FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 04, 2011
Track and field competes at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup on Saturday
The JU track & field team will head to Happy Valley this Saturday as they compete in the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup in State College, Pa.
This will be the final meet for the Dolphins before they defend their conference title at the A-Sun Indoor Track & Field Championships on Feb. 18 in Johnson City, Tenn.
“We are looking forward to competing against teams we don’t see very often,” said JU head coach Ron Grigg. “We will be looking to improve our performances from a week ago and we will make an attempt at a school record in the distance medley relay.”
The Dolphins return to the track after a good performance at the Jimmy Carnes Invitational in Gainesville, Fla. on Jan. 30.
Sophomore Joane Pierre paced the Dolphins by winning the mile with a time of 4:54.16, finishing first in the 800-meter (2:14.51) and running the fastest leg of the 4x400-meter relay that placed third (3:57.08) during a four-hour span.
In the throws, senior Ronnisha Hall took second in the weight throw (58’2.5”) and third in the shot put (46’8.25”) during her first action back since redshirting.
Sophomore Charlene Charles may have been the featured performer for breaking the JU indoor pentathlon record at the meet, but junior Stacey Young was equally impressive during the event.
Young finished with 3,621 points to take second place in the event. She recorded personal bests in the 55-meter hurdles (8.07, 2nd), long jump (18’3”, 2nd), high jump (5’4.5”, 3rd) and shot put (31’10.25”, 6th). Young also ran a 2:37.90 in the 800-meter for sixth place
. Fans can follow the results on Penn State’s website, gopsusports.com.