UCF Set For The American Indoor Championship

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ( – After a week away from competition, the UCF track and field team heads to the American Athletic Conference Indoor Championship.
Returning to the Birmingham CrossPlex for the fifth consecutive year, the two-day meet begins Friday afternoon.
Friday's track events begin at 1:25 p.m. ET with the mile. UCF will have competitors in the prelims of the mile, 400-meter dash, 60-meter hurdles, 60-meter dash, 800-meter run and 200-meter dash. The eight-person finals will take place on Saturday. UCF will also compete in the distance medley relay on Friday.
The first day slate features a pair of field events starting at 4 p.m. ET. Kiara Lee begins UCF's field competition in the long jump, followed by Adrienne Adams and Chloe Hill in the weight throw at 5:15 p.m. ET.
On Saturday, Kaliah Jones opens the action at 10:45 a.m ET in the high jump. Lee concludes UCF's field events in the triple jump at noon. In addition to the finals for Friday's events, Saturday features the 3000-meter run. The 4x400 relay rounds out the weekend at 3:40 p.m. and the awards ceremony will be held at 4:20 p.m.
Last season, the Knights nearly doubled their point total from the 2018 indoor championship and came up just five points shy of UConn to finish sixth overall in the field with 54 points. Seven members of the 2019 squad that collected points for UCF will return to Birmingham for the 2020 championship.
Shian Hyde posted a pair of podium finishes at the 2019 championship, finishing third in the 60m and 200m. She also added points for the Knights as a member of the 4x4 relay. Ciara Holback joined Hyde as a multi-point scorer with a pair of fifth place finishes in the 60 and 200. She joined Hyde as a member of the 4x4.
Charlotte Crook, Victoria Jung and Katie Pinnell added points for the Knights as members of the distance medley relay. Loren Gallmon was a member of the 4x4 squad that finished seventh in 2019 and Imani Clark added points with an eighth-place finish in the 60m.
UCF holds nine top eight marks in seven events entering the championship. Two Knights – Shian Hyde and Ciara Holback – have marks that rank in the top eight in both the 60-meter dash and the 200-meter dash. Hyde holds the best 200m mark among conference performers this season. Charlotte Crook enters the meet with the fourth-best 800-meter mark.
Rayniah Jones enters her first American Athletic Conference Championship with the third-best 60-meter hurdles time and is the only freshman in the top 15 on The American performance list.
Both of UCF's relay marks rank among the top eight this season.
Three War on I-4 points will also be on the line. UCF finished six spots higher than South Florida in the team standings last season to collect three points. The Knights enter the championship with a 33-9 lead in the overall rivalry series this year.
The American Indoor Championship will stream on the American Digital Network. A full schedule of events and live result links can be found on The American championship central.
UCF Schedule
1:25 p.m. - Mile
1:55 p.m. - 400M
2:35 p.m. - 60M Hurdles
2:55 p.m. - 60M
3 p.m. - Long Jump
3:30 p.m. - 800M
4 p.m. - 200M
5:15 p.m. - Weight Throw
6 p.m. - Distance Medley Relay
10:45 a.m. - High Jump
12 p.m. - Triple Jump
12:20 p.m. - Mile Final
12:40 p.m. - 400M Final
1:10 p.m. - 60M Hurdles Final
1:30 p.m. - 60M Final
2 p.m. - 800M FInal
2:20 p.m. - 200M Final
3:10 p.m. - 30000M
3:40 p.m. - 4x4 Relay
4:20 p.m. - Awards Ceremony
*All Times Eastern