June 29, 2012
UCF Athletics Social Media Directory
By Jenna Marina
EUGENE, Ore. (UCFAthletics.com) - A UCF Knight is one race away from her ticket to the London Games.
Sophomore Aurieyall Scott advanced to the 200-meter finals with her all-conditions best time of 22.56 (+3.4) in the semifinals Friday evening. The speedster jetted to the fourth-fastest time in the first heat and the seventh-fastest time overall for her shot at becoming UCF's first track Olympian.
Scott measured up against Jeneba Tarmoh, who finished in a dead heat with Allyson Felix in the 100 meters earlier this week, and Bianca Knight, 2011 World Championships gold medalist. Her time was good enough to advance to the eight-competitor final, which will take place Saturday at 9:50 p.m. on NBC.
Scott is one of two collegiate athletes to advance to the finals, joining NCAA champion Kimberlyn Duncan in the field of eight.
Freshman Octavious Freeman also competed in the 200-meter semis, lining up against Duncan; two-time Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross, who holds the world's fastest time this year; and World Championships gold medalist Shalonda Soloman. Although she ran a school-record time of 22.71 (+0.6), she was disqualified for running out of her lane.
Freeman wraps up her stellar freshman season as a four-time NCAA All-American, the Conference USA Track Athlete of the Year and the first true freshman ever named to the Bowerman Watch List.
Junior Sonnisha Williams is competing in the long jump at 6:30 p.m. Be sure to visit UCFAthletics.com as results will be posted as they become available.