Three School Records Fall for UCF Track and Field on Day Two at PSU

Jan. 31, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (www.ucfathletics.com) - Three school records fell for the UCF track and field as they finished competition on day two of the Penn State National Invitational Saturday at Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track. Among the school records set by the Knights was in the 4x400-meter relay in the last event of the day for UCF.

In the relay, freshman Aisha-Maree Frazier, sophomore Lizzie Harris, senior Shantile Blackburn and freshman Sheila Paul teamed up for the record run, finishing the event second in 3:46.28 to best the previous mark set in 2008.

Earlier in the day, junior Kelsey Poljansek broke the school record for the third-straight week in the shot put with a toss of 47-3.50/14.41m, good for sixth. LaKendra Thames had a good mark in the same event with a 44-0.75/13.43m to finish in a tie for 16th.

Senior Shantile Blackburn also bested a school record she previously owned, finishing the 800-meter invitational run in 2:09.13, better than the 2:09.74 she ran in the Kentucky Invitational. She finished sixth against an impressive field.

In other action, Frazier shattered her personal best in the 400-meter dash with a time of 55.67. Harris had a time of 56.63 in the same event. Fellow freshmen Paul and Jackie Coward ran the 200-meter dash invitational in 24.33 and 24.39 to finish fifth and sixth respectively.

A group of UCF athletes will compete in the Jimmy Carnes Indoor Track and Field meet next Saturday, Feb. 7, in Gainesville, Fla.

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Penn State National Invitational
Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009
4. Aisha-Maree Frazier, 55.67
10. Lizzie Harris, 56.63

14. Katrina Skinner, 2:17.25

High Jump
t3. Lizzie Harris, 5-8.0/1.73m

Shot Put
t6. Kelsey Poljansek, 47-3.50/14.41m (SR)
t16. LaKendra Thames, 44-0.75/13.43m

800m Invitational
6. Shantile Blackburn, 2:09.13 (SR, PR)

200m Invitational
5. Sheila Paul, 24.33
6. Jackie Coward, 24.39

2. UCF `A' (Frazier, Harris, Blackburn, Paul), 3:46.28 (SR)

Women's Triple Jump
3. Dione Thomas, 40-6.75/12.36m
8. Micaela Wimberly, 38-9.50/11.82m

P = NCAA Provisional Qualifying Mark
SR = school record
FR = freshman record
PR = personal record