SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2011
Track & field rounds out solid effort at UCF Invitational
The JU track & field team excelled in several areas to finish with a solid result at the UCF Invitational on Saturday in Orlando.
Senior Ronnisha Hall broke her own school record in the hammer again after recording a toss of 177’9” for third place.
In the 800-meter, sophomore Bienna Freeman posted an A-Sun best time of 2:09.61 to win the event. and sophomore Joane Pierre won the 1,500-meter with a time of 4:34.38.
“This is easily the best meet we have ever had in March,” said JU head coach Ron Grigg. “Almost everyone opened their season and primary events with exceptional results.”
Junior Stacey Young set a personal best in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.77 for fifth, while also posting a new person high in the triple jump with a leap of 39’2.5” (2nd). Sophomore Rayanna Johnson matched Young with personal bests in the 100-meter hurdles (15.28) and triple jump (37’5.7”).
Junior Alana Walker rounded out the personal highs in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.59, while freshman Svenja Meyer recorded a new best in the 1,500-meter (4:42.69, 8th).
In the sprints, senior Unique Singleton led the Dolphins in the 200 (24.16, 9th) and the 400-meters (54.67, 6th). Senior Danielle Davenport was ninth in the 400-meter with a time of 55.14, while senior Louise Kiernan ran a 24.51 (19th) in the 200-meter.
Other top performers included junior Amalia Vogler who ran a time of 2:14.17 in the 800-meter for ninth. Senior J’Zotta Rolle paced the Dolphins in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:0132 (5th), while Hall finished her day by improving her conference lead in the shot put with a toss of 47’8.5” to take fifth place. Sophomore Akeela Bravo produced a throw of 148’4” (9th) in the discus.
A select group of Dolphins will compete in the Florida Relays starting on Friday in Gainesville, Fla., while the rest of the squad will focus on training for the A-Sun Championships on April 15.