(Ben Solomon/American Athletic Conference)

Knights Win 4x4 at H-Town SpeedCity Series


HOUSTON – The UCF track and field team opened their indoor season on Friday at the H-Town Speed City Series in Houston.
The Knights had top five finishers in six events, taking third place overall.
UCF saved the best for last, closing out the meet with an H-Town SpeedCity Series record. Danielle Bess, Kai'lyn Kirkland, Kiah Williams and Latasha Smith won the event in 3:46.51.  
In their collegiate debuts, Selena Wright and Danielle Bess both took third place in their events. Wright finished the 60m hurdles in 8.50. Bess set personal record in 60m with a time of 7.49.
Kiara Lee finished second in the triple jump with a personal best 41-0.5/12.51m mark. Her teammates Asherah Collins made her collegiate debut with a jump of 39-7/12.06m.
A trio of Knights finished in the top five in the long jump, led by Jasmine Scott-Kilgo's third place finish. She made her UCF debut with a jump of 19-5.5/5.94m. Rookie Leiya Green finished fourth with a jump of 18/4.5/5.60m. Kiara Lee closed out the top five spots with another personal record, landing at 18-3/5.56m.
Mariana Rodriguez posted a personal record of 2:17.77 in the 800m to earn a fifth place finish in her UCF collegiate debut. Jadae Barrett finished just behind her teammate, taking sixth with a time of 2:23.71.
UCF returns to indoor action on Feb. 13th for the H-Town Speed City Series in Houston.

UCF Results
60M Prelims
4. Danielle Bess 7.51q
10. Latasha Smith 7.73
13. Leiya Green 7.85

60M - Finals
3. Danielle Bess 7.49

8. Latasha Smith 25.05

8. Kai'lyn Kirkland 57.86
12, Kiah Williams 58.49
13. Samieryah Bradwell 58.60

5. Mariana Rodriguez 2:17.7
6. Jadae Barrett 2:23.71

60M Hurdles - Prelims
4. Selena Wright 8.56
10. Alicia Coleman 8.85
12. Kennedie Reese 9.17

60M Hurdles - Finals
3. Selena Wright 8.50

1. UCF A - Bess, Kirkland, Williams, Smith 3:46.51
7. UCF B - Wright, Bradwell, Coleman, Barrett

High Jump
7. Kaliah Jones 5-1/1.55m
8. Holly Cassels 5-1/1.55m

Long Jump
3. Jasmine Scott-Kilgo 19-5.5/5.93m 
4. Leiya Green 18-4.5/5.60m
5. Kiara Lee 18-3/5.56m
9. Asherah Collins 17-3.25/5.26m

Triple Jump
2. Kiara Lee 41-0.5/12.51m
5. Asherah Collins 39-7/12.06m

Shot Put
13. Kennedie Reese 30-11.75/9.44m
14. Holly Cassels 29-8.75/9.06m

Weight Throw
5. Chloe Hill 52-4.0/15.95m
10. Adrienne Adams 46-8.75/14.24m
11. Jacquelyn Wagner 38-4.25/11.69m