UCF Opens North Florida Invitational

*Photo Courtesy of Nicole Whitaker
The UCF track and field team opened the North Florida Invitational with six top 10 finishes on Thursday on the UNF Track in Hodges Stadium.
Danielle Bess used a personal best 23.41 to win her heat and finish sixth overall in the 200-meter dash. Jasmine Scott-Kilgo added another top 10 finish for the Knights as she picked up eighth place in the long jump with a mark of 19-0.75/5.81m.
The reigning American Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week, Rayniah Jones, made her collegiate debut in the 400-meter hurdles with a top 10 finish. Jones took ninth in 1:00.71. She was joined by teammate Selena Wright, who finished 11th in a season-best 1:00.85.
For the second time this season, Charlotte Crook turned in a personal-best performance in the 1500-meter run. Her 4:23.43 moved her within two seconds of the school record of the event and gave her 11th at the North Florida Invitational.
Victoria Jung added a podium finish in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:58.78. Valerie Lastra collected a top 10 finish in her first outdoor 5000-meter run as she finished sixth in 16:55.94.
The Knights close out the North Florida Invitational on Friday.
UCF Results
6. Danielle Bess 23.41
32. Kiah Williams 25.03
53. Kennedie Reese 26.48
54. Holly Cassels 27.38

Long Jump
8. Jasmine Scott-Kilgo 19-0.75/5.81m
24. Kennedie Reese 17-5.5/5.32m
26. Holly Cassels 17-1.25/5.21m
9. Rayniah Jones 1:00.71
11. Selena Wright 1:00.85
11. Charlotte Crook 4:23.43
21. Mariana Rodriguez 4:39.23
27. Kaitlyn Soltis 4:43.16
3000m Steeplechase
3. Victoria Jung 10:58.78
7. Brenna Mullaney 12:19.03
6. Valerie Lastra 16:55.94
15. Alexandra Del Re 17:48.10

20. Adrienne Adams 132-5/40.36m
26. Nicole Whitaker 123-5/37.62m
Shot Put
36. Holly Cassels 33-3.75/10.15m
38. Kennedie Reese 32-4.75/9.87m
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