Knights Have Yet Another Record Breaking Day to Start the Knights Invite

ORLANDO – It was yet another great day for the UCF track and field squad as they opened up their second meet of the season in the UCF Knights Invite. The squad took home three events, headlined by Adrienne Adams who yet again broke her own school record with her current nation-best throw of 57.76m (189' 6") in the discus. That's now two consecutive weekends Adams has accomplished the feat, an incredible way to get the season started. 

"We had an incredible day today, another school record went down in the discus while the long jump and the 200 events had some phenomenal performances," said head coach Dana Boone on an eventful first day. "Today showed the depth of talent that this team possesses! Looking forward to seeing everyone compete tomorrow as well as honoring our seniors on senior day."

The long jump saw four Knights shine as Asherah Collins led the way with the program's fifth-best all-time mark with her 6.34m jump to win the event overall. Natalia Madison (6.00m) and Holly Cassels (5.63) both set new personal best in the event as the heptathletes showed how versatile they truly are. High Jumper Kaliah Jones also left her mark on the event with an impressive 5.35m.

With 10 athletes competing in the 200-meter dash, the Knights saw six lead the rest as Beyonce Defreitas, Daija Lampkin, and Kiah Williams all shook up the all-time top 10 list. Defreitas set a new personal best of 23.13 which kept her at fifth overall while Daija Lampkin's time of 23.25 is now sixth in program history. Williams too set a new personal best with her 23.35 time which is now ninth all-time. I'Asia Wilson (23.61), along with three other Knights set new personal bests. Janyah Jasper (23.79), Ani Wells (24.29), and Cassels (26.22) all showed out to continue the strong day for the Knights.

Distances lone event of the day saw Sofia Lantz (4:50.14) and Rachel Wheatley (4:54.03) both set new personal bests. The Knights will be back at it tomorrow to cap off their home stand as Senior Day ceremonies are set to begin at 11:15 am.