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UCF Track and Field Wins First American Outdoor Title

Knights set meet record to sweep both AAC Track and Field titles

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The UCF Knights Track and Field team won its first American Athletic Conference Outdoor title last weekend in the conference championship meet hosted by Wichita State.

The Knights took the championship with a 163-point score, the most in meet history.

Additionally, head coach Dana Boone and her staff were given the Coaching Staff of the Year Award by the conference.

With the win, UCF now holds both indoor and outdoor track and field conference titles for the first time since 2013.

The Knights picked up 13 medals at the meet:

- Rayniah Jones took gold in the 100-meter hurdles, and bronze in the 100-meter dash.

- Latasha Smith medaled in both of her events: a gold in the 400-meter dash and a bronze in the 200-meter dash thanks to a new event personal best.

- In addition to her silver medal in the 400-meter dash, Kiah Williams teamed up with Smith, Kai’lyn Kirkland, and Samieryah Bradwell to take gold in the 4x400-meter relay.

- The 4x100-meter relay team, consisting of Ani Wells, Ciara Holback, Beyonce Defreitas, and I’Asia Wilson, also took gold after a close race with the USF team.

- Brittany Floyd took 1st-place in the final three events of the heptathlon to take the gold. Meanwhile, Natalia Madison set a new personal best, and a program freshman record, with 5,226 points, taking 4th place.

- Selena Wright took gold in the 400-meter hurdles.

- Jasmine Scott-Kilgo, Kaliah Jone, Charlotte Crook, and Brenna Mullaney all came away with bronze medals for the Long Jump, High Jump, 1500-meter run, and 3,000-meter steeplechase respectively,

For more on the team’s performance in Wichita, check out UCF Athletics’ Day One, Day Two, and Day Three recaps, or the full results at halfmiletiming.com.

Now, the team has to wait until Thursday to see which among them will be selected to compete in the NCAA East Preliminary Meet.