Knights Advance Three To East Prelim Quarterfinals


BLOOMINGTON – The UCF track and field team advanced three Knights to the quarterfinals on the first day of action at the 2022 NCAA East Preliminary Track and Field Championships Thursday in Bloomington, Indiana.
Rayniah Jones started the day by winning her heat in 13.24 to move on to Saturday's quarterfinal in the 100-meter hurdles.
Ciara Holback advanced to the quarterfinals of the 100-meter dash as she ran 11.43 in the fifth heat of the first round.
Selena Wright finished second in her heat of the 400-meter hurdles in 58.24 to move on to Saturday's quarterfinal in the event.
In the 1500-meter run, Charlotte Crook ran a personal best 4:19.30 to break her own UCF record in the event, but just missed the cut to advance to Saturday's quarterfinals. Beyonce Defreitas ran 23.62 in the first round of the 200-meter dash. Brittany Floyd turned in an 18-9.75/5.73m long jump.
On Saturday, UCF finds out who will join Brittany Floyd at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships June 8-11 in Eugene, Oregon. Floyd earned an automatic berth to the NCAA Championship site as she ranks 22nd in the heptathlon. The top 24 decathlon and heptathlon scores in the nation automatically advance to Eugene.

The Knights begin Saturday action at 1 p.m. with Adrienne Adams in the discus. Natalia Madison competes in the high jump at 2:30 p.m. Kiara Lee, Jasmine Scott-Kilgo and Asherah Collins compete in the triple jump at 6 p.m.
On the track, the 4x1 relay is slated for a 5 p.m. start. The top three relays from each heat, plus the next three best times qualify for the championship in Eugene.  
UCF Participant Schedule 
Saturday, May 28
1 p.m. – Discus (Adrienne Adams)
2:30 p.m. – High Jump (Natalia Madison)
5 p.m. – 4x1 Relay Quarterfinal
6 p.m. – Triple Jump (Asherah CollinsKiara LeeJasmine Scott-Kilgo)
6:15 p.m. – 100H Quarterfinal
6:35 p.m. – 100m Quarterfinal
7:25 p.m. – 400H Quarterfinal
8:45 p.m. – 4x4 Relay Quarterfinal
UCF Results
9. Rayniah Jones 13.24
41. Selena Wright 13.89
10. Selena Wright 58.24
22. Ciara Holback 11.43
29. Charlotte Crook 4:19.30
34. Beyonce Defreitas 23.62
Long Jump
40. Brittany Floyd 18-9.75/5.73m