Three More School Records Fall for UCF at Penn Relays

April 25, 2008

PHILADELPHIA (www.ucfathletics.com) - The UCF track and field team continued its record-setting week at the 114th-annual Penn Relays on Friday, breaking school records in the 4x200-meter relay, the sprint medley relay and the triple jump at historic Franklin Field.

UCF has broken 21 school records (indoor and outdoor ) so far during the 2008 campaign, under the direction of first-year head coach Caryl Smith Gilbert, including nine outdoor records. Following Friday night's performance, the 2008 Knights now hold school records in each of the major relays - 4x100, 4x200, 4x400, distance medley relay and sprint medley relay.

The Knights' 4x200-meter relay, consisting of Micaela Wimberly (Miami, Fla.), Sheree Carter (Tallahassee, Fla.), Lizzie Harris (Miami, Fla.) and Victoria Chin (Orlando, Fla.), finished in a school-record-setting time of 1:36.34. That shattered the previous record of 64.68 set during the 2005 campaign, a relay squad that also included Chin.

UCF's sprint medley relay, consisting for Feyisara Adaramola (Bronx, N.Y.), Harris, Chin and Shantile Blackburn (Brooklyn, N.Y.) ran a school-record time of 3:57.40 on Friday. That broke the Knights' previous school record of 3:57.55, set in early April at the Pepsi Florida Relays.

Junior jumper Dione Thomas (Jacksonville, Fla.) finished second in the college section of the triple jump and broke the school record in that event with an NCAA regional-qualifying leap of 42-4.25/12.91m.

UCF competed in the shuttle hurdles for the first time this season, finishing in a time of 58.28, which was less than two seconds off the school record of 56.72 set in 2002. Participants in the shuttle hurdles included Wimberly, Carter, Harris and Chin.

The final day of the Penn Relays begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at Franklin Field.

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UCF Results at Penn Relays Day 2 (Friday, April 25, 2008 - Philadelphia, Penn. - Franklin Field)

Triple Jump (RQS: 40-5/12.32m) - Friday 11 a.m.
2. Dione Thomas - 42-4.25/12.91m

Discus (RQS: 155-2/47.30m) - Friday 11 a.m.
10. LaKendra Thames 141-11/43.28m

4x200-Meter Relay (Not an NCAA Championship Event) - Friday 2:05 p.m.
10. UCF `A' - Micaela Wimberly, Dione Thomas, Feyisara Adaramola, Lizzie Harris - 1:36.34

Shuttle Hurdles (Not an NCAA Championship Event) - Friday 3 p.m.
7. UCF `A' - Micaela Wimberly, Sheree Carter, Lizzie Harris, Victoria Chin - 56.72

Sprint Medley Relay (Not an NCAA Championship Event) - Friday 6:15 p.m.
13. UCF `A' - Feyisara Adaramola, Lizzie Harris, Victoria Chin, Shantile Blackburn - 3:57.40