(Ben Solomon/American Athletic Conference)

Knights Off To Strong Start at Hokie Invitational


BLACKSBURG, Va. – The UCF track and field team turned in another record-setting performance on the opening day of the Hokie Invitational.

Brittany Floyd and Holly Cassels started the weekend off on a high note, as Floyd set the UCF record in the pentathlon and Cassels set the freshman record in the event. Floyd's 3825 points were not only a personal best, but also put her in the top five.
UCF also picked up a pair of event titles on Friday.
All five Knights advanced to the 60-meter dash final. Ciara Holback took home the top honors, winning in 7.42. Danielle Bess matched her personal best 7.47, which she ran in the prelims, to finish second.
Latasha Smith continued the strong start to her indoor season, matching her personal best 37.81 to win the 300-meter dash. Kai'lyn Kirkland ran a personal best 39.50 to join Smith in the top 10.
UCF also advanced all four of its competitors to the final in the 60-meter hurdles, where Rayniah Jones ran a personal best 8.07 to finish second.
Three Knights finished in the top eight of the triple jump, led by Jasmine Scott-Kilgo's 41-4.25/12.60m for third place.
Chloe Hill made her season debut in the weight throw, using a personal best 58-3.75/17.77m to finish sixth.
The strong indoor season also continued for Charlotte Crook as she ran a personal best 4:51.09 in the mile. Camryn Williams made her 3000-meter run debut with a time of 10:11.36.
UCF returns to action on Saturday, beginning with the long jump at 11 am. Track action begins at 1 p.m. with the distance medley relay.
Friday Results
1.Ciara Holback 7.42
2. Danielle Bess 7.47
5. Ani Wells 7.80
6. Kaylor Harris 7.80
1. Latasha Smith 37.81
10. Kai'lyn Kirkland 39.50
13. Samieryah Bradwell 39.64
20. Tamia Badal 41.48
60m Hurdles
2. Rayniah Jones 8.07
3. Kaylor Harris 8.47
5. Selena Wright 8.53
7. Tamia Badal 8.62
Triple Jump
3. Jasmine Scott-Kilgo 41-4.25/12.60m
5. Asherah Collins 40-9.75/12.44m
8. Natalia Madison 39-4/11.99m

5. Brittany Floyd 3825 points
9. Holly Cassels 3316 points
Weight Throw
6. Chloe Hill 58-3.75/17.77m
18. Adrienne Adams 48-2/14.68m
12. Katie Pinnell 1:33.82
13. Camryn Williams 10:11.36
19. Rachel Wheatley 10:36.83
14. Charlotte Crook 4:51.09
32. Valerie Lastra 5:10.78
35. Mariana Rodriguez 5:17.56
37. Brenna Mullaney 5:20.93
24. Cydni Turner 3:01.05
60m Hurdles - Prelims
2. Rayniah Jones 8.25Q
3. Kaylor Harris 8.44q
4. Selena Wright 8.47q
6. Tamia Badal 8.60q
60m – Prelims
2. Ciara Holback 7.27Q
3. Danielle Bess 7.47q
4. I'Asia Wilson 7.57q 
27. Ani Wells 7.57q
20. Kaylor Harris 7.60q 

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