UCF Invitational Set for Friday and Saturday

March 26, 2009

ORLANDO, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - The UCF track and field team is set to host its second-straight meet this weekend as 15-plus teams will come to Orlando for the UCF Invitational on Friday and Saturday. The event gets underway Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. at the UCF Track and Field Complex.

The Knights opened its outdoor season at the UCF Track and Field Complex last Saturday with the Black & Gold Challenge. The meet saw UCF post four regional qualifying marks, including two by sophomore Lizzie Harris (Miami, Fla.) and another by the Knights' 4x400-meter relay team.

Fifteen women's teams will join UCF in making up the field while 14 men's teams also will compete in the event. Friday's light action will consist of three field events, including the men's and women's long jump, javelin and shot put. The 3,000-meter steeplechase and the 10,000-meter run will also be conducted on both the men's and women's side.

There will be a full slate of action on Saturday beginning with the hammer throw at 9:30 a.m. and concluding with the 4x400-meter relay at 6:05 p.m.

In last weekend's meet, Harris was impressive in posting NCAA regional qualifying marks in both the 100-meter hurdles and the high jump. Harris cleared 5-10.75/1.80 in the high jump to win the event by nearly four inches over the next competitor. In the 100-meter hurdles, Harris again set an NCAA regional qualifying mark with a time of 13.88.

She was also a member of the 4x100-meter relay team that set a school record and posted a regional qualifying mark with a time of 45.22 seconds. Harris ran the second leg for the team which also included Tiki James (Miami, Fla.), Dione Thomas (Jacksonville, Fla.) and Sheila Paul (Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.).

Freshman Aisha-Maree Frazier (Marietta, Ga.) posted the fourth regional qualifying time for the Knights with her 1:00.46 clip to win the 400 meter hurdles.

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2009 UCF Invitational
UCF Track & Field Complex
March 27-28, 2009

Friday, March 27, 2009
4:00 Men's Long Jump, followed by women's long jump (9 to final)
Women's javelin, followed by men's javelin (9 to final)
Men's shot put, followed by women's shot put (9 to final)
5:30 3,000m Steeple (Men)
5:45 3,000m Steeple (Women)
6:00 10,000m Men
6:40 10,000m Women

Saturday, March 28, 2009
9:30 Women's Hammer, followed by the men's hammer
Women's pole vault
10:30 Men's High Jump, followed by Women's High Jump
12:00 Women's triple jump, followed by men's triple jump
1:00 Women's discus, followed by men's discus
12:00 400M Relay Women Final
12:10 400M Relay Men Final
12:20 1500m Men - Heats by time
12.35 1500m Women - Heats by time
12:50 100m Hurdles Women Heats by time
1:05 110m Hurdles Men Heats by time
1:20 400m Women Heats by time
1:40 400m Men Heats by time
1:55 100m Women Heats by time
2:15 100m Men Heats by time
2:30 800m Women Heats by time
2:50 800m Men Heats by time
3:10 400m Hurdles Women Heats by time
3:40 400m Hurdles Men Heats by time
4:05 200m Women - Heats by time
4:25 200m Men - Heats by time
4:45 5000m Women (1 section)
5:25 5000m Men (1 section)
5:45 4x400 Relay Women Heats by time
6:05 4x400 Relay Men Heats by time