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.
Yesterday we set a meet record with 163 points on our way to our first @AmericanXCTrack outdoor title!— UCF Track & Field/XC (@UCF_Track) May 16, 2022
Hear what @CoachDanaB had to say about her squad #ChargeOn pic.twitter.com/AMHKEe4Kxj
Additionally, head coach Dana Boone and her staff were given the Coaching Staff of the Year Award by the conference.
Honored to work with such great people!!! https://t.co/clwBdaBVZY— Dana Boone (@CoachDanaB) May 16, 2022
With the win, UCF now holds both indoor and outdoor track and field conference titles for the first time since 2013.
.@UCF_Track choosing between winning the indoor conference championship or the outdoor conference championship pic.twitter.com/99Ypw7K65z— Alex Funderburke (@AlexFunderburke) May 16, 2022
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.
the rayniah show i love this.. forever tuned in https://t.co/4I9a7sZ5zq— . (@RayniahJones) May 15, 2022
- 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.
.@UCF_Track claims the top two spots in the women 400 meters as Latasha Smith and Kiah Williams take gold and silver. @UHCougarTF's Iman Babineaux takes the bronze. pic.twitter.com/SZJCKwioCs— American XC Track (@AmericanXCTrack) May 15, 2022
- 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.
.@UCF_Track already had the team title wrapped up but they added the cherry on top with a narrow victory in the women's 4x400 meter relay. pic.twitter.com/b2BfwakXCy— American XC Track (@AmericanXCTrack) May 16, 2022
- 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.
4x100 meter champions, @UCF_Track!— American XC Track (@AmericanXCTrack) May 15, 2022
The Knights claim the women's 4x100 meter relay title with a time of 44.41. pic.twitter.com/nu3HrA8m6P
- 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.
15 points from these two! #ChargeOn pic.twitter.com/aUe13d9WNh— UCF Track & Field/XC (@UCF_Track) May 14, 2022
- Selena Wright took gold in the 400-meter hurdles.
Ok Selena! She takes the 400H ! #ChargeOn pic.twitter.com/Nzn009sFPp— UCF Track & Field/XC (@UCF_Track) May 15, 2022
- 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,
OMFGBKWISJESCREAMING https://t.co/r2pvN4jZWl— charlotte (@CharlotteCrook2) May 15, 2022
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.
History has been made! First Outdoor Championship in the American for UCF!! @UCF_Track https://t.co/1nFKtJI4td— Dana Boone (@CoachDanaB) May 16, 2022
Now, the team has to wait until Thursday to see which among them will be selected to compete in the NCAA East Preliminary Meet.