Knights Off to a Great Start at Florida Relays

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – It was an impressive day for the UCF Track and Field on day one of the Florida Relays, highlighted by a historic performance in the shuttle hurdle relay. The squad of Kaylor Harris, Natalia Madison, Alicia Coleman and Rayniah Jones set not only a new program record but the seventh-best mark in collegiate history. With a time of 53.45, they won the event in style, an incredible accomplishment for a team that has gotten off to a record-breaking start to the outdoor season.

Today was a great day for the Knights, we won the Florida Relays and had another school record go down and made some history on the NCAA list in the shuttle hurdle relay," said head coach Dana Boone on yet another impressive first day. "We also had some very solid performances in the discus and hammer events as we also qualified two relays to the 4x100 finals. The day also posted several personal bests in the 1500m as well. It was a very solid day, and we are looking forward to day two."

Three massive performances intertwined in the 1500M run as three Knights set new top-10 marks along with three top-10 finishes. Lillian Holtery ran the new fourth-best time in program history at 4:29.00 as she finished runner-up, followed by Mariana Rodriguez who broke her previous best by just about eight seconds to finish fourth with her new sixth-best program time at 4:30.41. Freshman Isabella Richardson rounded the trio out in eighth as her time of 4:33.83 is now ninth in the school's history.

The reigning AAC Field Athlete of the Week, Adrienne Adams, had yet another strong outing as she finished fourth in a stacked field with her throw of 56.88m (186-07). Chloe Hill too had a great performance in the hammer throw as she set a season-best mark at 57.27m (187-10), taking sixth in the event.

Both 4x100 relay squads will be back tomorrow for the finals, with the squad of Ani Wells, I'Asia Wilson, Beyoncé Defreitas, and Janyah Jasper running the 10th-best time in program history with their 43.81 performance. Jasmine Scott-Kilgo and Asherah Collins both put in top-five performances in the long jump. Competing for the invite section, Scott-Kilgo finished fifth with her best jump of 6.10m (20-0.25). Later in the day, Collins came in fourth with her jump of 6.00m (19-8.25).

Tomorrow's action begins at noon with the 100-meter hurdles prelims.

Friday Results


6. Chloe Hill (57.27m / 187-10)


1. K. Harris, A. Coleman, N. Madison, R. Jones* (53.45)


3. A. Wells, I. Wilson, B. Defreitas, J. Jasper (43.81)

4. R. Jones, K. Harris, L. Smith, D. Lampkin (44.32)


4. Adrienne Adams (56.88m / 186-07)


5. Jasmine Scott-Kilgo (6.10m / 20-0.25)


4. Asherah Collins (6.00m / 19-8.25)


2. Lillian Holtery* (4:29.00)

4. Mariana Rodrigiez* (4:30.41)

8. Isabella Richardson* (4:33.83)


19. Daija Lampkin (23.70)


20. Alicia Coleman (1:02.01)


4. Brenna Mullaney (11:10.34)

5000M RUN

8. Paige Jaszczak (18:00.73)

9. Ali Del Re (18:04.16)

14. Mackenzie Czurak (19:01.45)