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The UCF indoor track & field season is just three weeks old and already it is apparent that there is no hangover from last spring's Conference USA outdoor title. The Knights proved that once again on Friday night at the Penn State National Invitational against some of the best competition in the country.
Several NCAA automatic-qualifiers, as well as a handful of meet and facility records highlighted a bevy of outstanding results, Friday night at the Penn State National, at Ashenfelter III Indoor. The Nittany Lions enjoyed an stellar first day of competition, including a second-place finish from senior Shavon Greaves (Lakewood, N.J.) in the 60-meter dash, and fourth-place standing from sophomore Evonne Britton (El Paso, Texas) in the 60-meter hurdles. Penn State also saw several notable efforts in the field events, with sophomore Logan Caldwell (Ebensburg, Pa.) finishing fourth in the men's 35-pound weight, and junior Bianca Fung (North Babylon, N.Y.) turning in a third-place finish in the long jump.
The UConn women's track team competed at the Penn State National in University Park, Pa. and saw impressive performances on the meet's first day, led by freshman Lauren Sara (Stratford, Conn.). Sara took first in the 5,000m with a time of 16:50.81. Her time is the second-best performance in the nation to this point and the second-best mark in UConn history.
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Aurieyall Scott of the UCF women's track & field team broke her own school and freshman record in the 200 meters en route to a first-place finish Saturday at the Penn State National Invitational. Scott's 23.17 finish was an NCAA automatic qualifying time and a new personal record for the first-year Knight.
The UConn women's track team competed in the second day of the Penn State National in University Park, Pa. and saw strong performances from the distance corps, led by the 4x800m relay squad that took first place in the Invitational Division.