Track seniors shine in meet
Published: Sunday, March 25, 2012
Updated: Sunday, March 25, 2012 17:03
Track & Field seniors recognized at UCF Invitational
The UCF women’s track & field team recognized its senior class on Saturday at the UCF Track and Field Complex before recording another day of notable performances.
Senior Jackie Coward posted a 13.05 time in the 100-Meter Hurdles, the second-ranking time in the country. Coward has already clinched a spot to compete at the U.S. Olympic Trials in May and June.
Senior Jacquelyn Gilchrist bested her personal record in the triple jump twice.
The day was an emotional one for the athletes as well as head coach Caryl Smith Gilbert.
“I didn’t expect it to be emotional, but all of a sudden it just hit me,” Smith Gilbert said in a release. “They are the first class that I brought in and saw all the way through.”
Nicholls State no match for Knights
The UCF men’s tennis team (7-9) made light work of Nicholls State (6-7) on Saturday, winning 6-1.The victory was the second consecutive for UCF.
The Knights swept doubles play and took five of six singles matches.
Jorge Blasco led the way in singles play, posting a quick and efficient 6-1, 6-3 victory.
“We got off to a good start sweeping the doubles and winning two tight matches to clinch the doubles point,” head coach Bobby Cashman said in a release. “We are starting to come together at the right time.”
Lightning causes game at Jacksonville to be cancelled
After a 45 minute lightning delay, UCF softball’s Saturday game against Jacksonville was canceled and will not be rescheduled.
UCF held a 4-0 lead over the Dolphins in the fourth inning when the game was called.
Freshman standout Mackenzie Audas was in the process of recording her fifth shutout of the season, while freshman Hayley Barrow had hit her first-career home run in the third inning.
Up next for the Knights is another game in Jacksonville, this time against North Florida. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.
Pinegger honored as C-USA Women’s Golfer of the Week
Junior golfer Carolin Pinegger was named the Conference USA Women’s Golfer of the Week. The recognition came following Pinegger’s strong showing at the SunTrust Gator Women’s Invitational, where the junior placed 15th, finishing at 9-over 219. The award is the first of the season for Pinegger and the second such honor of her career.