UCF Track and Field Rises to No. 9 in National Rankings



Jan. 29, 2013

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By Jenna Marina

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF track and field team continues to climb in the national rankings, this week rising to No. 9 in the USTFCCCA poll. The Knights are also ranked second in the South Region.

UCF is the only Conference USA team present in the rankings and is second only to Florida (No. 7) among programs in the state of Florida.

Clemson maintained its No. 1 spot and is followed by Kansas, reigning national champion Oregon, Arkansas and LSU in the top five.

The Knights bumped up one spot from the first regular season rankings last week, leapfrogging over Iowa State. Six Knights currently boast nine marks that rank among the top 20 in the NCAA in their respective events.

Coupled with the outdoor season, UCF has not fallen out of the top 25 dating to April 26, 2011. The Knights will travel next to the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational on Feb. 1-2 in Lincoln, Neb.

Stay up-to-date on all the latest track and field news by visiting UCFAthletics.com and following the team on Twitter (@UCF_Track) and Facebook.

Athlete  Event  Mark  Rank
Octavious Freeman  60M  7.19  T1st
Aurieyall Scott  60M  7.23  4th
Aurieyall Scott  200M  23.23  4th
Dominique Booker  60M  7.34  T7th
Lutisha Bowen  60H  8.23  T7th
Sonnisha Williams  Long Jump  6.18m/20-3.5  8th
Octavious Freeman  200M  23.60  11th
Jen Clayton  Long Jump 6.12m/20-01  T12th
Dominique Booker  200M  23.83  13th



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