Track and field Set for Regular-Season Finale at East Coast Relays

by Sam Weisberg

ORLANDO - With the 2024 campaign winding down, the UCF track and field team will embark on its regular-season finale this weekend at the East Coast Relays. For the second year in a row, the squad will make the short trip north to Jacksonville for one of the nation’s premier meets to gear up for the conference championships. 

Hosted at Jax Track at Hodges Stadium, the Knights made a pair of trips to North Florida a season ago for the aforementioned East Coast Relays and the NCAA East Preliminary round.

Last year, Rayniah Jones strengthened her program record with a remarkable 11.63 in the 100m hurdles, which broke her previous best by nearly a tenth of a second. The senior would then go on to claim her third 100m hurdles title at the American Athletic Conference Championships in May, before garnering her sixth and seventh All-America honors at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in June.

The 2023 Order of Pegasus Recipient recently took home her third-career Female Athlete of the Year honor at the Swords Awards. Gifted to the student-athlete who performs for their team at the highest level, Jones continues to etch her name in the school’s history, both athletically and academically. 

The Knights are coming off an impressive showing at the Tom Jones Memorial in Gainesville. Freshman Y’Vette Harris claimed first place in the 100m hurdles with a 13.41 time, giving her a share for tenth on the all-time list. Kiah Williams once again lowered her 400m-best, with a time of 51.32 to further her hold in second on the all-time lists.

The Knights enter this weekend ranked 29th nationally and eighth in the south region following the latest USTFCCCA poll.

Live results for this weekend’s action can be found here.