Track and Field Ascends to No. 17 in Nation

Track and Field Ascends to No. 17 in Nation

The UCF track and field team rose to No. 17 in the nation, according to the USTFCCCA’s National Team Computer Rankings released Tuesday. The Knights bumped up one spot from last week’s No. 18 standing and have now ranked among the country’s best for 20 straight weeks dating to April 26, 2011.

UCF is Conference USA’s lone member represented in the national polls. Texas leads the way followed by Clemson and Florida as the nation’s top three programs.

Four Knights currently rank among the NCAA’s top 25 in their respective individual events, and two of UCF’s 4×100 Relay squads weigh in at No. 3 and No. 8, respectively, in the country.

UCF concluded its outdoor regular season this past weekend and the Knights are enjoying a week off from competition before they head to New Orleans on May 11-13 in pursuit of a third-straight C-USA outdoor championship.

Among the team’s national rankings, Octavious Freeman ranks first in the 200M and third in the 100M, Jackie Coward ranks ninth in the 100 hurdles, Sonnisha Williams ranks 18th in the long jump and Dominique Booker ranks 23rd in the 100M. UCF’s 4×100 relay teams rank third and eighth in the country.