kept.="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>

UCF returns to action Feb. 15-16, when split squads travel to Chapel Hill, N.C., and Fayetteville, Ark., to compete in the North Carolina Classic and the Tyson Invitational, respectively.

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