No. 24 Knights competing in NCAA outdoor championships
Published: Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Updated: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 16:06
The No. 24 Knights outdoor track & field team is continuing their quest to be the nation's best at the NCAA outdoor championships in Des Moines, Iowa, this week. The nationals kicked off Wednesday and will continue until Saturday.
The Conference USA champions will compete in five different events in Des Moines — semifinals of the 4x100-meter relay, 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, 100-meter hurdles and the 4x400-meter relay. The finals for the 100-meter dash are Friday, while the finals for all other events will be held Saturday.
Dominique Booker, Aurieyall Scott, Sheila Paul and Lynne Layne will compete in the 4x100-meter relay Wednesday. Booker, Scott and Paul will also compete in the 100-meter dash. Scott, who is also competing in the 200, will be the only Knight competing in two individual events, as well as one relay event.
UCF's first outdoor All-American, Jackie Coward, will look to continue to dominate the hurdles, as she will compete in the 100-meter hurdles in Des Moines.
Champelle Brown, Sonnisha Williams, Sandy Jean and Erica Winston will be the last group of Knights to compete, in the 4x400-meter relay.
The event will be nationally televised on CBS Sports Network on Friday from 7:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m. CBS will broadcast the championships Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Note: At press time, results of the 4x100-meter relay and 100 meters were not made available.