SATURDAY, APRIL 02, 2011
Track & field closes out Pepsi Florida Relays
The JU track & field team had several good efforts to finish the Pepsi Florida Relays in Gainesville, Fla.
Senior Danielle Davenport (54.7), senior Unique Singleton (53.1), sophomore Bienna Freeman (55.3) and sophomore Joane Pierre (56.2) posted a time of 3:39.26 in the 4x400-meter relay to finish ninth.
“We showed some good improvement in some areas and some nice consistency in others,” said JU head coach Ron Grigg. “The middle distance group continues to impress. The throwers are showing they are consistently strong and the sprint group ran very well this weekend.”
Freeman paced the Dolphins again in the 800-meter with a time of 2:09.05 for fourth, while Pierre took sixth in the 1,500-meter after running a time of 4:29.80. Davenport posted a time of 54.46 (14th) in the 400-meter.
Davenport and Singleton rounded out their weekend along side senior Louise Kiernan and freshman Sarah Mecklenburg in the 4x100-meter relay by running a 46.11 (17th). Kiernan also ran a 12.02 in the 100-meter
Senior Ronnisha Hall had another good week in the hammer after tossing a 176’8” for seventh. Sophomore Akeela Bravo was seventh in the discus with a throww of 148'1', while Hall also placed 10th (45’1”).
Other top performers included freshman Svenja Meyer who ran a time of 11:12.61 (11th). Sophomore Stacey Young ran a time of 14.06 in the 100-meter hurdles and junior Amalia Vogler posted a 2:13.56 (16th) in the 800-meter.
Vogler and Meyer teamed with sophomore Morgan Keel and senior J’Zotta Rolle to run a 12:20.68 for eighth in the distance medley relay.
The Dolphins will train for the next two weeks before competing for a sixth straight conference title at the A-Sun Championships in Jacksonville, Fla. on March 15.