SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2011
Track & field rounds out solid weekend at North Florida Invitational
The JU track & field team picked up three victories to round out the weekend at the North Florida Invitational on Saturday at UNF’s Hodges Stadium.
Junior Stacey Young won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.43, while sophomores Bienna Freeman (2:08.82) finished ahead of sophomore Joane Pierre (2:09.12, 2nd) to win the 800-meter.
Freeman and Pierre ran the final two legs of the 4x400-meter with senior Unique Singleton and Danielle Davenport to post a time of 3:40.95 for first place.
“We got some good work in this weekend,” said JU head coach Ron Grigg. “Stacey's run was a nice improvement. Now we shift our focus to the east preliminary round.”
Singleton later finished second in the 400-meter with a time of 54.20, while Davenport ran a time of 24.18 in the 200-meter. Senior Louise Kiernan finished fifth in the 100-meter with a time of 11.90.
In the discus, senior Ronnisha Hall finished second with a toss of 142’0”, while sophomore Akeela Bravo was third with a 140’0”. Hall was also third in the shot put (45’0.25”) on Friday.
The Dolphins will now see if some of their earlier marks hold up for an invitation to the NCAA East Preliminary Round on May 26. The top 48 marks in each track & field event will receive a bid to compete at the meet in Bloomington, Ind.