Women's Track and Field ranked #40 in coaches poll

Feb. 12, 2008

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The JU women's track and field team is ranked 40th in the nation by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association in week two of their rankings.

The purpose of the poll is to recognize those teams who have the best chance of making an impact at the NCAA Championships, based on their top marks so far in the season.

"This ranking is indicative that JU track and field has multiple athletes that can compete at the highest level of our sport," said JU head coach Ron Grigg. "It shows the growth and progress of the program."

Junior long jumper Natasha Harvey's NCAA provisional qualifying jump of 20-9.75" and junior triple jumper's Shaquania Lundy's NCAA provisional qualifying mark and school record jump of 42-0", gives JU a total of 21.42 points in the poll. Louisiana State currently is ranked first in the nation with 171.92 points.. The Dolphins were ranked number 30 in week one, but slipped this week due being out of action.

The Dolphins will look to move up in the rankings this week as they will be back in action on Friday as they travel to Clemson, S.C. to compete in the Tiger Invitational.