Knights Set Heptathlon Records in MIami


CORAL GABLES – The UCF track and field team set the school and freshman heptathlon records on the final day of the multi-event at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational on Saturday.
Brittany Floyd won the heptathlon with a personal best and school record 5,643 points. Natalia Madison finished third, setting the freshman record with a personal best 5, 148 points. Holly Cassels scored a personal best 4,809 points for fifth and Kennedie Reese scored a personal best 4,332 points for ninth.
Floyd started the day with a personal best 20-1.5/6.13m to win the long jump, which set the tone for the day. She followed with a personal best 127-10/38.96m to win the long jump and took the top spot in the 800-meter run in 2:17.51. Her 5,643 points puts her fifth on the NCAA outdoor performance list this season.

Madison also started the day with back-to-back personal bests in the long jump and javelin. She jumped 19-0/5.79m for fifth and then threw the javelin 95-10/29.23m. She ran her first collegiate 800-meter run and finished in the top 10 in all three events on Saturday.
Cassels started the day with a personal best 17-8/5.38m in the long jump. She added a top five finish in the javelin and ran a personal best 2:27.70 to finish fifth in the 800m. She scored more than 100 points over her previous personal best for the 4,809 points.
Reese set a personal best in the javelin, throwing 106-2/32.37m to finish fourth. She scored more than 200 points over her previous personal best for the 4,332 points.
The Knights are back in action April 15-16, returning to Gainesville for the Tom Jones Invitational.
UCF Events
1. Brittany Floyd 5,643 points
3. Natalia Madison 5,148 points
5. Holly Cassels 4,809 points
9. Kennedie Reese 4,332 points
Long Jump
1. Brittany Floyd 20-1.5/6.13m
5. Natalia Madison 19-0/5.79m
7. Holly Cassels 17-8/5.38m
12. Kennedie Reese 16-11.5/5.17m
1. Brittany Floyd 127-10/38.96m
4. Kennedie Reese 106-2/32.37m
5. Holly Cassels 106-1/32.35m
8. Natalia Madison 95-10/29.23m
1. Brittany Floyd 2:17.51
5. Holly Cassels 2:27.70
8. Natalia Madison 2:35.69
10. Kennedie Reese 2:56.87