Rayniah Jones Earns Third Straight AAC Athlete of the Week

ORLANDO – A record-setting weekend led Rayniah Jones to her third consecutive American Athletic Conference Track Athlete of the Week, as announced by the league office on Tuesday.
Jones opened the Tiger Paw Invitational with a personal best 8.03 to win her heat in the 60-meter hurdles prelim – and was just .01 off the UCF record in the event. In the 60H final, she shaved .02 off her mark, breaking three-time indoor All-American Jackie Coward's record from 2012 and matching the conference record, set by Houston's Naomi Taylor in 2019.

She continued her strong weekend on Saturday, running a personal best 23.80 in the 200-meter dash.
The Miami, Florida, native tightened her hold on the top spot in the 60H on The American performance list and she moved into third in the 200 list. She also moved up to sixth nationally in the 60H..
Jones has now matched Anne-Marie Blaney for the most weekly honors in The American and gives UCF a program-high four weekly honors as members of the AAC.
UCF will now have a break from action before heading to Birmingham, Alabama, for the 2022 American Athletic Conference Indoor Championship Feb. 25-26.
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