(Ben Solomon/American Athletic Conference)

UCF Collects Personal Bests at Clemson

CLEMSON, S.C. (UCFKnights.com) – The UCF track and field team opened the Tiger Paw Invitational with eight personal-best performances at the Clemson Indoor Track on Friday.
Kiara Lee continued her strong freshman campaign with a collegiate best in the long jump. The Madison, Wisc., native made her last jump her best one, landing at 16-11.25/5.16m.
Beyonce Defreitas gave UCF three Knights in the 60-meter dash semifinals. Her personal-best mark time of 7.53 sent her to next round with Ciara Holback and Shian Hyde.
A personal-best performance from Kaitlyn Soltis put two Knights in the top 20 of the mile. Soltis crossed the line in 5:03.94, just behind Victoria Jung's 5:03.92, and moved into ninth on UCF's all-time performers list.
A trio of Knights improved their personal bests in the 400-meter dash. Loren Gallmon led the way, posting a time of 56.06 in her first indoor 400 this season. Latasha Smith followed close behind with a personal best time of 56.08. Samieryah Bradwell also improved her mark to 56.42.
UCF returns to action in Clemson on Saturday, beginning with the high jump at 11 a.m.
UCF Results
60m – Prelims
15. Ciara Holback 7.46Q
16. Shian Hyde 7.53Q
24. Beyonce Defreitas 7.53q
27. Imani Clark 7.55
33. Ani Wells 7.62
60m – Semis
16. Shian Hyde 7.47
20. Beyonce Defreitas 7.53
21. Ciara Holback 7.54
15. Victoria Jung 5:03.92
16. Kaitlyn Soltis 5:03.94
60m Hurdles
28. Rayniah Jones 8.48
52. Zharia Moore 8.90
59. Jayda Drake-Howard 9.47
38. Loren Gallmon 56.06
39. Latasha Smith 56.08
43. Samieryah Bradwell 56.42
52. Beyonce Defreitas 57.67
Weight Throw
21. Adrienne Adams 49-5/15.06m
22. Chloe Hill 48-8/14.83m
Long Jump
45. Kiara Lee 16-11.25/5.16m