Track team ranked highest ever
Published: Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Updated: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 17:02
The indoor track and field team is continuing to make history this season as one of the best teams in the nation.
The Knights received their highest ranking ever in the most recent U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association national rankings, moving into the No. 8 spot in the country.
After record-breaking performances this season by Jackie Coward, Dominique Booker and Champelle Brown at the Tyson Invitational and the Dick Taylor Invitational, the Knights jumped nine spots in the rankings, from No. 17 up to No. 8.
UCF will travel to Houston for the Conference USA championships on Feb. 26-27.
The indoor track team will be looking to repeat the success of the outdoor team that won the 2010 C-USA championship.
C-USA honors for Coward
Junior Jackie Coward was honored as the female C-USA indoor track and field athlete of the week. The accolade, coming after a record-breaking performance at the Tyson Invitational and receiving an automatic NCAA championship qualifying time of 8.06 in the 60-meter hurdles, was the first of her career.