Track: Fast Company
Aurieyall Scott and Octavious Freeman become the first Knights in program history to earn spots on the podium at the meet.
Representing Team USA and the Black and Gold, Aurieyall Scott and Octavious Freeman ran away with the competition in the 100-meter finals at the North American, Central American and Caribbean U-23 Track and Field Championships in Guanajuato, Mexico.
They crossed the finish line smiling ear to ear as the first Knights to ever medal at the bi-annual meet.
Scott earned gold with a season-best time of 11.19 (+1.6) while Freeman fell in step behind her teammate at 11.20 (+1.6) for silver at Paralympic Track Stadium. The duo broke away early and their advantage was never threatened as the bronze medalist finished nearly a quarter of a second behind them.
Team USA, 4×100 Relay
Scott and Freeman concluded the 2012 season in the best possible way: With gold medals adorning their necks while standing on the podium to the tune of the Star-Spangled Banner.
Freeman and Scott helped Team USA’s 4×100 relay earn first place at the NACAC U23 Championships. They ran the second and third legs, respectively, as the team jetted to a time of 43.58. They bested the Bahamas’ 45.71 and Mexico’s 47.85.