THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011
Track & field competes at Florida Relays on Friday
The JU track & field team is back in action for the third straight weekend as they compete at the prestigious Pepsi Florida Relays starting on Friday in Gainesville, Fla.
This will be the last competitive meet for the Dolphins before participating in the Atlantic Sun Conference Championships at UNF on April 15.
“The Florida Relays meet is always one of the highlights of our schedule,” said JU head coach Ron Grigg. “It brings together great competition and an exciting environment that usually leads to good performances. We will have an opportunity to improve in our individual events on Friday and our relay events on Saturday. This will be our last competition before the A-Sun Championships so we hope to continue our early season momentum through this meet an on to the championships.”
On Friday, junior Stacey Young will kick things off in the 100-meter hurdles at 12:05 p.m., while seniors Danielle Davenport and Unique Singleton compete an hour later in the 400-meter.
Senior Ronnisha Hall and sophomore Akeela Bravo are in the discus at 2 p.m. before rounding out their day in the hammer throw at 4 p.m.
In the 100-meter, senior Louise Kiernan will be the lone representative for JU at 2:25 p.m. Sophomore Bienna Freeman will try to improve her A-Sun leading time in the 800-meter at 2:55 p.m. along with junior Amalia Vogler. Young closes her day with along with senior J’Zotta Rolle in the 400-meter hurdles at 3:45 p.m.
The distance carnival for sophomore Joane Pierre (1,500-meter), freshman Svenja Meyer (3,000-meter steeplechase), Alicia Gard-Kaminkow (5,000-meter) and senior Susanne Klungtveit (5,000-meter) begins at 6 p.m.
JU will focus on its relays more for Saturday as Davenport, Singleton, Kiernan and freshman Sarah Mecklenburg are in the 4x100-meter at 2:20 p.m. Davenport and Singleton will join Freeman and Piereer in the 4x400-meter relay at 6:40 p.m.
Rolle, Vogler, Meyer and sophomore Morgan Keel will compete in the distance medley relay at 4:40 p.m. Hall will represent the throws group in the shot put at 2:30 p.m.
Last time out, the Dolphins put together one of their better meets in March with a solid day at the UCF Invitational on March 26th.
Hall broke her own school record in the hammer, once again, after recording a toss of 177’9” for third place. She finished her day by improving her conference lead in the shot put with a toss of 47’8.5” to take fifth place
In the 800-meter, Freeman posted an A-Sun best time of 2:09.61 to win the event and sophomore Pierre won the 1,500-meter with a time of 4:34.38.
Fans can follow the Florida Relays on live stats through www.deltatiming.com.