AAU Athletics Alum sets WORLD record as freshman
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) – The globe’s fastest sprinter this year is a UCF Knight. Freshman Octavious Freeman, an AAU Track and Field alum, earned herself a spot at the U.S. Olympic Trials in both the 100 and 200 Meters thanks to her buzzworthy performances at the Pepsi Florida Relays in Gainesville on Friday.
In her first 100M race as a Knight, Freeman was not daunted as the only collegian in her heat, blowing by her professional competitors with a new world-leading time of 11.10 (+1.2). Her personal-best performance shattered the Florida Relays, UCF and freshman records and automatically qualifies her for a spot to compete alongside teammate Aurieyall Scott in the event at the Trials this summer.
She struck again in the 200 Meters, this time clocking a personal-best 22.80 (+0.5) for the world’s second-fastest time and the top time in the U.S. Her first-place finish is a new school and freshman record.
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