Track & Field Stays at Home for the UCF Knights Invite


ORLANDO – The UCF track and field team is back in action this weekend, hosting the Knights Invite at the UCF Track Complex. Following last weekend's success in the Black and Gold Invitational, UCF will look to continue its great start to the outdoor season.
The two-day meet begins Friday morning with field events. The women's discus will begin the day at 11:00 a.m, followed by the pole vault at 1:00 pm. Track action starts with the 400-meter hurdles at 6:00 p.m. The last race of the day will be the men's 5000-meter at 9:20 p.m.
Saturday's action kicks off at 10:00 a.m. with the women's hammer throw. Track events begin at 12:00 p.m. with the 4x100-meter relay. UCF will also recognize its senior class at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday.
Spectators will be able to attend the Knights Invite but must remain in the stands and will not be allowed on the track level.
The Knights opened up outdoor season with multiple event wins and new personal bests. Adrienne Adams, who will get the meet started in the discus, broke her own school record with her 56.07m (183' 11") mark last weekend. That mark currently sits at fifth in the nation as she is one of 10 Knights that feature in the top-10 in multiple events. Beyonce Defreitas is eight in the nation in the 200-meter dash as the AAC Indoor Champion in the event ran an opening best 23.33 to take fifth in the event.

Jasmine Scott-Kilgo and Asherah Collins put on a show last weekend in both the long jump and triple jump. Scott-Kilgo had the best opening weekend one could ask for as she set two new personal bests in the two events. Her 13.20m (43' 3.75") mark in the triple jump is currently both second in the nation and in program history. She also jumped up to fourth all-time in the long jump with her 6.38m (20' 11.25") mark that sits third in the nation.

This weekend's meet will wrap up the Knights home stand to open up the outdoor season at UCF.