Distance Dominates


Jan. 16, 2016

Complete Results

The UCF track & field program had a strong showing in its season-opening meet, garnering eight top-five finishes on the final day of the Kentucky Invitational.

Related: Complete Results | Friday Recap

The Knights showed their strength in the mile and 3,000-meter run as Anne-Marie Blaney and Holly Wooley each grabbed top-five finishes in both races.

Blaney, who was coming off a school record in the distance medley relay last night, narrowly missed winning the mile and 3K as she was edged out in the final steps to finish second in both races, respectively. The redshirt junior clocked in at 4:57.81 in the mile and 9:51.88 in the 3K.

Wooley continued where she left off from the cross country season, finishing fourth in the mile and fifth in the 3,000m. Both times are personal records for the sophomore since she redshirted last season.

Rosie Chamberlain won the 800-meter run at the UK Invitational, but the sophomore barely missed breaking UCF's 800m record. Chamberlain's winning time of 2:08.94 was less than a second off Erica Winston's record of 2:08.50, which she set in 2014.

J'Nea Bellamy held her own in the sprints, grabbing fourth in the 200-meter dash and fifth in the 60-meter dash. In the 60m, the junior qualified for the finals with the ninth-fastest time of 7.56, but she earned fifth in the finals by running the same time.

The foursome of Ashley Jocelyn, Terika Henry, Chamberlain and Kayla Pritchett snatched fourth in the 4x400-meter relay, running 3:47.93.

The Knights return to action next weekend as they travel to the Joe Donahue Games in Boston, Massachusetts, for a one-day competition on Saturday, Jan. 23.