Knights Off to a Flying Start at the Black and Gold Invitational

Friday Results

ORLANDO, Fla. – The UCF track and field team is off to a flying start following day one of the Black and Gold Invitational, opening the outdoor season with multiple standout performances. The day got going with arguably the most impressive display of the day as Adrienne Adams broke her own program record in the discus with her outstanding 56.07m throw. That mark broke her previous school and personal best of 53.69m, an incredible achievement in her first meet of the season.
"We had a great day in the field and on the track," said head coach Dana Boone following day one. "A school record was set today, and numerous personal bests happened today as well! I'm happy with the way this meet has started off so far. I'm looking forward to seeing the team's progress tomorrow!
Asherah Collins broke into the top 10 in the long jump while Jasmine Scott-Kilgo moved up the ranks. Scott-Kilgo's new personal best jump of 6.38m is now fourth in program history, a fitting start to the outdoor season for the one of the program's best ever jumper. Collins joined her in the top 10 with her new personal best jump of 6.24m as the duo finished three and four in the final standings.
Sprints got going in the 200-meter dash with Beyonce Defreitas and Kiah Williams, who set a new PR in the event with her 23.72 time, leading the way for the Knights. Defritas landed in the top five with her time of 23.33. It was a great showing from the Black and Gold and was followed with distance's inaugural race of the season in the 1500-meter run. Lillian Holtery led the way in 12th with her time of 4:30.97, followed by Isabella Richardson in 18th. Brenna Mullaney capped the day off with her seventh place finish in the 2000-meter steeplechase with a time of 7:17.22.
The Knights will be back in action for day two of their first of two home meets to start their quest for four consecutive AAC Championships.