THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011
Track & field participates at the North Florida Invitational starting Friday
The JU track & field team will get one final chance to smooth out its marks starting on Friday with the North Florida Invitational at Hodges Stadium on UNF’s campus.
This is the final regular season meet for the Dolphins before they learn who will receive bids to the NCAA East Preliminary Round on May 26 in Bloomington, Ind.
“This is our last opportunity to work out any technical or tactical issues to improve our rankings for the NCAA East Preliminary Round,” said JU head coach Ron Grigg. “We will have good competition and a fast track. I look forward to more strong performances.”
Senior Louise Kiernan (100-meter) and junior Stacey Young (100-meter hurdles) will each compete in the preliminaries for their events on Friday, while senior Ronnisha Hall participates in the shot put the same day.
On Saturday, Hall will be joined by sophomore Akeela Bravo in the discus, while sophomores Joane Pierre and Bienna Freeman will run in the 800-meter.
Senior Unique Singleton will run in the 200-meter and senior Danielle Davenport is in the 400-meter before joining Freeman and Pierre for the 4x400-meter relay. It will be the first time the relay group has competed since putting together two good times at the Penn Relays on April 30.
Last week, the Dolphins recorded five school records between two meets in the state of Florida.
Bravo broke the discus record at the UCF Twilight with a toss of 150’10”, but would break the mark two days later at the Seminole Twilight with a 153’5”. Hall posted a new best in the shot put at the UCF Twilight (48’7.25”), while Davenport secured A-Sun Track “Athlete of the Week” honors after setting the new 400-meter record with a time of 53.53 at the Seminole Twilight.
Fans can follow through meet through live results on halfmiletiming.com.