UCF Track & Field Wraps Up Regular Season at Home


May 10, 2009

Complete Results

ORLANDO, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - The UCF track and field team wrapped up its regular season Sunday, hosting the UCF Twilight at the UCF track and field complex. Senior Shantile Blackburn (Brooklyn, N.Y.) again put her name in the UCF record book, breaking Karen Kozub's previous school record in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:33.61.

Junior LaKendra Thames (Winter Garden, Fla.) set a personal best in the discus, winning the event with a top toss of 161-10/49.34. The mark was also an NCAA regional qualifier. Thames also took the victory in the hammer throw with a best mark 162-01/49.41m.

Dione Thomas (Jacksonville, Fla.), another UCF senior, claimed first in the triple jump with her best mark of the season. Thomas posted an NCAA regional qualifier with a mark of 41-4.25/12.60 (N).

Freshman Sheila Paul (Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.) tied her own school and freshman record in the 100-meter dash, crossing the line in 11.69 seconds.

School record holder Kelsey Poljansek (Milton, Kan.) posted another NCAA regional qualifier in the shot put, finishing second with a best throw of 48-0.50/14.64.

Freshman Jackie Coward (Knoxville, Tenn.) and sophomore Micaela Wimberly (Miami, Fla.) both had NCAA regional qualifiers in the 100-meter hurdles, finishing in 13.61 and 13.76 seconds respectively.

The UCF 4x100-meter relay team of Tiki James (Miami, Fla.), Lizzie Harris (Miami, Fla.), Thomas and Paul had a regional qualifying time, finishing in 45.56 seconds.

UCF will travel to Tulsa, Okla., this week to compete in the Conference USA Championships.

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UCF Twilight
May 10, 2009

Long Jump
3. Jacquelyn Gilchrist, 18-10.0/5.74m (+0.3)

Hammer Throw
1. LaKendra Thames, 162-01/49.41m
2. Kelsey Poljansek, 151-07/46.20m
3. April Downey, 149-03/45.50
4. Ashley Kirkpatrick, 146-05/44.64m

2. April Downey, 108-04/33.02m

Pole Vault
3. Brittney McDermott, 10-6.0/3.20m
6. Jackie Potter, 9-6.25/2.90m

Triple Jump
2. Dione Thomas, 41-4.25/12.60 (N)

Shot Put
2. Kelsey Poljansek, 48-0.50/14.64 (N)
3. LaKendra Thames, 45-9.75/13.96m
4. Jessica Francis, 42-9.0/13.03m

1. LaKendra Thames, 161-10/49.34 (N)
2. Kelsey Poljansek, 153-02/46.70m
4. Jessica Francis, 137-00/41.76m

3. Jackie Coward, 13.61 (+0.9) (N)
4. Micaela Wimberly, 13.76 (+0.9) (N)
5. Lizzie Harris, 14.20 (+0.9)
9. Samantha Shields, 16.31 (+0.9)

6. Natalie Braddock, 1:05.87
8. Shenevia Patterson, 1:10.35

8. Sheila Paul, 11.69 (+0.8) (N, SR, FR)
10. Dione Thomas, 11.88 (+2.3)
15. Tiki James, 12.17 (+2.3)

6. Dan'Elle Bellamy, 57.94

3. Carley Dart, 2:12.86
5. Katrina Skinnner, 2:19.00

1. Shantile Blackburn, 4:33.61
2. Jamie Rzepecki, 4:55.31
4. Erica Weitz, 5:00.33
5. Ocean Cohen, 5:03.17

2. UCF `A' (James, Harris, Thomas, Paul), 45.56 (N)

1. UCF `B' (Aisha-Maree Frazier, Blackburn, Carley Dart, Natalie Braddock), 3:53.24

N - NCAA regional qualifying mark
SR - school record
FR - freshman record