Knights Set Records at AAC Indoor Championship


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -  The UCF track and field team saw records fall and podium finishes in three events on the opening day of the 2022 American Athletic Conference Indoor Championship at the Birmingham CrossPlex.
Brittany Floyd set a meet record and broke her own school record with 3,993 points in the pentathlon, starting the day with the first event title of the weekend.
She opened the multi-even with a fourth-place showing in the 60-meter hurdles. She tied for fifth in the high jump and turned in a personal best 11.00m shot put, but sat in seventh place entering the final two events. Floyd won the long jump to shoot up to second in the standings with just the 800-meter run remaining. She won the final event with a meet record 2:16.57 to take home the top honor overall and picked up 10 points for the Knights. 
UCF added 10 more points to its score in the long jump. Jasmine Scott-Kilgo landed on the podium as her 6.05m mark put her on the podium for the bronze medal. Kiara Lee turned in a personal best 5.91m to finish fifth.
A perfect bookend to the opening day, the UCF distance medley relay not only collected silver medals, the quartet put their names in the record book. Mariana Rodriguez, Beyonce Defreitas, Katie Pinnell and Charlotte Crook set the UCF record in 11:29.94.
In the trials, UCF advanced Knights in every event to Saturday's final. Latasha Smith cruised to a heat win and posted the top time in the 400-meter dash preliminary to lead a trio of Knights into the finals. Samieryah Bradwell and Danielle Bess join Smith in the final.
Rayniah Jones advanced to the final in all three of her events, posting the top 60-meter dash, 200-meter dash and 60-meter hurdles times. Kaylor Harris joins Jones in the hurdles final after winning her heat. Ciara Holback joins Jones in the 60-meter and 200-meter dash finals. I'Asia Wilson will race in the 60-meter final while Beyonce Defreitas and Danielle Bess advanced to the 200-meter final.
Valerie Lastra and Mariana Rodriguez both advanced to the mile final, while Pinnell and Crook moved on in the 800-meter run.
On Saturday, the Black and Gold open the day at 10:45 a.m. ET with four competitors in the high jump. UCF's field events conclude with four Knights in the triple jump at noon ET. In addition to the finals for Friday's events, Saturday features the 3000-meter run at 2:40 p.m. ET. The 4x400 relay rounds out the weekend at 3:40 p.m. ET and the awards ceremony will be held at 4:20 p.m. ET.
Team Standings
1. Cincinnati 34
2. SMU 29
2. Tulsa 29
4. UCF 28
5. Memphis 25
6. Houston 21
7. Tulane 20
8. South Florida 18
9. ECU 14
10. Temple 9
11. Wichita State 7
UCF Results
1. Brittany Floyd 3,993 points
14. Holly Cassels 3316 points
Distance Medley Relay
2. Mariana Rodriguez, Beyonce Defreitas, Katie Pinnell, Charlotte Crook 11:29.94
Long Jump
3. Jasmine Scott-Kilgo 6.05m
5. Kiara Lee 5.91m
9. Leiya Green 5.78m
17. Brittany Floyd 5.60m
Weight Throw
10. Ashlyn Green 16.17m
15. Chloe Hill 14.17m
60m - Preliminaries
1. Rayniah Jones 7.37Q
4. Ciara Holback 7.48Q
7. I'Asia Wilson 748q
14. Ani Wells 7.66
16. Kaylor Harris 7.68
200m - Preliminaries
1. Rayniah Jones 23.52q
4. Ciara Holback 24.01q
6. Danielle Bess 24.10q
8. Beyonce Defreitas 24.21q
12, I'Asia Wilson 24.55
16. Ani Wells 24.88

400m - Preliminaries
1. Latasha Smith 53.54q
6. Samieryah Bradwell 55.25q
8. Danielle Bess 55.41q
10. Kiah Williams 55.64
22. Kai'lyn Kirkland 57.92
800m - Preliminaries
2. Charlotte Crook 2:09.75Q
4. Katie Pinnell 2:10.36Q
9. Cydni Turner 2:12.92
14. Jadae Barrett 2:16.76
Mile - Preliminaries
8. Valerie Lastra 4:59.51q
12. Mariana Rodriguez 5:02.32q
14. Kambry Smith 5:05.72
17. Camryn Williams 5:09.97
60H – Preliminaries
1. Rayniah Jones 8.07Q
3. Kaylor Harris 8.61Q
10. Tamia Badal 8.67
13. Selena Wright 9.75
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