UCF Posts Strong Open at Tom Jones Memorial

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Despite rainy conditions that led to a delay, the UCF track and field team opened the Tom Jones Memorial with a strong showing on Friday on the Percy Beard Track in James G. Pressly Stadium.
A dominant freshman campaign continued for Valerie Lastra as the rookie collected her fourth freshman record of the year. The Miami native posted a 4:26.75 in the 1500-meter run to finish 16th overall. Her mark is third on UCF's all-time performers list.
Teammate Charlotte Crook posted a personal best 4:25.00 to finish 12th in the 1500-meter run. While Lastra broke Crook's freshman record in the event, the Preston, England, native moved up to second on the all-time performers list with her improved time.
Danielle Bess used a personal best mark of 24.08 to pick up a top 20 finish in the 200-meter dash. The freshman finished 16th overall and posted the seventh-best mark in the event on the American Athletic Conference performance list.
Victoria Jung earned UCF's first top 10 finish of the day, using a personal best 10:54.14 to earn sixth in the 3000-meter steeplechase. Her mark puts her third on UCF's all-time performers list.
UCF continues action at the Tom Jones Memorial on Saturday. The Knights open track action at noon with the 100-meter hurdles and begin field action at 1 p.m. in the triple jump.
UCF Results
6. Victoria Jung 10:54.14
12. Charlotte Crook 4:25.00
16.  Valerie Lastra 4:26.75
26. Kaitlyn Soltis 4:42.84
16. Danielle Bess 24.08
28. Beyonce Defreitas 24.62
35. Latasha Smith 24.89
39. Kai'lyn Kirkland 25.09
41. Samieryah Bradwell 25.10 

Long Jump
12. Kiara Lee 19-2.75/5.86m
19. Leiya Green 18-7/5.66m
11. Alicia Coleman 1:03.47
17. Adrienne Adams 139-6/42.53m
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