Knights Wrap Up Day One of Black and Gold Invitational


ORLANDO – Weather brought an early end to the opening day of the Black and Gold Invitational at the UCF Track Complex on Friday, but not before the UCF track and field team posted a strong showing all-around to kick off the outdoor season.
The day started with a pair of Knights setting new personal bests in the Discus throw as Adrienne Adams finished second overall with a 52.88-meter throw and Nicole Whitaker placed ninth with a 46.33m toss.

The Knights then followed the discus toss with two podium finishes in the long jump as Jasmine Scott-Kilgo leaped for 6.43 meters and Brittany Floyd jumped for 5.93m. Two more Knights finished in the top-10 as Leyia Green (5.79m) finished sixth and Kiara Lee (5.70m) placed ninth.

In the first running event of the afternoon, UCF posted three top-five finishers in the 200-meter dash as Cira Holback and Beyonce Defreitas placed second and third, respectively, with times of 23.57. Danielle Bess was fifth after a 23.67 run. Eight Knights posted personal records in the event (listed below).

Due to inclement weather and lightning in the area, day one came to a close before all events were completed. The Black and Gold Invitational will resume tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. 
UCF Results – Day One
2. Adrienne Adams 52.88m (Personal Best)
9. Nicole Whitaker 46.33m (Personal Best)

Long Jump
2. Jasmine Scott-Kilgo 6.43m
3. Brittany Floyd 5.93m
6. Leiya Green 5.79m
9. Kiara Lee 5.70m
10. Natalia Madison 5.68m (Personal Best)
14. Ashera Collins 5.53m (Personal Best)
24. Kennedie Reese 5.26m
(Personal Best)

9. Brittany Floyd 36.01m
12. Holly Cassels 34.30m (Personal Best)
15. Kennedie Reese 32.46m (Personal Best)

400m Hurdles
22. Abby Bendle 1:06.04

200m Dash
2. Ciara Holback 23.57
3. Beyonce Defreitas 23.57 (Personal Best)
5. Danielle Bess 23.67
13. Kiah Williams 23.80 (Personal Best)
15. I'Asia Wilson 23.93 (Personal Best)
21. Samieryah Bradwell 24.32 (Personal Best)
28. Brittany Floyd 24.51 (Personal Best)
34. Ani Wells 24.60 (Personal Best)
37. Natalia Madison 24.78 (Personal Best)
46. Kai'lyn Kirkland 25.07
67. Tamia Badal 25.71 (Personal Best)

7. Valerie Lastra 4:30.83
23. Kambry Smith 4:42.77