THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011
Track & field starts UCF Invitational on Friday
For the second consecutive week, the JU track & field team has another tough meet ahead of them as they participate in the UCF Invitational starting on Friday in Orlando, Fla.

After battling Michigan and Texas last weekend, the Dolphins will compete against Florida, Miami and Tennessee from the top 25, as well as, other top quality programs in attendance.

“This weekend will be a very competitive early season meet,” said JU head coach Ron Grigg. “For many of our athletes, this will be the first time they are contesting their primary event. This will be a true measuring stick of our preparedness as the A-Sun meet approaches in less than a month.”

Last time out, the throwers group paced the Dolphins in the UCF Black & Gold Challenge on March 19.

Senior Ronnisha Hall posted a school record toss of 174’6” to win the hammer, which ranks 11th in the region and 28th nationally. Hall also led the Dolphins in the shot put with a toss of 46’7.5” (4th) en route to securing A-Sun Field “Athlete of the Week” honors.

Sophomore Akeela Bravo took second in the hammer with a throw of 165’6” and paced JU in the discus with a 139’6” (8th). Sophomore Sara Schunter recorded a toss of 128’06” (10th) in the hammer throw.

In the 4x400-meter relay, senior Unique Singleton (56.2), sophomore Bienne Freeman (57.3), sophomore Joane Pierre (56.7) and junior Amalia Vogler (57.3) placed second after running a time of 3:47.67 for the Dolphins.

Junior Stacey Young ran a 13:81 to finish second in the 100-meter hurdles, while also recording a leap of 18’2.5” (3rd) in the long jump. In the 200-meter, senior Danielle Davenport ran a personal best time of 24.16 (8th).

Fans can follow the live results through halfmiletiming.com.